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Old 02-10-2011, 08:37 AM
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Default Help! Need Snare Head mainly for recording

Hi guys,

I just bought a new Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage kit (7 piece). It needs new heads.. I've already ordered some G2 clears for the tom batter and G1 for the reso, and the bass drum heads are fine. I've also ordered the Hazy 300 for my snare reso. Just so you guys know I'd rather stick with evans if they have the product i'm looking for..

However, I'm using an acrolite as my snare drum.

What I need help with is deciding which head to get for my Snare Batter. I like a snare sound with little or no ring, here's a couple of examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPmtSCZcUXo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebuy0Rm5PlQ

If you guys could help me out I'd really appreciate it
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:38 AM
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Default Re: Help! Need Snare Head mainly for recording

no clue what the evans equivilant is, but im sure if you do some research you'll find it.

but for no ring what you want is a dot/reverse dot in the middle + an outer edge of dampening.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:37 AM
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I believe both samples are more than likely single play batters. They certainly will give you a very bright open sound and great articulation. My best guess, since you will be using a acrylic shell snare is; a single ply coated head will be very bright with not much warmth or punch. It's all a matter of what you like your sound to be. You can always dampen the snare to get rid of ring. I usually use G2 coated or EC2 Coated rev dot for my snares. If you are stuck with only being able to get 1 head, I would get the single ply coated G1. You can dampen it or let it ring and you are in a studio that can EQ and do all sorts of stuff to get the sound you want. If you are stuck with a 2-ply head, you may not get the articulation or open sound you want. Again, its all preference.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: Help! Need Snare Head mainly for recording

I've been around and around with this myself, and in IMHO the Remo Coated Ambassador simply has no equal. It will ring like mad, but a small piece(s) of Moon Gel will allow you to attenuate the ringing as you see fit...
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:55 PM
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Default Re: Help! Need Snare Head mainly for recording

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I've been around and around with this myself, and in IMHO the Remo Coated Ambassador simply has no equal. It will ring like mad, but a small piece(s) of Moon Gel will allow you to attenuate the ringing as you see fit...
I would have to second this - there's only one snare head....
Gives great contol - and if you wanted a thorough dead sound get a couple moongel pads and you're laughing kitbags.
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