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Old 05-14-2009, 07:09 AM
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Default Fiberskyn 3 vs. Renaissance

I have searched the forum and have found a lot of posts regarding Fiberskyns, but not a direct comparison between Fiberskyns and Renaissance. Can anybody give me some feedback? I want to replace the coated Ambassador that came with my Canopus Zelkova snare. It's a great drum, but I want to warm it up a bit. Also, it's so sensitive that the coated Ambassador sounds too scratchy (and, to my ear, not musical) with brushes. Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:11 AM
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Default Re: Fiberskyn 3 vs. Renaissance

The Renaissance is definitely less "scratchy" than the ambassadors. It won't "warm up" the sound compared to the ambassadors. The only way I can describe the sound difference between the two is that the Renaissance will sound less "plasticy" than the ambassador, if that makes sense. The Fiberskyn is a much further step in that direction, and if you want to take away the sensitivity of the drum, it's the way to go. It's a very dry sound, I'd say bordering on thuddy. Make sure if you get one with fibers that aren't too big or you'll catch your brushes on them!

When I experimented, I found out that I liked different heads on different drums. On some snares, I dig the Fiberskyns, and on others I dig the Renaissances. On most of them, though, I still dig the coated ambassadors...
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:02 AM
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Default Re: Fiberskyn 3 vs. Renaissance

With a Renaissance it will sound even more sensitive.
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