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Old 05-17-2008, 05:40 AM
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Default Power stroke 3 on toms

Ok so I am a long time user of evans but never really found a head I liked. Im thinking about getting powerstroke threes for some open tone. Has anyone had bad experiences with these and does anyone have video or sound bites of toms with these heads
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:28 AM
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I ran clear P3's on 15, 16, 18 inch Luddie 6 ply shells. Big drums, big FAT sound. Much better than Pinstripe (too muffled) and much more to my liking than Emperor (gee, another drummer running Emperors batter). Buy 1 head, see how you like it.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:12 AM
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These are fat sounding heads; I don't know why more drummers aren't into them. They aren't as poinky sounding as the pinstripes.


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Old 05-22-2008, 05:07 PM
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So far I love them. They are more resonant than you'd expect but they sound great!
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: Power stroke 3 on toms

I' m new to this forum but am glad I found it! Based on your recommendations, I am going to get a set of these. I just bought a Yamaha Absolute Maple Custom set and want to get the maximum fatness I can out of each drum. Sounds like these are the heads to help me do that! I have a 16X18 bass drum, 10 and 12 inch shell mounts and a 14X14 floor tom. I want the most fatness I can get out of this smaller set. I am about to go jam with some power bluesman (i.e. Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, etc.) and am listening to Chris Layton's sound (Double Trouble). He's got a nice fat snare sound that I just have to duplicate!
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:07 AM
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Default Re: Power stroke 3 on toms

anybody got sound or video files, playing these heads to actually hear the sound
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:03 AM
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So far I love them. They are more resonant than you'd expect but they sound great!

That was a suprise to me as well! They aren't like pinstripes at all!


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Old 06-04-2008, 04:54 PM
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I always thought of getting P3 on toms. Since most of the annoying ring comes from the hoops, it's only logical to muffle the heads' borders and leave the center unmuffled. This would give the needed muffling without exagerating. For a more scientific explanation:

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ht=powerstroke

P3 do not influence the stick feel (negatively) like a 2 ply does. Evans launched EC's but the EC coating looks awful and EC1 is very thick. Try P3 and tell us how it went. If you're disapointed, you can still use the head on the snare. If you think PS3 is too heavy for small toms, you can carefully cut the 2nd ply. If you feel that big toms need more dampening, use a 2 ply reso instead of a PS4 batter.

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Old 06-04-2008, 05:52 PM
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Wouldn't a PS3 be a lot like an EC1?
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:34 PM
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Wouldn't a PS3 be a lot like an EC1?
EC1 is thicker and the coating is softer than remo's.
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:06 PM
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Go on youtube and look up Cobus, he uses clear Powerstroke 3's on all his toms. I am getting some coated ones for my toms next week, I'll tell you how it goes.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:01 PM
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These are fat sounding heads; I don't know why more drummers aren't into them. They aren't as poinky sounding as the pinstripes.


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I agree here. I'm thinking the reason some aren't into them because they aren't that durable if used in a rock/metal situation... ??
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:14 PM
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I agree here. I'm thinking the reason some aren't into them because they aren't that durable if used in a rock/metal situation... ??
They are as durable as ambassadors and other 1ply heads. Your statement implies that most drummers are heavy hitters and that rock & metal drummers usually use 2ply heads, which I disagree with. Your statement neither explains why PS4, a double head, isn't more popular.

I think it's a marketing thing and the hype around ambassadors, emperors and pinstripes, neither being optimal heads for a natural but controlled sound imo.
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