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Old 01-09-2012, 10:38 AM
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What do you prefer: White or black bass drum resonante head?



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Old 01-09-2012, 11:24 AM
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White, always white. Black looks bad in a 1980's kind of way and ruins the look of any bass drum.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:26 AM
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I wouldn't say "ruin" (depends on the colour of the kit, doesn't it), but in this case I'd prefer the white head. But it's YOU who should decide. And is it that important anyway?
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:27 AM
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White.
How can you even be thinking of a black.
Fiberskyn is also allowed.
But if you're going to puta nice logo on it (like Steve Jordan), black heads could be allowed. Could. Maybe.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:08 PM
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For me, it'd be white for sure for that particular kit. It just instantly looked best to me.
I saw another thread where you asked about the colour of snare to buy.
No offense but it really seems true that kids have lost the ability to make their own decisions these days and must be told what to like, just like the media tell people what clothes, music and even which people to like.
It really is your own decision. As an individual with your own thoughts and taste, which do you like the look of best?
Sorry rant over ;-)
Not that I'm much better at making decisions, haha!
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:54 PM
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For this particular case, i`d say both work, but i`d choose white.
It really is a metter of taste and what suits the finish of the kit. For my black wrap kit, i always wanted a white reso head. It just looks a lot more classy, and it goes well in contrast to the kit.
A good example of what I`d like with a black reso head would be a natural finish kit (especially those of lighter shades) with black hardware. Contrasting always works. Here`s an example of what I mean,althrough it is not a bass drum.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:36 PM
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With that particular finish, it would have to be the white resonant head for me.

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Old 01-09-2012, 03:21 PM
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With my Sonors, which are faded Gloss White, I use white. Black looks funky. For my "new to me" Imperialstar with the gunmetal finish, the black looks decent. Like everyone said, its a matter of personal preference. However YOU think YOU should make it look.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:39 PM
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White or Fiberskyn is my choice
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:55 PM
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White, always white. Black looks bad in a 1980's kind of way and ruins the look of any bass drum.
Whatever!

Anyways, back to reality. Use what you like. Me, I would put a fibreskyn on that bass drum
Would look very classy.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:27 PM
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Whatever!

Anyways, back to reality. Use what you like. Me, I would put a fibreskyn on that bass drum
Would look very classy.
+1, I love how Fibreskyn looks on the front of a bass drum.

However, at a recent gig there was a house kit with no hole in the front head. I saw the sound guy undo the front head of the bass drum, stick a mic inside, and then jam it shut again with the wire trapped and he somehow did it back up again. As a drummer and ex-sound engineer, I was gob-smacked.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:51 PM
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Yes but, but, but, have you seen the Jojo DVD or extracts with his gross black reso head.

Yum, you can see it bellowing out when he kicks and that is uber-cool. It makes the kit look alive.

Sorry guys, black is this seasons colour. : )

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Old 01-09-2012, 06:54 PM
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Yes but, but, but, have you seen the Jojo DVD or extracts with his gross black reso head.

Yum, you can see it bellowing out when he kicks and that is uber-cool. It makes the kit look alive.

Sorry guys, black is this seasons colour. : )

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You are right about the season, and colour thing. I know it applies to shoes, does it carry over to bass heads? :)
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:56 PM
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White, always white. Black looks bad in a 1980's kind of way and ruins the look of any bass drum.
That's kinda dumb. White looks stupid on lots of dark color kits. I have a kit that is red to black fade lacquer. A white front head would just look off.

On a blonde color drumset like the one in the OP, I'd go white, though.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:07 PM
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I prefer black. My Gretsch kit has white, and my Pearl kit has black. Eventually, both will have black. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: White or black bass drum resonante head?

Once you go black, you'll never go back...

It depends on the color of the kit. my blonde Slingerlands had a white one, my red Rockstars and gun metal Imperialstars had black. My current Pearl set is getting wrapped in white, so of course I'm going black. But if I got something in Sparkle blue, then I would go white or fiberskin. No doubt about it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: White or black bass drum resonante head?

Clear looks pretty cool, too. I have two kicks, one white reso, the other black. I have a hard time deciding which I like better, too. I might go back to clear, which I used for several years until not long ago. As a drummer, I like being able to see the kick pedal in action on other peoples' kits, so why not mine?
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:48 PM
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Default Re: White or black bass drum resonante head?

My mapex meridian maple stock head is a white coated head. I think it looks classy. I'm really digging the sound I'm getting from it and wonder how much the coating has to do with it. Do they make a coated black resonant?
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:52 PM
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I say white, I actually hate black heads unless your going to have some custom heads done with some kind of image.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:58 PM
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I say white, I actually hate black heads unless your going to have some custom heads done with some kind of image.
Is this OK?

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Old 01-09-2012, 10:59 PM
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If you have a black kit or a black fade i'd say a black reso head but anything else I like white reso heads that's just my opinion of course, drums are very personal It's what you like that matters.

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Old 01-09-2012, 11:06 PM
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Somebody here has a killer looking Ludwig kit with blue sparkle and blonde hoops using a white bass drum head. The combo looks so right. If you're out there please post another pic!
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:17 PM
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Default Re: White or black bass drum resonante head?

I prefer a White front head. I've had Black and White, and I always just go back to the White one.

My kits are Black, Black glass glitter, and Red Sparkle and the White looks great on all of them.

The White Saturn finish with Black Nickle hardware looks better with Black though.
With Chrome fittings, a White head might look pretty cool.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:30 PM
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I prefer a White front head. I've had Black and White, and I always just go back to the White one.

My kits are Black, Black glass glitter, and Red Sparkle and the White looks great on all of them.

The White Saturn finish with Black Nickle hardware looks better with Black though.
With Chrome fittings, a White head might look pretty cool.
Thanks Karl. I can always count on you to make me feel good. :) Where the heck have you been. Don't leave me here alone with these animals. :)
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:31 PM
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Black for me.

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Old 01-09-2012, 11:49 PM
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Don't leave me here alone with these animals. :)
Hey I resemble that remark!
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:55 PM
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You have been kind of quite too lately.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:43 AM
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I like the Black head on the Tama too.
It must be one of those "I like it more when I see it on other people's kits.." things.

My rehearsal kit has a Black head on it, and looks good and all, but, I'd prefer the White one back on it for some reason. I don't really know why, maybe I'm just more "traditional" or something?

Here's a pic of most of the Black kit thrown together in my work room:



This is the 18x26 and the 16x26 is sitting behind it. I know, I know, I use all these panzy bass drums, but I kinda like 'em.

My Hammered 402 in the back with those POS ugly Imperial lugs too ;-)
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:50 AM
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I like the Black head on the Tama too.
It must be one of those "I like it more when I see it on other people's kits.." things.

My rehearsal kit has a Black head on it, and looks good and all, but, I'd prefer the White one back on it for some reason. I don't really know why, maybe I'm just more "traditional" or something?

Here's a pic of most of the Black kit thrown together in my work room:



This is the 18x26 and the 16x26 is sitting behind it. I know, I know, I use all these panzy bass drums, but I kinda like 'em.

My Hammered 402 in the back with those POS ugly Imperial lugs too ;-)
They still make those lugs? :)
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:10 AM
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They still make those lugs? :)
Yeah, I got stuck with them.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:37 AM
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It depends on the kit for me. The color of the finish alone isn't always enough to decide the issue. My kit is White Marine Pearl and I opted for the smooth white (with the vintage Ludwig script). But on Sticks' Arctic White kit, I prefer the black, I think because of the way it fits with the hardware. It's all about contrast and complement.

Tough call on the Yamaha kit in the OP, though. I can't decide. They both look good to me. I guess if you held a gun to my head, I'd go with black. For some reason, at least to me, black resos seem right for Yamaha bass drums. Not sure why.
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Hey KC & Sticks both of you have great looking kits IMO it kinda of a toss up some kits look great with black heads & some look great with white heads.

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Old 01-10-2012, 04:50 AM
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white (coated logo/reso head on,y, not the smooth/glossy white) or fiberskin for sure.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:57 AM
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Only in this case white...usually I prefer black if the finish is a light colour.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:00 AM
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White, always white. Black looks bad in a 1980's kind of way and ruins the look of any bass drum.
Hey guys, no offense intended with my above comment/reply. I thought it was understood that, of course, I don't make the rules, and that the above is simply my opinion. No need to take anything personally. I'll throw in an IMHO in the future :-).
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:28 AM
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Thanks for all your answers!

It confirmes my first choice: white

Now, have to wait up to 6 months :(
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