Black Magic Snare: Die-Cast or Triple-Flange?

Cannons

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Anyone with experience with both die-cast and triple-flange hoops on Ludwig’s brass Black Magic snare drum, which choice would you recommend?
 

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I prefer the DC hoops. It takes some of the harsh, high-end ring out. In my experience, the triple flange hoops left it a bit "uncontrolled" especially under a microphone in the studio. With the DC hoops, it settled down nicely. Still very lively, but not obnoxiously "ping-y" as with the stock hoops at medium to medium-high tuning.
 

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Dc for me other then breaking sticks they’re my favorite hoops for any snare.
 


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