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DrumHeads Are an individuals choice

PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:14 am
by drumsunlimited
That being said Ive had the pleasure of knowing and working with Bob Gatzen He worked R&D for Evens for several years and developed the EMAD BASS Drum Head,and GMAD I loved those Heads for years and being a REMO Lover And Still am I use Remo now it depends on the Gig Im playing or recording and Venue or place Im Playing I use the PowerSonic Clear BD Head on my 14x18 & 16x20 Yamaha Recording Custom And on my 18x20 Gretsch BD I use Remo Powerstoke 4 clears on my Toms switching to Remo Pinstripes clear on toms on Snare I use a coated Evans Genera Vented Dry on my Brass SD a 3.5 x14 Yamaha Garrabaldi,Ludwig 5x14 Brass on Brass, Noble&Cooley Aluminum 5x14, But on my wood Gretsch,Craviotto, SD I use a FiberSkyn or Remo Ambassitor Coated,On my Gretsch BeBop I use a Remo Vintage Ambassitors on toms and a Powerstroke3 Coated on Bass drum My Resonate Heads are Remos Powerstroke 3 Ebony Ported w Kickports and Fiberskyn Emperor full on Gretsch BeBop.In Recording Situations Ive had many compliments on my Drums EQ alot has to do with head choice its your individual choice :idea:

PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:24 am
by dizzizz
My bodhran's got a goatskin head.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:34 am
by TJAustin
Remos have been the best heads in my career. Tried many. Prefer Remo Clear Pin Stripes on my Toms.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:42 pm
by Joemetaldrummer
For me Remo Ambassadors do the job fine on the toms, But I'm pretty picky with bass drums and snare, I only use Aquaurian Superkick & Aquarian Hi-Energy. I think coated heads certainly lack the attack I require.

Re: What head do you use?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:25 am
by Anthony burdge
pusMonkey wrote:Coated? ...Clear? ...Black dot?

I've mostly used clear heads. But my first kit had coated, and I'm thinking of going back.
hi there in answer to your question i use coated they give much more warmth when played clear was too punchy.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:17 am
by leodragon
I used Remo Black dots when I first began playing in 1977. But switched to Evans Hydraulics in the mid 1980's through 2005. I switched to Aquarian coated heads in 2005 because I became tired of having the snare drum head pull out during the seating process and the 12" head go flat the day after seating and playing.
I love the sound I get from the Aquarian coated heads. I put Attack heads on my nephew's cheap kit and it sounded very warm and mellow.

Drum Heads

PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:01 pm
by metaldrummer2112
I've been going with Remo Pinstripe since I started, switched to Aqauarians for a bit, but really love the tone I get from th =e Pinstripe Clear. 12, 12, 13, 14 ,16, 18, and 2 22" Bass drums, I go with an Evans G2 Coated for my snare.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:22 pm
by Drummer Mark Pelkey
Personally, I use Aquarian Superkick II's for my bass drums and remove the inner felt ring and re adhere it with double sided tape. For toms, Evans EC2 coated for batter heads and the standard Remo Embassador head for the snare and the Evans Snare Side 300 for the bottom. Clear heads are too bright but everything has it's place, depending on the genre/sound you're looking to achieve.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:44 pm
by mickmack22
I've used evans, remo, and others. but currently I favor the aquarians for my ludwig kit with a remo emperor X coated snare. The performance 2's on my toms sound amazing, nice tone with a warm attack and resonance. I like a punchy, thick snare with good response and the emperor X fits it very nicely..


PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:50 pm
by Wayne Parsons

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:45 pm
by Joe Mancini
Snare: Evans Reverse-Dot 13"
Toms: Evans EC-2 Clear 12", 14" and 16"
Kick: Evans EMAD-2 Clear, 22"

(Can you tell I'm trying to get endorsed? :wink: )

Great for Rock music. great attack and a shorter sustain for quick hits and tight triplets and quad rolls

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:45 pm
by feeling good
I use Aquarian 2 low tune heads they take a beating. I like the loose tuning so as I am playing out as they stretch I can tune them during breaks and keep a good sound.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:31 pm
by darrin479939
Remo white with black dot all the way around on my 5-piece. Always wanted that. Don't know why. But I got 'em now!
Only exception is the Bass Drum which has a YOB Logo head on the front & clear with black dot as the batter head so I can see to set the blanket correctly inside.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:15 am
by GetAgrippa
You can waste a lot of money experimenting with all the range in heads and different makers. Really depends on the drums and genre of music-like if you are using brushes a lot you really want a good coat to drag on, and depends on if it is a small venue or large venue, open or miked. I have a closet I keep different heads for different occassions. In my practice room I use evans clear hydraulic heads on my toms to help dampen the sound in a small room. But I may have a Remo snare head, Aquarian 16 in tom, Evans 10-14 in toms, then Evans bass and mix brands accordingly. That bugs some of my drummer friends crazy-like all the heads have to be the same brand or somethin'. Sheesh. I listen for sound-just like cymbals..

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:33 am
by bdholmes
Evans Hydraulics - Blue. Started using them way, way back-in-the-day, and been a hard-core fan ever since! Wouldn't use anything else!! ... ductid=527

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