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Old 03-16-2015, 12:28 PM
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Default Suggest me a head to get for my Tama SLP 14 x 6.5 brass snare

I've been using Remo Emperor X Coated Reverse Dot heads in the past but I'm not happy with the sound at the moment. I tune to medium/high for a good solid rock sound.

Watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LUb3NNJxdY
has made me think i can get nicer tone with a skin not so heavy duty. I also use a 42 strand snare do you think that's too much?

What can you reccommend?

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Old 03-16-2015, 02:28 PM
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I love the Evans reverse dot head. I use it on all my snares. I love Remo on the toms. As for 40 strand. Not for me, too much snare buzz. I go with 20 strands, more tone less buzz. Maybe try that before you switch out the head?
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:29 PM
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I'd put a single ply coated head on top, G1/Ambassador, you'll be surprised how your snare comes to life.

I'm not a fan of muffled snare heads, takes away the versatility of a good snare.

I've used 42 strand wires for years, they're great if you want a big fat sensitive sound.

I don't think that video did the snare justice, mic was too tinny or the snare was choked.
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:56 PM
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Old 03-17-2015, 05:02 PM
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Evans Power Center Reverse Dot or the G12 would be excellent options. Also, keep in mind that 40 strands of snare wire can choke out a drum quite easily. I haven't experimented with different wires on this particular drum, but it may not have the appropriate snare bed to handle that wide a set of wires.
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:46 PM
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I use 2 Evans heads on my snares, the most highly used is the Power Center Reverse Dot and the other is the ST which, in my usage, have fantastic durability and nice tonal qualities. Either are great, depends on how thick and how many plies you want. The PCRD is a single ply and the ST is a 2-ply. 42 strands of snare wire is a TON of wires....you really dont need that many...I use anywhere from 8 to 20 wires.

Either way, you cant go wrong.


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Old 03-17-2015, 09:42 PM
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I'm another hardcore PCRD fan; I use it on all my snares, including my 6.5x14" hammered brass snare.

I agree, a 42-strand snare is probably a bit of overkill on a brass snare. I'd maybe use one to get some sensitivity out of a particularly insensitive snare, especially a deep wood-shell with a not-so-reflective interior. I usually use just stock snares on all of my snare drums and it works out fine for me.

Also, check to see if your snare-side head is maybe played out; get a new Hazy 300 or Ambassador Snare-side and crank it up. Then tune the top head to taste. Enjoy.
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The Tama SLP Black Brass 14 X 6.5 comes stock with 42 strand snares. The snare bed is designed for it.

For a batter head - I would actually suggest an Evans ST or G2 for a batter. I find that on all larger brass-shelled snares, they both perform fantastically well at pulling out a beefier tone at all tuning ranges.
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I use a Evans Heavyweight on my 8x14 Dw Performance Steel. I have it tuned kinda high and it has great sensitivity, I think. I also use 42 strand and I love em!
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The Tama SLP Black Brass 14 X 6.5 comes stock with 42 strand snares. The snare bed is designed for it.

For a batter head - I would actually suggest an Evans ST or G2 for a batter. I find that on all larger brass-shelled snares, they both perform fantastically well at pulling out a beefier tone at all tuning ranges.
Yoshikawa is 100% correct on both the 42 strand wires and also the G2 head. You certainly don't need to use a 42 strand set, as there are plenty of options. However, if you want to use them, the Tama snare bed is definitely designed for it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:03 PM
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I use a Evans Heavyweight on my 8x14 Dw Performance Steel. I have it tuned kinda high and it has great sensitivity, I think. I also use 42 strand and I love em!
Yeah, I've found the Heavyweight to be more responsive than the comparable Remo options.

I think experimenting with a different, smaller set of wires might be a nice option anyway.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:57 PM
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Remo Emperor X. Most durable head in the world, and isn't overly muffled so you can get that great tone out of it.
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Evans Power Center Reverse Dot or the G12 would be excellent options. Also, keep in mind that 40 strands of snare wire can choke out a drum quite easily. I haven't experimented with different wires on this particular drum, but it may not have the appropriate snare bed to handle that wide a set of wires.
Hey, why is it that the G12 isn't listed as a snare batter on the Evans website? Some people might think it can only be used as a Tom batter. Not me, of course, but some people may.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:07 PM
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Hey, why is it that the G12 isn't listed as a snare batter on the Evans website? Some people might think it can only be used as a Tom batter. Not me, of course, but some people may.
Good catch! It certainly should be.
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