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Re: Snare Batter Head

Post  Mark [Admin] on Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:00 pm

mty wrote:yeh - coated ambassador is one of the most responsive heads around - i love them. the only way you could get more 'open' would be to try a single ply clear head but for my taste, it would make the snare start to sound like a timbale.

I tried a new coated powerstroke 3 head for a gig the other gig (3 songs long) - i'm a solid hitter but certainly no thumper, but i was really surprised by the end of the 15 minute set i had worn a small horn in the coating?!!
This has never happened with an Ambassador! I'd have expected more

Best head for coating longevity is the aquarian texture coated they also sound excellent. Only downside is they are hard to find Mad
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Re: Snare Batter Head

Post  mty on Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:20 am

i have used an aquarian satin finish coated head and i rate that as well. The problem with heads in general is just that they are sooooo goddam expensive!

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Post  granstar on Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:54 pm

Iv'e been using coated Emperors lately only because the shop supplied the wrong ones (ordered empx) any way, they sound good so far, lasting o.k, may be worth a shot.

nicked from nuther site ... "Coated Emperors have become the industry standard for harder hitting applications. Their sound is best described by an open, warm, resonant tone with a warmer attack. Artists who swear by Coated Emperors include Kenny Aronoff, JR Robinson, John Tempesta, Virgil Donati, Tom Brechtlein use Coated Emperor.

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Emperor heads are the darkest sounding and most durable of the classic WeatherKing series. These heads use 2 free-floating plys of 7 mil film, which gives them their consistent open tones and accounts for their popularity among many of today's top drummers.

Remo's never-ending innovation has brought these (and all of Remo's other two-ply heads including Pinstripe, Suede, and Renaissance) heads to new levels. They offer the sustain, roundness, and clarity of single ply drumheads with two ply durability, making them the industry standard of what two ply heads should be."

If good enough for Kenny, good enough for me. Wink
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Post  Mark [Admin] on Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:00 am

Yeah, I like the emperors they take a little of the harshness out the is inherent with ambassadors. I have qite a few different drums and some respond better to different heads for example, I have a zildjian noble & cooley 14x7" that rings like a b**ch the only head that tame sit is a powerstroke 3 coated.
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Re: Snare Batter Head

Post  firetomysoul on Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:58 am

Mark [Admin] wrote:

Best head for coating longevity is the aquarian texture coated they also sound excellent. Only downside is they are hard to find Mad

yeah these things last forever. and ever. and ever.

I put one on my old rockstar snare and nothing has ever managed to kill it
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Post  polar bear on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:34 pm

I've been playing an Evans EC Reverse Dot batter on my Ian Paice Sig snare, and it's been great for the past few months or so. Nicely resonsive to subtle tuning changes and seems to be very hardy. Cool
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