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Old 01-06-2012, 09:52 PM
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Default Which heads! Starclassic birch.



I'd appreciate suggestions for new heads on my Tama Starclassic birch kit with Tama timbalitos and Pearl Ultracast 61/2" aluminium snare.

Tom sizes are 10x8, 12x9, 14x11 and 16x14 all currently with G2 coated batters and G1 resos.
Snare has Ambassador coated batter and Ambassador snare head.

Timbalitos are 8" and 10" with original Tama 250 hazy heads.

Bass drum is 22x16, with Evans EQ1 batter and EQ3 reso.

I play mainly pop and rock.
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:46 AM
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Default Re: Which heads! Starclassic birch.

get g2/g1s on your toms again, with g1's on the timbalitos, and another eq1/eq3, if you liked that combo.... its pretty much perfect for pop/rock
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: Which heads! Starclassic birch.

You've got some quality heads on your kit already. What don't you like about them? Or a better question, why do you feel the need for a switch?

It may just be the tuning on the heads. I use g2's I don't why they wouldn't work for just about any situation you throw at them. Check out some Bob Gatzen videos on youtube if you think the tuning might be off.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Which heads! Starclassic birch.

If you are looking for more warmth and roundness of tone out of your toms then you may want to go with Aquarian Response 2 coated batters with Aquarian Classic clear resonant.
If you are a Remo fan then go with Emperor coated batters with clear Ambassadord resonant sides. I am partial to Aquarian as I like the different Mylar configuration they use.it has a sponger feel and lower pitch at similar tuning than both the Evans and Remo comparible models do.

For your bass drum, I would recommend the Aquarian Superkick 1 with an Aquarian Regulator resonant side head. Thei will give you a focussed, articulate sound with controlled resonance and no need to put your laundry in the bass drum. :)

You maywanttostixkwith a single ply head for your timbalitos, so something along the line of an Aquarian Classic clear or Remo Ambassador or Evans G1 might just do the trick.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: Which heads! Starclassic birch.

I use coated G2 and clear G1 on my Starclassic birch toms. Same sizes as yours....well my 16 is 13 deep. But everything else is the same.

My kick has a single ply GMAD and EQ3 and my SC snare has G Plus and Hazy 300 heads.

I love that combo. Though I may switch to single ply G+ coated on the tom batters next.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:21 PM
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Thanks to all respondees.

Would 'new' EC2/SST tom batters, 22" Emad batter and Ambassador X (for snare) be better?

Thanks for the 'Aquarian' recommendation , they could be the sound!

Experimentation is expensive!

Happy new year to all!
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: Which heads! Starclassic birch.



Thanks to everyone for your advices.

I thought an improvement might be new EC2s for the toms, Emad for bass drum , Ambassador X for snare. Pearl ULTRACAST 14X61/2").

Aquarian heads are tempting , it's expensive to experiment!

What do you think!
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:09 AM
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Default Re: Which heads! Starclassic birch.

I use exactly the same heads, except I prefer the EC Resonant heads on the bottoms of toms. For a snare batter, I like the EC Reverse Dot.

G2's for tom batters are my favorite. Right now one of my sets has EC2's on the tom batters, and they sound good but are not very loud. They are better for drums that are miced. As soon as the heads on that set wear out, G2's go back on. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:43 AM
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Default Re: Which heads! Starclassic birch.

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Thanks to everyone for your advices.

I thought an improvement might be new EC2s for the toms, Emad for bass drum , Ambassador X for snare. Pearl ULTRACAST 14X61/2").

Aquarian heads are tempting , it's expensive to experiment!

What do you think!
To me, EC2s have too much attack. But the 16x13 floor does sound better with the EC2 than the G2. But I don't use it anymore either way. The G2 is a much nicer sound to my ears than the EC2 overall.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: Which heads! Starclassic birch.

I have a Starclassic Birch kit too. I still use the G1 on the bottoms, but have switched to Remo Pinstripes for the batter heads and a Remo Powerstroke3 on the snare.
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