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pearldrummer014
02-04-2006, 07:19 PM
Ok so i have an Acrolite coming in 2-9 days, i got it for 65 bucks. COOL. But if i want heads for it when it gets here i have to buy them on tuesday. So what heads do u either have on your Acrolite or would you recommend for one. Please give me a Remo set up and/or Evans setup. No one here carries Aquarian.

stevo30
02-04-2006, 07:23 PM
The good ol' PCRD over Hazy 300. Cant fail. works with pretty much any snare

pearldrummer014
02-04-2006, 07:28 PM
pcrd?

pearldrummer014
02-04-2006, 07:32 PM
powercenter reverse dot got it.

pearldrummer014
02-04-2006, 07:43 PM
please guys i need more than one opinion

russb66
02-04-2006, 07:47 PM
I use an ambassador on ours at school since aluminum can be dry.It has a great tone.

jano
02-05-2006, 07:44 AM
I use a coated Ambassador on top. I have also used a coated G1, but the Remo sounds a little brighter to my ears. That's probably just my imagination.

I like 2 mil reso heads for the added sensitivity, Diplomat Snare Side or Hazy 300. I don't hear any difference between the clear or opaque and Evans or Remo on the bottom.

I also use 42 strand snare wires, but that's a seperate discussion.

philthy
02-05-2006, 07:53 AM
Remo CS + ambassador resonant for an allround remo combo

Drummer519
02-05-2006, 08:13 AM
I'm using a coated ambassader batter and a hazy ambassador snare side on my higher tension acrolite. My concert acrolite has a coated diplomat batter and a hazy diplomat snare side. I love these snares. You can't go wrong with the ambassador combo. The diplomat wouldn't hold up very well if you're playing much rock.

Bluesman
02-05-2006, 09:36 AM
Remo Ambassador snare side & Coated Ambassador on top.
Puresound 20 strand. That snare will be the cat's @$$. 00**

bigtone23
02-06-2006, 03:36 AM
These are a drier sounding drum, need heads that bring out some tone and body...
Batter: Evans G1 or Remo Coated Ambassador.
Reso: Evans Hazy 200 or Remo Diplomat
Puresound Custom or Blasters 20 strand wires. Grosgrain ribbon.

TempesT68
02-06-2006, 04:07 AM
Search and the PDF university section,.....come on now.

spike_drummer999
02-06-2006, 07:59 AM
I have a 2 ply thin skin coated Attack head for the batter with a 40 strand wire. It's fat and punchy-ish. It sounds amazing. Try that combo out.

Musician
02-06-2006, 10:30 AM
Just about any head can sound good on an acrolite. I use 2-ply sometimes and that aint too bad either although my favorite will always be coated single ply.

korch
02-06-2006, 10:49 AM
This is a great snare for the money. It is very dry though, so stay away from thick two ply heads. I used a Remo Coated Ambassador on top, and a Remo Snare Side Diplomat on mine. It will sound very nice with these heads. Just don't use a Diplomat on the top..... they are so thin, that you will break it in no time. It's kind of like hitting a piece of plastic wrap that you use to wrap a sandwich.

pearldrummer014
02-06-2006, 01:52 PM
whats the difference between a diplomat and a ambasssador snare side head. what difference will it give you

trickg
02-06-2006, 01:57 PM
The Diplomat is thinner and therefore easier to "excite" and offers better snare response.

korch
02-06-2006, 02:23 PM
The Diplomat is thinner and therefore easier to "excite" and offers better snare response.

Exactly. Trickg always seems to hit it on the head! :)

pearldrummer014
02-06-2006, 02:46 PM
so if im playin classic rock and funk. this is the right head combo. what evans head would be like the diplomat?

korch
02-06-2006, 02:51 PM
I don't know, I don't use Evans heads.... Nothing wrong with them..... I'm just a Remo guy.

bigtone23
02-06-2006, 03:01 PM
The Evans 200 is like the Diplomat weight snare side, the Evans 300 is like an Ambassador snare side. I use a hazy 200 on a snare, it's great.

pearldrummer014
02-06-2006, 05:07 PM
cool thanks guys i think im gonna go with the evans coated g1 with a hazy 200. hopefully the snare will be here by weeks end.

satchamo
02-06-2006, 06:09 PM
ive used Remo Emperor X's and they sound pretty damn good on em, i would recommend them highly for the acrolyte, but right now im using an evans HD dry, i havent actually really played it, just put it on there and tuned it fairly close, im waiting for my conaways to get here to play it, so idk about that combo yet... but i still have the stock damn reso head on there when i got the snare for concert band in 6th grade lol, its in perfect shape and hasnt really been touched, therefore until theres a hole in it, i wont replace it, im poor

trickg
02-06-2006, 07:40 PM
It looks like I'm in the market for a use Acrolite. I was gonna buy a brass Pearl Sensitone because I figured that it was a steal at $179 for the 5.5 X 14 and was all set to pull the trigger on that deal today....

Only to find out that Musician'sFriend.com raised the price by $30 on that bad boy when I wasn't looking! :(

Oh well, win some, lose most. From all that I have heard, it seems like the Acrolite might actually be the better of the two anyway.

żumop apisdn
02-06-2006, 07:42 PM
The stock heads on the one at our school makes it sound great. I don't know, coated ambassador over hazy ambassador would be great. But I'd say experiment with some heads.

pearldrummer014
02-06-2006, 07:49 PM
Only to find out that Musician'sFriend.com raised the price by $30 on that bad boy when I wasn't looking!


i noticed that too i was lookin fora brass sensitone 6.5/14 it was like 185 and they raised it to 250 somethin so screw them. im goin ebay biottch

trickg
02-07-2006, 06:41 AM
i noticed that too i was lookin fora brass sensitone 6.5/14 it was like 185 and they raised it to 250 somethin so screw them. im goin ebay biottch
That's a good idea - I was checking them out last night and there were a couple on there with a "Buy It Now" price of around $150 - $175. But the Acrolites are cheaper.

I've been keeping an eye open driving past yard sales and that sort of thing. I'm going to be patient and wait for spring/summer to roll around because that's when it's most likely that parents whose little Johnny or Julie wanted to take band and play drums, (but didn't stick with it) will be trying to unload the mostly unused snare drum, and I've heard stories about where someone has gotten one for something silly like $20 at a yard sale.

korch
02-07-2006, 07:28 AM
That's a good idea - I was checking them out last night and there were a couple on there with a "Buy It Now" price of around $150 - $175. But the Acrolites are cheaper.

I've been keeping an eye open driving past yard sales and that sort of thing. I'm going to be patient and wait for spring/summer to roll around because that's when it's most likely that parents whose little Johnny or Julie wanted to take band and play drums, (but didn't stick with it) will be trying to unload the mostly unused snare drum, and I've heard stories about where someone has gotten one for something silly like $20 at a yard sale.

I got mine at a thrift store with a hard shell case, a pair of sticks and a set of bells for $80 or so. Keep looking.... you can really find some deals. I've seen them go on eBay for as low as $50 or so.

weps
02-07-2006, 04:40 PM
I use a set of Attack Terry Bozzio signature heads on my Blacrolite. I bought up several sets when they were on $10 special. Sounds pretty good.

Was going to replace the hoops with 2.3s but really checked it out today and they look thick enough, at least 2.0s. So I'm holding that off for now.

A 42 strand on it? How's that sound? I'd like to upgrade the snare wires but don't want to be too wire rich & drum poor. I only paid $75 shipped with UFO case for mine.

But any suggestions/comments on wire upgrades with the acrolite are welcome.

weps