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Old 03-30-2014, 01:09 AM
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Default Thick snare side heads?

So Im looking for a fat controlled sound for my snare and right now and im thinking of switching to a remo black suede side head(4 mil) or an evans 500 snare side head(5 mil).
I have the standard remo reso head on. As for the other factors, i have an 8 ply of 6 mm drumcraft series 8 maple 14x6 snare with a remo controlled sound on the batter side which i might switch to an evans hd dry. Any advice?
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:16 AM
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Default Re: Thick snare side heads?

The new Evans Heavyweight has 2 plys of 10mil film and a reverse dot. That is thick. With a 500 snare side, that will be a fat sounding drum.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:34 AM
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Default Re: Thick snare side heads?

I tried an Evans Glass 500 and really didn't like it on either of the snares I tried it on. It made the drums really boxy sounding.

In my experience using pretty much everything including 2-mil, 3-mil, 5-mil, clear, hazy, opaque, and Renaissance-film heads that it's really hard to beat a 3-mil snare-side head.

My two go-to heads are a Remo no collar clear Ambassador and an Aquarian Hi-Performance.
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:20 AM
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The new Evans Heavyweight has 2 plys of 10mil film and a reverse dot. That is thick. With a 500 snare side, that will be a fat sounding drum.
Have you tried this? That sounds pretty good but with thickness like that Im afraid that it might choke the drum too much causing it to just a dead thud.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:16 AM
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Default Re: Thick snare side heads?

I go with an Emperor X and an Aquarian SS. I use a control ring, but I like the fat/powerful sound and I have found it is in the tuning. Cannot crank the batter until the harware is about to explode (which many drummers do).
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:38 AM
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Have you tried this? That sounds pretty good but with thickness like that I'm afraid that it might choke the drum too much causing it to just a dead thud.
No. Haven't tried it myself. Just saw it in a GC mailer and honestly I didn't even know they made a 500 mil, you might be right, but I would only try it with a wood snare.
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