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Old 11-28-2007, 06:18 AM
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Default Coated 1 ply thickness

Question, does anyone know the thickness between the 3 major brands for coated 1 ply heads? Heck, even attack...

Coated Amb
G1
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and Attack's equivalent.

I need new tom heads.. I've used all 3 heads in some fashion on snares but only coated G1s on toms. With the G1's the tuning range went to pot after not all that long. No way to get the the 14" to tune as low as it did when new. They still sounded good, but there was just no low end without a lot of weird overtones. 12" still sounded fine in the range I keep it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Coated 1 ply thickness

Don't know about their thicknesses (I could Google, but I'll let you do the honors), but you can't go wrong with coated Ambassadors.
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:10 AM
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Default Re: Coated 1 ply thickness

They all are 10mil mylar heads.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:26 PM
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From what I've experienced, Evans coating is the thickest, but it's different. It's not as rough as that of Remo or Aquarian. Remo's coating has more of that grittiness. Remo coated heads tend to turn black and wear down the more they are played. Evans just wear smooth. I tried Aquarian heads one time hearing that their coating was the best. Unfortunately it was the worst I've seen. The coating initially seemed thicker than the others and quite textured but it started literally flying off the head in pieces within 2 weeks. I heard later than a large batch of Aquarian heads were made with defective coating, but to me that's just another reason not to buy them. I think Evans heads are the most durable but I don't like the feel or sound compared to Remo.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: Coated 1 ply thickness

i thought most single ply Ambassador type heads were 7MM and heavy single ply were 10MM.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:40 PM
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diplomats are 7mil, ambassadors are 10mil,
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: Coated 1 ply thickness

I think the answer afrosheen is seeking is to how thick the COATING itself is, not the head. I myself would not know that answer, but am curious also. I'm with wavelength, you just can't go wrong with the coated Ambassadors.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:29 PM
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Default Re: Coated 1 ply thickness

For those of you who are adventurous, you may want to try Fiberskyns. These are sort of disappearing from the market though, so you will have to look hard. From what I've noticed they are very warm sounding, a bit muffled, but very durable. The one on my snare reminds me of the muffling level of an Evans Genera but is much more durable than any coated thing. Great texture for brushes too. These are great if you want a round, tonal sound to the drum without the plastic attack of Emperors or the dullness of Pinstripes. I'm going to try Renaissance next as these are textured so they would be a bit more open.
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