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Old 10-05-2012, 07:10 AM
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Default Budget drum heads that sound ok?

I have 2 drum kits.

One is an old PDP kit, and the other is a rockwood set.

the rockwood still has the stock heads on it, and they sound like complete garbage.
You can't even hear the bass drum at all in a band scenario.

I don't have a ton of money to spend and I need to balance that with sound quality.

I was thinking of putting super kick 1's on the bass drums (if there are other options let me know) but I'm not sure what to put on everything else.

I play mostly pop punk/punk type music.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:38 PM
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Default Re: Budget drum heads that sound ok?

Replacing stock drum heads immediately moves you out of the world of "budget" drum heads into the world of real drumhead buying - and real drumhead prices. I'm not aware of any such thing as "budget" drumheads. Comparatively, some brands might be cheaper than others, but your local results may vary.

Occasionally a drum shop will move older heads for cheaper or sell a set of opened but unplayed heads at a discount. Aside from that, your best bet is to buy a box set. Most drumhead companies offer sets in 12-13-16 or 10-12-14 sizes, and if you were to do the math, you'd find you're getting the smallest head for free or a deep discount.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: Budget drum heads that sound ok?

Evans GMAD on the kick and Remo coated emperors on toms. They sound great and will give you good volume.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:46 PM
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Default Re: Budget drum heads that sound ok?

music123.com has great prices on all Aquarian heads and have free shipping in the USA. They sell the sk1 batter, ported regulator front and a double beater patch as a package for $62 and also sell 3 and 4 head packages as well Sometimes they have a package of 3 toms and a coated snare head and usually works out your getting the snare head free.

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: Budget drum heads that sound ok?

As already said, other than the cheap heads that come on some drums, there are no budget heads. Also, already mentioned is getting a discount for buying a pack of heads. If you are low on funds, re-head one drum at a time. On all the drums, both heads matter. Peace and goodwill.
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