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  • #16
    Originally posted by HeavyMetalViking View Post
    Same! The aircraft wire snares I had custom made are unfortunately proving to be a pain.
    Wish you hadn't deleted the thread about the snare wires when you did your refurb, but oh well.

    IIRC, in that thread, did we end up with the Puresound gen1 FF wires being long enough?

    If yes, Steve, what are you like with a soldering iron?

    I might start up a new thread...
    My revamped Pearl DX kit (now with 8" tom)
    My refurbished 72 NC Deluxe Pearl Kit
    My early 80's G314LXDC Pearl Snare
    Catalogue Corner Thread
    Restoring and refinishing (vintage) drums
    My Snare build

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    • #17
      Originally posted by 3pearlkits View Post
      Wish you hadn't deleted the thread about the snare wires when you did your refurb, but oh well.

      IIRC, in that thread, did we end up with the Puresound gen1 FF wires being long enough?

      If yes, Steve, what are you like with a soldering iron?

      I might start up a new thread...
      I can solder! I never even though of that, but I guess that's how they would come from vendor.
      Could buy some 15" snares, cut them to length, clean up the original ends and solder them back together.
      I would need to make a jig to hold the ends the correct distance apart and keep them square.
      Thanks for the idea!!!
      Steve

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      • #18
        Originally posted by sksmith2500 View Post
        I can solder! I never even though of that, but I guess that's how they would come from vendor.
        Could buy some 15" snares, cut them to length, clean up the original ends and solder them back together.
        I would need to make a jig to hold the ends the correct distance apart and keep them square.
        Thanks for the idea!!!
        Steve
        Great! Please let us know how that goes.
        There's a couple of alternatives if you want to use puresounds.
        As I already said, the gen 1 FF wires from puresound are 14 7/8" long, and I think they're marketed as Custom vintage wires.

        Also in the Custom vintage wires line from Puresound are the 15" snares. So that's another possible candidate for donor wires.
        In fact, it may be a better candidate! These wires are 20 strand. The original S-013 wires for the S-017 actions were/are 2 x 10 strand.
        Whereas the FF wires from Puresound are 16 strand...
        My revamped Pearl DX kit (now with 8" tom)
        My refurbished 72 NC Deluxe Pearl Kit
        My early 80's G314LXDC Pearl Snare
        Catalogue Corner Thread
        Restoring and refinishing (vintage) drums
        My Snare build

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        • #19
          Originally posted by 3pearlkits View Post
          Great! Please let us know how that goes.
          It did not go well.......
          Going to search for "Snappy Snares" on Ebay.

          Edit:
          After some "googling", I may have found a substitute for the original S-026 snares. Granted, this will still require some modification, but it will be easier than trying to solder snare wires evenly.
          Puresound PR1416 14" Slingerland Radio King™ Clamshell
          Here are the details:

          The 14" 16-strand PureSound Vintage wires for Slingerland Radio King™ Clamshell snare drums are designed specifically to accommodate the unique snare mounting system. Both end plates have a 1/4" hole in the center for attachment of the wire to the strainer frame via a screw.
          Designed for 14" vintage Slingerland Radio King™ Clamshell snare drums, 16 strands of wire
          Evenly spaced coiled snare wires offer consistent snare response
          Overall length of 15 7/8", and a strand length of 15" (from solder point to solder point)
          Both end plates have a 1/4" hole in the center for attachment of the wire to the strainer frame via a screw
          All PureSound Snare Wires are designed and manufactured in the USA

          I ordered a pair from Amazon and will report back in a few days when they arrive.
          Steve
          Last edited by sksmith2500; 01-22-2018, 09:05 PM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by sksmith2500 View Post
            It did not go well.......
            Going to search for "Snappy Snares" on Ebay.

            Edit:
            After some "googling", I may have found a substitute for the original S-026 snares. Granted, this will still require some modification, but it will be easier than trying to solder snare wires evenly.
            Puresound PR1416 14" Slingerland Radio King™ Clamshell
            Here are the details:

            The 14" 16-strand PureSound Vintage wires for Slingerland Radio King™ Clamshell snare drums are designed specifically to accommodate the unique snare mounting system. Both end plates have a 1/4" hole in the center for attachment of the wire to the strainer frame via a screw.
            Designed for 14" vintage Slingerland Radio King™ Clamshell snare drums, 16 strands of wire
            Evenly spaced coiled snare wires offer consistent snare response
            Overall length of 15 7/8", and a strand length of 15" (from solder point to solder point)
            Both end plates have a 1/4" hole in the center for attachment of the wire to the strainer frame via a screw
            All PureSound Snare Wires are designed and manufactured in the USA

            I ordered a pair from Amazon and will report back in a few days when they arrive.
            Steve
            Steve, I'm wondering if the Gibraltar SC-363E is an option (because it has 2 x 10 srands). I can't find any info on it's length, say you might have to talk to Gibraltar to find out.
            Speaking of Gibraltar, their FF style wires are the SC-4467L, 15" x 20 strand.

            Stagg do something similar to the SC-363E:
            http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/STAGG-SNA...4383.l4275.c10

            Nope they're not puresound, but hey, if it works, it works.

            A way to hold the wires in place to stop wire movement and solder:
            http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=6252

            Will post this up in the other 2 threads as well.
            Hope it helps...
            My revamped Pearl DX kit (now with 8" tom)
            My refurbished 72 NC Deluxe Pearl Kit
            My early 80's G314LXDC Pearl Snare
            Catalogue Corner Thread
            Restoring and refinishing (vintage) drums
            My Snare build

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            • #21
              3PK,
              I tried to use the Gibraltar snares.
              I may give it a go again this weekend. The Radio King snares are on back order, after it said they were in stock.
              So far, it hasn't been a great week.....

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              • #22
                Originally posted by 3pearlkits View Post
                Wish you hadn't deleted the thread about the snare wires when you did your refurb, but oh well.

                IIRC, in that thread, did we end up with the Puresound gen1 FF wires being long enough?

                If yes, Steve, what are you like with a soldering iron?

                I might start up a new thread...
                I was recommended the snappy snares for Ludwig free floaters... they were not the right size by about 4 inches... I'm starting to give up on the damn thing honestly, unless I can miraculously find single strand snares that fit.
                My band:
                Phenomenal Sun (Facebook)
                Phenomenal Sun (Bandcamp)

                Drum builds:
                1983 MLX build
                G Series S-017 strainer restoration

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                • #23
                  Pics again

                  Pic hosts want too much, so I'm attaching pics in original order from Post 1 Page 1, in as many posts as it takes.

                  Uploads not showing in order, so top to bottom:

                  Internal inspection sticker
                  Ludwig Butt end
                  The snare
                  Luddy throw off
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by 3pearlkits; 05-23-2022, 03:49 PM.
                  My revamped Pearl DX kit (now with 8" tom)
                  My refurbished 72 NC Deluxe Pearl Kit
                  My early 80's G314LXDC Pearl Snare
                  Catalogue Corner Thread
                  Restoring and refinishing (vintage) drums
                  My Snare build

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                  • #24
                    Pics again part 2

                    Top to bottom:

                    All finished
                    Donor wires remnant
                    Donor wires
                    The parallel action
                    Attached Files
                    Last edited by 3pearlkits; 05-23-2022, 03:56 PM.
                    My revamped Pearl DX kit (now with 8" tom)
                    My refurbished 72 NC Deluxe Pearl Kit
                    My early 80's G314LXDC Pearl Snare
                    Catalogue Corner Thread
                    Restoring and refinishing (vintage) drums
                    My Snare build

                    Comment

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