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Old 12-04-2009, 08:19 AM
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Default installing snares on radioking snare

Hi all, I recently purchased a very nice slingerland mid 60's radioking..beautiful

anyway needed some tlc on the snares..couple were stretched so I bought a set of pure sound..I will look for some slingerlands later but I wanna play this bad boy

the tabs on these snares are metal..to install do I prebend the tabs before installing and if so suggestions on how todo this..without messing up the snares..

anybody have any experience with these..also..any tips on final setup of the snares on the drum..

tommyp had some great instructions on the dynasonic which I have used successfully and I thank him for those..some direction on the slingerlands would be helpful..thanks all for your responses to my questions..invaluable guys..
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:43 AM
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Hi all, I recently purchased a very nice slingerland mid 60's radioking..beautiful

anyway needed some tlc on the snares..couple were stretched so I bought a set of pure sound..I will look for some slingerlands later but I wanna play this bad boy

the tabs on these snares are metal..to install do I prebend the tabs before installing and if so suggestions on how todo this..without messing up the snares..

anybody have any experience with these..also..any tips on final setup of the snares on the drum..

tommyp had some great instructions on the dynasonic which I have used successfully and I thank him for those..some direction on the slingerlands would be helpful..thanks all for your responses to my questions..invaluable guys..
You should have just gotten the regular puresound snare wires, the tab ones don't offer hardly any adjustment, if you can take em back do so, but if not here is how you bend the tab, place the snare wire on a table, place the tabs over the edge of the table, place your fingers on the end of the brass end, press down firmly and with your other hand bend the tabs just enough to shape them some place em in the butt end and the strainer then the tighten effect will shape them the rest of the way, the puresounds will blow you away excellent choice, better than stock wires, hope this is of help. mark
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:07 AM
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Default Re: installing snares on radioking snare

I have heard a lot of great things about the puresound snares...Mark once I do the bending and rough setup any tricks to the final adjustments or they pretty straightforward..looks to me once you do the bends and such (have to drill the hole) it appears to be ok

when you refer not using the tabs you talking about just getting an extended pair and using nylon strap instead.. will the one screw at the attachment be sufficient with the nylon strap or will the hole elongate..

sounds like you have maybe used both
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:26 PM
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HI, If you are referring to the 3 point strainer with the small screw on the 3 point side you will have to make the bend then make a small hole for the screw, really you don't want to use the metal band type they offer almost no adjustment, just get the regular custom snare wires and use string to mount the snare wires, it will sound super, hope this helps. mark
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:36 AM
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Default Re: installing snares on radioking snare

I put these together for Puresound a few years ago.

Puresound Wires

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Old 12-05-2009, 12:46 AM
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david, you are speaking of the metal band snare wires? they are a great company puresound, i have them or grover snare wires on all of my snare drums, mark
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:12 AM
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I did the photography and applications for the vintage wires that Puresound sold. When the company changed they removed it from the web site.

Fortunately I kept the files and just put them on the site for people needing help.

I just updated the page and cleaned it up.

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Old 12-07-2009, 10:58 AM
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Default Re: installing snares on radioking snare

thanks guys..got them on and sounds great..appreciate the feedback
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I put these together for Puresound a few years ago.

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This is superb and very helpful. Thank you!
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Old 04-16-2021, 09:39 AM
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Default Re: installing snares on radioking snare

David, I saw a reference above to a similar page for adjusting Rogers Dynasonic snares. Could you please post a link to that or tell me how to find it? I recently found some Dynasonic gut snares from the estate of Forrest Clark and will see how they sound. Thanks, Joe
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