Re: Die-cast hoops
Just a warning on s-hoops: be careful, I put one on my main snare, and I'm a rim-shot guy - I busted through 3 pairs of Weckl Evolution Vic Firths in one 55 min. show. It may be different for other sticks but depending on how you hit, it will make several stress breaks and eventually split badly. I went to triple flanged in a hurry (previous to the s-hoop, I had a gretsch stick chopper), although I think the slingerland hoops are the best balance for rimshots and saving your sticks. That's been my experience.