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fenderboss7 04-09-2011 03:47 PM

drum heads
 
whats your favorite.....and how do you tune it

gopats1479 04-09-2011 04:33 PM

remo clear pinstripes for toms, coated ambassador with moongel for snare, powerstroke for bass
lowest possible I can go :)

fenderboss7 04-09-2011 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by gopats1479 (Post 3644433)
remo clear pinstripes for toms, coated ambassador with moongel for snare, powerstroke for bass
lowest possible I can go :)

how do the moongel's work for you?

gopats1479 04-09-2011 09:12 PM

Currently, I have one tom that doesn't have a Pinstripe on it, so I use one there and one on the snare. They really do a good job. It makes it much less ringy. I got a set of four and only need to use two. On the tom, it really makes it sound like a Pinstripe. Before I put a pillow in my kick, I put one on there and it did its job INCREDIBLY well.

fenderboss7 04-09-2011 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by gopats1479 (Post 3644512)
Currently, I have one tom that doesn't have a Pinstripe on it, so I use one there and one on the snare. They really do a good job. It makes it much less ringy. I got a set of four and only need to use two. On the tom, it really makes it sound like a Pinstripe. Before I put a pillow in my kick, I put one on there and it did its job INCREDIBLY well.

it must be really sticky haha

gopats1479 04-10-2011 04:53 PM

yeah...

jamforchrist123 04-10-2011 08:01 PM

On the toms/snare I use Remo Pinstripes and try to keep both of the heads about the same pitch so it remains the same after hitting it. For the snare I crank the bottom head and keep the top head medium for a really good rimshot sound. I use O-Rings on everything as it just seems to make them sound better.

For the bass I use an Evans Emad-2. I keep it SUPER slacked, like, some of the lugs are completely loose haha. Nothing hits you in the gut like a loose Emad-2 :)

fenderboss7 04-10-2011 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by jamforchrist123 (Post 3644683)
I use O-Rings on everything as it just seems to make them sound better.

better how?

jamforchrist123 04-11-2011 07:07 AM

It cuts off the access overtones that don't sound good on my drums. A lot of drumsets are awesome enough to sound good without any help at all, but mine doesn't so I get help from o-rings.

fenderboss7 04-11-2011 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jamforchrist123 (Post 3644731)
It cuts off the access overtones that don't sound good on my drums. A lot of drumsets are awesome enough to sound good without any help at all, but mine doesn't so I get help from o-rings.

similar to moongels?

jamforchrist123 04-25-2011 01:57 PM

I'd say so. I've never personally used or seen moongels, but if it has anything to do with dampening overtones, it's in the same ball park.

fenderboss7 04-25-2011 02:12 PM

cool

Ashleigh 04-30-2011 10:26 AM

Remo pinstripes on toms. Remo ambassador x coated, on snare & evans e-rings on toms and snare.

fenderboss7 05-01-2011 01:58 AM

nice

metropolis4 05-01-2011 07:08 AM

Snare: Ambassador coated

Toms: Remo Renaissance, or ambassador clear

Bass: Aquarian Super Kick I or II

I typically don't use any extra dampening, unless it's a piece of duct tape on the snare

fenderboss7 05-01-2011 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by metropolis4 (Post 3649375)
Snare: Ambassador coated

Toms: Remo Renaissance, or ambassador clear

Bass: Aquarian Super Kick I or II

I typically don't use any extra dampening, unless it's a piece of duct tape on the snare

how does the duct tape work 4 u?

metropolis4 05-02-2011 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by fenderboss7 (Post 3649443)
how does the duct tape work 4 u?

Works great. I've never used anything else (except maxi-pads). It's cheap, it stays where I put it, I can easily control how much of it I use and place it exactly where I want it on the drum. I never liked the o-ring style things. I felt like they dampen the drum too much, and I can't control them; they are what they are. I would rather use something I have more control over.

fenderboss7 05-02-2011 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by metropolis4 (Post 3649545)
Works great. I've never used anything else (except maxi-pads). It's cheap, it stays where I put it, I can easily control how much of it I use and place it exactly where I want it on the drum. I never liked the o-ring style things. I felt like they dampen the drum too much, and I can't control them; they are what they are. I would rather use something I have more control over.

is the duct tape like a one time thing, like once u put it on, that's where it will stay?

metropolis4 05-02-2011 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by fenderboss7 (Post 3649580)
is the duct tape like a one time thing, like once u put it on, that's where it will stay?

It depends. If I like the way it sounds, there's no need to change it. But it's easy to take off if I need to.
If you need something easier to remove you could always do what Ringo used to do: take out your wallet and put it on the drum :)

fenderboss7 05-02-2011 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by metropolis4 (Post 3649639)
It depends. If I like the way it sounds, there's no need to change it. But it's easy to take off if I need to.
If you need something easier to remove you could always do what Ringo used to do: take out your wallet and put it on the drum :)

what do u think of moongels?

metropolis4 05-03-2011 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by fenderboss7 (Post 3649641)
what do u think of moongels?

They're fine, duct tape is just cheaper and easier for me. I can always find a roll laying around somewhere. Moongels also lose their "gel" after a while and no longer stay where you want them to. At least that was the experience I had with them.

fenderboss7 05-03-2011 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by metropolis4 (Post 3649826)
They're fine, duct tape is just cheaper and easier for me. I can always find a roll laying around somewhere. Moongels also lose their "gel" after a while and no longer stay where you want them to. At least that was the experience I had with them.

how well do u think they keep the "tone" of the drum?

metropolis4 05-03-2011 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by fenderboss7 (Post 3649865)
how well do u think they keep the "tone" of the drum?

What do you mean?

fenderboss7 05-03-2011 06:09 PM

like what u said about the o rings...........no control or something

jamforchrist123 05-03-2011 09:26 PM

I think what he means is that O-Rings are an all-or-nothing fix. You either like it and use the ring for how much dampening it gives you, or you don't like it and don't use it. With duct tape you can control exactly how much overtone reduction you have, and where on the head it goes. With the O-Ring you have no control.

For me the O-Rings work great, but for some they don't. I personally don't like putting tape on my heads, but it's all just different opinions.


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