Re: Which drum heads for Pearl Rhythm Traveler?
I have just bought a PRT kit (second-hand) to try out mainly for rehearsals (I play in a big band). So far the snare with just coated ambassador is fantastic. I had some barely used Aquarian single ply coated which I put on the toms and I am quite happy with those - I like a lot of after-tone and they are certainly powerful enough for the purpose.
Now comes the Bass drum!!! Still has stock heads - I've cut a front port-hole and put a little felt muffling on the batter head - not quite happening yet.... I am going to try the Emad-2 based on some advice here (thanks) unless you have any further advice - the bass drum is OK but I want a bit more "depth" in its tone - its volume I can cope with.
I must say that this little kit feels solidly built and nicer than my previous Gretsch Catalina club Jazz kit (since sold). But hey, I know all this stuff is personal etc...
If it doesn't work out, I'll sell it and continue to cart my Premier Genista to rehearsals.
Pete (in the land of "Oz")
Premier Genista (90's)
Yamaha DTXtreme III special
Pearl Rhythm Traveler