What Heads For Yamaha Musashi 12x6 Snare?
I have been wanting a small diameter snare for a while and finally pulled the trigger on a used Yamaha Musashi on ebay for $145. It is in great condition other than needing new heads. Right now it has stock “made by Remo” Yamaha heads that are pretty beaten up. It has fairly new looking Puresound Custom 16 strand wires which I was happy to see.
Although the batter head is really dead, I can tell the drum likes to be tuned high. However I want to try to get a decent tone with medium tuning and use it as my main snare in small gigs. Then if I want to, I can always crank it up and use it as a side snare in bigger set ups. My regular batter choice for bigger snares is coated Ambassador, but I don't think it is going to work for this snare. It is oak and has a lot of bright ring. I need a head to tame the ring and allow a warm tone. I realize it is not going to sound like a Supra with any kind of head or tuning, but I want to pull the warmest/deepest tone it can possibly give out of it.
Any recommendations on what type of heads I should go with on both batter and reso sides? Brand does not matter. Thanks.
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