Probably the most overlooked aspect of any drum, hoops are integral to a drum's tune-ability, the way it resonates and, ultimately, the sound it produces. O'Neill custom drums are available with your choice of triple-flanged steel, die-cast steel, or wood hoops.
2.3mm Triple-Flanged Steel
Cast steel makes these hoops more rigid and somewhat more "true" than triple-flanged hoops, allowing for more accurate tuning and producing a sound that's more controlled, focused, and dry. Though heavier than triple-flanged hoops, their added weight and weld-less construction bestow them with tremendous strength and durability.
These babies fatten up a drum's sound; make for rich, organic rim-shots; and lend distinct character to your cross-sticking work. They also look awesome! Available in a variety of wood types, stained or painted finishes, and with or without decorative inlays, wood hoops offer tremendous visual and sonic appeal.