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Old 05-16-2010, 04:40 AM
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Default Coated Heads for Metal?

A few months ago i got some evans coated heads (g2 maybe? i forget but i still have the boxes at my rehersal space) to put on my floor toms of my export kit i was selling. when i tuned em up I thought they sounded really punchy and good for metal. Is this true? Or are they awful for metal? Lemme kno please
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:58 AM
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Default Re: Coated Heads for Metal?

Why wouldn't they be good for ANY type of music?
If they sound good to you, then they are good for metal.
There's no rule that say's you have to use a certain kind of drum head playing any kind of music. Use what you want.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:05 AM
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Default Re: Coated Heads for Metal?

Sure, why not that's what was on my kit playing Metal. If they sound good to you that's what matters. You don't see much single ply head use for Metal but 2-ply heads are the norm.
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:12 PM
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Default Re: Coated Heads for Metal?

The only coated head I like to use is on my snare, and that's because it has a quick decay to it. I've tried coated all the way around the kit before, but I just didn't like the tone I was getting out of my toms. And after about a month or two of playing they sounded dead to the point I replaced them. Clear heads just seem to last longer and sound fuller to me. If I may sugget, if you haven't tried them yet, check out the Evan's EC2's. They have a very nice warm sound and work great for heavier music, after all that's kind of the style I play as well. But as already mentioned, there's no wrong or right answer to this question, it's all about personal taste.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: Coated Heads for Metal?

The coated G2's are a good all round head to use, and are fantastic for metal/rock etc.

I know many metal and rock bands who use them. For the sake of reference, Zac Farro from Paramore uses all coated G2's.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: Coated Heads for Metal?

Dirty little secret: for many, many years--things are a bit different now, with more choices--the most recorded heads in the world were coated ambassadors, despite what the artists endorsed or used live, and no matter what the genre. Engineers liked them and got predictable results with them.

If you like the sound, then they're good for metal. Coated Emperors suited Bonham, after all.
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