Coated VS. Clear heads

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Which head option do you prefer?

Either way works good for me
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Post Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:07 pm

coated look well sexy on certain colour kits..but sound wise coated snare, and clear emps on toms!!
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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:21 pm

on all my toms I have G2 coated heads and on my snare I have an S.T. Dry snare head, and I have a clear emad 2 on the bass.

I like the coated toms becuase they are very warm and I just like them. I like clear bass drum batters becuase that's just how I roll.
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Post Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:18 am

I use coated all over my kits. Top and bottom, just like the sound. Although always use clear batter on the kik drum. I love the milky white front heads on my Luddies super classic kik drums.
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:08 pm

im still trying to decide which i like better. ive always kind of preferred the sound of clear heads, i can never really get the sound im looking for out of coated heads, probably because i suck at tuning. The only coated heads i have on my kit right now are on the snare (always) and the rack tom. I just bought a Remo coated emporer for the batter and its already starting to chip off, so it looks like im gonna be in the market for some G2's cuz all i hear are good things about them
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Post Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:01 pm

i put coated on everything but the kick, clear for that
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Post Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:27 am

Coated for snare batter, clear snare side, clear kick batter, and black kick resonant. I generally keep coated batters on my toms these days because I'm doing a fair amount of tracking and coated two ply heads are nice a punchy. Clear heads are great for live playing though.
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