Heads, tuning, ext. what gets you the best attack?
Both Mike and Danny use muffling....The best thing I do is following Danny Carey's and Mike Portnoy's way....tune the drums no muffling at all, get the pure sound out, but also make it in a way that you get attack and sing as well. That's how I tune mine, make the drums attack and sing.
I never seen Danny use muffling. And I meant follow their ways as in Danny way: Don't use muffling. And Portnoy's way as in "Attack and sing." Because I know Portnoy uses muffling.Both Mike and Danny use muffling....
Danny doesn't in that video with Ocheltree video, but I'm pretty sure he uses these heads, whcih have muffling built right in.
As for portnoy, for the longest time he used the Remo Pinstripe heads but he did switch to the clear emporers a while back but even then they still have tape and moongels and shit on them. pic below.