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Old 12-02-2011, 04:16 AM
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Default Custom Coated Bass Reso Head?

I've got two questions, so I'll ask 'em both here as to not take up more space on the forums:

1.) I can't seem to find any videos of anyone using a coated, single-ply bass drum resonant head... I'm hoping that using one will get me a warm sound like that of the garage/psychedelic rock days or at least that of the mid to late 60's, nice warm and round. Will it?

2.) Do any companies sell [b]black[b] coated resonant heads for a 22" bass drum?
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:29 AM
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Default Re: Custom Coated Bass Reso Head?

It being that pretty much all that was available at the time was the earth-shattering new remo white coated drumheads (just coming out from using only calfskin), you WILL be able to get the sounds you're looking for. You will just have to brush up those tuning skills and you will see it is attainable. I use white coated resos all the time, and switch back and forth between those and black ported resos since I mic' up alot. But that John Bonham full bass drum sound was totally white coated ambassadors (the sound on the 'Live at the BBC' CD set was his maple Ludwigs with white coated ambassadors - check out that opening bass drum hit on 'Since I've been loving you'. You will get that sound (almost).

Remo does make the Black Suede heads which appear to be rough coated black ambassadors. Not sure if alot of stores stock them though, you may have to order.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:02 AM
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Default Re: Custom Coated Bass Reso Head?

Some black spray paint on a white coated Ambassador will get you what you are looking for.
You can also paint a smooth head black that is either white or clear.
Dupont Krylon makes the spray paint that is made for plastic and it looks great!
Here is a pic of a clear head that I painted red with the Krylon plastic paint.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:03 AM
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Default Re: Custom Coated Bass Reso Head?

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Some black spray paint on a white coated Ambassador will get you what you are looking for.
You can also paint a smooth head that is white or clear.
Dupont Krylon makes the spray paint that is made for plastic and it looks great!
Here is a pic of a clear head that I painted red with the Krylon plastic paint.
The paint is Krylon Fusion and I have also used it on drum heads
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Old 12-07-2011, 03:08 AM
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Default Re: Custom Coated Bass Reso Head?

I love the wide open ported coated ambassador I have on my 22x14 Ludwig classic maple. It sounds ringy as heck when you tap just that head, but give the drum a real kick and its pure warm vintage type of tone. Its a big presence in the room!
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Old 12-07-2011, 06:13 AM
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Default Re: Custom Coated Bass Reso Head?

Aquarian's Jack DeJohnette is a black coated drum head, available 6" - 28". Should also be a little less resonant than a Coated Ambassador.
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