DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drum Gear > Heads and Sticks

Heads and Sticks Discuss Heads and Sticks

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-13-2013, 08:03 AM
Andysalina5's Avatar
Andysalina5 Andysalina5 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 5
Default Remo Diplomats on a Beginner Drum Set?

First post here although I've been around for a while. I've been playing drums for 2 years now and have decided to start learning jazz. Rock is very fun, but I'd like to introduce some jazz into my playing. Right now I'm using a Tama Rockstar with a 22/16/12 and 14 inch snare set up. I was wondering if I can get a decent jazz tone by throwing some Remo Diplomats on the toms and snare and tuning it up high. My only concern is that these basswood/poplar shells might not resonate well with the wide open heads. Should I get some thicker or muffled heads instead? I want to tune them in the bop range.

Last edited by Andysalina5; 05-14-2013 at 09:20 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2013, 12:22 PM
bobdadruma's Avatar
bobdadruma bobdadruma is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: second measure of a fill-in
Posts: 10,251
Default Re: Remo Diplomats on a Beginner Drum Set?

I would go with coated Ambassadors for the batters and either clear, or coated Ambassadors, or Diplomats for the resonant heads. Diplomats are too thin to use as a batter head.
__________________
I kind of like old drums:)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-13-2013, 02:02 PM
mandrew mandrew is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 677
Default Re: Remo Diplomats on a Beginner Drum Set?

Any 10 mil single ply coated batter head would work fine, be it Remo, Evans, Aquarian, etc. A clear or hazy 3 mill snare batter will work for the snare. That set up will work for most styles of playing unless you are a drum pounder.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-13-2013, 03:54 PM
porter's Avatar
porter porter is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,584
Default Re: Remo Diplomats on a Beginner Drum Set?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mandrew View Post
Any 10 mil single ply coated batter head would work fine, be it Remo, Evans, Aquarian, etc. A clear or hazy 3 mill snare batter will work for the snare. That set up will work for most styles of playing unless you are a drum pounder.
A 3mil snare better is almost certainly too thin. That sounds crazy to me. You should get a Renaissance Ambassador snare side (dries out snare tone a bit) and probably a Coated Ambassador batter side. Maybe a Coated Diplomat if you play really softly.
__________________
Check out my Youtube channel!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-14-2013, 05:23 AM
mandrew mandrew is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 677
Default Re: Remo Diplomats on a Beginner Drum Set?

Quote:
Any 10 mil single ply coated batter head would work fine, be it Remo, Evans, Aquarian, etc. A clear or hazy 3 mill snare batter will work for the snare. That set up will work for most styles of playing unless you are a drum pounder.
OOPs, I meant 3mil reso, since I had already referred to the batter head.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-14-2013, 09:19 AM
Andysalina5's Avatar
Andysalina5 Andysalina5 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 5
Default Re: Remo Diplomats on a Beginner Drum Set?

Went to the store today and talked to a cool employee that knew a ton about jazz and drums. When I told him about my interest in jazz, he became very helpful. For the toms, I was talked into going with the fantastic Remo Vintage Coated Emperors on the batters and the classic Coated Ambassadors on the resonant side. On my Pearl Limited Edition Snare, I slapped on a Coated Ambassador and have tuned it to a sweet spanking sparkling bark that sounds pretty great for a beginner drum set up. I tuned the 16 inch floor tom to a bright open middy beefy warm rich sound that I love.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com