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Old 06-25-2014, 10:26 PM
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Default New Heads, looking for suggestions.

Hey guys, like the post says I'm looking to get new heads on my 14" snare and my toms (12", 13", and 16" floor tom). I'm inexperienced when it comes to buying heads and was wanting some suggestions/help. I would like something that has a nice, deep sound to it and I'd like to try and keep the cost under $100, but I wouldn't be heartbroken if I spent that much.

Here are some links to the drum sounds I have in mind when I say "deep sound", if it helps.

Tom example

Another tom example

Snare example

I understand that heads alone may not be able to get the sound I'm going for and that higher quality shells would help, but I can't afford that right now. My toms already sound kinda deep but it's time for new heads and I figured I'd see what some good suggestions are.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:31 PM
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Default Re: New Heads, looking for suggestions.

Go here http://www.evansdrumheads.com/EvDrum...?ActiveId=3589 for you snare.

Go here http://www.evansdrumheads.com/EvDrum...?ActiveID=3591 for your toms.

This should help you get in the ball park for what you're looking for.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: New Heads, looking for suggestions.

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Go here http://www.evansdrumheads.com/EvDrum...?ActiveId=3589 for you snare.

Go here http://www.evansdrumheads.com/EvDrum...?ActiveID=3591 for your toms.

This should help you get in the ball park for what you're looking for.
Awesome, thanks. That's a nice little tool. After doing some researching online and using the head finer you just linked me, I'm thinking about going with the Onyx 2 for the toms and the EC Reverse Dot on the snare. Do you (or anyone else) have experience with these?

I may also want to rehead my second 16" floor tom with something that is deep but rings out a little bit. Some of the reading I did on the Onyx heads says they don't have as much sustain, so I'd like to be able to have my other floor tom sustain a bit longer so I can switch it up whenever I feel like.

Thanks again.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:39 PM
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Default Re: New Heads, looking for suggestions.

Welcome to the group. Start there and there are dozens and dozens of threads here with the same question and many good answers. Do a search and you'll find great answers to this question.
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...I'm thinking about going with the Onyx 2 for the toms and the EC Reverse Dot on the snare. Do you (or anyone else) have experience with these?
I don't have any experience with either of those heads, but I know a lot of players really like the EC Reverse Dot for their snares.

Keep in mind that your tuning will have a huge affect on how the heads will sound on your kit. Good luck!
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: New Heads, looking for suggestions.

Awesome, thanks again guys! I'll have the heads taken to my local music shop to have them put on and tuned and the owner does a good job keeping people happy so I'm sure he'll tune them to the sound I'm looking for.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:51 PM
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I wouldn't drag my drums to the store just to replace the heads. Tune them yourself in the room where you will be playing them and train your ear to tune.
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