Originally Posted by jlbanik
This is true....I actually plan on stopping tonight for new reso heads and plan on picking up some nylon washers for all the lugs. Heard a rumor these kits don't stay in tune that great, hope this helps!
Would still like to know if anyone out there has any drum dial #'s for a stage custom kit...if anything, just curious what tension these kits sound the best at.
That rumor is just that -- a rumor. I own the 1st generation Stage Customs (1999 vintage) and they don't detune on me for weeks or months.
I don't drumdial at all. I tune by 1/2 turns of a drumkey. I tune the bottom head maybe one or 1 1/2 turns higher than the top head, and I tune that one maybe a full turn after the hoop starts picking up tension. I then finetune to taste. This gets me a nice, open, sustaining tone that I can then add a tiny scoche of gel to if I want to tame it down.
I use coated G2s over clear G1s, like you. Make sure any time you get a set of used drums that you go ahead and change out resos.