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Old 06-04-2011, 04:01 AM
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Default Tom Heads, no sustain/overtones

Hey,
I'm looking for new tom heads, and I was wondering what good heads there are with very little sustain (preferably Remo or Evans). Any suggestions for batter/resonant combinations?

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Old 06-04-2011, 07:39 AM
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Default Re: Tom Heads, no sustain/overtones

The deadest head around is the Evans Hydraulic.

...but why?
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:33 PM
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evans hidlaulics on top and bottom
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:41 PM
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Take your old heads and put towels on them.
Don't know what's up with people who want to destroy all overtones and resonace. Kills the drums.
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:43 PM
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Being able to tune is a virtue.

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Old 06-04-2011, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: Tom Heads, no sustain/overtones

The hydraulics aren't really dead, they just lack attack and have a shorter, duller decay. I think a deader head than that would be Aquarian's Performance II.

But when I want a dead sound, I don't change heads, I simply work on damping and tuning. And there's "dead", and then there's "flappy", depends what you're trying to achieve.

Either way, I agree that it should be accomplished through tuning, not head type. Head type matters most when the drum is left wide open for expression, tone, and sustain.

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Old 06-04-2011, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: Tom Heads, no sustain/overtones

Thanks! I also thought maybe the Remo Pinstripes over Emperors?
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