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    Nothing wrong with that! If you like the sound you're getting, that's all that matters.
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    that is alot of moongel!, but if you like it go for it !x
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    Hey guys, I am currently using Remo pinstripes on all my toms and a Coated Powerstroke 3 on the snare. I still have Protones as reso heads, however i ordered and currently have all new Remo Diplomat reso heads but i am putting off installing them until the summer when my drums come in the house. This is mainly because i dont want anything to happen to the new heads outside in the garage where there gonna experience pretty harsh elements. What are your views on that? Also, i am considering buying Coated Emporers for the batter side of my toms. Any other suggestions? I am definatley going to do coated heads and i would prefer to stick with Remo. Thanks!
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    Hmm..maybe post up a video of how your set sounds with all those moongel? seems an awful lot..but hey if you can get what you want, why not??
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    Quote Originally Posted by extrasmall757 View Post
    Hey guys, I am currently using Remo pinstripes on all my toms and a Coated Powerstroke 3 on the snare. I still have Protones as reso heads, however i ordered and currently have all new Remo Diplomat reso heads but i am putting off installing them until the summer when my drums come in the house. This is mainly because i dont want anything to happen to the new heads outside in the garage where there gonna experience pretty harsh elements. What are your views on that? Also, i am considering buying Coated Emporers for the batter side of my toms. Any other suggestions? I am definatley going to do coated heads and i would prefer to stick with Remo. Thanks!
    I assumed that you put all the moongel on to stifle the resonance... but you're putting diplomats on the resos? Diplomats are the thinnest heads (apart from snare side) that remo makes. This is going to give you more resonance. Correct me if I'm wrong about what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LilWiz View Post
    I assumed that you put all the moongel on to stifle the resonance... but you're putting diplomats on the resos? Diplomats are the thinnest heads (apart from snare side) that remo makes. This is going to give you more resonance. Correct me if I'm wrong about what you want.
    I basically use all the moongels because the toms have these god awful overtones that make the whole set shake and rattle my snare like crazy. They still resonate a pretty decent amount and that doesnt bother me at all, its just when my snare starts rattling so bad i can hear it over the rest of the drums when i dont even hit it, i go crazy and thats when then the moongels come into play. I put so many on the snare because, i cant really explain it but it just sounds really bad if i dont.
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    Sounds like you overtightened the heads. Otherwise you wouldnt get much more than a "THUD" when you hit your toms if they were tuned "properly" with all those moongels. I used Pinstripes with diplomats for years. The Pinstripe batters for less ringing and overtones and the Diplomats on the reso's to still get a good tone out of them. If their still "Ringing" your kit to death it sounds like their a lil more snug than than they should be.

    All together it sounds like its all a tunning issue, most of your problems can be resolved with proper tuning technique's, including your snare. For instance, if I use 2 moongels on my snare it basically becomes a dead smack.....No ringing whatsoever, and I use a Remo Amb. which has quite a bit more ring than your PS3. So look up some drum tuning on youtube, Bob Gatzen is a good start, and see if that helps at all. Heres a link to get you started....

    Snare Tuning.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38BeJ01DME8

    Reducing Snare Buzz..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq6oD...eature=related
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    All my drums are no muffling.Just the kick has a small pillow. Just fine tune the heads.If you can't find the sweet spot, loosen to where the lugs are just finger tight and start over. Be sure to cross loosen. I use Evans g2 sst on all toms and EC reverse dot on the snare(coated).

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    Snares buzz...over time you'll come to love it. I find it makes my toms and kick sound better.
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    If u like the sound then its right, but i personally dont like using too much muffling or any at all cause u lose the sound of the drum itself. But each to their own, no such thing as cheating when it comes to tuning
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    Quote Originally Posted by mutt_78 View Post
    i would retune them, or gewt new heads. but thats just me. i really don't like muffling unless i'm going for an entirely specific sound that's unattainable otherwise
    I assume then all of your drum heads are single-ply with no rings or anything whatsoever (no power dots, for example). Because that's all various types of muffling.
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    use remo ebonys if you really want a dead drum sound. (seeing you use so many moongels)
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