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Old 03-20-2013, 01:38 PM
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Default Anyone ever try calf heads on a modern drum

Anyone ever try calf heads on a modern drum? I happened across Earthtone who makes calf heads meant to fit like modern drumheads, for use on modern drums. Naturally their marketing material claims they sound like the best thing since sliced bread. Tempted to give them a try on a snare...
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:34 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever try calf heads on a modern drum

I don't think a calf's head would sound good on your drum. I mean you keep hitting his head and he's mooing really loud and kicking your drums and stuff.


...........What? Oh, I see. Thank you!


He's talking about calf "skin" drum heads!!

Never mind.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:32 AM
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Default Re: Anyone ever try calf heads on a modern drum

A discussion about these comes up every couple of months. Use the search function and see what you can find, I know I've heard great things from my teachers on his Bearing Edge kit with wood hoops as shown here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrbXzD5BpGA and there's actually a comparison video on YouTube or two. I'd get them if I had money.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever try calf heads on a modern drum

The problem with any real skin head is keeping them in tune as atmospheric changes occur. they still have an awesome sound on timpani, but usually they are kept in a temperature/humidity controlled enviroment.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: Anyone ever try calf heads on a modern drum

ive tried kangaroo skin head (made by this fellow: https://www.facebook.com/kentvilledrums) on an evetts 14x6.5 tasmanian blackwood snare.... it has such an amazing tuning range! the head itself when its not a drum sounded a little dead, but as soon as theres a bit of tension it sings at pretty much any tuning, low, medium or high - i never pushed it to stupidly high though (somewhere were you'd probably tune a piccolo is what im talking), i was afraid the skin might not be able to take the tension, and especially since it wasn't MY drum head or even drum i didnt want to risk breaking anything
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