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« on: March 13, 2007, 11:06:46 PM »

Just curious on which drum heads everybody uses.

Batter- Evans EC2 clear
Reso- Evans G1 clear
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 12:08:34 AM »

i've tried many different heads, I always seem to come back to Remo.

IMO, its more of the drums, and the tuning that really makes the sound good.

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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2007, 09:55:39 AM »

I go for Evans. My toms are topped with Evans Hydraulics which give a deep punchy sound with very little resonance. Got an EMAD on my bass which sounds sooo sweet, and something on my snare...i cant completely remember what it is, but my snare generally sounds bad. Embarrassingly bad. I blame that mainly to the drum though. Gotta change that!
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2007, 05:14:45 PM »

I bu the evans coated heads. Its hard to find a 10 incher. Sad
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2007, 06:08:02 PM »

on my toms i use evans g2 clear on the bottom and coated on the top
on my bass its an evans emad
and my snare i use the same as my toms but some times i get a remo ebonyfor the top
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2007, 02:44:32 AM »

I use only Remo  Clear Emperor heads are known for their open, bright, full tones, with plenty of attack."
, On my snare I always use Ambassador batter heads or coated. On both of my kicks I use Aquarian Super Kick 1. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007, 06:53:29 PM »

clear Emperor two ply on toms..
Powerstroke 3 on my 13" picollo brass snare.. a rare SILVER DOT ON MY BASS
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2007, 08:21:06 AM »

Powerstroke 3 on my 13" picollo brass snare.. a rare SILVER DOT ON MY BASS
Silver dot?  Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2007, 11:49:25 AM »

I use Aquarian Clear all the way around. Looking further up this thread, I see someone mentioned your tuning capabilties as well. I have to agree with that. Also, I (by accident) found an interesting way to pre tune my heads. I bought new heads and then moved. I ended up putting my new heads in the shed for about 1 year. I live in the Northeast so there is quite a difference in temps here. I took them out when I found them and put them on without pressing down to seat & they set beautifully without extra pressure. I now have adopted this practice, even with my old heads that I use for emergencies. Just something I picked up, I'm sure a million other stories like that out here.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2007, 09:14:52 PM »

I have Remo Ambassador Clear on tops and Bottom for my toms.

Remo Coated Ambassador on my snare, and Clear Powerstroke 3 on my bass (awesome head).

I did tried the Attack heads a while ago, and i loved them... just excelent quality and sound... too bad i can get them here anymore (Argentina).

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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2007, 01:38:31 AM »

You know what's kind of a bummer about drumhead companies and music stores is that they make all these different products to help drummers realize their sound but you can't go hear them anywhere.  It's like "Shell out $75 for a pair of 16" floor tom heads and see if you like them!"  The stores or head companies should set out a row of same make and model 12" toms, each with different heads so you can find your sound right in the store and buy it.

In answer to your ?, check out the Aquarian Super Kick if you want MAXIMAL BESS MON.  If you like clicky-slappy bass that's definately the one to run from.  It's got a quick huge punch of low bass that will shake your sternum. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2007, 06:06:15 PM »

got myself... G2 coated as batters on my toms, Genera Reso.'s on the bottom of the toms, Remo Hazyside, and Genera HD Dry on the snare batter..Aquarian superkick 1 on the bass, thinkin about switching to clear heads on my toms..i want to try the ec2's or the ec1's...not sure..any opinions on them?
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2007, 02:11:09 PM »

New Snare heads! Sound better than my last ones...

Remo Emperor X Black dot on the batter
Evans Hazy 500 on the snare side.

Now all i need is that Puresound snare wire...
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2007, 01:05:43 PM »

Remo Pinstripes on Toms, Coated White on snare all REMO
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2007, 10:46:38 AM »

Right now, Evans G1 coated heads on my toms, Power Center Reverse Dot on the snare and a coated EMAD on the kick.

In the past I've used Evans G2's and an EQ4 kick drums head. Prior to that I used Remo drumheads and didn't like them as the coating always came off too soon and they just didn't project enough for me. Evans to me sound great and don't cost a fortune like Aquarian heads.
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2007, 07:47:44 PM »

I am absolutely "sold" on the quality and consistency of Aquarian drum heads.
I currently use the following models:




KIT FOR SHOWS

Snare Drum Batter               14" Aquarian Response 2, Coated
           Snare Side              14" Aquarian Snare Side Classic Clear


 Tom Batters              8", 10", 12", 15"  Aquarian Response 2, Coated
Tom Bottoms              8", 10", 12", 15" Aquarian Classic Clear

    Bass Drum Batter              20" Aquarian Super Kick I, Clear
Bass Drum Resonant             20" *Aquarian Force II, Video Black Glass
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
KITS for JAZZ and GENERAL BUSINESS

Snare Drum Batter             13"  Aquarian Focus X, Coated      
           Snare Side             13"  Aquarian Snare Side Classic Clear

 Tom Batters             10", 14"  Aquarian Studio X, Coated
Tom Bottoms             10", 14"  Aquarian Classic Clear


    Bass Drum Batter           18" Aquarian Super Kick III, Single-Ply Coated
Bass Drum Resonant          18"  *Aquarian Force II, Video Black Glass

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
*with various designs/artwork put onto the heads by Jim Feck at: www.DrumArt.com

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http://www.drumsoloartist.com/live/blog/view/id_90/title_integrity-is-a-demonstrated-quality/

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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2008, 01:57:02 PM »

i've been using ATTACK heads exclusively since 1992.

currently i'm using regular ATTACK coated single ply on the toms, clear single ply "no overtone" on the kick, and a usually a BOZZIO head on the snare.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2008, 10:17:13 AM »

All toms and bass have Evans Ebony heads
snare drum has Evans White Dry  Coated head
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« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2008, 01:25:00 PM »

Evans EC2
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2008, 11:02:31 PM »

Evans G1 coated heads on my toms, Power Center Reverse Dot on the snare and Clear Emad on Kick and I use one of those dots on the kick - but here is the trick, put a penny under the dot and make sure your beater hits it dead center, adds a nice effect Shocked
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« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2008, 11:39:31 AM »

Dew,

That is interesting, will have to give it a try
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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2008, 08:53:56 PM »

I'm testing an Evans head on my snare drum right now, but my default head is always a Remo Pinstrip.
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« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2008, 09:02:13 PM »

Which Evans, EC2 G2 Hydro...  I think you will notice a differance between the Evans Heads and the Remos.  Let us know once you get them on.  Are you using an Evans Reverse Dot on the snare?

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« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2009, 02:41:20 PM »

I see this thread has been dead for a while and I notice only Ken and I use Aquarian, why have drummers out here chosen there haeads? Sound? Finances? What is the determining factor on head selection?
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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2009, 09:52:11 PM »

What is the determining factor on head selection?

My reasons for using Aquarian drum heads exclusively are:

  Consistent quality and a great flat profile on the collars (very important to me for tuning reasons)

  Variety of models prodvide me the desired sound characteristics right out of the box without a lot
       of extra tweaking and "fixing".

I also really like the NEW formula used or the coated heads.  It still provides a great mellow tone,  better texture for great brush response, and it doesn't FLAKE OFF.
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