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Old 09-08-2013, 09:43 AM
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Default 3.0mm hoops anyone?

So I was shopping at and saw that they also sell a 3.00mm hoop (about 1/3rd thicker than regular 2.3mm hoops). I'm fixing up a 10x14 Ludwig marching snare (8-lug with P-85 strainer, looks like 3-ply with re-rings) and was wondering if anyone here has tried these thicker hoops. Other than weight, does it make a huge difference? Would it be like using diecast hoops? Or is there something different about them?

I'd like to keep the drum as resonant as possible, but since I'll be wearing it and mobile, I'd like it to be a bit robust, but not sure if the extra weight and thickness would be worth the price of admission.

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