6.5x14 Wood Hoop Ayotte Keplinger Stainless Steel, 1998

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Excellent condition including the wood hoops. Never gigged.

Drum ordered through Randy Taylor at Ayotte and manufactured in 1998. Extra badge holes drilled by Ayotte for a custom band logo badge.

Will throw in the thin lug gaskets I ordered from Ayotte if you’d like to convert this drum to regular metal hoops. I had Tama bell brass hoops on this at one point in the early 2000s. Cast hoops add another tonal dimension to the drum, but I would stick to the original maple wood hoops to maximize resonance and warmth. If metal is your thing, I would recommend triple flanged over cast for this drum.

$1,100 shipped. I’m in Bergen County, NJ if you would like to try before you buy.

It’s currently fitted with a clear Emperor to enhance volume (not that it lacks volume, I’m just crazy). I think I may have a coated head lying around.

Will post more pics soon.
 

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And it sounds great too! This is probably my favorite recording of a Kep...best turned up real loud...wait until 0:14 for some delicate(ish) playing...

 
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