Where to buy 16 inch wooden bass drum hoops

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I'm going to convert a floor tom. I don't know for sure if I'll swap to bass drum hoops and everything considering the cost. And, the regular hoops are brand new, etc.

I just can't find many choices online. Didn't locate any at DFD.

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Nevermind :roll:

I've already found some on DFD and elsewhere since posting this. Not sure why I didn't see them prior.
 

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Precision.

Some places that sell hoops just leave flat edges on both sides. Precision rounds over the outside edge, and puts a slight bevel on the inside of the part in contact with the head.

They cost a little more, but you get what you're paying for.
 

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Last I checked, AITWOOD now charges a "bench fee" or something, so unless you're placing a big order, it might not work out to be as cheap as their price list would indicate.
 

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Last I checked, AITWOOD now charges a "bench fee" or something, so unless you're placing a big order, it might not work out to be as cheap as their price list would indicate.
That is correct. When ordering, I make sure to ask for a final shipped price. Their rims are excellent and I have used them several times.
 

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A quick story if I may.
I was looking for 16 BD hoops as well a while back. From the very few options I found on line, I couldn't find any thick enough.

I was in Pro Drum a few days later for something else and on a whim asked Stan if he had any. He says hold I'll look, and disappears into the back room. Less than 30 seconds later he comes out with two, "the last two" he says, "been back there for years."

Of course they were exactly what I'd been looking for in stock...no shipping!
Put a finish on them and they were perfect. Sometimes it's kinda great to have a good drum shop around.
 
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"Sometimes it's kinda great to have a good drum shop around"

Even if it's 5000 miles away. Searching for a Rims mount in the UK. Gretsch RB 5 hole rim.
Best delivery date was 3 weeks. On the off chance contacted Pro Drum. They had one in stock.
Delivered in 9 days.
 

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Precision.

Some places that sell hoops just leave flat edges on both sides. Precision rounds over the outside edge, and puts a slight bevel on the inside of the part in contact with the head.

They cost a little more, but you get what you're paying for.

Curious

All BD hoops I have seen have a flat side to sit on the collar of the head on the outside making no contact with the head as only the bearing edge touches the inside of the head

What benefit does a beveled edge give you against a metal flesh hoop that makes no sound?
 

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Curious

All BD hoops I have seen have a flat side to sit on the collar of the head on the outside making no contact with the head as only the bearing edge touches the inside of the head

What benefit does a beveled edge give you against a metal flesh hoop that makes no sound?
Good question. I don't think it makes any difference in most cases. But different head makers have slightly different dimensions, there are tom heads vs BD heads, there are natural skin heads, etc.

I think the bevel just makes it less likely to run into problems on heads that sit a bit wider.

FWIW, my Gretsch RB drums' hoops have that bevel.
 
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