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Old 12-14-2008, 03:15 PM
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hello to everyone...
i want to change my toms(12",13",16"),snare(14") and kick(22") drumheads-batter and resos,except from my snare batte head cause i've already buy one(coated ambassandor).what do you suggest...?
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:26 PM
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What style of music do you play?
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: change drumheads....

I have used various Remo heads without too much success, as far as my ear goes, then tried Evans coated G2 batter and G1 clear for resos. On the snare I have used HD Dry and Reverse Dot batters and Hazy 300 resos. I had no quality issues with Remo just sound differences. I haven't had a bad Evans head yet quality wise.
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:25 PM
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when i'm practising i play all styles..rock,funk,metal,even jazz but i'm mostly play grooves...with my band i play rock-metal-rap...so i play all styles
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:35 PM
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Hmm personally i'm a remo supporter, so i suggest coated emporers on batter and clear ambassadors on reso side. What kind of kit do you have?
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:08 AM
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Default Re: change drumheads....

I've always had mixed luck with Remo heads, and have yet to have any technical problems with Evans, but I still prefer the sound and feel of Remo. I think Coated Emperors over Coated Ambassadors would suit just fine for those toms and the bass drum something like Coated Powersonic/ Coated Ambassador would work (these heads have me interested with that removable dampening thing). Otherwise I would say Coated Ambassadors all around and maybe something like a Powerstroke 3 on the bass batter.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: change drumheads....

thanks a lot for the suggestions...
i thought it and i want to ask if these are good..

TOMS
batter: DIPLOMAT
reso: PINSTRIPE

SNARE
reso: SNARE DIPLOMAT

BASS
batter: CLEAR POWERSTROKE-3

any comments??
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:59 PM
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Hmm personally i'm a remo supporter, so i suggest coated emporers on batter and clear ambassadors on reso side. What kind of kit do you have?
i have a mapex m birch black
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:04 PM
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Default Re: change drumheads....

Comment, don't use diplomats on the batter, too thin (7 mil) they will dent too easy.
Don't use pinstripes on the reso, too thick. (my opinion)
The diplomats will make the drum sing with a shorter sustain than an ambassador, less mass = less sustain. Ambassador = 10 mil
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:12 PM
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Default Re: change drumheads....

Different strokes for different folks, there are so many options. My choice has been Remo coated pinstripe for all toms. I find that tuning is fast and that I can tweak the overall sound fairly easly.

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:32 PM
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i will use diplomats for resos and pinstripes for batter definetely..
if i want a darker sound i better use clear ambassandors than diplomats for resos eh???
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:06 AM
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Default Re: change drumheads....

ok. so i'm replacing my drum heads and i play heavy rock and metal. i'm planning on getting evans genera hd dry for my snare batter head and hazy 300 for the snare side. For my toms i'm thinking about getting some remo emperors. would this be good for the genres i play?

Also, should i also replace the stock reso heads on my toms? i possibly have an extra thirty to forty dollars i could possibly work with, would it be worth it to spend now and replace. cuz i have heard some sets that sound pretty good with stock reso heads.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:19 PM
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Default Re: change drumheads....

diplomats on the resonant will work fine, they give a brighter sound to the drums certainly, which can make some sound thin, but give them a shot.
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: change drumheads....

For heavy metal, use pinstripes on ur toms, the evans genera will be great for snare
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:07 PM
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For heavy metal, use pinstripes on ur toms, the evans genera will be great for snare
The Evans Genera HD (stands for "Heavy Duty") is another great snare head that's super-durable. The only difference is that the HD is 2 ply instead of 1. It's the most responsive 2-ply snare head I've used (much more so than a Remo coated Emperor).
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Old 12-18-2008, 04:46 AM
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Yea i ment the HD, just culdnt be bothered typing it in haha
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:43 PM
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Remo controled sound for the snare
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:17 PM
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whatever u do dont try remo ebony
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: change drumheads....

Try Remo Ebony for your mounted tom resonant heads.
Remo Emperor for snare, maybe emperor X.
And for the bass drum, a lot of people recommend the Remo Powerstoke 3.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:18 PM
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whatever u do dont try remo ebony
Ebony is an incredible focused resonant head.
They give nice depth to your sound.
Why not?
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:40 AM
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Ebony is an incredible focused resonant head.
They give nice depth to your sound.
Why not?

I dont think he knows anything about drums lol....
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:11 AM
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http://www.drummerworld.com/Videos/v...agottatry.html

If Vinnie played them they can't be bad.
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Old 12-19-2008, 03:08 PM
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i have a mapex m birch black
I prefer ambassador weight white suede batters and clear ambassador reso's on my m birch kit's toms. I'm currently use PS3's on both sides of the kick but still experimenting there. I don't use the m birch snare but I prefer coated ambassadors or emperors on snare batter and the 3mil ambassador weight snare side heads
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:06 AM
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I dont think he knows anything about drums lol....
You mean JanoHatesDrumming doesn't know anything about drums? Or me?
If its him, your right. He doesn't play the drums, and he hates drummers.
I know him personally.
Sorry for getting off-topic.
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