Originally Posted by camcoman
Glad to hear that. The 2.3mm hoops should be absolutely fine for those purposes.
I hope so, if I don't need to upgrade, I won't. But I recall when I had one of those 6x13 Tama Artwood snares, I accidentally dropped it and it really bent up that 1.6mm hoop. I haven't dropped a drum with a 2.3mm hoop. But I suppose I'm wanting to keep that openness of the drum but make it a bit more rigid, as Larry suggests. If I stumble across another $50 I'll get a pair and try them out.