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Old 06-10-2008, 11:24 PM
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Ok so i've got a Mapex VX kit, basswood and a bit of maple, my stock heads were REMO UX (Top and Bottom) very similar to Ambassador Coated (i've searched on remo.com), and i want to buy REMO pinstripes clear on top and use the UX on bottom (not enought $ for new resonant) so i need your opinion about this? i like fat and warm sound..10x
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:12 AM
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The pinstripes will work fine for those drums on top. Save up and invest in some Evans G1's for the bottom as soon as you can.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:28 AM
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Ok so i've got a Mapex VX kit, basswood and a bit of maple, my stock heads were REMO UX (Top and Bottom) very similar to Ambassador Coated (i've searched on remo.com), and i want to buy REMO pinstripes clear on top and use the UX on bottom (not enought $ for new resonant) so i need your opinion about this? i like fat and warm sound..10x
Don't kid yourself. There is no trace of maple in Mapex VX kits.
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:41 AM
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From the Mapex website

The Q, QR, and VX series are made with basswood plies and are available with maple outer veneers. They come in limited configurations suitable for beginners but are widely considered quality kits.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:43 PM
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The pinstripes will work fine for those drums on top. Save up and invest in some Evans G1's for the bottom as soon as you can.
Thanks guys, but do you know something similar to G1's from REMO? Thanks a lot!

Other opinions?
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:57 PM
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Remo ambassadors....
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:04 PM
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Thanks guys, but do you know something similar to G1's from REMO? Thanks a lot!

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I use pinstripes and they are lovely sound. Give a great warm and fat sound, highly recommend them.
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Thanks guys, but do you know something similar to G1's from REMO? Thanks a lot!

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Why does it have to be Remo? You are aloud to use different brands throughout your kit, just as long as it's not Aquarian, I've had nothing but bad heads from them.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:11 PM
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Why does it have to be Remo? You are aloud to use different brands throughout your kit, just as long as it's not Aquarian, I've had nothing but bad heads from them.
Nothing but bad heads from Aquarian????
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:31 PM
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Nothing but bad heads from Aquarian????
Say what you want, but the coatings suck, and the sound is mediocre at best.
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:37 PM
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I can't say much about the coating. I use clear heads. I think Aquarians are the best sounding heads that I have found so far... Depends on what your doing, I guess.
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Say what you want, but the coatings suck, and the sound is mediocre at best.
Edit: D'oh! I must learn to read some day. Nevermind!

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Old 06-25-2008, 06:43 AM
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The dilema is on!! Still i dont;t have to many opinions!
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:57 AM
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I never thought I'd get crack out of my Emperor X head on my snare, but tuning in and out of certain ranges solved that. The sound can be done if you want a specific sound for your toms.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:35 AM
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Not aiming to stir anything up, friend, but I happily used coated Ambassadors for decades with not one coating problem. Having read about others having the problem I've become convinced it must be due to stick angles, gouged nylon tips, chipped wood tips, use of ball tips, or mass hysteria. ;-) Oh, and yes, I beat the living crap out of those heads.

Just as an example, here's a coated ambassador that has had over a year now of wicked hard playing on my son's kit:



Others do have problems; but I can't see how it's endemic to the heads themselves if others do not.

Meanwhile, I checked out the link in your sig, and would recommend to the "pro's" at "A Place to ask the pro's" [sic] that apostrophes are used to make possessives, not plurals.

They would look more, um, professional that way. ;-)
He was talking about the Aquarian coatings.
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He was talking about the Aquarian coatings.
He was indeed, and I'm an idiot.
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Say what you want, but the coatings suck, and the sound is mediocre at best.


Although I perfer Remo over everything, I never found anything wrong with the Aqarians. I had a superkick 2 on my bass for the longest time, with a Studio X coated on my snare. It sounded amazing.

Anyway, it's all opinions though.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:12 PM
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Funny how whenever I hear bad stories about Aquarian, those same people report phoning up Aquarian and ending up with the President of the company, Roy Burns on the phone. Now, I've never used Aquarian heads (although I'm considering some Aquarian Vintage heads eventually) but that is absolutely top quality customer service. Second to none. It makes me curious and willing to try them.

In response to the original poster, consider some Remo Emperors if you really want to go Remo. I would recommend Evans G2's before the Remos any day of the week usually, but if you want a warm and fat sound those are the way to go without resorting to Pinstripes. For a more open tone try Ambassadors. I prefer Remo Ambassadors to the Evans equivalent G1's, but that's me. That's what I run at the moment on all my drums.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:47 PM
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I only had one goofy head from Aquarian. After sending an email, I got a reply in less than a half hour giving me a phone number to call. I called it and Roy Burns answered the phone. I had a new head come in the mail a week later.
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:53 PM
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If you want a "warm" sound from the drums, I would recommend coated heads. They take a little bit of the attack out of the tone and filter out some of the cutting frequencies, leaving a nice rounded and warm sound. If you're going coated, though, I would steer clear of pinstripes...it becomes too much muting/muffling, IMHO.
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Ok so i've got a Mapex VX kit, basswood and a bit of maple, my stock heads were REMO UX (Top and Bottom) very similar to Ambassador Coated (i've searched on remo.com), and i want to buy REMO pinstripes clear on top and use the UX on bottom (not enought $ for new resonant) so i need your opinion about this? i like fat and warm sound..10x
I did something similar to what you are proposing. I replaced the stock batters on my kit, and used them as resos until I could get the expenditure for new resos past my wife. The stock resos were extremely thin and had a boing that couldn't be dialed out. It was a temporary arrangement, but a marked improvement.

I eventually replaced the resos with G1s, and it made a noticable difference in the sound.

I imagine Pinstripes over coated resos would indeed give you a fat, warm sound - perhaps even muted. Couldn't hurt to try it, though.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:18 AM
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Thanks dudes, great help!!!
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