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Old 11-09-2008, 04:39 AM
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Default Single or double ply?

Im lookin into buying a new bass drum batter head, right now I have the evans EMAD head but that damn plastic ring started cracking - when i tore it off it made the drum sound aweful :(

so I was wondering what the difference was between the single and double ply heads. I have a PDP Cx series set 22" bass and the stock PDP reso head on it, and I want to make the drum have a rather clicky sound to it, but still have the bass thump (i play mostly metal/hardcore/punk stuff).

The only heads I have ever used have been the remo powerstroke 3 and the EMAD, and I was never perfectly happy with both.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:44 AM
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Default Re: Single or double ply?

Well, I just replaced my Emad on my CX kit with the Emad2. Not so sure if I like it as much as the single ply original Emad. It is most definitely deader in tone. I have not had much time to mess with it enough to say "I don't like it". But, it is easier to get a warm sustained note out of the single ply. I think if you are micing the kick the two ply Emad2 will sound great. I am still trying to get used to it and the verdict is still out for me.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: Single or double ply?

Double play will probably be better for metal, it has more of that slap sounding attack, well at least in my ears. However the consequence is that the head will have a different rebound which may take some getting used to.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: Single or double ply?

Double ply if you play heavy
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: Single or double ply?

I have both...

1 ply = punch + tone
2 ply = punch + nothing

Both sound good, the 1 ply sound a bit more open,
if you can qualify a head like that open ; )

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Old 11-09-2008, 06:12 PM
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Default Re: Single or double ply?

ok so if I were to go with double ply which head would give me the best sound?
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:21 AM
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Default Re: Single or double ply?

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ok so if I were to go with double ply which head would give me the best sound?
Evans EQ3 or Remo Powerstroke 4.
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Old 11-11-2008, 02:23 AM
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Default Re: Single or double ply?

Remo PowerSonic. Greatest bass drum batter head ever. (in my opinion) I believe it's a two ply. It's kind of like an Evans EMAD, except the muffling consists of two thin rings of foam on the inside, and a removable pillow thingy on the outside.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:50 AM
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Default Re: Single or double ply?

Heads to try: Evans EQ1, EQ4, EMAD2 (it sounds better than the EMAD, although I'm not a fan of clear heads myself)
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