Gretsch’s wood/metal batter hoop takes the concept of contoured wood hoops one-step further. Featuring a 10- ply all-maple shell with 30-degree bearing edges, both the batter and resonant wood hoops are contoured to enhance the fundamentally warm wood tones. The contoured hoops emit a naturally open tone. The batter hoop also features a flanged metal hoop is firmly affixed inside the wood hoop.
Gretsch S-5514WH Contoured Wood Hoop Snare Drum Features
- 10-Ply 100% Maple Shell
- 5.5 x 14
- 10 Lugs
- Contoured Wood Hoop
- Drop Style Throw-Off
The top of the metal hoop extends slightly above the wood hoop. When striking rim shot or rim clicks, metallic tones naturally blend with warm wood tones. The metal hoop also adds an extra measure of durability. The resonant-side contoured wood hoop is made without the flanged metal insert.