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Old 04-26-2010, 04:52 PM
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Default The Best Heads

hi guys,

im looking to buy some new heads for my toms. at the moment i've got Aquarian Performance II's on, which i believe are more suited to playing metal (what i used to play). However, i've had the skins for quite some time, and they're pretty knackered now. With my current band i play more rock and alternative, so what heads would you recommend?

I've been looking at getting some Remo Coated Emporer's. what do you reckon?

the tom sizes are 10 12 and 16, and they're wood shells.

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Old 04-26-2010, 05:35 PM
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They will do the job and some. RCE's are widely used for rock/alternative.
Match em up with clear ambassador's for reso and you have a nice combination.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:50 PM
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If you are switching from Aquarian to Remo you may be surprised at how short they last compared to your Aquarians. In my experience, they last MUCH longer and sound better. I switched from Remo to Aquarian a few years ago and couldn't be more pleased. Their customer service is top-notch too.
If you're looking at 2-ply heads, try the Response 2 or Super 2s.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:57 AM
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I too play rock/alternative another brand you may want to check out is ATTACK. I recently put some Terry Bozzio sig series snare drum pack on my snare. My snare never sounded so good. Mind you the snare is nothing special it's the one that came with my Mapex Mars series kit about 7 or 8 years ago. But I am very impressed with the sound and quality of these heads. I had a sales rep that swore Attacks coating last longer than anyone else's. After about 4 months of semi daily playing I cannot get over how well the coating has held up. I do believe that guy may have just been right. T
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:41 AM
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At the moment I'm using clear Evans EC2 batters and clear Remo Ambassador resos on my toms. The sound is very thick but sings beautifully at the same time: check it out!
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:37 PM
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At the moment I'm using clear Evans EQ2 batters and clear Remo Ambassador resos on my toms. The sound is very thick but sings beautifully at the same time: check it out!
You mean EC 2's ?? ...........
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You mean EC 2s?
Oh, shoot. Yes.
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:46 PM
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Gotta love the EC2's, don't think I will go any other route again. I've tried Remo and Attack as well, but Evans heads just seem to last longer and have a better sound for what I'm looking for. I do play heavier music, but I do on ocasion use my kit for church gigs and even with Promark "hot-rods" I get a nice full sound out of them.
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Old 05-16-2010, 02:26 AM
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I too play rock/alternative another brand you may want to check out is ATTACK. I recently put some Terry Bozzio sig series snare drum pack on my snare. My snare never sounded so good. Mind you the snare is nothing special it's the one that came with my Mapex Mars series kit about 7 or 8 years ago. But I am very impressed with the sound and quality of these heads. I had a sales rep that swore Attacks coating last longer than anyone else's. After about 4 months of semi daily playing I cannot get over how well the coating has held up. I do believe that guy may have just been right. T
i've used nothing but ATTACK heads exclusively since 1992. i love 'em. the tone is there and they are extremely durable and hold their tone. plus the coating on them is the best of any coated head i've tried.

regular coated ATTACK series heads on the toms, clear ATTACK on the kick and usually a coated Bozzio head on the snare.
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