Standard diameter for snare string?

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The prices for those little cut pieces of snare string are exorbitant compared to the price of a whole spool. Anyone know what size string I need if I want to buy a spool of it?
 

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I bought 100 feet of white window blind cord on ebay for very little and it is very similar to the Ludwig stuff.



This looks familiar...

 
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I bought a 50-foot spool of puresound string. Its diameter is 1.4mm, and it works great.
 

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I got a roll of this 1.18 mm cord from Atwood and I’ve been quite pleased with it. It’s pretty close to the Ludwig orange cord size.
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I think the white stuff I got was 1.4mm but it looks ever so slightly smaller than my orange Ludwig cord, although it's pretty tough to "eyeball" tenths of a millimeter. Regardless, it works just fine.
 

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Here’s two orange cords from Ludwig (not the same exact diameter as each other) and the Atwood Micro, and the 2 mm cord that came with some Fat Cat wires:
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