I don't want to put tape on my drums

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Post Tue May 13, 2008 12:39 pm

I like the sound tape on drums make, but i don't want to use tape, are there any heads that will give the same sort of sound as tape on drums.
Sorry if this is a silly question, I'm new to changing heads.
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Post Tue May 13, 2008 1:23 pm

for starters, you'd want two ply heads, I think Remo Pinstripes will work fine for you. There are bound to be similar heads by Evans or Aquarian, but as I'm not too familiar with those brands, I'll leave those out for now.

You could also use Moongels, or RemO's to get rid of overtones without the stickiness of tape.
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 9:16 am

thanks for your help, are they expensive though?
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 10:08 am

You can get Moongels for like $5 for a pack of 4.
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 1:15 pm

yeah, I thought of gel and dampening rings, but my heads are also getting worn out and I need to replace them. I found remo pinstripe 10", 12", 13", 16", and ambassador 14" snare for about £45, ($90) including delivery. From your experience are they good?
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 2:28 pm

Some people love them, and some hate them. Personally I have been using them forever, but I'm in a transition period and I'm checking out Evans heads.
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 2:38 pm

they're good if you're looking for that muffled "wet" sound.

I personally like Emperors, as they're a bit deader than single ply heads but still have quite a bit of tone.
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 3:18 pm

I like/use Aquarian Coated Response 2 heads.
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Post Wed May 14, 2008 9:02 pm

You may also want to check out the Remo Powerstroke 3 (single ply with a built in muffle ring) or a Powerstroke 4 (2 ply with a built in muffle ring) for you toms. Not many drummers know that these exist but the may give the sound you are looking for. They aren't quite as "poinky" sounding as Pinstripes.
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Post Thu May 15, 2008 10:43 am

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Post Thu May 15, 2008 4:26 pm

ec2s are really nice im also a big fan of coated g2s
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Post Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:27 am

I love my Aquarian Performance 2's! They're nice on your wallet and give a low end sound without much resonance, and i prefer them over evans g2's and the pinstripes that i've tried, but that's just my oppinion
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Post Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:01 am

Yeah, it sounds like you're looking for Aquarian Performance II's.
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Post Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:51 pm

I have never used an Aquarian head that I liked the sound of! I think it is the mylar they use.
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Post Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:24 am

SlackBackLazy wrote:yeah, I thought of gel and dampening rings, but my heads are also getting worn out and I need to replace them. I found remo pinstripe 10", 12", 13", 16", and ambassador 14" snare for about £45, ($90) including delivery. From your experience are they good?


I had them on my old starter kit... and they improved the sound of the kit dramatically... but I never tried the kit with other heads so I don't know comparison wise.
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