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Old 11-08-2006, 02:07 PM
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Default what's your favorite resonant head?

for toms and snares.
and tell me the sound it gives off with your combo of the top head, and what you aim for.

tell me the shell composition too if you don't mind.
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Old 11-08-2006, 07:13 PM
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For both: Remo Clear Ambassador or remo Clear Diplomat...

yeah, that`s simple! =)

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Old 11-08-2006, 07:19 PM
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Remo clear Ambassador, Evans clear G1 or similar head on the reso side and Remo clear or coated Ambassador, or Evans G1 coated or clear or similar head on the batter side
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:22 PM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

Evans Genera Resos (with clear Evans EC2s)

Evans 300 Hazy Snare Side (with a coated Evans HD-Dry)

Just sounds good to me, not too much ring, not a lot of overtones.
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Old 11-09-2006, 01:07 AM
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Evans Genera Resos (with clear Evans EC2s)

Evans 300 Hazy Snare Side (with a coated Evans HD-Dry)

Just sounds good to me, not too much ring, not a lot of overtones.
what specs on your snare and what sound do you have?
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Old 11-10-2006, 12:05 AM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

I'm totally in love with Aquarian American Vintage Thin. But, then, I'm playing all Jazz currently.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:03 PM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

Snare batter-- Evans HD-Dry
Snare reso.--- Evans 500 glass

Toms batter-- Evans g2 coated
Toms reso----- Evans g1 clear

The snare sound I was after was a dark deep tone from the deep snares of the 80's. That combo helps me acheive that sound

The tom heads also give me a nice warm resonant tone whin both heads are tuned alike. I also can acheive a nice pitch bend with these heads that give me that "beeooow" sound of days gone by.

I play mostly classic rock from the 70's and 80's and these combos work great for me. Of course, it took alot of $$$ going through different head selections to find what I wanted.
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:24 AM
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Remo clear ambassador..
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Old 11-11-2006, 04:46 PM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

I always like clear thin resos, and either coated single-ply or clear 2-ply heads for batters. i use the coateds for a high pitched, resonant, jazzy sound, and the 2-plys for short, deep, rock/reggae sound.
you should search the drum tuning bible, since it's got a lot of info about this stuff.
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:29 PM
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I love the Evans Hydroulic
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Old 11-11-2006, 08:26 PM
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Does Aquarian make any 200-weight snare resonant heads?
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:21 AM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

right now i have g1 clears for resonants on my toms, hazy 300 on my snare.

g2 clears topping on my toms, not too thrilled with em, they're alright. HD Dry on the snare, not really digging it either, might go back to coated ambassador.

i'm not sure if they do a 200 weight for aquarians. check their site.
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Old 11-18-2006, 12:14 AM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

i've been using ATTACK double ply white coated "Thin Skin" heads for a while on the toms, though i just ordered some single ply white coated w/tone ridge to put on the new Pro-M kit.
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:29 AM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

I just recently put clear EC2's on my toms
and was dissappointed with the tones I was
getting from my 14' floor tom. I was hoping
for a focused sound, thickening up that wimpy
14' floor tom. Any suggestions?

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Old 12-19-2006, 02:33 AM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

Remo Clear Ambassodors for the toms. Either Remo Coated Emperor X or Coated Ambassodor for my snare.
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:53 AM
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Remo Coated Emperor X .
as a resonant/snare side???
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:01 AM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

Remo Clear Ambassadors, good all-around heads.

(Ambassador Hazy for snare, I forgot to mention.)
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Old 12-19-2006, 06:05 AM
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as a resonant/snare side???
o yeah, i forgot the resonant is the bottom, i got em confused :p It happens.

ill switch it to the clear ambassodors.
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Old 12-21-2006, 02:43 AM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

Right Now Im using

Toms:
Batter: Aquarian Response II Texture coated. Im liking them, good coating on them
Reso: Aquarian Classic Clear. Singly ply head, gives a good tone from my toms

Snare:
Batter: Aquarian Hi Energy. Been messing around with the tuning, Im finally getting a great sound from it
Reso: Hi frequency

Kick: SK I. I like singly ply bass heads, this thing rules
Reso: Regulator. The best bass reso head, Makes your kick sound like its miced (seriousaly, it sounds awesome)
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:47 AM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

i got aquArian ebonys on batter side and classic clears on reso.
shells, are 9x12 and 10x13.
they sound pretty good, i wanted some ebony heads cuz i heard some on a drum solo, it was on drummerworld.com it was the drum trio with dave weckl, vinnie colaluta, and steve gadd. the secound drummer had ebony heads so i tried em i like em.
on the floor toms i got classic clears (reso) and performance II clear on batter. (16x16)
bass is a 22" super kick. with the factory logo head on front.
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Old 01-01-2007, 01:33 AM
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:01 AM
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Clear G1 or a Smooth White Ambassador for jazz.
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Old 01-01-2007, 03:39 PM
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remo clear ambassadors on everything except bass drum. on bd coated... ambassador :). they give this beautiful vintage ring. very melodic heads.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:18 AM
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Default Re: what's your favorite resonant head?

about thickening that 14", i went to a clinic from evans, and the tech, Josh, recommended g2's top and bottom to fatten up my 16" floor, don't see why not on a 14"...worked excellently on a swingstar 6 ply mahogany (i think) shell, and gives a rather wide tuning range.

he also informed me that evans is the only head company to recommend batters as resonants, but i don't know that for sure...i do know it worked for me.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:01 PM
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about thickening that 14", i went to a clinic from evans, and the tech, Josh, recommended g2's top and bottom to fatten up my 16" floor, don't see why not on a 14"...worked excellently on a swingstar 6 ply mahogany (i think) shell, and gives a rather wide tuning range.

he also informed me that evans is the only head company to recommend batters as resonants, but i don't know that for sure...i do know it worked for me.
That's a great tip there! I may try to throw on a G2 clear on my 12x14 hanging to get it really fat. I have coated EC2s on batter and factory ambassadors for resos. I may try that on my 14x16 too!!

By the way......is there a difference between G1 Clears, and G1 resonant glass?

I hear both those used and I'm not sure if they're actually different....thanks
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:23 PM
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You can't beat the industry standard...Remo Clear Ambassador for when it comes to resonant tom heads or even bass heads. The Ebony Ambassadors are fantastic on kick drums. As for snare it depends on the drum I'm dealing with. For some the Ambassador Snare Side works, for others I like the Diplomat Snare Side.

They aren't the industry standard for nothing! ;)
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:14 PM
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On my kit, which is a yamaha maple custom absolute, and a Ludwig supraphonic snare.....

Toms - Coated ambassadors top, clear ambassadors bottom.
Kick - Clear Powerstroke3 batter, black ambassador Yamaha logo head front.
Snare (6 1/2x14) - Coated emperor top, snare side ambassador bottom with 42 strand snare wires.

I've tried a million different types of heads but I always come back to this set-up. For me, it works great and I get a full, powerful, resonant sound out of the kit.
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:15 PM
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I have received my Aquarian Classic Clear and they are totally awesome ! Clear & good resonance, good reso heads do makes a difference.
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Old 01-11-2007, 05:40 PM
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about thickening that 14", i went to a clinic from evans, and the tech, Josh, recommended g2's top and bottom to fatten up my 16" floor, don't see why not on a 14"...worked excellently on a swingstar 6 ply mahogany (i think) shell, and gives a rather wide tuning range.

he also informed me that evans is the only head company to recommend batters as resonants, but i don't know that for sure...i do know it worked for me.
Just in case anyone is interested, I asked EVANS to see if this was true or would it help me with my 14-16 toms that have EC2 coated...here is the answer [ which by the way I received within 15 minutes]
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Your heard right. G2 Clears on the bottom of your 14” and 16” will focus the fundamental pitch and reduce higher frequencies. The drums won’t necessarily sound “bigger”, but they will sound deeper with enhanced attack characteristics.
Nice tip I think.....thanks again rodie
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:15 PM
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Not what I have, but my ideal setup..

ALL Remo

Bass:
Ebony Ambassador Tama Logo Resonant

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Ebony Ambassador Resonant

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i'm going to have to agree with mind_drummer on this one. classic clears.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:30 AM
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Toms>Clear Ambassadors
Snare>Hazy Ambassador
Bass>Fiberskyn FA
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:13 AM
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Toms: Evans G1
Snare: Evans Hazy 300
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Toms: Reso - G1, batter - coated EC2 on birch shells
Snare: Reso - Hazy 200, batter - coated EC2 on a maple shell

Still experimenting with tunings on the toms, I'm getting some great sustain out of my 12" at the moment, but struggling with the others, might get a drum dial, so when I get the right tuning I can make a note of it and get it right a lot quicker in future.

The snare I like tight and snappy, even though I have a 42 strand wire on a 14"x3.5" maple FFS, I've got a nice sharp and punchy, yet sensitive sound.

should have a 6.5" version of the same snare arriving in the next day or two, can't wait to see what the same head and wire combination sounds like on that beast.
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Snare Drum: Factory Ludwig clear snare head

Toms: Coated Remo Ambassadors

Bass Drum: Ludwig smooth white medium weight
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That's a great tip there! I may try to throw on a G2 clear on my 12x14 hanging to get it really fat. I have coated EC2s on batter and factory ambassadors for resos. I may try that on my 14x16 too!!

By the way......is there a difference between G1 Clears, and G1 resonant glass?

I hear both those used and I'm not sure if they're actually different....thanks
Good question there: the Evans website states they're both clear 10 mils. I actually need new resos to replace the stock heads and I'm choosing between these two...anyone out there know the diff? Any info helps. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:09 AM
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i think the g1 resonant works like a diplomat, i believe. on mine now i still have g2 clears batters and g1 clears (not resonant) on bottoms. still love it.
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:01 AM
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all aqaurian:

reso, 8x8 tom hi frequency
10" hi freq.

12 classic clear
13 classic clear
14 classic/c
16 classic/c

snare: hi performance snare side head.
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