Re: what are best 2ply heads for gretch britch kit
I have a Gretsch
Renown Maple and it has Evans
G2 heads on all the toms, and I love it! They have great sustain, great attack
and they bring out the tone of the shells wonderfully. I was thinking of swapping out to Evans
EC2's but decided against it (don't fix it if ain't broke!)...
Anyway, you'll hear a ton of opinions I'm sure. Remo
Pinstripes are nice, but they muffle a lot of tone in addition to the overtones they are designed to "filter" out... Those birch shells will sing nicely in spite of the Pinstripes, but it depends on the sound you are trying to achieve. If you can, try them out (I know its hard to find a drum shop with after market heads on the drums, but this is really the only way to find out if you like the sound).
Here is a video of a guy with a Gretsch
Renown Maple and G2 heads--mic'd up of course--and they sound great. Mine sound like this too (after hours of tuning).