Mix drum head types?


Active Member
Someone suggested coated ambassador on my 12 Tom and Coated emporer on my 14 floor Tom , sounds kinda cool


Platinum Member
I think it's common to use different heads on FL toms versus snare and smaller toms. It's not a necessity but certainly an option to achieve the sound and response you're looking for. Sometimes it's because your store didn't have the size and type you wanted so you bought what they had in stock.


Platinum Member
I use a mix of weights all the time. I find it really helps me dial in the tone and feel from each drum. I highly recommend trying it out!


Senior Member
I used to be fussy about the heads being all the same - not anymore, getting the sound I want is more important, no one else cares anyway.