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Post Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:05 pm

how would you compare the difference in sound between a 1 ply and 2 ply head on a snare drum
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Post Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:01 pm

The two ply head won't have as much of a bright attack and will be over-all more mellow in tone. This is the reason for power dot heads, so you can have two plies in the impact zone but still have single ply near the bearing edge so the drum can breathe.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:38 am

2 ply is obviously more durable. 1 ply has moderate durability.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:12 am

i know the basic differences. but it always helps to see what other poeple have observed using them on different snare drums
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:17 am

SGarrett wrote:The two ply head won't have as much of a bright attack and will be over-all more mellow in tone. This is the reason for power dot heads, so you can have two plies in the impact zone but still have single ply near the bearing edge so the drum can breathe.


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My snares have never been brighter with an un-muffled emperor
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:00 pm

xdoseonex wrote:i know the basic differences. but it always helps to see what other poeple have observed using them on different snare drums


Heads are cheap enough, buy one and see how you like it. :)

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SGarrett wrote:The two ply head won't have as much of a bright attack and will be over-all more mellow in tone. This is the reason for power dot heads, so you can have two plies in the impact zone but still have single ply near the bearing edge so the drum can breathe.


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My snares have never been brighter with an un-muffled emperor


Not talking shit but, I'd say that you weren't tuning the Ambassador correctly then. One ply heads are always brighter than two ply heads, by nature.
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Post Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:02 pm

my one ply ambassador is pretty bright and open cause i leave it unmuffled. when my hd comes in i'll compare the two ply.
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Post Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:27 am

1 ply heads are generally more sensitive to soft grace notes than 2 ply too
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Post Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:11 am

Coated Ambassador on the snare for me....I have tried an Emperor (2 ply) but it always seems to sound and fel mushy to me.
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Post Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:11 pm

Really good for that fat country/western sound.
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