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Old 02-16-2020, 09:07 AM
khmerali khmerali is offline
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Default Can vintage snare wires be repaired?

I am wanting to keep this Auditorium as original as possible. Is it possible to fix/straighten these snare wires? Is it worth it? What is the best replacement?

14 1/2"
12 strand
PAT 2517124

You can see the kink in wire 5th from the left.

Under tension they sound fine - does it really make a difference?
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:22 PM
grantro grantro is offline
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Cool Re: Can vintage snare wires be repaired?

Bent wires can contribute to snare buzz...

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1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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