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Old 01-20-2010, 04:41 PM
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Default Floor tom head suggestions

Hi, I have a Tama Rockstar kit with a 14" diameter 6-lug floor tom. No matter what I try I can't get the floor tom to sound good, either with the original tama heads or with a Remo Pinstripe clear batter.

I'm looking for a deep, very bassey sound with as little tone as possible, any suggestions for heads?
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:41 PM
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Emperor or G2 on top and bottom. Coated for less attack and less overtones.
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:38 AM
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Have you tried Evans hydraulic heads they have a pretty muffled sound and if you tune the reso to the same pitch as the batter, that might give you the sound your looking for.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:03 AM
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Emperor or G2 on top and bottom. Coated for less attack and less overtones.
He's right about this one; I used a clear Emperor on my Yamaha 14 inch 6-lug floor tom, and it sounded good (Coated Emperor batter/coated Ambassador reso works well too). For some reason, it can be difficult to get a good sound out of 14 inch floor toms with only 6 lugs. Just keep making adjustments until you find the sound you're looking for.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:18 AM
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Hi, I have a Tama Rockstar kit with a 14" diameter 6-lug floor tom. No matter what I try I can't get the floor tom to sound good, either with the original tama heads or with a Remo Pinstripe clear batter.

I'm looking for a deep, very bassey sound with as little tone as possible, any suggestions for heads?
AS little tone as possible? Not sure why you would want that but an Evans Hydraulic will give it to you .
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:41 PM
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Emperor or G2 on top and bottom. Coated for less attack and less overtones.
Yup, totaly agree. I think this was discussed in another thread. Two ply heads used as a reso will give you the sound you're looking for.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:31 PM
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It's true, here's an email I received from Evans regarding this situation,...I was using EC2s as batters at the time .....


Jeff,

Your heard right. G2 Clears on the bottom of your 14” and 16” will focus the fundamental pitch and reduce higher frequencies. The drums won’t necessarily sound “bigger”, but they will sound deeper with enhanced attack characteristics.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:29 PM
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I've been using the combination of Evans G2 clear batter heads over G1 clear resonant heads for about three years now on most of my kits. I recently got another compliment from the producer at the studio that I was sending an ISDN feed to asking if I was using an 18" floor tom, he couldn't believe the largest tom in my studio was a 16" x 16". Most of the intricacies of the sound you get from your drums is from the way they are tuned, next are the types of shells and heads you choose to use.

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