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Old 05-27-2008, 02:15 AM
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Default Good heads for rock/metal drumming?

Ok i use Pinstripes Clear on batter and Clear Ambassador on resonant. They work well , but i'd like a change :). What are your thoughts on Clear Ambassadors on Resonant as usual but
have Clear Emperors on batter with a small piece of Moongel. For metal/rock drumming that is , thanks! :)
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:51 AM
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Default Re: Good heads for rock/metal drumming?

Emps would work, but if you're feeling frisky, try Powerstroke 3's, I suspect they would do well.
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:10 AM
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Ok i use Pinstripes Clear on batter and Clear Ambassador on resonant. They work well , but i'd like a change :). What are your thoughts on Clear Ambassadors on Resonant as usual but
have Clear Emperors on batter with a small piece of Moongel. For metal/rock drumming that is , thanks! :)

The Powerstroke 3s would be what I would suggest unless you want more durability then I wouldopt for the Powerstroke 4. These aren't an poinky sounding as the Pinstripes.


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Old 05-27-2008, 08:12 AM
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Default Re: Good heads for rock/metal drumming?

I'll second the P3's for batter use. They sounded great on my Luddies and my Yamaha R.C.'s, and I'm gonna put 'em on my Rogers when the time comes. I'm not a big fan of Pins on wood shells. Great way to tame acrylic drums, but a little to much muffling on a good wood shell. Emperor would be a good call also. I don't think you could go wrong with either P3 or Emperor.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: Good heads for rock/metal drumming?

Yeah i've heard that mate thanks.
But i`ve got a set of clear emperors being delivered in a few days and im wondering if it was a good choice for rock/metal drumming to have clear emperors on batter , clear ambassadors on bottom and some moongel on batter?
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Oh also , is it best to tune resonant head lower than batter to get a good sound for heavy metal music , or any other tuning suggestions for this genre? Thanks
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Old 05-27-2008, 11:37 PM
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Clear Emperor batter and clear Ambassador reso., great combination. Don't start adding moongel to the equation until you get the heads on the drums. There is no "one sound" for rock/metal. Your drums. Your sound. Another drummer with a different make/series of kit will have a different sound. I usually pitch my reso. slightly higher than the batter. Some cats pitch them the same. Some lower. Whatever works for you.
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:07 AM
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Clear Emperor batter and clear Ambassador reso., great combination. Don't start adding moongel to the equation until you get the heads on the drums. There is no "one sound" for rock/metal. Your drums. Your sound. Another drummer with a different make/series of kit will have a different sound. I usually pitch my reso. slightly higher than the batter. Some cats pitch them the same. Some lower. Whatever works for you.
Thanks mate ,great help
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:24 AM
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I would say go with Emperors or G2s (almost the same thing). The clears will give you a lot of "attack". If you don't like the ring, tune 'em differently or add moongel. If you want a less "ticky" attack with a warmer sound and slightly less sustain, go with the coated version.
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