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Old 09-10-2012, 06:14 PM
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Default What heads do these drummers use?

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I'm hoping all you want to share your wisdom on this topic. I want to know what drumheads the following drummers are using (snare and toms):

Vinnie Colaiuta?

Omar Hakim?

Max Weinberg?

Taylor Hawkins?

Benny Greb?

Bill Bruford? (when he was in Yes)
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If you know what heads any of these drummers play, I would greatly appreciate if you shared your knowledge.

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Old 09-11-2012, 01:23 AM
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Default Re: What heads do these drummers use?

Looks like Vinnie plays coated Ambassadors or Emperors over clear or coated Ambassadors on his toms, and likewise on his snares. I also have seen a pic of his snare with a coated CS dot. I'm going off of pictures, even in Modern Drummer they list his heads as "various Remo models".

Omar appears to play a similar setup on his toms and snare. His snare head appears to be the coated CS head.

Same deal with Max Weinberg, coated Remos on top, probably Ambassadors, although he uses white smooth or coated Ambassadors on the bottoms of his toms as well.

Taylor uses coated Emperors with clear Ambassadors under on his toms and a coated Emperor-X on his snare.

Benny also uses coated Emperors over clear Ambassadors on his toms, with coated ambassadors on his snares.

Information about nearly every setup Bill Bruford has ever played is available on his website: http://www.billbruford.co.uk/ under "About > Gear".
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:16 AM
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Benny also uses coated Emperors over clear Ambassadors on his toms, with coated ambassadors on his snares.
wrong im pretty sure... benny uses coated ambassadors over coated ambassadors on toms... and possibly even on his snare
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:25 AM
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Default Re: What heads do these drummers use?

And I'll bet all of the drummers mentioned here at one time played black dots too ;)

That's what you want.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:37 PM
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wrong im pretty sure... benny uses coated ambassadors over coated ambassadors on toms... and possibly even on his snare
Okay, well, sorry for quoting Benny's website: http://www.bennygreb.de/?page_id=11
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:04 PM
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They all use the head on their shoulders, the most important of all.

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:20 PM
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I believe Vinnie is using and endorsing Ludwig heads now that he's gone to Ludwig.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: What heads do these drummers use?

Thank you very much for your help.

The Bruford website turned out to be very informative.

I'm currently playing Ambassadors all around (snare too) and it sounds great.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:07 PM
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Thank you very much for your help.

The Bruford website turned out to be very informative.

I'm currently playing Ambassadors all around (snare too) and it sounds great.
Coated or clear? whats on the reso's?
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:18 PM
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Okay, well, sorry for quoting Benny's website: http://www.bennygreb.de/?page_id=11
Benny says in his dvd he uses coated Ambassadors top and bottom. But
I'm sure that's not all he ever does.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:24 AM
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Coated or clear? whats on the reso's?
Coated ambassador over clear ambassador on all the toms. Coated ambassador over ambassador hazy on snare. Stock heads on bass drum (1 ply clear batter + 1 ply coated reso).
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:16 AM
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Okay, well, sorry for quoting Benny's website: http://www.bennygreb.de/?page_id=11
im sure he used that combo in the past, but as far as i know that website is out dated, it still says he's using a "prototype ride" and extra dry hi hats, when he uses his own signatures...

im going off his dvd where he says he uses coated ambassador over coated ambassador.
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