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Old 03-14-2007, 01:54 AM
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Hi,

I'm looking for a good all-around head that I can use with no other muffling. I am going to use it for jazz mostly, but with a for a slightly lower-pitched, more muffled sound that will work for rock too (not the completely unmuffled jazz sound). What about the EMAD or the EQ3?

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Old 03-14-2007, 02:03 AM
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I just put an EMAD 2 on my 20" Delite bass drum. Has alot of punch might be a little punchy for jazz. You may want to try a EMAD 1. Hope this helps.

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Old 03-14-2007, 02:17 AM
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Old school style, coated Ambassador with a felt strip underneath it. New school, Powerstroke3. Batter choices. Coated Ambassador or Fiberskyn3, reso.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:28 AM
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Yeah, The EMAD Is pretty punchy, but I think that if you tuned it up a little, it might give that nice, full, almost tom sound that will make you never go back to any other head.

I used an EMAD on my 20" and it sounds great with every genre from rap to polka.

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Old 03-22-2007, 02:35 PM
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I use a powerstroke 3 on my 16" x 20" bass drum and it sounds great.just my opinion.

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Old 03-23-2007, 06:08 AM
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The EQ3 is a good versatile head. I've got a coated EQ3 on my 18" bass drum. I think the EMAD and EMAD II are too thick and not responsive for small group playing. Besides, if you really want to go with that type of head, I'd recommend the Aquarian Superkick II rather than the Evans.
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:06 AM
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I use the Powerstroke 3 myself. I might also look at Harry's old school method as this is what guys like Steve Smith use!


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Old school style, coated Ambassador with a felt strip underneath it. New school, Powerstroke3. Batter choices. Coated Ambassador or Fiberskyn3, reso.
Agreed about the Fiberskyn/thicker heads in general for this applcation. I never could understand why drummers get the thinnest, most resonant heads for their bass drums, then complain about too much resonance and stuff pillows, mattresses and refrigerators into the drum to kill its sound.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: bass head for 20"

The problem I've had with emad heads is that the plastic ring kept breaking and coming unglued, so it didn't last very long. I'd go with the EQ3 (or powerstroke, same thing basically). I use it and it works great, has basically the same effect as the emad, but with a more open sound.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:25 PM
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The problem I've had with emad heads is that the plastic ring kept breaking and coming unglued, so it didn't last very long. I'd go with the EQ3 (or powerstroke, same thing basically). I use it and it works great, has basically the same effect as the emad, but with a more open sound.
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I think the EMAD and EMAD II are too thick and not responsive for small group playing. Besides, if you really want to go with that type of head, I'd recommend the Aquarian Superkick II rather than the Evans.
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The emad 1 coated. seriousely they make every kick sound amazing.
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I use a Powerstroke 3 on my 20" kick and it gives it some punch, but I balance out the punch with something more low-ended and more resonance with a Fiberskyn 3.
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