I have a huge problem and I don't know how to solve it...i have an remo ambasador x on my snare drum and as much as I tighten it up my sticks just don't bounce off like thy do on other snares that I played...what may be the problem? :?: :?:
Tightening the bottom head can help with rebound. Or at least, that's what I've observed. Of course you'd have to be willing to contend with the difference it's going to make on the sound of your snare drum if you want to do this.
You will get more bounce over near the hoops, but I'm afraid that's just a problem with the head. Same happens with Emperor X. I bought one by accident because the box just said Emperor and I didn't have time to check! It's because that dot is very thick: in the middle it's almost like playing two heads. It just will deaden everything. Get yourself a normal Emperor or CS. They're thick enough and strong enough (if that's what you're after) but there's plenty of bounce when it's tightened. And Moongel does wonders in getting rid of those high overtones when you're all tightened up. Just place a Moongel pad next to your hoop. The closer you get to the hoop, the less overtones because they get dampened close to their source.