A 14-inch snare needs 14-inch snare wires. Gibraltar 14-inch Snare Wires come in various strand sizes to outfit your snare.
Snare Wire Reference Guide
Inches - This designates the diameter drum the snare is designed to fit. It may not be the actual length of the snare wire assembly.
Strands - This is the amount of snare wires on each snare
Normal Fit - Most snares do not fit past the edge of the snare side drum head. (This includes all Gibraltar snares except SC-4467L and SC363E)
Extended Length - Some snare drums utilize snares, which fit over the edge of the side hoop. the SC-4467L will fit most drums with this feature.
Special Snares - The SC-363E fits Ludwig Super Sensitive snare drums with non-individually adjustable snare wire systems and a Yamaha model which utilizes split snares.
Note - Gibraltar snares are designed to fit many manufacturers' snare drums. They are made to fit snare drums ranging from 10 inch to 14 inch in diameter and are primarily used for Jazz, Rock, and concert performance applications, such as field marching corps or similar performance situations.