Remo Powerstroke Pro

bobdadruma

Platinum Member
I wasn't all that impressed with the new head either.
The PS3 is perfection to me.
I don't see how they can top that act!
 

Les Ismore

Platinum Member
They think they have something to sell, the problem is they're marketing it to the average Joe on the street, people who don't even play drums.
 

NC68

Senior Member
Even if this *is* the same thing, which doesn't look to be exactly true, it has to sound better than the EMAD....
Asking the question because I really don't understand the real difference between the EMAD and the Powerstroke Pro. They are both single ply 10-mil heads with a plastic ring adhered to the head that holds a foam muffling ring. Other than the way the ring is adhered to the drum head whats the difference? 10-mil is 10-mil, mylar is mylar, ring holder is pretty much a ring holder and foam is foam for the most part so how exactly will these 2 products provide a noticeable different bass drum sound?
 

zambizzi

Platinum Member
Asking the question because I really don't understand the real difference between the EMAD and the Powerstroke Pro. They are both single ply 10-mil heads with a plastic ring adhered to the head that holds a foam muffling ring. Other than the way the ring is adhered to the drum head whats the difference? 10-mil is 10-mil, mylar is mylar, ring holder is pretty much a ring holder and foam is foam for the most part so how exactly will these 2 products provide a noticeable different bass drum sound?
They'll sound different, don't kid yourself with the physics, alone. Not all heads are created equal.

I had a brief exchange with "evans specialist" in private, as a result of this thread, and explained that I have two EQ4 heads sitting around at home, a 22" and a 24". They just don't sound nearly as good as the Powerstroke 3. I've tested them both on the same drums, extensively, including recordings. Something is missing with Evans...no mojo. That's what I'm hearing, anyhow.

I will give credit to Evans for quality and feel. Their heads FEEL great and are made better than anyone else. Also, kudos for the drop in prices that they're implementing.
 

EvansSpecialist

Silver Member
Asking the question because I really don't understand the real difference between the EMAD and the Powerstroke Pro. They are both single ply 10-mil heads with a plastic ring adhered to the head that holds a foam muffling ring. Other than the way the ring is adhered to the drum head whats the difference? 10-mil is 10-mil, mylar is mylar, ring holder is pretty much a ring holder and foam is foam for the most part so how exactly will these 2 products provide a noticeable different bass drum sound?
Just to clear some things up on the Evans side, the EMAD line comes in a variety of configurations (EMAD, GMAD, EMAD Onyx, EMAD2 in sizes 18" through 26"). The purpose (and naming convention) for the EMAD is to offer a muffling solution that is external and offers 3 different options (no muffling, light muffling, full muffling- based on the foam insert). The user can easily switch between these options in a matter of seconds. You'd be surprised to see how much of a sonic difference there is between films, foams, etc. Many people are quite happy with the sound that can be achieved from a head within the EMAD line. Others are seeking more of an open, full-bodied sound (which can be achieved with our EQ line).

Also, kudos for the drop in prices that they're implementing.
Thanks!
 

Les Ismore

Platinum Member
hey are both single ply 10-mil heads with a plastic ring adhered to the head that holds a foam muffling ring. Other than the way the ring is adhered to the drum head whats the difference? 10-mil is 10-mil, mylar is mylar, ring holder is pretty much a ring holder and foam is foam for the most part so how exactly will these 2 products provide a noticeable different bass drum sound?

Here it is in black and white, the consumer sees no difference between plastic film, hoops, ring holders. Numbers will help, numbers in form of measurements, measurements that will define a sound.

EVANS/REMO need to get specific with info, create a meaning for why their heads sound the way they do. Get the people heads involved since they don't know what sound/feel is good for them on paper/video.
 
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