Wood hoop vs. Metal hoop

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Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:44 pm

Is there really any difference in the sound between the two?
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Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:55 pm

Yes!
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Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:30 pm

Lol. What a reply.

I don't know anything about wooden hoops, but my first impression would be that a wooden hoop gives a better rim knock sound, while a metal hoop gives a better rim shot sound. I have no idea about overtones, tension, or anything else.

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Post Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:58 pm

wooden rims i found tend to resonate a lot like the shell itself. the feel with wooden rims is differant and i personally thing they make the drum sound warmer and a little more full bodied.but im sure head selection and tuning will effect this as they do with any other hoops.
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Post Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:54 am

Wood = Warm

Metal = Bright

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Post Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:08 pm

wood gives u a nice warm fat sound and metal more of a bright cut through sound good for rock and metal
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Post Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:17 pm

yeah, the wood hoops are a MUCH cleaner sound, i like the acoustics a lot and it makes the whole snare sound much richer as a whole
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Post Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:07 pm

ive always been weary of wooden hoops..
for one reason.....
durability....
i have a gretsch brass snare that i was playing for about 2 years....
heavy metal stuff, and it had basic hoops on it, i finally noticed, that all the rimshots, had bent the rim, for good...
so...is a wooden hoop going to dent, and eventually splinter?
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Post Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:32 pm

Murphimus Maximus wrote:ive always been weary of wooden hoops..
for one reason.....
durability....
i have a gretsch brass snare that i was playing for about 2 years....
heavy metal stuff, and it had basic hoops on it, i finally noticed, that all the rimshots, had bent the rim, for good...
so...is a wooden hoop going to dent, and eventually splinter?
any answers appreciated


eventually it will if you do a ton of rimshots.
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Post Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:14 pm

In my opnion, and boy I have alot of opnions....I think metal hoops are a complete joke when you compare them to wood hoops. Trust me, there is a huge difference. The tonal performance of your snare, or toms, will be greatly increased if you put Maple hoops on them.

Also, the are surprisingly durable. Of course it depends on how hard you hit and what type of sticks you use, but they will last a very long time reguardless. Wooden hoops are tough and i doubt you could get them to dent, unless you dropped them off the roof of your house :P

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Post Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:41 pm

Oh one thing

would metal hoops damage your sticks more than wood if you hit the rim alot?,and would you damage the wood hoop if you hit it alot ?
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Post Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:50 am

vargasdrumbeast wrote:Oh one thing

would metal hoops damage your sticks more than wood if you hit the rim alot?,and would you damage the wood hoop if you hit it alot ?


From my experience, tripple flange hoops can be pretty sharp. They do chop up your sticks, but that depends on how hard you hit, and what type of sticks you use. Die-cast hoope are more forgiving. There are also hoops called "Stick Saver" hoops. They were used alot in the old days. They're bassically tripple flange hoops that have the top part bent inward. Those really do wha they say. You can get them off of drummaker.com

Wood hoops are very, very strong. It will take you years of hitting the rims with large sticks to get them to dent. I've had wood hoops on my snare for a long time now. I do about as many rim shots as Gene Krupa used to, and so far, there's hardly a scratch :)

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Post Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:46 pm

Ok my buddy let me borrow his wood hoop for my snare to use in my metal band. I have to say I do hit VERY hard and this thing has not give in at all. I've been playing on it now for about 3 months 4 times a week and like I said I hit VERY hard. Anyways I'm not saying they don't sound good but wood hoops don't give me the same kind of ring I'm looking for that I get from a metal hoop. Just my opinion but for my style, I don't like them.