Diplomats are the thinnest heads, other than snare side, that Remo makes. They have tons of ring for jazz players.break the prism":1nyadi0s said:evans g1 coateds heads helped with muffling, still leaving a good amount of sustain. if you're not into evans, try remo diplomats.
You can also make o-rings out of old heads.Mr.Smash":1nyadi0s said:get 2 small pieces of duck tape, roll them into cylinders and stick them on your drum head. sounds great and it kills all the ring.
The beauty of making them yourself is that you can control how wide they are. Another nice thing about using o-rings, especially on a practice kit, is that they don't dry out like MoonGels or leave sticky residue like some tapes. They don't kill tone, they kill ring.xdoseonex":2j37u05j said:o rings cover the bearing edge of the drum, killing the tone. try moongels, or small "flagged" pieces of masking tape
I've had some for at least 2 years, never stored them - they've been exposed the whole time. Haven't dried out yet.xdoseonex":1kanuk4t said:I wonder how long a moongel takes to dry out. i cut all mine in half, a whole one is to much for me. i take them off for shows