I hear you.I bought a Calftone for my snare as soon as they were available. Mine de-laminated the first time I played it.
With both Calftone and Fiberskyn I don't like the stiff quality the laminated heads have. It isn't all that natural and doesn't feel like calfskin. I really love the tone, the consistency, and the durability of Aquarian's Modern Vintage heads.
I have calftones on everything except for snare reso(hazy 300). I love the toms. The bass drum has emad and eq4 and it's too dead. The snare booms too much, I want a crisp crack. I'm gonna retune the bass and snare. Possibly try to remove the emad ring(it currently has no foam, just the bracket) and switch the snare batter to a genera dry.I just switched all my drumheads to Evans Calftones - except for the snare. I am loving the warm, yet responsive sound of these heads so far. For me, they sound perfect on my 60's MIJ kit and does jazz really well. They also seem to be holding up quite well, although honestly, I'm pretty easy on them.
I'm not sure if I will put them on my snare yet though, as I really like the Evans coated G1 on it. Anybody using the Calftone on the snare?
Todd, the Skyntones are nice and really the best calf substitute, but ever since I put real calf on those Slingerlands, everything else sounds like plastic.OK, now I have to try the skyntones.
Michael, what sizes are those RKs?