JD – Jazz Dark, Light gauge – sensitive, dark, quick, made for drums 5″ or thinner
JB – Jazz Bright, Light gauge – sensitive, bright, quick, made for drums 5″ or thinner
CD – Club Dark, Medium gauge – full, dark, medium attack, most versatile, made for drums of any depth
CC – Club Combo, Medium gauge – combination of Club Bright and Club Dark wires
CB – Club Bright, Medium gauge – full, bright, medium attack, most versatile, made for drums of any depth
CX - Concert Xtreme, Combo wires - full dynamic response, perfect for concert work (NOT PICTURED)
SD – Stadium Dark, Heavy gauge – strong attack, dark, fat, made for drums 6″ or deeper
SB – Stadium Bright, Heavy gauge – strong attack, bright, fat, made for drums 6″ or deeper
SX – Silver Wire/Bronze Cable Combo; Medium gauge orchestral – sensitive and dry, powerful response; similar to traditional gut snares.
ESX – Silver Wire/Bronze Cable Combo extended for use with outrigger systems.
While most other drum manufacturers focus on features that have negligible impact on sound quality, at Grover Pro we believe that the snare wires are the most critical part of any snare drum. It stands to reason that it is the interaction between the wires and the bottom head that accounts for the majority of a snare drum’s sound. That’s why we personally handcraft each snare unit in our factory outside of Boston.
Grover Pro Non-Spiral Snare (NSS) wires were created to provide drummers with an increase in snare projection, sensitivity, and “fatness” of sound. Unlike ordinary spiral snares (which only contact the bottom head at the apex of the wire), our NSS wires make continuous contact across the bottom head over the entire length of the wire. This means that our snares have a contact area many times greater than any other wire snares! Increased contact with the bottom head translates to maximized attack and projection across a fuller spectrum of sonorities.
Since we manufacture each unit by hand, our Non-Spiral Snares are available in a wide range of sizes. Our snares come in both standard length and extended length models. The extended models are specifically manufactured for drums that allow snares extending beyond the edge of the shell. The letter “E” in the model number identifies our extended range models. All Grover Pro snare wires come with a set of snare strapping and Dacron cord.
It is important to note that our snares require a well-defined snare bed (most drums have this), and that they require less tension than ordinary wire snares. You will know if you are over-tensioning our snares when they start to sound choked and less resonant. If you do over-tension, just slightly back off the fine-tuning knob on the snare strainer and the issue will correct itself. Use your ears—you will hear when the snares are correctly tensioned.