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Old 05-25-2013, 09:13 PM
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Default Jazz Heads?

Was told by several people, including my college, that for my jazz module of the course I'd need a snare head suitable for jazz. So, what heads are good for jazz?
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:21 PM
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I would look at coated ambassadors as a standard. Having said that, I also would consider Fiberskyn as a good head for brushes. I also like Evans G1, or Strata 1000 heads for a more calf skin feel and sound. Good for brushes.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:36 PM
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Most any single ply coated head will do.

Evans G1, Aquarian Texture Coated, etc. Personally, I use the Aquarian Modern Vintage heads which is another singe ply coated option. They are supposed to replicate calfskin heads. Having never played calfskin, I can't speak for how well they do that but the coating does last forever.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:01 AM
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What head do you have on your snare now?

I think the go-to head for most jazz players is a coated one-ply head with little to no muffling. Ambassador, G1, or Texture Coated or similar. If you want to go the faux-calfskin route a Remo Skyntone or Aquarian Modern Vintage is another good choice.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:15 AM
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The main thing that you want in a jazz snare is sensitivity.
Most drummers obtain that by using a tightly tuned 7 to 10 mil single ply coated head.
Single ply for response when attacked lightly, and coating for warmth and texture when using brushes.
Any head that meets the above specs will be a shoe-in.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:03 AM
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evans j1 etched. designed, they claim, specifically for jazz. coated remo ambassadors have been the go-to for decades for many drummers, not just jazz ones... but if they still make the
j1's, give them a try too
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:35 PM
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What head do you have on your snare now?

I think the go-to head for most jazz players is a coated one-ply head with little to no muffling. Ambassador, G1, or Texture Coated or similar. If you want to go the faux-calfskin route a Remo Skyntone or Aquarian Modern Vintage is another good choice.
I currently have an Evans Ebony coated head (I think its Evans) which I bought because I was recording drums with a metal band and needed a thick head
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:01 PM
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Another vote for Aquarian Modern Vintage heads for a traditional jazz sound and surface.
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