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Old 01-27-2012, 10:10 PM
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Coated Pinstripe for a 22" Yamaha maple MCA. I'll be playing rock. These are my choices.
What would you guys choose?

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:09 AM
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Powerstroke 3 clear.
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:52 AM
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Remo PS3. If not that an EMAD2.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:35 AM
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Out of those two, Emperor. But I prefer single ply on my kick so PS3 or equivalent
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:39 AM
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I also like a single ply head, so I've been using Evans EQ4 batter heads for the last two and a half years on my Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute bass drum. If I had to make a choice of the two you mention, it would have to be an Emperor just because I don't care much for the Pinstripe series of heads.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:07 AM
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I prefer a 2 ply on my kick, mainly for durability. I play alot and I want that assurance of 2 ply. What do you like about the PS3? What do you not like about the pinstripes?
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:15 PM
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I prefer a 2 ply on my kick, mainly for durability. I play alot and I want that assurance of 2 ply. What do you like about the PS3? What do you not like about the pinstripes?
Pinstripes have three layers of muffling built in: coating, double ply, and muffle ring. Thats a little too much built in muffling for most of us. PS3 only has the coating and the muffle ring. Plus the PS3 has become a industry standard kick drum head for its general popularity. You can get more volume out of a single ply head in my opinion, that's why I prefer it.

Now if Remo would make the vintage ambassador in bass drum sizes...... that might be a wonderful compromise and a wonderful thing in general.
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