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Old 02-02-2009, 07:12 AM
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Default Thick heads with a good deep tone

I was just wondering what were some good heads that could last getting a good beating and also help give a good deep tone to drums.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Thick heads with a good deep tone

2-ply heads take a beating and last pretty long and will give you a deep tone (depending on how you tune of course).

G2, Emperor, EC2, Pinstripes. Any of these will do.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:32 PM
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Aquarian Performance 2's. They are made to sound deep and they are very strong.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:36 PM
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Oh yeah forgot about aquarian.
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: Thick heads with a good deep tone

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I was just wondering what were some good heads that could last getting a good beating and also help give a good deep tone to drums.

Yeah it sound like you're looking for Aquarian Response II ;-)
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:38 PM
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Remo Powerstroke 4, I just got 1 and I love it, great low tone and 2 ply, it's their lowest sounding head they offer.
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:41 PM
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Remo Ebony Pinstripes.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:33 AM
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Default Re: Thick heads with a good deep tone

when i played the Ambassador - new head every week, easily, switched to the Evans Genera and played it for about a two weeks - no chipping, denting or just plain caving in - very tough! the coated G2's on my toms are just as strong, will say the tone on the Genera is a low, woody note - not a cracking sound, makes my 14x5 sound like a 14x8!
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:34 AM
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I use Coated Emperors over Coated Ambassadors and it gives a nice deep, warm tone
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:51 AM
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Default Re: Thick heads with a good deep tone

Wow, thanks for all of the replies, didn't think I'd get that many, especially that many different ones. Haha I guess I'll just start from the top and work my way down thanks guys.

One quick question, does price relate to actual durability and quality of the drumheads? There's a big difference in the prices with these heads.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: Thick heads with a good deep tone

Ball-tipped sticks will kill drumheads quickly, but other than that durability has more to do with the drummer than the heads.

If you really do want a "thick head with a good deep tone" I'd try Evans clear EC1s. Single-ply 14mil. Sound great tuned low, very warm, few overtones. Louder than a 2-ply.

Trying heads is expensive; what I do is boil it down to 2 or 3 candidates and buy one head each for just one tom, say a 12". Try them one after the other, you'll see what they sound like on your drums and get a pretty good idea of what a set of them will sound like without spending a fortune.
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:23 PM
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Ball-tipped sticks will kill drumheads quickly, but other than that durability has more to do with the drummer than the heads.

If you really do want a "thick head with a good deep tone" I'd try Evans clear EC1s. Single-ply 14mil. Sound great tuned low, very warm, few overtones. Louder than a 2-ply.

Trying heads is expensive; what I do is boil it down to 2 or 3 candidates and buy one head each for just one tom, say a 12". Try them one after the other, you'll see what they sound like on your drums and get a pretty good idea of what a set of them will sound like without spending a fortune.
I have a slight caution: the ec1/ec2 on smaller drums (6/8) really flatten the tonality. On smaller toms I use 2 ply clear with no damping. I prefer using g2 clears to ec-2, just because a dab of moongel may be all the damping I need, and the ring may be more than I want.

I just tried the gplus coated and they slaughter the tone IMO. UGH.
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I have a slight caution: the ec1/ec2 on smaller drums (6/8) really flatten the tonality. On smaller toms I use 2 ply clear with no damping. I prefer using g2 clears to ec-2, just because a dab of moongel may be all the damping I need, and the ring may be more than I want.

I just tried the gplus coated and they slaughter the tone IMO. UGH.
I've never heard a head with that Evans frosty "coating" sound good. I use the G-plus clears as resos on a couple of toms to good effect.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:03 PM
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I'm a fan of Remo Fiberskyns as I like that big deep sound with thick heads.
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