I purchases these snare wires for my Pork Pie Big Black snare drum. The stock snare wires that came with the drum had a horrible sympathetic buzz that made it difficult to play live and to record. I did some research on the snares that are out of the market and found that many individuals felt lukewarm about them. Therefore, I decided to try these. As soon as I put the wires on, my snare immediately opened up. It had great attack, but still had the sensitivity needed. I also like the fact that you can manipulate the wires.