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Old 01-29-2011, 10:31 PM
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Hey guys, As you all know I love to get new gear, and hope this isn't a crappy thread like others!
Anyway, I have a Remo Powerstoke 3 batter head, with a Falam Slam, and a Remo Coated Ambassador on my resonant side (with two 4" O's). The bass sound isn't exactly what I want for it, and its the resonants problem. I played the head without the O's, and didn't like it, I put another one in, and didn't quite get it, then I put the second one in and it sounded perfect!
The bass drum batter head (I've always liked PS3's, so its definitely the resonants problem.
What kind of Remo resonant head would you recommend?
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:44 PM
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... lets get you connected with your technical support representative bobdadruma
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:45 PM
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Hahaha OK!
Any ideas for yourself?
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:47 PM
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... sorry, Im busy right now assisting other forum members
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:41 PM
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OK Joey182, Im back, I can help you

Lets see, "crappy thread"? Yes I can make that happen, but first lets get to the head problem.

You say you tried the front head with and without the O's and with the O's 'in' it sounded "perfect" and now you want to know what kind of front head to get ...................... OK Mr 182, Im sorry again, Im going to have to refer you to your technical service rep bobdadruma, he's more experienced with this sort of request.
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:45 AM
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OK Joey182, Im back, I can help you

Lets see, "crappy thread"? Yes I can make that happen, but first lets get to the head problem.

You say you tried the front head with and without the O's and with the O's 'in' it sounded "perfect" and now you want to know what kind of front head to get ...................... OK Mr 182, Im sorry again, Im going to have to refer you to your technical service rep bobdadruma, he's more experienced with this sort of request.
I mean that it sounded just like what I wanted, but now it doesn't? Not sure why, but it just like lost the Flare!
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When your salt shaker is empty, do you get a new one out or just refill it?

Learn to do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga8Q12mKYxI

Come on mate, didn't we talk about blowing money for the sake of it?
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:58 AM
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When your salt shaker is empty, do you get a new one out or just refill it?

Learn to do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga8Q12mKYxI

Come on mate, didn't we talk about blowing money for the sake of it?
Don't worry PFOG I know how to tune :). Its just not how I want it anymore, and I want to know of Remos GOOD Reso's.
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I think the Evans EQ1 is a great front head.
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I think the Evans EQ1 is a great front head.
I'm a Remo person man! Sorry, but I have heard WONDERFUL things about the Q1's!!!!!
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Whoops, my mistake. EQ3 then...
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I'm a Remo person man! Sorry, but I have heard WONDERFUL things about the Q1's!!!!!
See, there's your problem. It's hard to make suggestions if you're adamant on pigeon holing yourself like that. If you aren't liking the sound that you're getting out of your Remo anymore then you have to be willing to try other things, whether it's an Evans, an Aquarian, or another Remo.

To be totally honest though, without more description of what you don't like about the sound you're getting, no one can really help you.
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From the Office of Florida Tourism:

Joey 182 is not representative of the type of people in Florida. We have a wide diversity of individuals here and yes some of us can think on our feet.
To wit: My bass drum with no holes didn't sound good. With one hole it didn't sound good. With two holes, and I quote, "It sounded perfect." But it no longer does. So it must be the Reso head. Maybe the batter head is worn out causing the drum and the reso head not to sound good. Answer: Replace the Reso head. Oh Boy.

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P.S. this thread has already become crappy. Next.
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From the Office of Florida Tourism:

Joey 182 is not representative of the type of people in Florida. We have a wide diversity of individuals here and yes some of us can think on our feet.
To wit: My bass drum with no holes didn't sound good. With one hole it didn't sound good. With two holes, and I quote, "It sounded perfect." But it no longer does. So it must be the Reso head. Maybe the batter head is worn out causing the drum and the reso head not to sound good. Answer: Replace the Reso head. Oh Boy.

The preceding was an unpaid, unsolicited announcement from the Office of Florida Tourism.

P.S. this thread has already become crappy. Next.
Hahaha! OK! Well The issue is that now its a bit too ringy, and for some unknown reason it just gets more and more ringier! I'm not sure whats happening, because I keep messing with the tuning and nothing helps!
I don't put stuff in my bass drum, so Thats out of the question!
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Replace the Batter. It's worn out. If you like Remo PS3, get a new PS3.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:14 AM
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Why don't you buy the head you want and what sounds good. You don't have to be "A Remo guy". Thats just stupid. Personally I think Evans is better. Have you ever tried Evans????
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:06 AM
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Why don't you buy the head you want and what sounds good. You don't have to be "A Remo guy". Thats just stupid. Personally I think Evans is better. Have you ever tried Evans????
Yes, I have tried the EQ2's, EQ1's, EMAD's, and didn't like them like I like Remo's.
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If the heads are not damaged and they sounded good to you before, just re-tune the heads. Some of the tension rods do sometimes loosen a bit while playing and this will gradually affect your bass drum's sound. You probably really don't need two holes in your head. I can't see how 8 inches of holes can make any drum sound better.

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Have you got a metronome yet?
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Try Powerstroke 3 heads batter and reso. With no holes ... and nothing in the kick.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:34 PM
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Yes I do! Why do you ask?

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I will try that my next time at Guitar Center. Lets experiment a bit!
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Put a shirt up against it and tune it at close to a medium tension. That might fix your problem
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I fixed it! The t-shirt against the head didn't quite work. I did a small towel, and it sounds wayyy better.
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Yes, I have tried the EQ2's, EQ1's, EMAD's, and didn't like them like I like Remo's.
Didn't like an EMAD? Ok, I think you're the first.
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Didn't like an EMAD? Ok, I think you're the first.
Hahaha, my friends call me crazy for it, but nope. I didn't like the EMAD. Nor the PowerSonic. They copied the EMAD.
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I fixed it! The t-shirt against the head didn't quite work. I did a small towel, and it sounds wayyy better.
My pleasure to help lol
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If you want a more punchier sound, I lighter weight head will to the trick... maybe a diplomat, which is lighter than the ambassador. Bob Gatzen does a GREAT video on youtube about reso heads and getting the sound you want. I know hes an evans guy, but the advice is the same!
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:04 AM
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If you want a more punchier sound, I lighter weight head will to the trick... maybe a diplomat, which is lighter than the ambassador. Bob Gatzen does a GREAT video on youtube about reso heads and getting the sound you want. I know hes an evans guy, but the advice is the same!
I dig into the bass when I hit (I know).
Will the Diplomats last?
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I dig into the bass when I hit (I know).
Will the Diplomats last?
My understanding was you were using this head as a reso. I was saying to replace your ambassador with the diplomat. so keep you PS3, and I don't think you digging into the bass drum will affect to reso head that much.

Heres that reso head video I was talking about
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My understanding was you were using this head as a reso. I was saying to replace your ambassador with the diplomat. so keep you PS3, and I don't think you digging into the bass drum will affect to reso head that much.

Heres that reso head video I was talking about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2ibBol23hs
I thought you were talking about batters! Sorry!
I'll get some other opinions on bass. But that seems like a good idea! Thanks!
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