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Old 09-22-2011, 12:31 AM
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Default Slingerland COB head choices?

I've got a 62-65 Slingerland Krupa snare that I rescued from my parent's attic.
Those of you who have these old COB snares, what is a good all around head choice?
The obvious is coated Ambassadors or maybe Vintage A's, anybody running something different?
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:14 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland COB head choices?

FWIW, I ordered a Black Suede Ambassador and a Black Suede snare side....just to try something a lil different.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:46 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland COB head choices?

Not a choice I hear of everyday mate. Interested in hearing how you find them. I've heard they're a different sound than a standard Amb combo. Be interesting to see by how much.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:44 AM
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I know what it sounds like with coated ambassadors (fantastic), I cleaned this old snare up but the tension rods were shot. For kicks & giggles I ordered a set of black chrome rods and a set of these heads. If it looks cool and sounds like crap....I'll order a set of coated ambs...or another coated Attack, I've been pleased with it on an Acrolite.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:58 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland COB head choices?

I've had Evans G1 Coated over Hazy 300 and it was OK on mine. I had a Fiberskyn Ambassador with an Ambassador snare side and it was nice. My favorite though was probably the coated ambassador batter as this sounds the most like something Buddy or Gene played with. Remo heads really brought out the crispness of the brass, with the Evans it sounded sort of flat and certainly not a distinctive snare. I also have Puresound Custom 16 snares which work fantastic.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: Slingerland COB head choices?

The Black Suede snare side head frightened me....it had a feel that reminded me of gift-wrapping paper. I thought it would be like the paper heads on toy drums.
I was wrong. This is likely THEmost responsive snare side head I have ever used. I like it.

The Black Suede Ambassador has a texture that isn't quite like a coated and not quite a smooth. But, it's black...and looks pretty cool.
Tuned up medium tight, sounds much like you'd think...somewhere between a smooth and a coated ambassador. Except for a "boingy" kind of overtone that was really unpleasant. Almost like thumping a basketball kinda sound. A small piece of moon gel was like magic.
All of the ring is gone, cracks like a whip, and has a rat-tat-tat like a machine gun.

I like 'em.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:20 AM
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Try one of these. From Evans heads.
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