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Old 07-14-2013, 04:06 AM
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Hello all
Well, to make a very boring story short, I ended up replacing my emad2 this morning due to a crack that formed between the layers, probably because of my very heavy foot and wooden beater experiment. Just a few minutes ago, I noticed two fresh dents. I forgot to rotate the beater back to felt so I'm a little annoyed with myself to say the least. Also, I made darn sure that the beater was striking flat and not angled. Should I try a few extra aftermarket patches, live with it and see how it holds up or just replace it and chalk it up to a life lesson. As always, your humble servant, Jeff
P.S. My last head that I broke was in 1984.......
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:40 AM
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For the price, adding a new beater patch might be worth a try.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:13 AM
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For the price, adding a new beater patch might be worth a try.
The price of the patches or wrath cast upon me by my dear Wife? I better shut up and try the patches......
Thanks Terrence.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:40 AM
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When I first tried a wooden beater another drummer warned me that heads don't last long with wooden beaters. He was right.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:35 AM
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I had never used any patches before about two weeks ago. I play double pedal using a DW 9002 series. I don't play with the plastic hitting the head, at least not yet. But I figured that a little extra protection might save me a headache at a gig sometime.

I use a Remo FALAM Slam patch. Looking at the different products out there, I decided to go with this one because I had heard it before and liked the way it sounded on another bass drum. It sounds a little punchy to my ears. And, I was not a HUGE patch. It is just the right size to do the job. It is not too or much of a tone suck either.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:02 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll be picking up one of the remo kevlar patches today. Take care, Jeff
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:42 PM
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http://www.evansdrumheads.com/EvProd...name=AF_Patch_

I just installed these and I really don't think I'll ever need to replace that head again!!!! I actually hear a much more defined attack thus eliminating all thought on wood beaters. Also, I can totally unload a few rounds into my bass drum as its now wearing body armour!
Its strength comes from Aramid Fiber and has these qualities taken from Wikipedia:

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:26 PM
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@Jspitza-

The AF Patch is exactly what I would recommend. Glad to hear it's working out for you.

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Old 07-15-2013, 06:56 PM
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It sounds like its a very good product. Maybe I should look into it. What is the usual going price for it?
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:14 PM
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Hi Terrence:
It is a fantastic product and I paid around $10.00 for a package that contains two separate patches. Even with the dents I made, I have full confidence that I'll have get plenty of mileage from these......Once again thank you and thank you EVANS!!!!! If you guys made breakfast sausage, I'd buy it!!!! Jeff
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