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Old 04-08-2010, 08:57 PM
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Default which heads for jazz?

Drummers often tell me that I've got to experiment with heads and just have to try but heads are expensive and I want the opinion of more people. The musicshop in my city only has remo and I want to make my drum sound jazzy.. Coated? Fiberskyn? Skyntone (for snare)? Renaissance? Please help me, I'm losing my mind:)
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:06 PM
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Default Re: which heads for jazz?

You can't miss w/ Remo Coated Ambassador's for jazz, then there's the Fibreskins for a deeper tone. Both are good in most tuning ranges w/ any shell type. Both are good w/ brushes. Both are widely used in jazz w/ great results. Personally, I have Ambassadors on my bop kit.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:23 PM
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You can't miss w/ Remo Coated Ambassador's for jazz, then there's the Fibreskins for a deeper tone. Both are good in most tuning ranges w/ any shell type. Both are good w/ brushes. Both are widely used in jazz w/ great results. Personally, I have Ambassadors on my bop kit.
Thanks a lot and what about resonant heads? And about the bassdrum?
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: which heads for jazz?

If you want to look at Evans heads, the J1 Etched great for jazz.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: which heads for jazz?

clear Ambassadors on the reso side of toms
bass drum - Power stroke 3 on the batter anything on the reso side (fibreskin for the look)
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: which heads for jazz?

I basically use a single ply coated head for a batter over a single ply clear head for it's resonant head. I'm now using Evans, so it's usually a G1 coated over a G1 clear. For my bass drum, it all depends what's on it at the time, but I do prefer a 20" bass for jazz.. I haven't had the opportunity to try Evans J1 heads, but I will.

Dennis
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:55 PM
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Default Re: which heads for jazz?

You could also check out Aquarian's Vintage heads. They are designed to replicate the old calfskin heads popular with jazzers.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: which heads for jazz?

I like:
Remo Vintage A Coated & Ambassador (snare side)
Aquarian American Vintage Medium & Remo Renaissance (snare side)
Ludwig Weather Masster Meduim(or Heavy) & Remo Diplomat (snare side)

I tried Fiberskin 3, but I cannot find the suitable snare for it.
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