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Old 07-18-2011, 04:39 AM
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Default Coated and Resonant heads for a Mapex Meridan Birch

I just recently got a new kit, and have been out of the drum scene for close to 14 years.
Im looking for a head setup for it. At the moment it came with Remo clear emperors. I like the sound and the feel a lot, but am wanting to go the coated head route. What are your opinions on a good set up top and bottom. doesn't have to be Remo. For the snare is the Evans dry a good setup?
I play mainly New/Classic Rock.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:44 AM
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Default Re: Coated and Resonant heads for a Mapex Meridan Birch

I have seen and heard great success with Evans G2 coated on top and Evans G1 Clear on bottom.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:40 AM
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I have seen and heard great success with Evans G2 coated on top and Evans G1 Clear on bottom.
Well, I was going to say Coated Emperor over Ambassadors, which is pretty much the same thing.

I've had my Meridian Birch for about 6 months now and lately I'm feeling I finally got to the point where I got the right "sweet spot" tuning for this head combo and this kit, and man, it sounds absolutely delicious. So resonant, round, lively and full.. Really, lately, everytime I play them I feel amazed at how good they sound!!

Anyway, this is a good ol' proven head combo, but there are also other good ones.

Cheers!
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:14 AM
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I've used several head combos on my Meridian Birch kit, and honestly every one of them sounded great. Different, but great.

EC2 over EC Reso - Deep, fat, and controlled, but punchy. This is my go-to set up for a clean and clear "rock" sound.

Strata 1000 top and bottom - Warm, with a nice midrange tone, but keeping some clarity. In between a clear and coated G1.

Aquarian Modern Vintage top and bottom - Warm, fat, dark, and very tubby when tuned low. When tuned up higher that combo has a nice dry and sweet sound perfect for jazz. These are the heads I play about 90% of the time.

Bass Drum is a Super Kick II or EQ2 batter with an EQ1 resonant.

Snare drum is usually an Aquarian Modern Vintage, but I just switched to a Remo Skyntone and it might just be my favorite snare head.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:13 PM
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Default Re: Coated and Resonant heads for a Mapex Meridan Birch

Thanks guys, i think i have an idea on what will work now..
Any snare suggestions?
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Default Re: Coated and Resonant heads for a Mapex Meridan Birch

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Thanks guys, i think i have an idea on what will work now..
Any snare suggestions?
My Meridian Birch snare (14"x6,5") was a bit of a rebel.. lots of snare buzz and kinda hard to tune. It sounded its best with an Evans ST Dry, which is a double-ply, rather thick head and very dry of course. Other than that, Coated Ambassadors/G1s or Emperors/G2s sound great on almost any snare.

Cheers.

(I traded that snare a while ago, that's why the past tense)
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:40 AM
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My Meridian Birch snare (14"x6,5") was a bit of a rebel.. lots of snare buzz and kinda hard to tune. It sounded its best with an Evans ST Dry, which is a double-ply, rather thick head and very dry of course. Other than that, Coated Ambassadors/G1s or Emperors/G2s sound great on almost any snare.

Cheers.

(I traded that snare a while ago, that's why the past tense)
Dealing with the snare buzz now.. gonna give the ST dry a shot
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