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    Anyone here swap MCX Die cast hoops to Flanged super hoops. Any difference in sound? Please advise...
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    Quote Originally Posted by K3ith R View Post
    Anyone here swap MCX Die cast hoops to Flanged super hoops. Any difference in sound? Please advise...
    There are lots of threads about this. But here is the bottom line:

    Die cast hoops: Focused pronounced tone, slightly shorter note. It sounds fuller but doesn't sing as long. These do great with thinner shells to increase the punch.

    Triple flanged hoops: Open, warm, balanced, longer note with slightly less up-front fullness. Better for thicker shells to help open them up.

    This is my personal experience and understanding of 10 years of being a gear addict.

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    Nobody will really be able to tell a difference. I like diecast hoops because they hold tuning a bit better than triple flanged, and they're a bit beefier. Cons are that they chew up your sticks a bit faster, but it's worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchLyons View Post
    Nobody will really be able to tell a difference
    Wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticks4drums View Post
    Wrong!
    I sincerely doubt you'd be able to distinguish between the two soley by ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuffed Chimp View Post
    I sincerely doubt you'd be able to distinguish between the two soley by ear.
    I can tell by sound, and by feel. I have die cast, triple flanged and s hoops all set up at the same time in my drum loft. Triple flanged will give you a more open sound, and softer feel under the sticks. Tama die cast hoops are very tall, and if you jump from one kit to another(Tama die cast, to triple flanged) you will really notice a difference in feel.

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    I can't hear the difference between the two. I just like the beefier die cast or triple flanged 3.0mm rims because.... well... just because they're thicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy H View Post
    I can't hear the difference between the two. I just like the beefier die cast or triple flanged 3.0mm rims because.... well... just because they're thicker.
    OK then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchLyons View Post
    Nobody will really be able to tell a difference. I like diecast hoops because they hold tuning a bit better than triple flanged, and they're a bit beefier. Cons are that they chew up your sticks a bit faster, but it's worth it
    Throw some cast hoops on an aluminum Supraphonic and I bet you dollars to doughnuts you will hear a distinct difference.
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    DS wins his comment is closer to how it is ,

    Some shells the difference is not as big , take off stock supra hoops and put die cast on you will damn sure hear difference , Die cast are for control s hoops have better tone on thin shells , I ,ll bet the NEW masters maple complete you could tell on an MCX its probably not a big difference and less on a vintage CZX

    How about wood hoops on a free floater would that settle it
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    Quote Originally Posted by richie rich View Post
    DS wins his comment is closer to how it is , Some shells the difference is not as big , take off stock supra hoops and put die cast on you will damn sure hear difference , Die cast are for control s hoops have better tone on thin shells , I ,ll bet the NEW masters maple complete you could tell on an MCX its probably not a big difference and less on a vintage CZX How about wood hoops on a free floater would that settle it
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    Die cast hoops: Focused pronounced tone, slightly shorter note. It sounds fuller but doesn't sing as long. These do great with thinner shells to increase the punch.

    Triple flanged hoops: Open, warm, balanced, longer note with slightly less up-front fullness. Better for thicker shells to help open them up.

    This is my personal experience and understanding of 10 years of being a gear addict.

    -DS
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    What I was saying DS gave the best answer - I hope you agree with me Die Cast hoops CONTROL the shell - Some drummers like toms that the hoops control the drum others like hoops that let drum breathe if you will and hoops are softer like plain steel hoops or Super hoop 2 , 2nd point thin shells are in all likely hood are effected more by hoop choice and thick shells not as much

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