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Old 03-15-2007, 12:05 AM
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what do new heads really do?


hey, my heads are totally beat up right now. and ive been trying to choose the right heads, and i played it safe and am going to purchase some ambassador heads.
Now I was wondering what do new heads actually do? and will they make a huge difference in the sound quality?.

p.s will i need to change bottom heads?
thanks,
Mateo
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:11 AM
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You'll notice once you've changed them. Your drums will sound more vibrant and you'll get more bounce out of the head than you did before. If you were happy with the resonant heads before, you shouldn't need to change them. Check out this site for some top notch tuning advice.

http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/id5.html
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:17 AM
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You'll notice once you've changed them. Your drums will sound more vibrant and you'll get more bounce out of the head than you did before. If you were happy with the resonant heads before, you shouldn't need to change them. Check out this site for some top notch tuning advice.

http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/id5.html
ahhh thanks for that link...as im reading, its answering my questions one by one.
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Old 03-24-2007, 05:31 AM
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Remember to check the bearing edges for trueness and seat the heads in before tuning. I initially tighten tension screws down to just past finger tight then press the centre of head in with the hands like giving CPR and listen to the glues cracking.Then back of all screws and start even tightening and tuning.
New heads correctly seated and evenly tuned will make a big and pleasant sound difference to drums that previously had stretched and worn heads. I tune drums on a piece of carpet as it helps reduce the opposite head tones which can create confusion. It will brighten them up and allow finer tuning.
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