I know the hoops control the sound more so than 2.3mm hoops do. Do you prefer a different type of head to compensate?
I just put a Gibraltar wood hoop on the top side of my Black Beauty, and I really like it. It’s definitely more open and ringy than the die-cast I replaced it with, but the real payoff is the rimshot and rim click sounds. They’re just awesome. I’m seriously considering going to wood hoops for the batter side on all my snares.Good question. I have an Oriollo aluminum Phantom snare on order (I ordered without hoops or heads) and have ben debating on what hoops to buy die cast or triple flanged, and then what heads. I'll be looking at these responses for ideas.
I’m currently having good luck with clear or costed Ambassadors over clear Ambassadors. I want livelier heads because die casts tend to control and focus a thin shell.I know the hoops control the sound more so than 2.3mm hoops do. Do you prefer a different type of head to compensate?