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Old 05-22-2011, 10:56 PM
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Default Best Drum Heads for Toms

I'm having a hard time finding MY kind of tom heads and could use some suggestions. I use Remo Powerstroke Coated for both my snares and clear for both my bass drums. I need something for my toms that would match that nicely. I currently use Evan's G2's Coated, but I don't think they fit my style. My influences are Mike Portnoy, Niel Peart, Martin Lopez, the kind of Progressive sound these guys offer is what I'm looking for.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:46 AM
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Default Re: Best Drum Heads for Toms

You can't go wrong with remo coated emperors. I'm not sure what the guys you listed below use, but coated emperors are the standard for any type of rock: including progressive. And I'm sure at least one of those drummers uses emperor tom heads.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:07 AM
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Default Re: Best Drum Heads for Toms

The coated Emps are similar to the coated G2"s.
You may want to try a single ply head for a change.
Perhaps a thick clear single ply head will be what you are looking for.
A clear two ply may also be a welcome change.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:54 AM
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Default Re: Best Drum Heads for Toms

I can guarantee you that those guys you listed use, and have been using either clear emps or clear pinstripes. those were really the only choices they had back 20 years ago. I really dont think a single ply head is going to satisfy you. What are your drums constructed of?
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:10 AM
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The shells are made of birch.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Best Drum Heads for Toms

i used to play only remos.
remo pinstripes on my toms and usually a simple coated ambassador on my snare but they don't last long enough at all, they sound nice but if you play daily for a couple of hours they only last about a month and a half.
now I play evans, i have a hydraulic head on my 12" tom and a EC2 on my 16" tom, on my snare i have a 14" EC2 reverse dot.
i put these on about a month ago and they still look brand new.
i still use remo resonant heads, they sound good, no ring, nice punch.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Best Drum Heads for Toms

For a good single-ply option, check out the the Evans G Plus. They're 12mil (20% thicker than a G1 for added durability and low-end tone). For a rockin' 2-ply, check out the EC2 clears. They've got a deep, powerful tone that works great in progressive settings.

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