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Old 06-12-2011, 03:23 AM
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Default New drum heads, no idea what to go with

I play heavier rock, and I'm currently using single ply "attack" brand heads (coated only on snare). imo they're too thin and resonate too much, but other than that sound decent. They're ready to be replaced.
I'm basically just looking for a more muffled tone on toms and stronger heads. Any suggestions for heads?
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:49 AM
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EC2 Clear. Great sounding and durable. I'm on my 3rd set of these heads. They have a control ring between the plys that work great for controlling overtones. The coated version has a very warm controlled sound, great for recording. To my ear the clear heads have more attack up front with warm controlled tone when tuned just past the wrinkles.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:39 PM
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Aquarian Studio-X w/power dot. Wicked heads, been using them for 15 years.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:24 PM
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What about Evans Hydraulics, any advice/experience with those? They seem to be what I'm looking for, but I'm not quite sure.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:35 PM
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Remo, Clear Emperors over Ambassadors for toms.
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:58 PM
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What about Evans Hydraulics, any advice/experience with those? They seem to be what I'm looking for, but I'm not quite sure.
Very, very controlled with little overtones if any. Would be good head miced and for studio work (maybe) but way too dead IMO. If you are familiar with Remo Pinstripe, I would say the hydraulic is even more controlled than that.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:02 AM
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What about Evans Hydraulics, any advice/experience with those? They seem to be what I'm looking for, but I'm not quite sure.
I would stay away from those. I bought a whole set for my Vistalites and they are dead.
Ended up with Evans single ply EC1(?) heads on the toms, hydraulic on the bass (I want an EMAD) and a Remo black velvet on the snare.
I like a little ring but you have to hear them for yourself and decide for yourself what you like.
Hydraulics are dead with no stick response at all.
EC2 are controlled ring single ply.
I'm actually considering single ply heavy weight with no control rings at all.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:09 AM
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Very, very controlled with little overtones if any. Would be good head miced and for studio work (maybe) but way too dead IMO. If you are familiar with Remo Pinstripe, I would say the hydraulic is even more controlled than that.
Yeah, I see what you're saying, I just saw a couple videos and reviews of them. I'm looking for a tom sound like these, would the hydraulics still be too dead for that?
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:39 AM
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It looks like he's playing Evans EC2's. They are 2 ply with control ring. Extremely popular for people who want some deadening but not too much.

I have EC2's over G1's and I think they would work very well for what you want.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:42 PM
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Alright, I'm going to go with EC2's for the toms, but what about the snare? I saw the Emperor X, the durability looked great and, from what I could tell from a few youtube videos, it sounds pretty good too.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:46 PM
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Yeah, I see what you're saying, I just saw a couple videos and reviews of them. I'm looking for a tom sound like these, would the hydraulics still be too dead for that?
The toms in that video are very dead. I take back my recommendation.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:27 PM
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I have to say actualy liked that tom sound, would love that on my drums!

I'm no where near that at the moment, and I think I may have the "attack" heads as well. What is a good way to match that sound, I guess a very lightly tensioned batter and reso?

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