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Old 01-29-2012, 12:09 AM
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Default Snare head power dots

Ive been playing a Remo controlled sound with the black dot underneath . The head sounds really good but I don't like the feel of the dot it feels too hard when trying to do rudiments in the center of the head. Does the Evans power center revearse dot or the Aquarian power dot feel the same as the Remo? Thanks for any help
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:39 AM
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Default Re: Snare head power dots

I 've never like the power dot thing. I stick with the Remo Coated Ambassador. Rudiments will be much better on this. Rock on.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:51 AM
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Default Re: Snare head power dots

I dont like dots either, being in the center of the head they kill some of the lower tones. I use Aquarian coated studio x's on all my snares, they have a small ring of power dot material around the outside edge with removes some of the higher frequencies and overtones leaving the drum still fairly wet sounding allowing me to use a control to get a dry sound when needed without choking it.

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Old 01-29-2012, 04:55 AM
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Default Re: Snare head power dots

I prefer the Evans Power Center Reverse Dot to the Remo.
I also use the Aquarian Focus-X and I like them just fine.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:07 AM
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Default Re: Snare head power dots

Compared to a marching snare the dot is like a pillow, I suggest using it because it will articulate every not well little muffling while still letting you use the outside section for a wetter sound. Using proper technique it won't feel wierd and it will sound nice. I use a super tight remo cs coated, I love doing rudiments on it. If you really don't like it, get a Remo coated ambassador, it sounds pretty close to the cs coated
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:42 AM
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I love the Evans Power Center Reverse Dot heads. I use them on six of my snare drums. With those heads and the proper tuning of the drum, that's all I usually ever need. The only exceptions are when I know that I'll be doing a lot of brush work, them I'll use either a coated G1 or Remo coated Ambassador.

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:00 AM
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Thanks guys I think I'm gonna go the ambassador route. I might try an Aquarian texture coated also.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:27 AM
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I dont recommend snares heads with a center dot. One u will never be able to tune that thing to its full potential because of the dot and two its more for heavy hitters since the dot gives more durability to it. Some people like dots on their heads but as for me (since i play jazz) i dont since u cant use brushes with them. If you break alot of heads fast tho i highly recommend them.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:41 AM
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Default Re: Snare head power dots

I use the Evans Coated Reverse Dot heads on my snares that I play Rock on.
I have no problem tuning them. They sound great! The dot takes a very slight bit of ring out.
I broke a few single ply heads without a dot and thats why I went to reinforced heads for Rock.

For Jazz I use a standard single ply coated head like a G1 or Ambassador. There is no need for the reverse dot on a jazz snare.
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