DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drum Gear > Heads and Sticks

Heads and Sticks Discuss Heads and Sticks

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-01-2011, 05:09 AM
millerscapes's Avatar
millerscapes millerscapes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 186
Default Best Head Combo for Vintage Drums

Looking for some opinions here: what are some good head combinations for vintage drums? Any regular heads fit just fine (no specific need for the larger diameter heads like aquarian american vintage).

Thanks!
__________________
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-01-2011, 07:07 AM
Skulmoski's Avatar
Skulmoski Skulmoski is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 1,313
Default Re: Best Head Combo for Vintage Drums

Consider vintage heads for your vintage drums: calfskin heads.

Stern
http://www.sterntanning.com/percussion.htm

Earthtone
http://www.earthtoneheads.com/

GJS
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-01-2011, 07:55 AM
harryconway's Avatar
harryconway harryconway is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
Posts: 9,259
Default Re: Best Head Combo for Vintage Drums

Quote:
Originally Posted by millerscapes View Post
Looking for some opinions here: what are some good head combinations for vintage drums?
What kind of drums do you have? And what kind of sound are you looking for. Typically, something like a coated Ambasador or Emperor over a smooth white Ambassador .... that's a good place to start with a quality kit, like a Ludwig, Rogers, Slingerland, Gretsch, etc. I also like Controlled Sound (example: black dot), Powerstroke 3 and Evans Genera (though the Genera limits size to 10, 12, 13, 14)
__________________
This seat does not recline as per Federal Aviation Regulation 121.310 (f)(3)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-02-2011, 12:00 AM
millerscapes's Avatar
millerscapes millerscapes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 186
Default Re: Best Head Combo for Vintage Drums

Thanks for the responses! I have a set of 1964 Slingerlands. I've heard a lot of good and bad regarding fiberskyns so I was thinking of trying something different (initially). The calfskins are very intriguing...my only fear is the constant tuning due humidity...
__________________
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-02-2011, 12:17 AM
Drumolator Drumolator is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: central Louisiana
Posts: 1,966
Default Re: Best Head Combo for Vintage Drums

Heads with "dots" work well with 60s and 70s drums. Good luck.
__________________
Mark Wellman

Gretsch Catalina toms and BD / Pacific SX Series (snare) / Sabian / Evans / ProMark
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com