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Old 08-24-2007, 11:37 AM
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is it me or the Emperor X drumhead are hard to tune. I can't tune it correctly
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:10 PM
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Emperor X heads are ungodly thick. They are actually thicker than regular Emperors to begin with and THEN there is a dot on the underside as well. They will make snares sound boxy and lifeless. However, when using gigantic sticks and beating the hell out of them, they can sound okay.

I would say that you are not in the minority when it comes to tuning these heads. You have to crank them down tight and hit hard!
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:17 AM
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thank you thats what im thougt but i was not sure if im were bad to strecht a drumhead lol
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:18 PM
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This head makes a better frisbee than anything else. I had to use a cheater bar on my drum key to get it to sound half decent. I have a similar opinion of the EC2 dotted snare.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:54 PM
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I tuned mine just fine. Took maybe a tiny bit longer than normal, but couldnt have taken that much extra time or i wouldve noticed.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:03 AM
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Great head for a heavy hitter. They arent any harder than an other head to tune.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:48 AM
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i dont think so. if you were have it you wil probably understand it.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:49 AM
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or im a twat ........ eeee no lol
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:20 PM
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i have an emperor x and to get it to sound good you really need to tighten it and hit it hard. tis a nice head when does though. also i thought tuning was a bit harder than last snare head.
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:28 AM
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i dont think so. if you were have it you wil probably understand it.
I have used them. I had no problem tuning them. I stopped using them because with my country band I do a lot of brush work.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:59 AM
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ok or maybe its my snare. who make me work harder to find the right tones . its a mapex m birch snare
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:13 PM
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I have the same problem. I play a Mapex Saturn set. I have tightend that thing to the extreme and it sounds ok.. I also had the problem that it only sounded ok when I hit the center of the head.. It sounded bad when I hit right next to the dot..
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Old 09-02-2007, 06:53 PM
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i too found you really have to crank thease heads up.... have a look at an aquarian hi-energy snare head or evans power centre rev dot . i find thease heads a lot nicer :D ..IMO ..
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