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Old 06-17-2011, 04:21 PM
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Hi Folks,

I'm piecing together a vintage Dynasonic snare and I'm contemplating heads. Has anyone had experience with a Fiberskyn head on a snare? I understand they're going for that vintage sound with these but are they going to be as sensitive and responsive as a traditional head?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 06-17-2011, 04:29 PM
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John

I use to have that skin when they first came out (YEARS AGOOOO), did not know they were still making them???

It was a very rough, thick skin and very dead as I remember it. The new one might be different if they changed it in any way.

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Old 06-17-2011, 04:29 PM
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I have used them on Snares for my Jazz gigs and liked them. I still prefer a coated Ambassador head when using brushes though. I absolutely love them on toms! Nice warm sound.

I did go with a Diplomat weight head on the snare for more rebound ala Steve Smith.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: Anyone tried Fibersyn on a snare

Thanks for the replies. Yes, it's the rebound I'm most concerned with. If these are meant to mimic rawhide heads, I'm afraid they'll have a dead feeling.

I'll prob stick with the good old coated Ambassador. Thanks again.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Anyone tried Fibersyn on a snare

I realize its Steve Smith playing and all but the Fyberskin Diplomat he is using on his main snare is damn good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpJh46j0cSY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAKjrbEoEnw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_T4YXhnveA
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I realize its Steve Smith playing and all but the Fyberskin Diplomat he is using on his main snare is damn good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpJh46j0cSY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAKjrbEoEnw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_T4YXhnveA
His snare sounds amazing. But then again, Steve Smith could play on dog poo and it would still sound better than anything I could do.
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:08 PM
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His snare sounds amazing. But then again, Steve Smith could play on dog poo and it would still sound better than anything I could do.
I'm confident I could make Steve Smith's drumset sound like dog poo.
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I want to like Fiberskyns. Honest.

Likes:

* Warm sound similar to calfskin. Nice on brass drums.
* Immediately ready for brush playing without 'breaking in'


Dislikes:

* Delamination/bubbling (most common complaint I've heard).
* Can't get the same 'crack' out of it as a coated head

These were the problems I experienced when they first came out and when I currently retried them again. This was with the Ambassador weight head. I'd try the Dip if the delamination wasn't an issue


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Old 06-17-2011, 11:38 PM
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Too hard to tune. Try Skyntone
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I used to use the Fiberskyn heads but the delamination became too much of an issue.

I switched to the Aquarian Modern Vintage heads a few years ago. The coating lasts and lasts and I think the sound is much better.

If you go with the Fiberskyns, keep in mind the laminate adds a fairly thick layer. So if you normally use an Ambassador weight, try the Fiberskyn Diplomat.
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I had a Fiberskyn head on a Pearl 6.5x14 brass FF. Sounded great. Nice chime-y ring to it. There WAS a tiny spot where the... uhhh, fiber-y part was coming up, but it never affected the sound, and never got worse. Don't know how it got there, as I bought it used.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:15 AM
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I used a Fiberskyn head to 'tame' a brass piccolo I used to have. It gave it quite a unique, 'non-piccolo' sound that most people seemed to like. It was my go-to sound until I grew out of it.
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