Best Head Combo for Vintage Drums

millerscapes

Senior Member
Looking for some opinions here: what are some good head combinations for vintage drums? Any regular heads fit just fine (no specific need for the larger diameter heads like aquarian american vintage).

Thanks!
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
Looking for some opinions here: what are some good head combinations for vintage drums?
What kind of drums do you have? And what kind of sound are you looking for. Typically, something like a coated Ambasador or Emperor over a smooth white Ambassador .... that's a good place to start with a quality kit, like a Ludwig, Rogers, Slingerland, Gretsch, etc. I also like Controlled Sound (example: black dot), Powerstroke 3 and Evans Genera (though the Genera limits size to 10, 12, 13, 14)​
 

millerscapes

Senior Member
Thanks for the responses! I have a set of 1964 Slingerlands. I've heard a lot of good and bad regarding fiberskyns so I was thinking of trying something different (initially). The calfskins are very intriguing...my only fear is the constant tuning due humidity...
 
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