Whats best for metal/heavy rock?

Aquarian, Evans, Remo etc. All about drumheads.

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Post Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:19 pm

Im playing a pearl masters maple sizes are 22" 12" 14" and 14" snare Im a hard hitter Whats heads will be durable and easy to tune?
I have always used pinstripes but sick of them now.
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Post Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:22 pm

do you want something muffled, or are you looking for a bit more of an open sound?

I used clear Emperors on my toms for years playing death metal and grindcore (well, also playing with singer-songwriters, doing freelance recording, and all manner of other gigs). I like them quite a bit.
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Post Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:25 pm

More of a flat muffled sound i think
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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:46 am

Hey Guys are the Emperors Quite durable thats what i liked about the pinstripes How about evans heads?

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Post Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:21 pm

ec2s are a good choice from Evans, I feel they have the control needed for low tunnings without killing the drums true tone.
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Post Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:34 am

Thanks mate what would be a good bottom head to go with them?
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Post Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:52 pm

Not sure who you were talking to, but with ec2, I would try ec resos if you want a full, some what muffle sound or G1s if you want a more "open" sound. For Alan suggestion I would use ambassadors with the emporers, clears for a more open sound and coated for a more muffle/controlled sound.
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Post Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:57 am

I use clear ambassadors for resonant heads no matter what's on top.
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Post Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:32 am

How often are you guys changing your resonant heads?
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Post Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:51 pm

every 3 to 4 batter changes or every year which ever comes 1st.
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Post Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:12 pm

aquarian studio x's with powerdot. Seriously the best heads I've played. They sound great, even with 3 year old stock reso's underneath.
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Post Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:31 pm

ive been using aquarian performance 2's for a while now and they seem a bit muffled to me. i would go ahead and try some of those.
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Post Sun May 16, 2010 1:53 pm

Maybe try the Evans Onyx tom heads on batter and G1 clear on bottom.
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