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Old 07-09-2008, 08:14 PM
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Default Heads for an acrolite snare drum?

So right now i have a remo ambassador coated head as my batter head, and a generic single ply head that came on my yamaha snare drum as the snare side...i have a pretty nice sound that i am happy with but i want to get even more out of my drum as i have heard others have....im really looking for a deep pop kinda sound like the snare drum heard on Green day's Ha Ha you're dead....if any of u are familiar with that song...so any suggestions on head choice or even tuning ideas?
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: Heads for an acrolite snare drum?

Every bit as good (some would even say BETTER!) as the more expensive Suprophonic, the acrolite can pretty much accept ANY heads you put on it and get a great sound.

That kind of versatility is worth pretty much any amount of money, but fortunatly acrolites are usually relatively inexpensive.

I have used many different head combinations on mine, but some of my favorites are
1) coated ambassador batter and ambassador snare side,
2) coated ambassador batter and diplomat snare side
but my favorite combo of all is
3) coated black dot batter with an ambassador snare side

I usually like 12, 16 or 20 wire snares as each has different characteristics of balancing out the volume of the "snare" sound with the "head" sound.

Just my take on this old favorite.
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:47 AM
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Default Re: Heads for an acrolite snare drum?

Remo Vintage A Ambassador on top, Ambassador Snare Side on bottom. AWESOME sound.
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:59 AM
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Default Re: Heads for an acrolite snare drum?

i have the same set up you have....

but, im kinda wanting to get a Remo Black X on it, cause im bout to buy the Remo Black Suedes for my toms, so i was going to contrast with my snare..but i dont know yet...

but i love the sound right now!

Alex

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Old 08-17-2008, 05:05 PM
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Default Re: Heads for an acrolite snare drum?

Alex let me know how those Black Suedes turn out on the toms. Are you getting the Ambassador or Emperor version?

I'm about to try them soon too, maybe after someone else spends their money and time first ;)
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: Heads for an acrolite snare drum?

haha..yah...ill be the guinea pig!

im kinda wanting to get them today...but my G2's are still nice...so, ill wait a lil while..
but oh am i wanting to...

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Old 08-21-2008, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Heads for an acrolite snare drum?

Best heads I've ever had on my Acrolite are Evans G1 Coated. It's got a Remo Ambassador Snare Side on it now, but I'll put an Evans Orchestral 300 on it next. As for batters, I've had coated Ambassador, Fiberskyn, Aquarian Coated, Evans G2 Coated, Aquarian Modern Vintage on it before. The G1 Coateds are now my favorite snare heads though. I've got one on my Slingerland chrome over brass snare too. Great stuff.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:42 AM
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Default Re: Heads for an acrolite snare drum?

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Every bit as good (some would even say BETTER!) as the more expensive Suprophonic, the acrolite can pretty much accept ANY heads you put on it and get a great sound.

That kind of versatility is worth pretty much any amount of money, but fortunatly acrolites are usually relatively inexpensive.


coated ambassador batter and ambassador snare side,

I second this opinion.

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:10 PM
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I third this opinion!
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