- Feb 12, 2016
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I quick comment on hammered bronze. Changing the hoops to 2.0mm or below can significantly open the drum without sacrificing the beloved wood-like sound. I find a 2.3 removes the rim shot sound I’m looking for and a 1.6-1.8 restores it. Consider the B/O 550k and 552K often have 1.8-2.0mm hoops. Perhaps it’s not just the small hammering from that era that produces a desired sound. It’s certainly not the badge.