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Ahead S-Hoop Drum Hoop Chrome 14 in., 10 Holes

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The Ahead S-Hoop has many advantages to offer every drummer no matter what level of player they may be. The S-Hoop is like a triple flange hoop excep...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-02-2017

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A patented new drum hoop designed by the President and Founder of Safehoop Company, Rick Barrickman.

The Ahead S-Hoop has many advantages to offer every drummer no matter what level of player they may be. The S-Hoop is like a triple flange hoop except with a different design. From this new design came an overlying edge that turns in and bevels down towards the drum head covering the bearing edge and leaving plenty of room for different tuning tensions. The added steel density made the hoop more rigid like a die-cast hoop therefore giving it the consistent tuning characterisitcs of a die-cast hoop.

This new design also gives the S-Hoop a smoother playing surface for rim-shots and side stick creating less impact to the hands and wrist. The patented design allows the toms to sing more and give's the snare a fatter sound than hoops of previous design.


Discover the hoop Ahead calls the "best of both worlds." Order today!

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AheadS-Hoop Drum Hoop
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why didn't anyone think of this sooner.

By DrBoom

from Georgia

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Some Mic Clips Wont Fit

Best Uses

    Comments about Ahead S-Hoop Drum Hoop:

    If you prefer die-cast hoops you should give these a try. They are somewhat lighter and much less expensive, but offer similar benefits to the sound of your drums. They also protect your drum's bearing edge. They help me keep my drums in tune and increase their sustain.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    S-Hoops

    By fastshops

    from La Crescenta, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ahead S-Hoop Drum Hoop:

        Love these. First got just one for my snare, and really loved it, so I equipped my whole set. I really do believe it warms the tone and seemed to make tuning easier. My pops is a pro and also equipped all his snares...the cross stick sounds SO much better on all snares. Gavin Harrison uses them, so I had to give 'em a shot! The fact that it protects the bearing edge is just a bonus (especially when the niece or nephew get on the set!)

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ahead of it's time S-hoop

        By Gizmo

        from North Hollywood,CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ahead S-Hoop Drum Hoop:

          Ahead has done a fine job of producing a nice rim that keeps your mute ring on as well as looks great on your snare I've noticed less chips from my drumsticks overall the sound seems good I recommend try it and see.

           
          5.0

          Best hoop ever

          By Thinkerz

          from Nashville TN

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          Comments about Ahead S-Hoop Drum Hoop:

          Well made. In between a triple flange and die cast hoop. Sticks last longer

           
          5.0

          Good product

          By EMan

          from NC, USA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Appearance takes getting used to

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ahead S-Hoop Drum Hoop:

            My 8" deep DW Performance snare (pictured) came with a gloss lacquered interior and 3mm thick hoops. I added stainless steel rods. It was so bright (high-pitched) and loud that it defeated the whole purpose of having an 8" deep snare. My 6.5" sounded much lower. Sounded like every stroke was a rim-shot with any head or snare wire combination unless tuned so low the stick-feel wasn't right. The closest I've come to getting the deep sound I was looking for is by putting a 2.3mm triple-flanged hoop on the snare side and this S-Hoop on the batter side. It really made a difference. Gives me a more desireable feel when tuned low enough to get a lower pitch. Not perfect but much better. Recommended product especially since the price is reasonable unlike most others.

             
            5.0

            Ex. I would buy this product again!!!

            By Cowboysuperfan

            from Dallas Tx.

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ahead S-Hoop Drum Hoop:

              Replaced stock batter hoop....The S Hoop has the rigidness of a die cast hoop...protects the bearing edge..Cross stick has a fatter sound..Drum sticks don't get torn up from rim shots....The S Hoop made a huge difference in how good my Yamaha Stage Custom snare sounds..Like a whole new drum......Oh yes easier to tune..............Great product and priced right!!

               
              5.0

              Great rims!

              By Hotchops857

              from Sacramento, CA.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ahead S-Hoop Drum Hoop:

                I have been playing for over 48 years and used Slingerland style stick saver rims on my drums. When I found these and tried them I knew right then these rims were a perfect replacement for the Slingerlands of yesteryear! Excellent quality and pricing! I really don't think you may find a better value than these!

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