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Old 03-07-2014, 01:36 AM
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Default Anybody use Remo......

Saw these new heads mentioned further down the first page of the forum, was the first time I had heard of them.

They're meant to cut down 90% of the volume and was wondering would they be a viable alternative to my current Roland e-kit? Was thinking maybe I could get an acoustic kit, slap these heads on and have them on most of the time, then put on normal heads for gigs and the odd time I have the house to myself.

Also, would it be easy to swap the heads around or a pain in the ass to do so on a regular basis?
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:45 AM
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Default Re: Anyone use the Remo Silentstrokes?

Single ply mesh heads are too springy and soft. Get 2 or 3 ply mesh heads if you want a more realistic stick feel.

I have a 2box drum kit which has single ply mesh.. I wish it had the pearl rubber tru trac heads, they feel good IMO. They're too expensive to buy but I might try and score some other rubber heads.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:49 AM
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Single ply mesh heads are too springy and soft. Get 2 or 3 ply mesh heads if you want a more realistic stick feel.

I have a 2box drum kit which has single ply mesh.. I wish it had the pearl rubber tru trac heads, they feel good IMO. I might try and score some.
Is there anyone else making 2 or 3 ply mesh heads for acoustic kits that cut down the sound like the silent strokes do?

I have mesh heads on my Rolands already. PD-85s for the toms, not sure what ply they are.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:52 AM
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Default Re: Anyone use the Remo Silentstrokes?

I like the Roland ones more than my 2 box ones. I guess they'd be 2 ply because they have a harder stick feel and make more noise. I don't know what brands are out there but I googled it once and there are a few companies making 2 and 3 ply mesh heads.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:53 PM
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I like the Roland ones more than my 2 box ones. I guess they'd be 2 ply because they have a harder stick feel and make more noise. I don't know what brands are out there but I googled it once and there are a few companies making 2 and 3 ply mesh heads.
Are you referring to ones made for acoustic or electronic kits?
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:08 PM
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Default Re: Anybody use Remo......

Remo makes Roland's mesh heads. I would wager that Silentstrokes and those V-Drums heads are the same. I think the feel is pretty accurate on the V-Drums I've played, though doubles are definitively easier on mesh.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:33 AM
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Are you referring to ones made for acoustic or electronic kits?
Are they different? I didn't think so. I can interchange mesh and real heads on my 2box, not sure how the Roland mesh heads differ but they are much stiffer and have better rebound than my 2box heads.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:29 AM
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Default Re: Anybody use Remo......

I have a Billy Blast drums 14" 3 ply mesh head. Really nice actually, use it on the spare snare to practice.

Don't know about the rest of them, but as far as sound goes, only comparing to roland's two ply mesh, they feel more like drum heads, and don't really have that buzz thing going on.

Hard to judge loudness, since I have mine on a snare drum, not a half cone electronic drum, but will say that when you play there is somewhat a pronounced "ping" of your hit. Snares make it louder, but are funner for me to play with!

There are so many options out there, good luck choosing!
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