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Old 03-20-2007, 04:50 PM
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i'm looking at getting a whole new set-up. I play mostly metal, and love aggressive sounding drums. Now, what i want to do is get some coated Ambassadors on my rack and floor toms, but i was just thinking. Clear skins on rack and floor toms always to me sounded like they were out of tune. And clear heads i think cut overtones down and give a warmer sound. If i want an aggressive yet well rounded sound, should i go with the coated, or clear? Or possibly some other type of head?
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:59 PM
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Use the search function. Loads of threads on this topic.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:29 AM
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Use the search function. Loads of threads on this topic.
YUP

In the mean time, look at remo emperors for a fat warm sound. Or evans hydraulics for dead fat sound.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:32 AM
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i'm looking at getting a whole new set-up. I play mostly metal, and love aggressive sounding drums. Now, what i want to do is get some coated Ambassadors on my rack and floor toms, but i was just thinking. Clear skins on rack and floor toms always to me sounded like they were out of tune. And clear heads i think cut overtones down and give a warmer sound. If i want an aggressive yet well rounded sound, should i go with the coated, or clear? Or possibly some other type of head?
You may want to check out the Powerstroke 3 on a tom.


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Old 03-21-2007, 07:59 AM
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From the horses mouth, the Remo catalog say's, "from the brightest sounding Clear to the darker sounding Coated, with the Smooth White falling between the two". I will support my esteemed collegue Skitch. Clear Powerstroke3's on my 6 ply Ludwig's, 15, 16, 18 make me smile.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:52 PM
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From the horses mouth, the Remo catalog say's, "from the brightest sounding Clear to the darker sounding Coated, with the Smooth White falling between the two". I will support my esteemed collegue Skitch. Clear Powerstroke3's on my 6 ply Ludwig's, 15, 16, 18 make me smile.
Remo's site only shows the P3 in bass drum sizes ....18 and up? Is this a website error?
Probably is,...everyone is talking about P3s on toms....and Remo's website IS IN FACT poor at best........
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:27 PM
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There's an option somewhere above the list to choose snare/tom heads instead of bass heads I think
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:39 PM
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yeh above the size options it gives you an option between bass and snare/tom - batter and resonant
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i'm looking at getting a whole new set-up. I play mostly metal, and love aggressive sounding drums. Now, what i want to do is get some coated Ambassadors on my rack and floor toms, but i was just thinking. Clear skins on rack and floor toms always to me sounded like they were out of tune. And clear heads i think cut overtones down and give a warmer sound. If i want an aggressive yet well rounded sound, should i go with the coated, or clear? Or possibly some other type of head?
Sorry to burst your bubble, but clear heads typically give you a brighter sound; coated heads a warmer sound.

I play clear Evans EC2's on all my toms - check them out. Good luck!
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:29 AM
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Remo's site only shows the P3 in bass drum sizes ....
Try here: http://www.remo.com/portal/products/...r+and+Resonant
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