Re: Sound Difference between coated and clear resonant heads
The difference will be almost indistinguishable, especially on a 16" drum. I normally play with coated single ply batter heads and clear single ply resonant heads. Just for kicks, I've turned the drum upside down and struck the bottom to hear what it sounds like. Compared to normal, there's just enough of a decrease in overtones from the coated resonant head that I might believe it's more than just my imagination.