Re: Brand new Ludwig Kit...do my heads really suck?
Oh yeah, Ludwig's coating is pretty thick.
It's one of the reasons that bass drum doesn't need much muffling to tame it haha!
I once tried a Coated Silver Dot...holy cow.
The Med's seem like an "Ambassador weight" because of that coating. The clear is pretty thin when you move the film with your finger compared to the Heavy clear.
If someone liked a more articulate sound, Heavy clears on the bottom are nice. Nice tone, not too long a sustain (depending on tension. A little cleaner sound than a Clear Ambassador.
The thin's I thought were a bit too dry and short (compared to a Dip. weight), but I know some people dig that sound.