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Old 10-25-2013, 07:03 AM
botchedsuplex botchedsuplex is offline
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Default Non drummer here picking out heads for my kit

So first off I'm not a drummer. I play bass and own a mix matched drum kit that I kind of ended up with awhile back. I'm starting a rock cover band and our drummer doesn't own a kit and isn't really a drummer yet, just a bass player who knows how to play drums and wants to get more into it. I'm setting up our jam room and kind of acting as band leader. He will be using my kit but I will be getting the kit ready for him since I know he knows nothing about drum hardware yet. I need to pick out heads for it and need some help. Here are the shells I have.

Pearl Forum 22 inch bass drum, 13 inch tom and 16 inch floor tom
Pearl Export 10 inch tom
Tama Rockstar Snare drum

I want something that will work well with most any rock music and last awhile. A friend who is a drummer will be helping me tune it up and give some pointers to our drummer but he suggested coated heads and I just don't like the sound of coated heads in rock music.

I already bought Remo Emperor clears for the tom batter heads. From the sound of them I feel like they will be higher quality than ambassadors and more versatile than pinstripes. All the toms have ambassador resonant heads which I won't be replacing.

On the bass drum I have a remo fiberskin reso unported head and a worn out aquarian superkick II on the batter side. I would like to replace both so we can have a ported head for micing. I have no idea what to choose for the kick drum I only know that I can't afford much so the high price of bass drum heads makes me anxious.

On the snare I was thinking just a coated ambassador.

We will be playing a mixture of alternative songs from Alice in Chains to Nirvana and some early Tool stuff.

Can a real drummer please advise me if my head is in the right place on all this. I just want the most versatile rock kit possible for the best price.
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