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Old 10-22-2011, 10:29 PM
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Default Changing Drum Heads

How often should one change/replace their drum heads? I have had my single-ply stock batter drum heads for a good two years now, and although they sound great, they are very "denty". I bought some Coated Remo Emperors so I could have an older 60's sound, but I don't want to be wasteful and put them on when mine sound good already. I figured I should just put them on when I bust a hole in a head?
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Old 10-23-2011, 12:35 AM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads

If you're playing regularly I'd suggest at least every year, if not 6 months. As for the resonant head, I say once every 2 head changes.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:03 AM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads

Well covered here mate.

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Old 10-23-2011, 05:37 AM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads

in short, when they sound bad. that's about every 4 months (for toms that is). resonant heads every 3 times i change my batter. bass drum gets changed about once a year, maybe a year and half - same time with the reso. snare drum gets changed around once every 2~4months, reso every 2nd time. snare wires not very often (i don't have my wires tight at all.)
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:04 PM
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When heads are denty, I really can't imagine that they actually sound as good as they would when new. Honestly, I think you'd be quite pleasantly surprised if you replaced 2-year-old stock heads.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads

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When heads are denty, I really can't imagine that they actually sound as good as they would when new. Honestly, I think you'd be quite pleasantly surprised if you replaced 2-year-old stock heads.
I did! They sound perfect... Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:19 AM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads

Once in the hot season and then once in the cold season. If you put new heads on in november,change them once it gets really hot. July or august,say. This is what I try to do as as a gigging drummer playing 2 to 3 gigs per week year 'round. Your mileage may vary.
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