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Post Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:33 pm

jnewlon_drum wrote:remo emporer X w/ reverse dot for the batter head...and an evans EC reso head
thats my fav


I´m not sure Evans makes the EC Reso for snares. Do you use a 13" tom reso for the snare then?
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Post Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:42 pm

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jnewlon_drum wrote:remo emporer X w/ reverse dot for the batter head...and an evans EC reso head
thats my fav


I´m not sure Evans makes the EC Reso for snares. Do you use a 13" tom reso for the snare then?


wait what?! thats got to be sooo dry and yeah I pretty sure is the 10 mil tom reso. Your killing soooo much body thats got to sound boxy.
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Post Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:13 pm

I actually tried putting a clear ambassador tom head on the bottom of a 6,5 Pearl Export steel snare with a coated Ambassador top. Got a really dry, weird sound. The best part was though that it didn´t sound too far from Alex Van Halens´ snare sound.

Any comments on that particular sound? :)
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Post Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:41 pm

Hd dry over hazy 300. That one seems to be a popular combination, and after playing it myself, I can see why!
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Post Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:33 pm

well personally, i'm more of an Evans follower. So if you're looking for Evans heads, definitely get the Hazy 300 for your resonant (snare side), and either an Evans G2 coated, or Power Center for the batter head.
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Post Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:27 am

Sorry, but i don't notice a difference in sound between different snare side heads. Granted I only use actual snare side heads and there arent all that many to choose from Evans haze 300 is pretty standard. but when I get a Remo, I just don't notice the difference in sound. I think a lot of people probly dont.

As for the batter I'v gone through a lot and liked a lot.

Live the Fallam II, Love the regular reverse dot, Love the ST, I'm diging remo's controlled sound heads, and have gotten great results with a regular coated G2. next thing i'm putting on my snare is an evans onyx. we'll see how that sounds.
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Post Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:27 am

Thorsteinn wrote:I actually tried putting a clear ambassador tom head on the bottom of a 6,5 Pearl Export steel snare with a coated Ambassador top. Got a really dry, weird sound. The best part was though that it didn´t sound too far from Alex Van Halens´ snare sound.

Any comments on that particular sound? :)


well, you're not going to get much snare response at lower volumes, using a thicker head for the snare side.
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Post Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:15 pm

True that, I had to whack the drum to get any kind of snare sound from it.

It was a fun experiment, but I soon replaced it with a proper snare head.

Still like van Halens´ sound though :)
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Post Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:59 pm

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I use right now Evans Genera HD dry over an Attack medium on my vented 12x5. Super dry crack, due in part to the head being vented also.
On my 13x5 I have an Evans EC reverse dot over Evans 300 hazy. Also pretty dry but retains some desirable overtones.
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Post Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:02 pm

I love to use a studio-x over an ambass./hazy 300(which ain't that hazy). I really recommend it over the hd dry /genera dry because it doesn't have a muffle lying on the edge of the drum, which I find keeps some of the need high overtones that a ps3/dry head takes to much of a makes the snare boxy sounding.
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Post Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:26 pm

Liking Ambassador X over Ambassador hazy.
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Post Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:09 pm

never messed with snare side heads, but I've found that remo coated ambassadors sound goot to my ears.
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