Sonor Force 3007...looking for drum head recommendations
I have been reading this forum off and on for a few years now. I finally decided to register to use the forum.
I am looking for some drum head recommendations. About two years ago, I purchased a Sonor Force 3007 kit. At that time, I really had nowhere to set it up, however...the deal on the kit was too good to pass up at the time. So...I bought it knowing that it was going to have to sit in the boxes and that I was going to have to wait for the right time to finally set it up.
More recently, my son has started taking drum lessons. He had a Ludwig Junior 5-piece set that I bought him and he showed enough interest that I feel that he will stick with it. I ran across a very good deal on a now discontinued Sonor Force 5-piece set, so I bought it for him and sold the Ludwig Junior set that he had to offset some of the cost of the new set.
I replaced all the heads on his 507 kit (with the exception of the bass drum...still using the stock Remo/Sonor head, which sounds fine) with Evans G2 clear heads on all toms and a Evans G2 coated white on the snare. They sound pretty good to me, however...the toms still need to be tweaked a bit as far as tuning is concerned. This is the first time that I have purchased Evans heads...always used Remo heads in the past. It seems that Evans is the new standard of what most people use.
So...in wanting to finally get my 3007 kit out of the box and set up so that I can help my son with practicing and get back into playing myself after a few years of not playing, I am trying to figure out what the best head option(s) would be for my kit. The 3007 shells (I believe) are 9-ply maple. The shells on the 507 kit are 9-ply basswood. I did read a post online where someone stated that regardless of what heads are used on the 3007 kits, they will still sound great because of how well the shells are constructed.
I was considering the Evans G2 clear or Remo pinstripe clears for the toms, an Evans G2 coated white or Remo Ambassador coated white for the snare with an Evans Hazy 300 on the snare side, and a Remo Powerstroke 3 clear on the bass drum...leaving all resonant heads stock (at least for now).
I would greatly appreciate any recommendations from anyone that has had any experience with these kits and what heads they are using...both batter and resonant.