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Old 07-28-2007, 08:11 PM
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Default best snare head.

I play hard, and quickly go through snare heads....I use remo heads, but cant seem to find the right one for my snare. Right now im using the Remo Powerstroke 3 head, and its getting pretty worn out. Can anyone give me some advice as to which Remo snare head I should try next?
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: best snare head.

If you want to stick with Remo, you'd perhaps be better off with a two ply head such as the Emperor or Emperor X (which I believe is the heaviest Mylar head available).

Plus, be realistic - if you are a heavy hitter, snare heads of any make can wear out pretty quickly. Just rehearsing 5 hours a week, I can leave a head on the snare for a month or two, but recording or long gigs require pretty frequent changes to keep the bright, lively sound I prefer.
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:09 PM
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Default Re: best snare head.

If you like the Powerstroke 3, maybe try the 4. It's a two-ply version of the Powerstroke 3. I wouldn't limit myself to just Remo though, or you'll miss out on a lot of great heads.
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: best snare head.

Emporer X hands down. and espscially if your a remo guy, its the best head. its actually 2.5 mil which is really heavy duty.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: best snare head.

Also, playing with round-tipped sticks will wear heads faster.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:15 AM
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Default Re: best snare head.

I recently tried to a few different heads on my black panther 13 x 6. I tried a remo ambassador (i found 'rang' a little bit too much for my liking), emperor (coating wore out REALLY fast but again just wasnt the right sound for me), fiberskyn ambassador i believe not sure but i love it...it looks great and durable i play hard and lighter stuff but i found it great.
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Old 07-30-2007, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: best snare head.

Yep, maybe try out an Emperor X. Though I personally made some bad experience with Emperor on snare drum...another one you could check out is the Evans HD Dry head. As the name says, dry and it is very durable.

Another possibility would be a Remo Controlled Sound?
Here is what it says about it on the Remo website:

"Coated Controlled Sound® drumheads have medium and heavy-duty drumhead characteristics. The outer area of the head’s playing surface offers mid-range tone and sensitivity while the laminated center “dot” adds durability and tonal focus."

I think that is the more open and more lively sounding alternative to HD Dry and Powerstroke...

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Old 07-30-2007, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: best snare head.

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I play hard, and quickly go through snare heads....I use remo heads, but cant seem to find the right one for my snare. Right now im using the Remo Powerstroke 3 head, and its getting pretty worn out. Can anyone give me some advice as to which Remo snare head I should try next?

Remo Falams II You'll never break it and it'll last 5 times longer than any other head.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:12 PM
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Emporer X hands down. and espscially if your a remo guy, its the best head. its actually 2.5 mil which is really heavy duty.
20mil with a 5mil dot in the center.

A 2.5mil head doesn't exist. 2mil is the weight of a Diplomat Snare Side.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:24 PM
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Remo Falams II You'll never break it and it'll last 5 times longer than any other head.
You also run the risk of ruining a snare drum that is not meant for stiff, hi-tension kevlar heads.

The damage might not be immediate but overtime the shell can become warped, rims become warped, lugs snapping from the shell and in some severe cases the shell can implode on itself. I have seen all the mentioned above happen to all types of shells from wood to metal.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:48 PM
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smooth white emperors last ages, ive had mine for about 7-8 months and it still sounds like it did brand new, i cant believe it
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: best snare head.

If you like coated heads try the Aquarian coated... CS14 I think it's called... I've really started to love Aquarian heads and the coating is definitely superior to Remos when it comes to durability.
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: best snare head.

I have an Emperor X snare head and it is fantastic. I would highly recommend it. Plus it will last forever.
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