Stick Response of Single-Ply vs. Double-Ply Heads

EricT43

Senior Member
The other difference I've found between Ambassadors and Emperors is that I can generally get more volume out of Emperors. It's hard to describe, but with Ambs I reach a point where if I hit it harder, it doesn't get any louder. And I'm not a particularly hard hitter, but that's the main reason I usually go with 2-ply batter heads. They still have a fairly open sound like the Ambassadors. I may try Vintage Ambassadors next, I'm curious how they will sound.
 

mrfingers

Senior Member
CMJones,..“. This is one reason I like a very tight snare head. My sticks respond beautifully, and single-stroke and double-stroke rolls become effortless.”
Which is a good reason to start a lot of fills on the snare and onto the toms🤗
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
CMJones,..“. This is one reason I like a very tight snare head. My sticks respond beautifully, and single-stroke and double-stroke rolls become effortless.”
Which is a good reason to start a lot of fills on the snare and onto the toms🤗
Absolutely. It's also a good reason to limit many fills to the snare alone. Toms have always been ornaments in my drumming playbook. The snare is the heart of the kit, though the hi-hats and bass are essential arteries.
 
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