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Old 12-22-2008, 06:41 PM
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Default New heads on a pearl kit?

Alright, I'm needing some new resonant heads. I'm playing an old pearl session series with 10, 12, 13 and 16 inch toms. What I have now is Remo Emperor for the batter, and Remo Diplomats on the resonant side. I'm not really liking how much they ring...especially for recording. I'm looking for a focused sound.
So, what I'm thinking is keeping my Emperors on the batter, then the typical Ambassadors on the resonant side. Or maybe Evans hydraulics on the batter with ambassadors or evans EC2 clears on the resonant? But I think I need to ditch the Diplomats regardless. So, any ideas, or has anyone messed with these heads much? I'd just like to test the waters and get some thoughts before I go out and spend a hundred bucks on heads. Thanks very much.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: New heads on a pearl kit?

The Emperors over the Ambassadors is a classic combination.
Honestly, the ring could be taken out by a little tuning, and if need be, a small piece of moongel on each tom.
I personally like the Emps, so keep them.
The Ambassadors will prob. make your drums resonate more though because it's a little thicker than the diplomat.
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