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Old 06-06-2009, 09:34 PM
Cbuk19 Cbuk19 is offline
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Default Need new heads...What do you suggest..


I have an Mapex M birch kit, and i need new heads but i dont know what to choose. I havent had much experience in using different heads. However the stock heads i got sound like crap. Theres just no tone to them and they are really hard to tune.

Im looking for like a nice rock sound, not too deep, but not too dead.

I thinking either Evans Ec2's or Remo Pinstripe for Toms.

And the same for Snare. And some moon gel...and possibly for toms aswell.

Also will i need to buy both top and bottom heads for the snare and Toms, or could i get away with a stock bottom head. Thanks..
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: Need new heads...What do you suggest..


for batter

maybe clear Amb's or Emps for res
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:45 PM
Swol335i Swol335i is offline
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Default Re: Need new heads...What do you suggest..

Aquarian heads are my favorites and I've used Evans and Remo's as well. It depends what kind of sound you're going for but Aquarian is a very easy company to get in touch with. Just email them on their site. Last time I emailed them the owner gave me his direct line to ask him questions
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:13 AM
Zabour Amtik Zabour Amtik is offline
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Default Re: Need new heads...What do you suggest..

I, too, have a birch kit.

I have used Evans G2 clear and coated, and have started using EC2s recently. (Wanted to try them because they were so hyped up.)

My personal taste, the G2 coateds were a little too dry on the birch. G2 clears were EXCELLENT. Like I said, i'm using the EC2s now and they growing on me I think. At first the were the brightest heads ive ever heard. But after playing some time on them theyre great. So check out the G2s and EC2s, you can't go wrong with either. Although I don't reccomend ever using Moongels, if you must, use them only on the G2s. The Ec2s with moongels on them will sound like cardboard.

The resonant heads on your toms should be changed, if you have the money. I feel that you should only change your resonant heads ever third time you change your batter heads. So if you can do it now, you might as well get it out of the way. For these heads, any single-ply clear head will do. I use Evans G1s, they sound great.

I have used probably 10 different heads on three different snares, and I always keep coming back to the same head. Its the Remo Emperor X. Its durable, sound the best ever, and tunes well. So thats my recommendation for that. For your snare resonant I would stick with a Evans Hazy 300.

Good luck with everything.
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