S-Hoop Drum Hoops

The S-Hoop(TM) is a patented new drum hoop designed by the President and Founder of Safehoop Company, Rick Barrickman.. Shortly after that he was awarded at patent for the design and The Safehoop Company was formed. The 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. This 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. We like to call it a "Best of Both World's Hoop" because it incorporates all the characteristics of a die-cast hoop and a triple flange hoop all in one. People will find that the S-Hoop is definatley a unique product.


I recently purchased an inexpensive drumset for my studio so students of all ages could play them (rather than my vintage sets) and I wouldn't have to worry about how well they took care of the drums. The set is a Sonor Bop set... It is a very nice looking drumset - better than I expected. Anyway, the snare sound was awful... Until I installed the 24-strand, dual adjustable Fat Cat snappy snares and "S" hoop. Now the drum sounds so good I am keeping the set for my own jazz gigs. Well done!
Nick Forte Percussion Instructor - Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, Connecticut

Hi folks my name is Michael Zagon I"am a freelance drummer and drumteacher from germany.. I use an S Hoop for my dw snare and the sidestick sound is amazing. The rimshots come with more attack .. That"s awesome the hole sound changes-- Thanks ..

I've been a professional drummer for over 33 years. I put an S-hoop on my snare and noticed a really nice difference in the sound. It seemed to "clean up" the sound quite a bit, eliminating some of those high frequencies, focusing the sound without volume loss and allowing for a much fatter cross stick sound. I really like it. Thanks!!
--Clint from PA

Just received and installed a 14” 10 hole S-Hoop on a 5 x 14” maple. This is a great product and as advertised. LOVE the cross stick!
Mark Filling
Baltimore, Maryland

More Videos
S-Hoops Review : Small Snare Drum (10x4.25 SQ2 Birch Thin)

Additional Product Information
S-Hoop Drum Hoop History

Drummer Mag Review
Modern Drummer Review
S-Hoop Brochure





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