The forgotten hero.

keep it simple

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Yes, I know this should really be in the heads section, but hey, it's a more general point really.

If you're anything like me (poor you!), you pay little attention to your snare reso head. Ok, you tune it once in a while, but change it frequently? Nah, most of us leave them on way too long.

Anyhow, just my little bit of total joy news, I bought my used 13" maple stave with a Remo Amassador snareside head on it. I'm not a Remo fan, but I thought I'd leave it on as it sounded ok, so I just changed the batter as soon as I got it home. Played with this drum on & off for a while, & it sounds good. Well, I put an Evans 300Hazy on last night & took the drum to band practice. Double OMG!! The drum just came to life. Super stunning open, uber woody, poptastic. All of this because of changing the snareside head! Certainly a forgotten hero by any measure.
 

keep it simple

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I've never changed mine...guess I should! Here goes another trip to Guitar Center.
Yes, get down there now! I've worked out why I'm so surprised by the huge change in sound, I've always changed both the reso & batter heads at the same time, I've never just changed the snare reso head in isolation. I guess I'm just shocked at what a big difference it makes. Ok, I changed the make of head too, so that's going to amplify any difference. Nevertheless, I'm still knocked out by the stunning release of potential in the drum.
 
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