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Old 03-03-2010, 04:40 AM
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ATM I have Remo pinstripes (and Emperor X snare) heads on my drums, and just tried drumming with shirts on top of all the drums.

I loved the dead sound it gave, but it was pretty quiet...

Are there any heads that will give a similar dead sound?
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: Heads sounding like theyre covered

Closest thing I can think of would be pulling off your reso's and using a Remo CS Dot with some additional muffling via moongel's or whatever tape / kleenex / whatever combination to further cut overtones.

(ps - anyone know if you can still get dots on top? a quick look at the Remo site had CS dots listed as being underneath...)
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:29 PM
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ATM I have Remo pinstripes (and Emperor X snare) heads on my drums, and just tried drumming with shirts on top of all the drums.

I loved the dead sound it gave, but it was pretty quiet...

Are there any heads that will give a similar dead sound?
This is the head for you. i also use them. Aquarian Performance 2's.. Have a look.

http://www.aquariandrumheads.com/pro...ance-ii-series
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:36 PM
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Closest thing I can think of would be pulling off your reso's and using a Remo CS Dot with some additional muffling via moongel's or whatever tape / kleenex / whatever combination to further cut overtones.

(ps - anyone know if you can still get dots on top? a quick look at the Remo site had CS dots listed as being underneath...)
yes. You can get Remo Clear C.S Black Dots

http://www.remo.com/portal/products/...led_sound.html
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:55 AM
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Evans Hydraulic heads would probably be the most dead sounding of heads. They are double ply with oil inside. The Aquarian Performance II are in that area too, double ply with dampening ring.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:05 AM
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I sometimes record with the Performance II's. I also use the Studio-X's also by Aquarian.
These heads are almost like the cloth-over dampening sound. I also use a cloth on my snare sometimes. I started doing it years ago for practice and I liked the sound.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:29 PM
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Evans Hydraulic heads would probably be the most dead sounding of heads. They are double ply with oil inside. The Aquarian Performance II are in that area too, double ply with dampening ring.
Aquarian Performance 2's don't get their sound from a " dampening ring" They don't have a dampening ring. What you are referring to is just an ink ring for looks.

Performance II™:

A clear, two ply head manufactured with Aquarian’s Vacuum Process™ which eliminates air bubbles and wrinkles between the two plies. Remember that big, fat, low tom tom sound you heard on the classic rock and roll records? The sound that you could never get on your own? Now you can! Performance II™ drumheads were designed for “loose” tuning to get the depth and punch with no “over-ring”. This drumhead is sealed around the edge to create that really deep sound on the tom toms.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:09 AM
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Ok cheers, I'll give them a go!
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:30 AM
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Yeah, remove your reso heads!
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