When I went to Noble and Cooley to have some work done I mentioned that I changed out the hoops on my snare from Die Cast to triple flange and their response was: "It sounds way better, right?"Unbelievably cool.
However, N&C stopped using diecast hoops not only due to cost ... it was a sound choice. The snares opened up considerably better without those diecast hoops.
Interesting choice that Ludwig made to include them on this one.
When Stewart Copeland and Tama were planning out his signature Tama snare drum, one thing he brought up was different hoops on different ends.I have no complaint about the die-cast on my N&C SSClassic, it rings like a bell.
I will try triple flange next head change, if N&C find it better, why not?
And now, I'm thinking 3 flange on my CD Maples, when I got them, it took me a while to get into die-cast on my toms, I'd like to hear the difference.
HMMM, more experimenting to do.When Stewart Copeland and Tama were planning out his signature Tama snare drum, one thing he brought up was different hoops on different ends.
Die Cast on top and trip flange on the bottom.
Concentrates the sound on top, but lets the bottom head open up.
I've never tried one, but I've heard it has a rather unique sound and owners have found that the hoops are part of the reason why.