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Old 04-14-2012, 09:06 PM
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Default Snare Head

Hey guys,

Im looking to get a new snare head and what ive decided to go for is the Remo controlled sound with the black dot (clear) or the Evans EC Reverse dot snare head. does anyone have experience with these drum heads and mind sharing their thoughts.

Also im going to get a new snare side head and new wires so recommendations for them would be appreciated too :)

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:14 PM
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Have tried both but prefer the Aquarian studio x or studio x with reverse dot.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:54 AM
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+1 on the coated Studio-X. Easy to tune, great tone, coating that lasts forever. If you're really wanting a reverse dot head there's a regular Texture Coated with reverse dot or the aforementioned Studio-X with reverse dot.

I've used (and liked) a lot of Evans heads but I really love the Aquarian sound and durability.
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:00 AM
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Using the coated Aquarian Studio-X on my snare right now as well.

Couldn't be happier
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:31 AM
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Default Re: Snare Head

I use a CS on one snare. They do what they say they're gonna do mate. Very focused when hitting on the dot, yet allow some overtones to carry through when played towards the rim.

For snare side resos I've always favoured a snare side Ambassador or Evans hazy 300 (both 3 mil).

I've never been one to stress too heavily over wires. Provided they ain't completely shot, I can always get a good sound out of the stock wires on my drums. When they need to be replaced, I just swap 'em out for some good quality Pearl wires. All the fancy brands the Yanks favour run to the tune of $60 to $80 bucks here in Oz......way too much to spend when the Pearls do the job just fine anyway.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:25 AM
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I have coated batter heads on all my snares and a majority of those heads are Evans Power Center Reverse Dot. The other snares have either Remo Ambassador, Ludwig Medium or G1 heads. For the snare side, it's always a 3 mil head such as an Evans Hazy 300 or Remo Hazy Ambassador. As long as you don't break or over stretch your snare wires, they should last for a long time. If I have to replace any, I reach for Puresound wires. They make many different kinds in many configurations, including EQ wires. Other wires I might use are the Tama brand.

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Old 04-16-2012, 04:07 PM
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As long as you're okay with a super thick batter head (not as responsive to things like ghost notes), the EC Reverse Dot is a beast. Sounds great with a 300 or 500-weight snare side head. Based I've always been happiest when pairing it with PureSound Blasters or Custom Pro Steel snare wires. Cheers!
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:47 PM
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Dunno... lately I sort of love all heads... hahahaha... there's a sound I love to get from almost all of them... I do like G2s on toms, but also appreciate EC2 for some applications... I like EMAD on BD, but man, you can get very sweet sounds form Powerstroke...

The only NON NEGOCIABLE drum head on my setup has to be Ambassador coated on snare drums... no matter how much I try and often have switched to others, when I come back I have to stay.
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