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Old 09-10-2011, 03:09 AM
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Default Re: Buying new heads. Which are best for my kit for metal?

lets look at the suggestions for heads that have been given.
(All of the head suggestions were correct by the way because there is no wrong answer)

Lets start with the toms.
Some suggested heavily dampened heads.
Then there were the moderately dampened heads.
Some suggested classic heads with little or no dampening.
Single and double ply were mentioned

The same with the snare.
The suggestions varied from controlled to open heads of various degrees.

The bass drum suggestions also covered the full spectrum of the worlds most popular bass drum heads.

You were pretty much recommended every type of head that is popular today.

From all that was mentioned you decided to lean toward Evans.
You made a good choice.
Evans makes great heads, I use many of their products.
I also use Remo and Aquarian heads and I love them too.

I didn't suggest any particular heads in my first post because I knew that there would be plenty of posts after mine that would suggest different heads for you to choose from.
I simply laid the groundwork and I left it open for discussion.
That is what we do here,
We Discuss Drums, Heads, Cymbals, Sticks, Hardware, Drum Technique, Drum Shoes Etc.

I chose to answer your question with the answer that I gave because I felt it to be true based on my 40 years of playing experience.
During which time I have played many styles of music from light to heavy.
I have played almost every kind of drum ranging from antique rope tuned marching drums to modern exotic wood wonders. Everything in between too.
I have never found the "Best Head" "Best Drum" "Best Cymbal" "Best Stick"
I have just found many different products.
I'm sorry if that makes me appear as a Jerk to you.
I guess that I can't please everyone.
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Old 09-10-2011, 05:07 AM
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Default Re: Buying new heads. Which are best for my kit for metal?

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lets look at the suggestions for heads that have been given.
(All of the head suggestions were correct by the way because there is no wrong answer)

Lets start with the toms.
Some suggested heavily dampened heads.
Then there were the moderately dampened heads.
Some suggested classic heads with little or no dampening.
Single and double ply were mentioned

The same with the snare.
The suggestions varied from controlled to open heads of various degrees.

The bass drum suggestions also covered the full spectrum of the worlds most popular bass drum heads.

You were pretty much recommended every type of head that is popular today.

From all that was mentioned you decided to lean toward Evans.
You made a good choice.
Evans makes great heads, I use many of their products.
I also use Remo and Aquarian heads and I love them too.

I didn't suggest any particular heads in my first post because I knew that there would be plenty of posts after mine that would suggest different heads for you to choose from.
I simply laid the groundwork and I left it open for discussion.
That is what we do here,
We Discuss Drums, Heads, Cymbals, Sticks, Hardware, Drum Technique, Drum Shoes Etc.

I chose to answer your question with the answer that I gave because I felt it to be true based on my 40 years of playing experience.
During which time I have played many styles of music from light to heavy.
I have played almost every kind of drum ranging from antique rope tuned marching drums to modern exotic wood wonders. Everything in between too.
I have never found the "Best Head" "Best Drum" "Best Cymbal" "Best Stick"
I have just found many different products.
I'm sorry if that makes me appear as a Jerk to you.
I guess that I can't please everyone.
Sorry, thank you though for your enlightenment.(:
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Buying new heads. Which are best for my kit for metal?

Apology accepted and thank you.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:08 AM
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Default Re: Buying new heads. Which are best for my kit for metal?

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Yep.

Protip: Jordison triggers his drums. You're never ever going to get your kit to sound like that no matter what head combination you put on it unless you record it, EQ and compress the living crap out of it and otherwise effect it. Or buy your own triggers. But unless you're playing at ridiculous speeds, triggers are completely unnecessary... and the only way you'd sound like Jordison sans triggers is if you PLAYED like Jordison sans triggers.
Actually, I talked to a guy who was formerly JJ's drum tech, he said that the triggers on the kit are for monitoring purposes, meaning that he is the one that hears the triggers. There are also mics on them like normal, so you can't trust that sound. just wanted clarify that, I'm not a fan-boy or anything.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: Buying new heads. Which are best for my kit for metal?

I wonder how long you've been playing if you claim to know nothing about drum heads? At this point it really doesn't matter what heads you get if you don't know how to tune them properly, which I'm assuming you don't. I would suggest doing a little research on drum heads in general so you can make a better decision for yourself. Do you know the difference between coated and clear, single and double ply, dots, rings? It is doubtful that the first set of heads you buy will be the ones you stick with for the rest of your drumming career. Your ears will develop more and you will find what you like, and it may be very different from the gear that your influences use. As others have pointed out, you are not them, even if you got to play their actual kit, you wouldn't sound like them because everyone plays different and hits different. I would suggest at this point to get something like a Remo ambassadors or emperors, they are some of the most widely used heads and are a very good starting point for seeing what type of heads you will like.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: Buying new heads. Which are best for my kit for metal?

i have that very kit and i use Remo Smooth white Emperors for tom batters and clear Ambassadors on reso.

for bass i use Remo Powersonic

and snare use Coated Ambassodor (Also for the Cat. Snare i suggest getting new wires)
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