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Old 01-02-2015, 08:26 PM
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Default Heads on yamaha tour custom ?

Hi, i have evans ec2 clear heads on my yamaha tour custom toms. The bearing edge is 60 degrees in angle, and i am not satisfied with the heads i have now. I want a warmer sound and i am thinking on coated heads on my 12" and 16" toms. I play mostly pop/rock.

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Old 01-02-2015, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: Heads on yamaha tour custom ?

The EC2s are thicker, 2-play heads with integral muffling characteristics. I would recommend a simpler coated head for a warm sound. From thinner to thicker, you could try a coated G1 batter (1-ply, 10 mil), G12 (12 mil), G14 (14 mil), or G2 (2 plies of 7 mil each). Thinner heads sound brighter, so I'm going to recommend you stay in the deeper end of the pool with the G12, G14 or G2. I currently use clear G2s on my Yamahas and coated G2s on my vintage Ludwigs - great tone, sustain, projection, and durability. The coated heads are noticeably warmer-sounding.
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Old 01-03-2015, 06:31 AM
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Default Re: Heads on yamaha tour custom ?

I have Aquarian Coated Force 10's on both my Yamaha kits. They are 2 ply heads, both plys are 10 mil. So real thick. Good deep sound, and real durable.

The kits I have are a Rock Tour & 80's Recording Custom.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:21 AM
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Default Re: Heads on yamaha tour custom ?

I will echo the coated head suggestion. Coated heads offer a warmer sound than clear heads.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:56 AM
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Default Re: Heads on yamaha tour custom ?

I have a tour moto-x limited edition and have aquarian super2's with a white ring on it. Sounds great and gives you that rock sound .
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:13 AM
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Default Re: Heads on yamaha tour custom ?

I've got TC's from the 80's. They come from the factory with pinstripes. I ran those for quite a while, but I think used coated ambassadors the most. I played rock, and some country with them. I'm using clear Super 2's now on my BCAN kit. Of course it's SK1 for the kick.
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