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Old 06-19-2008, 07:29 PM
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Default Interesting batter/reso combo.

Hey guys.

So I was at DrummerLive in London last week and I saw a bop-sized Remo kit set-up. Being in it's bop sizes I had to play it.

Man, it sounded sweet as hell, had an interesting combo of heads. The bass drum was 16x14" I think, and had Fiberskyns both sides with an unported reso side, so far so normal. The snare and both toms had Vintage A heads, which felt lovely. The toms had an unusual sound to them - very round with high, open tones. I looked under the toms and they had Fiberskyn Ambassadors as resos!

Is it just me, or is this a bit weird?
Sounded bloody awesome though! Pure jazz!

This interests me as I have ordered a Sonor Force 3007 Jungle kit and I am wondering what heads to use (for jazz only, of course).

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Old 06-21-2008, 09:10 AM
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Default Re: Interesting batter/reso combo.

well ive seen many people use fiberskyns as bass resos,
so i bet theyd work pretty good as tom resos.

i was thinking of maybe just using fiberskyns on either sides of all my drums
(gretsch catalina club jazz)

but right now im saving up my money for some cymbals.


if you have the dough try it out,
i bet youll like it.
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: Interesting batter/reso combo.

Probably an 18" kick. http://www.coloradodrum.com/proddeta...20041115112026 Remo Advanced Acousticon Gold Crown Be Bop set. And yes, I would say you saw an "unusual" pairing of heads there, but simple because (it seems) 90% of all drummers go "Emperor over Ambassador" or "G2 over G1", and call it a day. With a Jungle kit, that combo would kill. Whatever combo Steamer uses on his Peace Bubinga kit would kill. A buddy of mine has a Jungle Sonor, and it's a dream kit. I'd probably set up a Jungle with P3 kick batter and Fiberskyn 3 reso., toms Fiberskyn 3 batter and clear Ambassador reso....that would be where I start, at least.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Interesting batter/reso combo.

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Probably an 18" kick. http://www.coloradodrum.com/proddeta...20041115112026 Remo Advanced Acousticon Gold Crown Be Bop set.
Yeah it was that kit.

I've heard that Fiberskyns sound quite 'plastic' when tuned up high, and don't retain the warmth. Which, if true, is a bit of a flaw considering they're made for jazz. When I get the kit, I'll just stick some Fiberskyns on all the batters, then if I think the sound could be improved, I'll put those Fiberskyns on the bottom and get some Vintage As or some Coated Ambassadors. It was a great sound.
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:45 PM
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Default Re: Interesting batter/reso combo.

Yes they so loose some of their warmth when tuned high.
But it's only when they get really cranked like on a snare head.
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