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Old 12-18-2008, 10:54 PM
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Default 18" floor tom head

so i received my 18" pearl masters floor tom today. sound good, but it has a lottttt of ring... i need some advice on heads. i want to go as deep as possible and minimize the ring just a little.

has anyone ever put a bass head on a floor tom?
what about ec2s?
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:24 AM
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Default Re: 18" floor tom head

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so i received my 18" pearl masters floor tom today. sound good, but it has a lottttt of ring... i need some advice on heads. i want to go as deep as possible and minimize the ring just a little.

has anyone ever put a bass head on a floor tom?
what about ec2s?
It RINGS too much? That might be a tuning issue? What type of heads are you using currently?
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:25 AM
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Default Re: 18" floor tom head

One of my "most favorite" kick drum heads is the Remo Powerstroke 3, which I also use on larger sized toms. 14x10, 15x12, 14x14, 16x16, 18x16. That will take "a lot" of the ring out, without taking all of it out. Some would call it "a big fat sound". The Pinstripe head is also used extensively to tame "overly live" sounding drums. For that matter, a piece of T-shirt material rolled and taped on the drum head near or touching the rim, or a strip of felt run under the batter and/or reso. head....experiment.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:59 AM
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Default Re: 18" floor tom head

It will cost a bit, but experiment with different thicknesses/styles. Like G-Plus's all the way the multi ply heads. It'll be worth it in the long run.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:01 AM
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Default Re: 18" floor tom head

Moon Gels: do what you want and they are removable. I would say Remo Ambassador, Remo Emperor, or Fiberskyn Ambassador all sound great for nice drums. Evans G1 Coated heads are nice too. Heads like Pinstripes and EC2s sound like plastic often from in front of the kit but not to you behind it. I recommend coated heads on top and bottom get a nice warm big sound from it.
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:15 AM
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Default Re: 18" floor tom head

I currently have an ec2 on my 18x18 floor tom and it sounds great with no moongel.
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