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Old 04-29-2010, 10:57 PM
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Ok So I got my ddrum dios maple kit about a month ago and i got aquarian response 2 heads with it. I dont love these heads or the stock ddrum reso heads that came with the kit so i need some new stuff. i want a really good punchy sound cuz i play a lot of metal. I was looking at aquarian's studio X series because i really like my aquarian Hi Energy snare head, also please make me good reccomendations for batter and reso heads please
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:57 AM
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Default Re: help, Need New Metal Drum heads

Clear Evans G2s as batter heads are fairly popular for metal. As for resos, maybe Evans G1s?
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:06 AM
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Default Re: help, Need New Metal Drum heads

I'd try a couple heads you like the description of it's sound on ONE DRUM FIRST to see if you really like the sound. Then you'll be more confident in buying a whole set of them.

Head companies give pretty nice descriptions of their heads on their websites.


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Old 04-30-2010, 02:23 AM
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Try Remo Pins over Ambs.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:28 AM
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Default Re: help, Need New Metal Drum heads

Evans EC2/EC Reso would give a punchy, deep tone.
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:35 AM
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Default Re: help, Need New Metal Drum heads

If you play in band, stray away from EC2 batters. They just dont cut through the mix. I would try G2s over ECs to get good volume and resonance but still keeping that good attack.
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:09 AM
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Default Re: help, Need New Metal Drum heads

EC2 Clear over G1 or EC reso. Great head for metal, on my second set after using G2 clears for many years.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:29 PM
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Ok im thinking of using Evans Hydrualic Black heads on the batter sides and Onyx Resos on the Reso side, is this a good combo and is it gonna give me some sustain? I also really like the sound of George Kollias and Joey Jordison and Chris Adlers Toms
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: help, Need New Metal Drum heads

For a LOT of punch with little sustain, Aquarian's Performance II's can't be topped.

If you want a little more tone, Evans Onyx over G1's!
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: help, Need New Metal Drum heads

The Evans Hydraulic sound the same no matter what colour you get, keep that in mind.

And i'm surprised that no one has even mentioned the famous coated G2/clear G1 combo.
Sounds great, it's a very popular choice amongst metal drummers, the G2's are very durable and they're good for tom and snare heads.

For me and many others, that's a must have head combination hands down. 10/10
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:39 AM
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Ok so now im thinkin maybe Onyx on batter wit G1 on reso?
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I dunno if Metal drum heads would sound too good. Might sound rather tinny. :)

You could just get any old heads and put approx. 3 rolls of duct tape per tom. Seems to be the norm for quite a few metal drummers...

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Old 05-01-2010, 02:31 PM
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last call for coated G2's over G1's?
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Ok so now im thinkin maybe Onyx on batter wit G1 on reso?
This is what I use on all my toms. It's gorgeous.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:33 PM
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If you don't like the Response II's for Metal, then try the Performance II's. They are a bit more heavyweight and muffled than the Studio X's. Studio X's are kind-of in between the Response and Performance heads from what I've heard, but I've never played them.

When I buy new heads for my kit, I'm getting Performance heads, I want that deep, thundering 80's Trash sound. I think they'll get the job done, and they are cheaper than evans.

Oh, and Aquarian website recommends Classic Clear for reso. I have them on my kit now, and they do a pretty good job. Haven't had time to experiment with different reso heads though.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:48 PM
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Really? Cool, do u happen to have any video/sound clips?
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Really not great sound quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Juv1OF6Law
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:30 AM
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Default Re: help, Need New Metal Drum heads

sorry to sort-of hijack this thread for a second but how do Coated G2s compare to Onyx heads.
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Default Re: help, Need New Metal Drum heads

I would go to the evans site and compare them. Those are pretty much opposite ends of the spectrum though.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:15 AM
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Really not great sound quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Juv1OF6Law
O thats wierd i was lookin at some of ur vids the other day, but how do the onyx heads compare to the aquarians? and also i thought u said u wer using g1's on reso but in the vid u said aquarian reso, was this a mistake or wat?
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How would the aqurian response 2''s work for resos? good or bad?
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sorry to sort-of hijack this thread for a second but how do Coated G2s compare to Onyx heads.
Coated G2 have less overtones than Onyx. The Onyx sounds like a single ply Ambassador to my ear with way more overtones than a two ply G2 head.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:24 AM
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Pinstripes or hydraulics and lots of muffling. \m/
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:37 PM
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Using Response II's as bottom heads might be interesting, but I'm worried it would really kill your resonance. I like my drums pretty muffled, but that might even be too much for me (again, depending on the batter). You could definitely try it, 'cause I'm now interested on what it would sound like.

Because drums are so subjective, you need to try these yourself. If you have money, go and buy one of all the heads that have been suggested. Try them on a 10 or 12 inch tom, and see how you like them. Choose what mix of heads suits you the best. If your less well off (like most drummers), take a stab at one combination and try it on a tom. That's why I like aquarians, because they are so much cheaper (Especially in Canadia).
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:19 PM
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I dunno if Metal drum heads would sound too good. Might sound rather tinny. :)

You could just get any old heads and put approx. 3 rolls of duct tape per tom. Seems to be the norm for quite a few metal drummers...

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Pinstripes or hydraulics and lots of muffling. \m/

I've got Hydraulics on my toms and they need no muffling whatsoever, they do that themselves with the layer of oil between the plies. Out of curiosity, i tried what i could to muffle them before. Moongels, tape, tape of moongels, rolled up tissue, all sorts. Hydraulics need no muffling IMO since they have very little sustain, overtone but the actual sound probably wouldn't be that great for metal since they produce quite a short, warm sound as opposed to something like the Coated G2's which are short on sustain, if not as much as Hydraulics, but have a little more bite to them.

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