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Old 08-07-2009, 07:02 PM
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Anyone have ideas for heads on my set?

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:58 AM
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Default Re: Heads for Mapex Pro-M Set?

The best sounding and feeling heads I've had on mine are Remo Ambassadors. It's up to you whether you want clear or coated. Fiberskyns also sound wonderful. I've got Aquarian and Evans heads on it now and they sound nowhere near as good as the Remos. Depending on what sizes you have can matter too. For example I loved the Fiberskyn Ambassadors but they were a bit muffled on my 10 and 12 toms. Probably the worst heads I've had on it were Evans EC2 and G2 Coated as they sounded like plastic and paper.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:46 AM
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Default Re: Heads for Mapex Pro-M Set?

could you tell us what sound you are after, because there is no "perfect" set of heads for any particular kit or configuration, there are so many heads and even more ways to tune them, so for starters - what style of music do you play?
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:08 AM
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The white suede ambassadors work well on the Mapex shells. I love them on ,y M Birch kit
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:43 PM
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I play good ol' Rock N' Roll. Heavier at sometimes, but never metal-like. Right now I still have stock Mapex heads on these things. HA. My toms are 10" 12" 14" 16" and a 14" snare.

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Old 08-14-2009, 08:05 PM
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Default Re: Heads for Mapex Pro-M Set?

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You can't go wrong with clear Emps for batters and clear Ambs for resos.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:47 PM
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Default Re: Heads for Mapex Pro-M Set?

I suggest Evans Coated G2's over Clear G1's.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Heads for Mapex Pro-M Set?

long live good 'ol rock! seems to me 'big and fat' would be the sound then...

i'd try G2 coated on the snare* and tom's, and a proper resonant head - the G1 Clear's as a resonant head ruin fine tuning imo, and the EQ4 on the bass, lot's of boom...

the EmporerX snare ( i'm playing this now and love the sound! ) and Clear Pinstripe's with Diplomat reso's on the tom's along with the PS3 on bass should also sound good....

good luck!

***yes, i said G2 Coated on the snare, no typo here - it sound great, only a little darker than a G1, which suits rock better anyway and the head will last 2 months instead of two weeks under a heavy hitter...
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:49 AM
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Default Re: Heads for Mapex Pro-M Set?

i use single ply coated heads on my Pro M kit. i think that type of head makes it "sing", but then again it depends on what type of sound YOU are looking for.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:09 AM
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Default Re: Heads for Mapex Pro-M Set?

2ply clear on top , and one ply clear on bottom ( if you want to add a little more warm , you can use a coated head for reso)

I have use this head combo for a long time , and I this is the most versatile for rock applications .

I have used , remo , evans , and rmv , and they are all about the same quality . so choose whatever you want
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Try some Smooth Emperors on the tops and clear ambassadors for the resos.
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