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Old 05-26-2009, 05:50 AM
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Yep..Whatever you do don't try Perfromance 2's . They sound like hell on those drums. I have the same set as you do and I tried it. They were totally lifeless. If you ever want to keep the noise down, then by all means, try them. I have them on my Ddrum Dominators and they sound great for what I do. They have what I would describe as a tribal sound. They are low and deep and despite what some others say, they sustain and have good volume. This is because the drums are maple and big in size.When I hit both of my floor toms, I can feel it in my chest.
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:01 AM
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Yep..Whatever you do don't try Perfromance 2's . They sound like hell on those drums. I have the same set as you do and I tried it. They were totally lifeless. If you ever want to keep the noise down, then by all means, try them. I have them on my Ddrum Dominators and they sound great for what I do. They have what I would describe as a tribal sound. They are low and deep and despite what some others say, they sustain and have good volume. This is because the drums are maple and big in size.When I hit both of my floor toms, I can feel it in my chest.
I can feel the rumble from across the room sitting in a chair.
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Old 05-26-2009, 05:41 PM
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great, well now im all nervous about getting those clear pinstripes...

Does anyone know what the Evans (clear!) equivalent of a pinstripe would be?
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:25 PM
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great, well now im all nervous about getting those clear pinstripes...

Does anyone know what the Evans (clear!) equivalent of a pinstripe would be?
Don't be nervous about Pinstripes, just be sure to tap test every single one you're considering buying. Even then there's no guarantee they'll sound good, but you have a fair shot at it.

Or, get the Evans EC2 Clear, which is 100% consistent (in my experience) and what a perfect Pinstripe would sound like. It's Evans' best-selling head, and for good reason.

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Old 05-26-2009, 07:00 PM
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Don't be nervous about Pinstripes, just be sure to tap test every single one you're considering buying. even then there's no guarantee they'll sound good, but you have a god shot at it.

Or, get the Evans EC2 Clear, which is 100% consistent (in my experience) and what a perfect Pinstripe would sound like. It's Evans' best-selling head, and for good reason.

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i can get 3 pinstripe tom heads and an emperor-x batter for $40, or i could get those same heads, except ec2s, for around $70

i think i'll just tap-test them lol

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Old 05-26-2009, 07:29 PM
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great, well now im all nervous about getting those clear pinstripes...

Does anyone know what the Evans (clear!) equivalent of a pinstripe would be?
EC2's are very similar to pinstripes
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:57 AM
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It sounds to me from Bermuda's commentary that Remo's quality control issues mainly occur with their 2-ply heads, and not single-ply ambassadors. Has anyone had any bad luck with ambassadors or Remo's FiberSkyn 3 heads?

I just ordered a whole lot of FiberSkyns for batters and clear ambassadors for resonant heads today. I hope I'm not in trouble; I haven't had issues with Remo in the past, but you guys have a habit of making a guy worry. :)

I'll tell you the results of my "tap tests" as well as how that compares to how they sound tuned onto the drums after they arrive.

I use clear Ambassadors on the toms (both sides) and have had no problems. I play anywhere from 4-6 times a week. As far as Robert Smith goes, two words - who cares?

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I wanted to come back and revisit this post as I am certain that Robert Smith has a point. However, there is a growing phenomenon by "frontmen" to tell drummers what equipment they should be using.

One artist I was backing, bragged that he was going to get me some endorsements. "Great!" I thought. Then, after I told him that preferred Remo, about two weeks later, he came to and said he knew a guy who does Evans endorsements and those were the heads he (the Aritst) wanted me to use. The endorsement deal was a cost type of deal and definitely not a free sort of thing. If I am going to be paying for drumheads, I might as well use what I prefer, instead of a brand which I don't care for the sound of. And this is what the endorsement should be - using what you like the sound of and not merely what you got for free. This is something known as integrity as I wasn't interested in the Evans heads even for free. But here it was; a singer/guitar player telling me what to use as far as equipment. Has this happened to any of you? By the way, this artist never materialized as a viable, marketable act because of his big mouth and bad attitude.

Another band, the leader kept insisting that I use a four piece drumkit instead of a five. As the drummer of a variety band, I was called on to replicate the drumparts for songs such as Journey's Separate Ways, Don't Stop Believing, Springfield's Jessie's Girl along with many other songs on which the drumkit consisted of more than two toms. I neglected to point out to him that most of the songs we played didn't have five strings on the bass guitar. And many of these songs didn't have bass guitar solos. Again, has this happened to any of you?

So you have my explanation for the above post; I have grown weary of the frontman thinking that he knows everything about everything just because he has a microphone in front of his mouth. And this means he can tell everyone in the band what to do.


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