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Old 03-24-2015, 06:21 PM
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Default Do some drum heads have better stick rebound?

Hey Everyone,

I practice on pillows, and have always noticed that some of the pillows I use make the stick rebound faster. So it sparked my curiosity, and was wondering if there are drum heads (especially snare) that can be purchased that are made with a quicker rebound in mind? If so, any recommendations would help!
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:28 PM
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Medium weight, single ply, mylar heads, tuned moderately high, should give you the most rebound.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:37 PM
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Medium weight, single ply, mylar heads, tuned moderately high, should give you the most rebound.
...and, crack nicely...

I've often wondered what combination (heads, depth, material, snares) would give the meaty natural sound. I've only ever owned steel snare drums.

Remember the snare drum sound that John Stanier (Helmet) has..? Loved that sound..
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:51 PM
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Medium weight, single ply, mylar heads, tuned moderately high, should give you the most rebound.

Thanks for the description! I think having the right heads and sticks goes along way. If I can get it to naturally rebound better then that is less motion on my part.
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It's more a question of head tension than the head itself. A tightly tensioned snare drum head will offer far more natural rebound than a medium or low tensioned floor tom head, for example.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:47 PM
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It's more a question of head tension than the head itself. A tightly tensioned snare drum head will offer far more natural rebound than a medium or low tensioned floor tom head, for example.

Yea, I know that head tension is key. I thought it was entirely possible that some manufacture had created a head that created more rebound, naturally. I think the ply differentiation makes a difference though.
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Yea, I know that head tension is key. I thought it was entirely possible that some manufacture had created a head that created more rebound, naturally. I think the ply differentiation makes a difference though.
Roland makes some extremely bouncy heads. Like playing a trampoline.
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Tension has a lot to do with rebound. I have an Evans ST on my snare which is one of the thicker two ply heads that they make. Once I crank it down to a very high tension I get more than enough rebound.
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Yea, I know that head tension is key. I thought it was entirely possible that some manufacture had created a head that created more rebound, naturally. I think the ply differentiation makes a difference though.
The Remo Renaissance head will give you more rebound. Not sure what it is, but you'll definitely notice the stick coming back at you faster.

http://www.remo.com/portal/products/...naissance.html
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Those mesh heads like Remo Silent strokes have incredible rebound but you'll need some triggers and a drum module to hear anything besides tapping.
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Good insight! Thanks. Like those products, but never used them, yet. I figured there was something available.
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