Coated or Non-Coated

Aquarian, Evans, Remo etc. All about drumheads.

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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:12 pm

I use a clear head on my snare frequently, usually for sounds with my snare off, but not always. I like the way a coated sounds for most music, but clear heads have a nice ring to them.
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:18 pm

I perfer coated on my snare all the time but I like coatedon my toms when I play jazz and clear when I play metal
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:19 pm

Man that's a tuff one..I'm using G2 coated right now and they sound great, but I've used G2 clears and they sound great..The clears have a tad more crack, but the coated have a real nice warm sound with crack..All the same, snap em in the middle and they both sound great..O yeah..the coated are a bit easier to control..!!
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:24 pm

galgano16 wrote:always coated on the snare though... always...


of course u always use a coated head on a snare, do sum ppl really think u kan make a snare sound good with a clear head?[/quote]


no but i but it sounds different never heared a snare sound like the way mine did :)
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:46 pm

I've notice some sound men/whomen have a problem geting the snare out there..It's like they're affraid of it..(smaller venues) I 'm almost tempted to use a clear on a snare just to have it cut through their weekness..LOL..only in some venues of course..!!!
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:20 am

I like clear heads for playing live and coated heads for tracking.
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:39 am

I use a coated G2 on my snare, and Clear G2s on my toms.

if you're thinking about getting a resonant head for the toms, get the G1s, they go with G2 batters very nicely, but again it all comes down to preferance.
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:19 am

I usually go for Coated all the way around. Remo Emperors mostly, although I'm a total fan of the Aquarian Hi-Energy Snare Batters.
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:58 am

I'm a big fan of the Evans G2 clears and have been using them for a while. I just re-skined all my toms from my new ddrum Dominion Maples ( their stock heads are CRAP! ) with the coated Evans EC2's. They sound fantastic but, they're not your typical White coated drum head. The finish is really more of a hazy finish not a typical opaque white on say, a coated G2. They sound great! and cut a lot of unwanted overtones, but have plenty of attack, but are still warm like you'd get out of a G2 coated head.

If you can check em out I think you'll like em.

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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:33 am

i like things coated.. esp my snare and bass heads. i just got used to things this way and maybe ill try some uncoated bass heads..
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 8:47 am

galgano16 wrote:always coated on the snare though... always...


of course u always use a coated head on a snare, do sum ppl really think u kan make a snare sound good with a clear head?[/quote]

yea you can actually ive had a ludwig silver dot, a power thin and a focus x on my pork pie, they sounded so crisp and articulate, just couldnt use brushes but i do prefer coated on snare. Don't limit drums to a certain sound. play with it, explore.
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:55 am

TamaSwngstr121 wrote:Im soon getting new Evans G2 drumheads...and im not sure if i want coated or non coated...can someone please compare the 2



Doesn't matter really unless you're "brushing"...Even on a snare...
Coated heads are VERY slightly muffled...Hence creating an audio illusion of "attack"...
Clear are more open...
Barely noticeable really...
However I prefer coated...Because I "barely noticed"... ':oI
Plys, hoop design, thickness, etc. of the head have FAR more to do with the tone than "coated or clear"...
As does shell depth, thickness, and wood of the drum itself...
But, as for coated or clear...It's pretty much "cosmetic" preference...
All the best...Barrie

PS: Never go to a traditional jazz or bop gig with clear heads...As it may induce coronaries in the average purest...I still feel bad... ':oI
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:23 am

JP wrote:
galgano16 wrote:always coated on the snare though... always...


of course u always use a coated head on a snare, do sum ppl really think u kan make a snare sound good with a clear head?



no but i but it sounds different never heared a snare sound like the way mine did :)[/quote]

I played a Black Panther snare with a clear hydraulic on it. Sounded fkn sick. Ownt
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:00 pm

BLS2112 wrote:
TamaSwngstr121 wrote:Im soon getting new Evans G2 drumheads...and im not sure if i want coated or non coated...can someone please compare the 2



Doesn't matter really unless you're "brushing"...Even on a snare...
Coated heads are VERY slightly muffled...Hence creating an audio illusion of "attack"...
Clear are more open...
Barely noticeable really...
However I prefer coated...Because I "barely noticed"... ':oI
Plys, hoop design, thickness, etc. of the head have FAR more to do with the tone than "coated or clear"...
As does shell depth, thickness, and wood of the drum itself...
But, as for coated or clear...It's pretty much "cosmetic" preference...
All the best...Barrie

PS: Never go to a traditional jazz or bop gig with clear heads...As it may induce coronaries in the average purest...I still feel bad... ':oI
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Try running the same head, both clear and coated, through a quality tracking setup. The differences become more than just barely there. :)
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Post Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:07 pm

galgano16 wrote:always coated on the snare though... always...


of course u always use a coated head on a snare, do sum ppl really think u kan make a snare sound good with a clear head?[/quote]

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