Great brand new snare! Sounds Amazing! The wood hoops really set this apart from other snares! Built to suit the needs of the player looking for a snare with incredibly warm, resonant tone, and crisp clear attack, the 6.5" deep Studio Maple snare features newly designed 100% maple wood hoops, coated with urethane for higher durability. The 22 mm thick hoops provides warm sound and powerful attack especially rim shot. Starclassic snares offer several unique, highly useful features. When adding more tension to the wires, the strands press closer to the snare head. We've also redesigned the angle of the end plates and added thinner straps to obtain optimum response.