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Old 01-14-2011, 06:40 AM
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Which bass drum heads do we like out there? Remo Powerstroke 3,Evans Emad 1&2Aquarian SK1 &2 or Full Force.I use Remo but I want to try Evans.What I've heard Evans heads sound flat and Aquarian heads sound dead.Remo heads have been driving me nuts lately because of their inconsistice. I'm have a lot of trouble getting them in tune (toms).Some heads I just can't the same pitch around the head no matter what I do one lug sounds higher or lower then the other and I try to fix it but it just seems to be a bust I can't get an even sound around the drum.Ive tuned my friends sons kit with Evans and had no problem.Ive been playing 30+ yrs so its not that I don't no what I'm doing.Has anybody had this problem with Remo and is it true what I hear about the sound of these heads Evans flat and Aquarian dead.I play in a classic/prog rock situation and I'm not always miced so I want to be able to cut threw.I like a good kick in the chest from my kick a good FAT crack (not a marching sound) from my snare and clear heads without muffeling with a deep sound with nice attack. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:24 AM
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You're going to reach a point (if you haven't already) where the only way to get a definitive answer to all of these drum head questions is to go out and buy some and try them yourself.

Otherwise, I'd suggest re-reading all the answers given in the last few threads you've been asking the same questions in:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=70370 (Aquarian SK1 or Emad)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=68749 (Evans EQ3 yes or no)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=67547 (Gmad vs. Emad)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=67064 (Gmad anybody)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=67032 (Evans sound)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=66345 (Gmad)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=65915 (Emad)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=65809 (Evans EQ4)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=65686 (tuning Remo heads)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=65306 (PS 3)

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=64964 (SK1 or SK2)
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:43 PM
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Can't decide.Sorry! forgive me.
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:48 AM
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Alright my friend, I recommend the Remo Clear or Coated Powersonic. It is a pretty standard thickness head but the two features that make it a beautiful bass drum head are the two dense foam rings on the back side of the head as well as the ESDS foldable foam piece that buttons on the the bottom of the front side of the head. These two features allow the perfect "punchy" sound. If that's not your bag, then just take the button-off piece off and WOW, you have a bad-ass Powerstroke 3 head!
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:47 AM
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I like the openness of the Evans EQ4 batter head. I use them on all five of my bass drums. It's a single ply head with a small internal dampening ring. I also play with an unported resonant head and no other muffling inside the drum.

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Old 01-27-2011, 05:54 AM
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What make and model drum kit, are you playing?
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:17 AM
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I don't have any problem with the Remo Pinstripe heads, but I haven't had the opportunity to try the many versions offered. Remo heads - They have yet to fail me
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