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Old 03-07-2012, 10:21 AM
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Default Changing Drum Heads Help

Hi, I currently have stock heads on the top and bottom of all my drums, I am wanting to change my heads because they are long overdue.
If i change my top heads to a better quality heads, will I have to do the same to my bottoms ones?
Will it affect the sound output?
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:49 AM
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Most likely, yes. What kind of heads are on there now and what kind of heads will you be replacing them with?

In general, anything new will sound good. Think of them like guitar strings, eventually you need to change them out because they just lose their "zing". Drumheads are no different. When I work alot, I'm changing the top heads about twice a month, and change the bottoms out every other month.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:47 AM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads Help

http://www.allansbillyhyde.com.au/pr...Drum_Head.aspx

I'm planning on getting these "Evans 13" G1 Coated Tom Heads" for my top heads.

My current top and bottom heads are: Basix Drum Heads (not sure what kind)

Will I have to change my bottom heads aswell?
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:58 AM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads Help

If you're playing a Basix kit then absolutely, YES. The heads on those kits will be attrocious - get them changed over top and bottom and you'll get a much better sound from your kit.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads Help

G1 coated on top and G1 clear on the bottom and you will have a nice open sound.
I use that combo of heads often for Moderate Rock and Jazz.
Hard Rock, go with a 2 ply head on the top.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:34 PM
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Just two days ago I replaced my "new" Ludwig heads with Evans G1 coated batters over G1 clear resonant heads, the sound was incredible, completely night and day. The one rack tom of my kit is also a 13" drum. Ludwig is having some major inconsistencies with the quality of their heads. I definitely would change both top and bottom heads on your drums. When tuned correctly, they'll sound like new drums.

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads Help

If you go Aquarian you can probably get top and bottoms for what you will pay for the evans batters plus they will last at least twice as long. Coated classic clear would be about the same as the coated g1 but I recommend coated studio x over classic clear for a little bit of a controlled sound and to remove some overtones plus if you found it too controlled you can always peel off the x ring leaving you with a coated classic clear.
http://www.allansbillyhyde.com.au/pr.../Aquarian.aspx
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:35 AM
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Default Re: Changing Drum Heads Help

Thanks for all the advice, is there any websites that ship overseas that have cheap drum heads?
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:11 AM
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If your a beginner put on a set of Aquarian Super 2's. Bash on those for a while they will last a long time without denting or anything. The g1s might be too sensitive and finnicky for a beginner. Durability and tuning wise. You may go through them really fast.
Trust me and go with the super 2's you will be very happy with them.
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