So since I was in the mood to change things up, we upgraded EVERYTHING. We refinished the shell, put fresh beavertail lugs on, changed the throw off to DW MAG + 3P butt plate, and threw on new Aquarian heads and Canopus vintage dry wires.
The real kicker is the single flanged hoops with those vintage hoop clips. They produce a crisp, open, musical tone due to their thin 1.6mm thickness.
Jia Rong is going to be using this sweet and musical sounding snare for lighter sessions in smaller venues; his Aluminium snares can overpower a small venue really quickly. The vintage sound and look of this resonant, thin-shelled, 8-ply, 14 x 5 maple snare is PERFECT for those gigs. Enjoy..