Heads: What could I change?

HOUSTON 94

Senior Member
Over the summer I bought some evans heads. I didn't do any experimenting because I didnt have the money so I came here and asked what to buy. I don't know if my sound is... optimal... so Im here to ask for help. I mostly play metal with small bits of classic rock and hard-rock.

Toms: EC2s (not sst) over G1
Snare: Genera HD dry over Hazy 500
Kick: Stock heads; should I upgrade to aftermkt heads?
 

Polymetrix1618

Senior Member
If you play any ghost notes ditch the thick reso head for a Hazy 300. As for the kick, go with an EQ3 over EQ3 or Retro Screen and use an EQ Pad if you want a bit of resonance or a Resonance Gate System pad if you want to adjust a bit between a bit and no resonance. Stock kick heads are usually not muffled enough, so a pre-muffled head like an EQ3 will allow you to use less pillows to retain a cotrolled sound, which will make the drum sound a lot better.
 

thechief7676

Senior Member
Toms: EC2s (not sst) over G1
Snare: Genera HD dry over Hazy 500
Kick: Stock heads; should I upgrade to aftermkt heads?
Like your combo but i would definitely change out your bass drum batter as soon as possible. Try and emad 1 or 2. If you have the cash change your bass drum reso as well.
 

Cymbalrider

Pioneer Member
EQ3 Batter with an EQ3 Reso for the bass would work nicely as would an EQ2 batter. I'm not a fan of the EMADs. I've got an EMAD2 now and it's a bit overkill on the dampening unless you tune it up and then, there goes the pitch as well.
 

Skitch

Pioneer Member
Over the summer I bought some evans heads. I didn't do any experimenting because I didnt have the money so I came here and asked what to buy. I don't know if my sound is... optimal... so Im here to ask for help. I mostly play metal with small bits of classic rock and hard-rock.

Toms: EC2s (not sst) over G1
Snare: Genera HD dry over Hazy 500
Kick: Stock heads; should I upgrade to aftermkt heads?
Honestly, the EMAD would be a pretty good choice given you play mostly metal as it has that click sound to it.


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