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Old 04-03-2008, 02:39 PM
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whats up all,

I play a premier artist series birch kit and think it sounds great, but am now looking to get evn more out of them. I used to throw some evans clear g2 batter heads on the toms (12'' and 16'') with g1 resos. it sounded good but I had tune them loose to get the "lower" less ring sound that I like/ Then, the EC2's were released and I switched to those on batters, remaining with the g1 resos. They sounded better, but also need to be tuned fairly loose to get the tone i want. As a result, i dont get the rebound I want and the heads dent and pit eaisier. I'm thinkin about tightening them up and throwing some moongels on so they dont ring forever, but I am really open to trying new heads.

Does anyone have any suggestion for good heads to throw on birch kits? Again, I'm going for a lower tuning sound (i play mostly rock, but no specific genre) but want to have the rebound so i'm not "fighting" my kit when i play. my specs are (14 x 5.5 snare, 12 x 9, 13 x 10, 16x 16 (floor) toms. Kick sounds great with an emad2, but help on other heads wound be appreciated (especially toms). Also suggestions on the tuning ratio (top : bottom head) for new heads suggested would be good.

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Old 04-03-2008, 06:21 PM
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Re: Drumhead Selection tips. please


well I use remo pin strips on my set The are really durable and they sound good to I like the lower tone to so I think that thay would do good, for the snare i use the remo powerstroke 3 heads there my favorite kind of head but its your choice!
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:34 PM
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Re: Drumhead Selection tips. please


What kind of kit are you using (birch?)
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Re: Drumhead Selection tips. please


yes it is a Pearl VLX fusion I bought it from one of my close friends! And I have a cheap pulse set with the same head just diffrent size toms!!
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:31 PM
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Re: Drumhead Selection tips. please


The pinstrips dont have the long ring to them they have a basey sound to them witch I like but it depends on what your prefrence is! On the tuning point of view I have my reso heads tune a little higher than my badder head! to give the heads a little more tone to them because being two ply heads they are more durable but they dampin the tone of the drums alittle!
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:58 PM
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I use evens g2, but to get rid of the buzz, i put some E-rings on there and it made it sond soo much better. little to no buzz, and the tone was better. i would try that, they are really cheap. I got mine for $16 for 4 and ive seen $7 for 4.

give it a try.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:15 AM
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It's personal preferance. I play remo heads. As everyone has stated they have a lower, longer tone to them which to me is poetry however, I dirgress. What I did when it was time to buy new heads was went to my local music shop and played any drum that did'nt have the same kind of head. That way I could at least know what to expect when I put them on my kit. Hope this helps.
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try the evans G2 coated they will change your outlook. if not the hydrolics that evans use the overtone is gone. they have a little oil between the skin,this dampens them and takes away
the overtone. But it's a matter of what the drummer likes.
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The hydraulics features two plies it gives that fat wet sound.the tone is warm.I would try the G2's coated then try the Hydraulics next im sure you will get what you want from evans.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:31 PM
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Re: Drumhead Selection tips. please


Have you considered trying two ply heads for the resos? I did it once and achieved a pretty fat tone without a lot of overtones. It also prevented me from having to sacrifice tension for tone; they tune low very nicely with about 2-6 turns per lug as opposed to 1/2 to 1 turn per lug.

Just something to consider...
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