Originally Posted by 8Mile
This stuff is so much about sound preference. I replaced the Ludwig heads on my kit when I bought it, but I actually thought the heads my Supraphonic came with sounded great.
Ain't this the truth! So many people like to use particular heads, it seems it would be a fruitless venture to try to please everyone. There is a certain logic to putting a reasonably inexpensive head on new kits - experienced players are likely to change them out for what they want, and new players likely can't tell much difference or know exactly what they're hearing anyway.
Seems people either change heads right away or play stock heads until they are long past dead...