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Old 04-05-2008, 05:12 AM
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Default Ludwig Supra Heads?

Hi All,

I'm looking to replace the heads on a newly aquired Supra.

Of course there's the Ambassaor's. I'd like a little dampening, but also retain the playability.

...Evans Power Center Reverse Dot Coated ?

Any experience with this or other heads would be much appreciated, Oh playing acoustic rock etc.

-thx
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Old 04-05-2008, 06:42 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Supra Heads?

With my '67 5" Supraphonic, I use a medium, coated Ludwig WeatherMaster on top and a WeatherMaster snare-side on the bottom. Sounds great and is very responsive and super versatile. Don't even need to use the internal muffler.

Any muffled head really is a crime to use on these drums.

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Old 04-05-2008, 07:07 AM
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I had PC Reverse Dot on a supra and it was a nice head. I use it on all my snares actually. It's not muffled so there would be no crime, but it's just slightly heavier to add some focus.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:16 AM
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Hi All,

I'm looking to replace the heads on a newly aquired Supra.

Of course there's the Ambassaor's. I'd like a little dampening, but also retain the playability.

...Evans Power Center Reverse Dot Coated ?

Any experience with this or other heads would be much appreciated, Oh playing acoustic rock etc.

-thx
I've found the Evans Power Center to be my favorite on the Supra. The CS revrese black dot comes in second.
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Old 04-05-2008, 01:49 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Supra Heads?

Check out Remo's Vintage A Commemorative head. This is the description from Remo.

Vintage Ambassador the head that changed the world in 1957! Constructed of 2-ply 7.5- and 3-mil polyester film.

Like you, I want a little dampening. I believe a regular Ambassador is 10-mil single ply. I just ordered one yesterday. Ludwigvondrumcrazy, another forum member, has some experience with them.
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:38 PM
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I've found the Evans Power Center to be my favorite on the Supra. The CS reverse black dot comes in second.

I don't own a Supra but have used both of these reverse dot heads on my Yamaha brass(Paul Leim model) with nice results. I may or may not use a half or quarter of a Moon Gel depending on the situation.

If I owned a Supra (and yes I'd like to at one point), I might use an Aquarian Satin Texture Coat head. They are just slightly warmer than an Ambassador and the coating lasts forever for brushes. There's also the Aquarian Studio-X Coated which is the same head with a (thin) dampening ring underneath. With the latter I don't think dampening would be needed (per your current prefs) as the Supras are Ludalloy (unless you have an older COB model).

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Old 04-05-2008, 08:53 PM
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Default Re: Ludwig Supra Heads?

I own to supras, a 1967 mint 5x14 and a newer 6.5x14. I've tried all different kinds of heads, but this is what I and many other people, pros and joes, use on their supras. Coated Emperor, coated Ambassador, coated Evans PC reverse dot, coated Remo reverse dot, Ludwig weathermaster stock heads. I personally like the Coated Emperors or Ambassadors the best. NO muffling! Good luck on your choice!
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:26 PM
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Ambassadors are great heads on that drum. A little brighter than the Evans power center reversre dot. I like the Evans heads also. I've used a bunch of both.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:32 PM
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I liked the Ambassador and diplomat coated batter heads, and now I have an Aquarian Vintage on top and it mellows out the sound which I like.
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Old 04-05-2008, 10:48 PM
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If you have a new Supra, it came with great heads, batter and reso. If this is the case, no need to rush out for replacements. Joey
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:18 AM
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Default Re: Ludwig Supra Heads?

Thanks everyone!

Yeah it's "newly aquired" not new...70's.

Just took it apart cleaned/polished, new snare wires etc.

Ready for heads...more to follow. '-)
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