I have my stock 2005 Mapex Pro M snare wires on my 14/5.5 snare. I removed the plastic strap thing and am using nylon string, and I didn't think much about it but always thought it sounded better. Less plasticky.
Fast forward to now, I have a Black Panther Sledgehammer on the way and am DEFinitel gonna try some 16 strand snares.
Does anyone have or want to form (minutely precise topic here) an opinion on how the groove for the chord or string affects the sound?
Didn't traditional snares use gut for wire that ran all the way accross the bottom? Won't no groove promote the snares to not press into the head especially since I will be using chord instead of ribbon?
Lastly, I have VERY little tension on my snares, generally. Thanks for any opinions on this subject