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Old 01-08-2011, 02:17 AM
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Default What are the best Remo heads for Heavy Metal?

Hi guys,

As you can see I'm not a posting machine, but I would like to have a popular opinion on Remo heads.

I play Heavy Metal and I have a Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage kit: 12, 13 and 16 on toms, which are the ones that I'm interested in changing the heads.

I'm looking for a deep and fat sound but also clear and understandable. I just got some clear Pinstripes for my kit, 'cause I was between Pinstripe, Ambassador and Emperor. I've heard the Emperor on a Pearl of small sizes, 10, 12 and 14 and sounded great!! But for Heavy Metal, Emperor wouldn't know... I've never tried Pinstripe and a friend of mine recommended them to me.

Any suggestions on what would be the best from Remo for Heavy Metal?

Thanks!

P.S: And yeah, this should be like the 100th post about this in here, but hey, I need to know :)
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:51 AM
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Default Re: What are the best Remo heads for Heavy Metal?

You should definetley check out powerstroke 4's. It's a great heavy metal sound (also work for other styles). They're very deep, low, and dry.

For my review, (also reviewed some other heads, but one of them is clear powerstroke 4's)
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They come clear and coated, I would reccomend clear, for heavy metal, although the coated are a bit more versatile. Both sound great though.

Powerstroke 3's are also very versatile, although they might not be as well suited for heavy metal.
Black suede emperor's should also do the trick. I've never owned them, but they sound great on my friend's maple kit, also very dry and dark.

So I would either go with clear powerstroke 4's or black suede emperors.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:17 AM
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Default Re: What are the best Remo heads for Heavy Metal?

If you want to minimize overtones (and achieve the thickest, fattest sound possible), go for Powerstroke 4 or Pinstripe. You'll get more overtones from an Emperor.

A local rehearsal facility has Yamaha Stage Customs in all of its rooms. They sound great for metal. The toms have Aquarian Performance II heads, which are somewhere between Powerstroke 4 and the Pinstripes.

I personally don't care for the look of black heads, but they might be cool for metal. You can get Pinstripes in black.
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Old 01-08-2011, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: What are the best Remo heads for Heavy Metal?

Just out of curiosity, why are you looking specifically for Remo heads?
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:59 AM
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Default Re: What are the best Remo heads for Heavy Metal?

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Just out of curiosity, why are you looking specifically for Remo heads?
Just out of curiosity, do you work for Aquarian?

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Old 01-10-2011, 11:07 PM
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Default Re: What are the best Remo heads for Heavy Metal?

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Just out of curiosity, why are you looking specifically for Remo heads?

Basically here in Costa Rica the main heads are the Remo. I've always like to try out the Evans but it's kinda hard to find models that fit your need. I've seen the Aqua but I don't know too much about them. And also, I've always like Remo more than any other brand of heads.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:13 PM
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Default Re: What are the best Remo heads for Heavy Metal?

Yesterday I installed the Pinstripes on my kit and the 13 and 16 sound great, no muffling, just straight to the drums and sounds low and fat. My 12 tom is the one that I'm playing with, try to get the more similar and matching tune with the other two 'cause I trying to make it sound like a 10 but that's practically impossible, but that's just fooling around with it. I'd like to try with Emperor next time.
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