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Old 12-26-2007, 11:45 AM
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Default best skin for an 8" tom?

i have a mapex 8" tom, and with the stock skin it came with (remo) it is dinting everytime i hit almost.

what owuld be the best skin i can purchase for an 8"?
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Old 12-26-2007, 04:31 PM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

If you need durability try an emperor or G2 from Evans. Both are 2 ply. If you are denting a head I'd say you are striking through the head instead of playing to the head or the way your tom is tilted is causing your stick to strike it at an odd angle creating the dent. An ambassador or G1 should serve well on the 8" but for durability try a 2 ply.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

it depends on what you want it to sound and feel like. i'd mainly go for konaboy's first choice, the remo clear emperor 2-ply.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

If you like 1 ply heads, a Smooth White or Coated Ambassador is a good choice.

I've found that the White film is way more durrable, and resists denting a lot more than a clear film head (with or without coating).

Is the denting on just the 8" drum?

The stock head is probably the "Made In China" version Remo head.

I think it has a "UT" or "UD" designation printed on it.

IMO, on an 8" drum, the Emp will be too heavy..jusy my opinion though.

If you really like the Clear Ambassador sound, check the type of tips you have on your sticks (balll tips dent heads easier than acorn or oval type), and just live with the dents.

Good luck!
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:27 AM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

Try the Aquarian TC08.

The Remo with your 8 tom is probably the cheaper Remo UT or UX head, as stated above. They are not true Remos and will dent much easier.
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:39 AM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

I have an Evans G2 on my 8 inch Gretsch
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

Just saying, I've never seen anybody use anything other than a clear single ply on an 8 incher. I'm sure other stuff could work, but even people who use completely different heads on other drums tend to use clear singles on their 8s. Any of the major brands will be fine, just depends on which you like best.
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:13 AM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

hey guys, thanks for the advice, and yeah, it does have "ux" printed on it.

it dints on all drums, but the 8" tends to dint 5times for every 1 dint on the other drums.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:51 AM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

whoa... if you're dinting every drum, then I would take a serious look at your technique or set-up. Drum heads should not be doing that!

Personally, I wouldn't use anything other than a single-ply head on an 8" drum. When you have that small of a drum, you need the extra resonance that a single-ply can give you. But that's just my preference.

You can't go wrong with Ambassadors or G1.
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

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whoa... if you're dinting every drum, then I would take a serious look at your technique or set-up. Drum heads should not be doing that!
He's got the cheap-o stock heads on this kit, not the good ones. Those crap heads use real cheap film.
Now if you start denting up the "real" heads, then check out your tom/snare angles and how you're hitting the drum.
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Old 01-05-2008, 04:23 AM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

Remo UT made in China batter heads shouldn't dent that easy either. I can lay a mean beating into my drums sometimes and when I first got my kit, it came with Remo UT batters and resonant heads on the toms. They are a 1 ply 10mil medium weight head using a mylar slightly different from the USA made Remo/Dupont mylar. I never dented a head, they tuned up great, and sounded just as good as the USA made Remos.
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

1. Ball-tipped sticks
2. Excessive stick angle
3. Excessive tom angle
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

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i have a mapex 8" tom, and with the stock skin it came with (remo) it is dinting everytime i hit almost.

what owuld be the best skin i can purchase for an 8"?
Maybe it's your technique, not the head? You mentioned that you were dinting every drum head, which give a strong indication that it maybe due to that. I reckon if your technique is great you shouldn't dent any head, crappy or great. Sorry if I'm pressuming too much, but seriously, dinting drum heads is a very BAD thing! You play the drums not hit them!
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:38 AM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

looking over this thread, i am now guessing that they are dintig due the quality of the head.
they are remo ux's.
bottom of the range, made in china.

my toms and tilted slightly towards me, and are almost flat so it cant be the angle.
according to my teacher i have good technique and the rmeos on my premier havnt dinted in 2 years theyve been on it,so im guessing my technique is fine and it sjust the heads.

would this be correct?
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:46 AM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

i would try a aquarian studio-x for that 70's sound.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:50 PM
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Default Re: best skin for an 8" tom?

single coated evans, that should be fine, but it matters what type so i wouldnt reallly know!
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