US Drum Supply plans to launch new patented Fat Hoops at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show on January 25-28. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, US Drum Supply is the only company die-casting drum hardware in the United States. It offers a line of drum hardware and products, including its die cast hoops with wood grain finish, called Fat Hoops.
The hoops are manufactured using a premium die cast process and are constructed of aluminum rather than the zinc that is frequently used in many overseas processes. The wood grain finish, a proprietary process of US Drum Supply, is processed onto the metal to provide a real-wood vintage look with the stability of a hefty metal hoop. According to the company, Fat Hoops contain four times as much metal as its overseas counterparts, which allows for a denser, fuller sound that is great for rim shots and side sticking.