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Old 09-18-2009, 09:05 AM
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Default What kind of heads do i use for the hot garage?

I usually use remo. just cause i know they sound great. but what exact heads should i be using for my drums in the garage? in the summer its gotten into the triple digit weather and it gets pretty cooooold in the winter. ive been using the white coated heads. does that make them any better than the regular see threw heads? is there a specific head i should be using? and are u suposto use different heads for the bottom? im gonna replace all my heads soon so i wanna make sure i get the right ones. any help would good thanks.

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Old 09-18-2009, 10:31 AM
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Plastic heads don't have the same reaction to heat and cold that old-style animal skin had. They don't vary pitch widely in different temperatures. In fact, unless your playing environment changes temperature radically quickly, nothing on your set should be too badly affected by any temperature extreme. Just don't touch your tongue to your cymbal stands in winter.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:36 PM
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Yeah, just adjust your tuning when the climate changes. Although that may be a good time to change heads as well. You can stick with the same ones you use, but it'd be a good idea to swap them out for a new fresh set when it's hotter or colder.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:36 AM
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:54 AM
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Default Re: What kind of heads do i use for the hot garage?

OUCH..your poor drums. Move them into the house and they will love you for it.

I would not worry about the heads as much as the drums.

All the temp and humidity changes will eventually make those drums way out of round and impossible to tune.

Even if you can't play in the house, I would suggest storing the kit indoors and then just setting them up for practice in the garage only when you are playing on them.

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Old 09-30-2009, 03:26 AM
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Default Re: What kind of heads do i use for the hot garage?

Install a portable air conditioner/heater in the garage. Insulate the walls of the garage and also the ceiling if it isn't under your house. You can also insulate the pull up door. You can also build a small room inside your garage and AC/Heat it.
Here is a link. http://www.nextag.com/air-conditione...able/shop-html
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:00 AM
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OUCH..your poor drums. Move them into the house and they will love you for it.

I would not worry about the heads as much as the drums.

All the temp and humidity changes will eventually make those drums way out of round and impossible to tune.

Even if you can't play in the house, I would suggest storing the kit indoors and then just setting them up for practice in the garage only when you are playing on them.

my 2 cents.

oh dang didnt know that. can it damage anything else? like cymbals or anything?
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:47 AM
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oh dang didnt know that. can it damage anything else? like cymbals or anything?
Cymbals won't really be damaged, yet wood generally does not react well to high heat and humidity (could cause warping). Heads are ok, though as you are experiencing the plastic stretches easier, thus you are probably losing tuning as the heat will cause a lowering of the tonality of the head.

Cymbals are fine up to quite a few hundred of degrees... then they melt depending on the metallurgy.
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