My RBs are four hours away and I may not visit them for a few weeks. When i do, I’ll do some side-by-side photos.I have a '50 snare with DC hoops that were recently replaced with the same Gretsch DC hoops that I purchased.
Are they the same animal. Will it hurt resale value by doing this
Yes, the height is quite obvious if you compare them side by side. The modern ones are very similar to other modern die cast hoops, for example, the Pearl one I had at hand when I compared them.New ones are a little lighter , a smidge less thick and not as tall.
It’s not talked about much. Which is a little surprising to me.
Time was when the DC hoops available from the companies that offered them (Gretsch, Premier, Ludwig, were there more?) were unique to that brand. It seems now that there are other aftermarket choices available but all the companies that offer them have more or less the same basic design, which most closely resembles Gretsch's original version.I have old and new Gretsch dc hoops on kits here and, as stated, the new are slightly less tall and thick compared to the older.
Truth be told, the modern dc hoops that Gretsch uses may just be common generic dc hoops that many companies use. I ordered some Ludwig-branded dc hoops years ago and I BELIEVE they were the exact same thing.
Obviously, the original Gretsch hoops were their own design which they, themselves, made.