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Old 06-01-2011, 03:43 PM
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Default Reso head impact?

How much of an impact do reso heads have on sound? I bought all new batter heads for my Ludwig Centennial kit, but no resos yet because I feel I can use the stock reso heads for a little while. Will I notice much of a sound difference when I switch from my stock Ludwig reso heads to Remo Clear Ambassadors or Diplomats?
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:32 AM
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Default Re: Reso head impact?

Most likely yes. The reso head provides a lot of tone after the initial attack of the batter.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:14 AM
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Default Re: Reso head impact?

Reso heads make a huge difference in the tone of the drum. Fresh resonant heads can make a drum sound brand new (or better!). Check out the Evans G1 or Resonant Glass heads.

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Old 06-02-2011, 03:14 AM
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Default Re: Reso head impact?

The reso head mostly influences sustain, and the character of the sustain. However, the combination of the batter and reso head will mostly determine precisely what kind of sound you get.
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Reso head impact?

Thanks guys. I just did batter for now because of budget, but I'll probably do reso heads next then.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Reso head impact?

When I got a set of Pearl Exports back in the mid 1980s, I bought new batter heads when I picked up the drums. A month later I bought new resos, and I was shocked at how much different/better they sounded. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:09 AM
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Default Re: Reso head impact?

Yah good call. If I play with the stock reso heads for a little and then switch them out a bit later, then I can hear the difference for myself.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:47 AM
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Default Re: Reso head impact?

It depends on both the quality of the heads and the condition of the heads.
I like the Aquarian Classic Clear heads on the bottom of my drums.
They last a long time as resos and they produce a warm but lively tone.
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