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Old 06-05-2008, 06:28 AM
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Default I need suggestions for heads for a Pearl Vision kit!

I have had a Pearl Vision kit for about 3 months now. I have the vsx model which is basswood/birch. Right now i have EC2s on the 10 12 and 14 inch toms. On the 12" its got a goose call sound when you first strike it its awful!! My 12" seems to be ok except that the sound is choked a lot. And the 14" is choked and the sound is not deep like it should be. Well none of them are really open and deep. I was thinking of getting Aquarian Response II heads clear but idk. Input would be greatly appreciated!!! THANKS
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:03 AM
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Default Re: I need suggestions for heads for a Pearl Vision kit!

EC2 is like a Powerstroke 4. A 2 ply head with a ritchie ring. No, not the head choice for an open and deep sound. I'm a Remo guy, I'd go with Ambassador, Controlled Sound, or Powerstroke 3 (all single ply heads). Emperor, if you want a 2 ply head.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:06 PM
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Default Re: I need suggestions for heads for a Pearl Vision kit!

Pearl Vision kits have some serious thick shells. The birch/basswood isn't as bad of a mix as some people think. However, I will not deny the new all birch and all maple sound a bit better.

I find 2 ply clear heads without muffling work best. The 2 ply Protones that come on the kit aren't that bad, which is surprising because other types of Protone heads are awful.

You could use Evans G2 Clear, Remo Emperor Clear or Aquarian Response 2 clears. These are all 2 ply 14mil weight heads. A bit of control, but still nice and open. They aren't muddy, good solid attack, and should sing just enough. However, birch isn't known for singing as much as maple, but that doesn't mean its completely dead.

I know some people are also having luck with Coated Ambassadors or Coated G1's. Because of the coating, they have about the same amount of sustain as Clear Emperors, but they are a tad warmer, a more round and full tone at any dynamic, especially a lower dynamic.

I would try a few different heads for your 12" drum before committing to an entire set of heads.
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: I need suggestions for heads for a Pearl Vision kit!

When it comes to heads the best thing to do is ignore what manufacturers say about their drum heads and form your own opinions on them!

Try buying Evans G1's and G2's OR Remo Ambassadors and Emperors (all clear). By comparing both you hear the difference between 1 and 2 ply. Once you have a favourite then try the coated version to see which you prefer.

After the main attributes of drum heads are out the way you can think about features like Edge Control and Dampening systems.

It's far to hard for us to convey the differences with words!

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Old 06-06-2008, 07:17 AM
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Default Re: I need suggestions for heads for a Pearl Vision kit!

Thanks a lot! Really appreciate it. I have just been reading product reviews a lot on musicians friend sites like that. So i need a 2 ply head without muffling or edge junk?
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