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Throw-Off

Options:

  • Mini
    Available on all drums.
    A small footprint strainer mechanism specifically designed for shallow depth (< 5″) drums.

     
  • Gladstone-style
    Available on all drums.
    Based on the legendary Billy Gladstone strainers, this sturdy die-cast throw-off features a large fine-tuning adjustment knob.

     
  • G1
    Available on all drums.
    Based on the Trick 007 Rotary Platform, our G1 strainer is super smooth and ultra quiet. It is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and features an indexed fine tuning knob.

     
  • G2
    Available on 14-in diameter drums only.
    Based on the Trick 007 Rotary Platform, this strainer supports two independently adjustable snare clusters. In addition to the indexed fine tuning adjustment, there is a snare balancing adjustment knob which balances the tension ratio between the cable snares and the spiral-wound carbon steel snares.

     
  • G3
    Available on 14-in diameter drums only.
    Based on the Trick 007 Rotary Platform, this strainer supports three independently adjustable snare clusters. In addition to the indexed fine tuning adjustment, there are two snare balancing adjustment knobs which balance the tension ratio between the two sets of cable snares and the spiral-wound carbon steel snares.

     


Snare Extension

Available on 13- and 14-in diameter drums with G1 throw-off only.
Extended model snares contact the bottom head past the edge of the shell. This results in an increase in sensitivity, especially when playing on the edge of the batter head. Particularly suitable for jazz and classical applications.
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Snares

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.

grovercustom_options_snares_g1-snare-sideSince 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.

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.

Options:

  • Jazz Dark – Light gauge – sensitive, dark, quick transient response
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  • Jazz Bright – Light gauge – sensitive, bright, quick, quick transient response
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  • Club Dark – Medium gauge – full, dark, medium attack, broad versatility
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  • Club Bright – Medium gauge – full, bright, medium attack, broad versatility
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  • Club Combo – Medium gauge – combination of bright & dark wires, full sonority
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  • Stadium Dark – Heavy gauge – strong attack, dark, fat sonority
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  • Stadium Bright – Heavy gauge – strong attack, bright, fat sonority
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  • Silver Wire / Bronze Cable Combo – sensitive and dry, powerful response
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  • G2
    • Combo Cable – coated and uncoated cables – very dry, medium-dark, powerful
    • Spiral Steel – Light gauge – very sensitive and bright
  • G3
    • Combo Cable – coated and uncoated cables – very dry, medium-dark, powerful
    • Spiral Steel – light gauge – very sensitive and bright
    • Nylon-coated Cable – provide crisp clarity at the higher dynamic levels