single ply v double ply bass heads

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Jayson_X
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Post Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:58 pm

hello, it's been a long while!

which one offers a faster beater rebound? the single ply or the double ply? i'm thinking about replacing my super kick 1 with a super kick 2.

any ideas?
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Post Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:52 am

I've never played a SKI, but I can tell you that I LOVE SKII's, they sound amazing
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Post Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:33 am

how do you tune your SKII?
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Post Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:49 pm

I actually have a remo Powerstroke 3 on my bass right now (terrible choice, DON'T get one), but when I have SKII or EMAD2 (my personal favorite), if I'm playing something slower, I'll usually keep the tension down a little (a few turns over the point of wrinkling), but if I'm playing faster stuff, I'll tune it tight, but not tight enough to where you have to torque it, And the reso I always keep somewhere medium loose.

If you're really deadset on SKII, get one, but if not, I'd really recommend an Evans EMAD2
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Post Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:11 pm

A two ply will let you get a deeper tone because you can tune it lower but this will hinder the rebound. Its more about tuning then the head it self. That said I feel if you don't pound your kick a single with a patch is best for rebound, two ply heads feel to me like the cushion the blow more.
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