What type of heads?

Posted: July 09, 2010 08:09 PM

rosegate

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Hi,
I just got a motley kit with a Tama snare and CB Percussion drums. I play guitar but want to get back into music and learn drums. What kind of heads should I throw on to make these old beatup drums sound good. Any recommendations?

     
Posted: July 09, 2010 08:58 PM

Andy Doerschuk_1

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Well, I like Aquarian Texture Coated heads on the batter side of toms and snares

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Posted: July 12, 2010 11:06 AM

Dave Heim

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Hey rosegate -

Try any of the medium weight heads from Remo, Evans, or - my personal favorite - Aquarian.  That’s a reasonable place to start.

Dave

Posted: July 13, 2010 02:55 PM

rosegate

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Thanks for the advice. I’m cleaning them up and putting new heads on tomorrow.

Posted: September 01, 2010 05:57 PM

zepfan81

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I know I am probably very late to the reply on this one but personally I’d put Remo PS3 on the bass….and remo Pin stripes on the toms ( top anyways) I had this set up on a cheap Westbury kit i had and they sounded decent

Posted: September 01, 2010 10:52 PM

rosegate

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I went with coated ambassadors on the toms and snare. So far so good. Thanks for all the advice, though.

Posted: September 02, 2010 10:38 AM

zepfan81

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Oh very nice!!! Good choice!!

Posted: September 02, 2010 09:14 PM

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rosegate - 01 September 2010 10:52 PM

I went with coated ambassadors on the toms and snare. So far so good. Thanks for all the advice, though.

you chose correctly.  Remo cated ambs. are great.  my personal favorite

Posted: September 29, 2010 08:39 AM

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BAXtheGREATEST - 29 September 2010 02:54 AM

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My new drum set have a good demonstration heads, sooner I will show you some audio records with a kit. But my favorite heads is Evans, for batter toms - G2 coated, for resonant G1 clean, snare resonant - Hazy300 and batter - Power centre coated, and Bass Drum with resonant EQ1, batter (cann’t choose) GMAD or EMAD2.
Also I wanna try EC2 coated for batter tom sides…

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Posted: September 29, 2010 01:45 PM

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Posted: September 29, 2010 02:51 PM

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Hey, depending on what sound you like, I prefer Evans G2 Clear or Evans EC2 SST.

Posted: September 29, 2010 03:24 PM

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I’m more of a Remo guy myself. Power stroke 3 coated batter and ambassador reso for snare, Remo PS3 clear batter and diplomat clear reso for toms. And I will swear by Aquarian Superkick II batter with an Aquarian Response reso. Best…Kick…Combo…EVER!!!

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Posted: September 29, 2010 08:05 PM

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Aquarian Responce 2 on Toms, Full Force (or Super Kick) on Bass Drum and a Coated Super 2 on the snares… wink

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Posted: September 29, 2010 08:26 PM

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Remo Emperor Coated on the batter side of all my toms and Ambassador clear on the resonant side

Snare Remo Ambassador X

Bass- Remo Powerstroke 3