I put the date with Sharpie on the bottom heads. I'll go 2 years tops with snare side heads. Tom resos I leave on a pretty long time, a few years
To help DDan about his reso, it would be useful to know what reso he has on his drum at the moment. What I have found is that stock batter skins on mid-level kit are not very good, but the reso heads are sometimes even worse, really thin, really cheap, changing both (top and bottom) is a expensive but will really help.
Otherwise, clear ambassador or clear G1, don't need more fuss or bling.
The advantage of using the same skins for batter and reso : when the clear G1 on the batter side are dead or really pitted, I simply switch with the reso one and put brand new G1 on the reso side.
I would Evans G1 on resonant. But if you want an deeper, warmer sound then go with the G2.Hi Drummers!
I just ordered the Evans UV2 tom pack (10 12 16) and a 8'' as well. I would like to have your opinions on what resonant heads i should go with to have a good match..
Thank you Drummers!!