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Old 08-31-2011, 04:33 PM
Kaleta Kaleta is offline
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Default Best Heads For Metal Drumming

I'm looking into getting new heads, and I want a good sound for metalcore/ post-hardcore etc... My kit specs are 14" snare, 10", 12" toms, 14" floor tom, and 20" bass. It is an un-mic'ed pearl forum. I am using black suede ambassadors on the batter side, and stocks on the reso, and those just arent cutting it for the sound I want. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Best Heads For Metal Drumming

I usually have a look and see what some of my fav metal drummers use, Chris Adler uses Aquarian - Clear Response 2 on his Toms, Clear Superkick on bass and Coated Hi-Energy on the batter side and classic clear on the snare side. Hope this helps :)
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:35 PM
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Default Re: Best Heads For Metal Drumming

The biggest thing is thickness of the heads. In metal, most of the time you are going to be hitting harder, in my experience. I am about to try out the Evans G2 clears. A lot of heavy hitting drummers use them, and they have a great punch from what I hear. Might even go with the ones that have the built in dampeners, although I have moongel pads, so I might just get the plain G2's so I can have them ring.

I am getting them because Mike Portnoy uses clear G2's a lot, and his tom tones are my favorite. Try either those, or a remo powerstroke.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:56 PM
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Default Re: Best Heads For Metal Drumming

G2's on the rack toms, EC2's on the floors is a good combo. I tune the batters really low.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:20 AM
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Default Re: Best Heads For Metal Drumming

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I am getting them because Mike Portnoy uses clear G2's a lot, and his tom tones are my favorite. Try either those, or a remo powerstroke.
pretty sure portnoy is a remo guy, who uses emperors on toms.... same thing though :)
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:43 PM
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Default Re: Best Heads For Metal Drumming

You should try the Aquarian Triple Threat snare head. It has 3 plies and is made for hard rock and metal.
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