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    Okay well I searched and read but I still have questions.

    I just wanna know the difference between Genera Dry, HD Dry, and ST Dry.

    From what I can gather:

    Genera Dry: G1 with less ring. Relatively versatile. Nice crack. Pretty sensitive.

    HD Dry: More durable. Allows a touch more ring.

    ST Dry: Even more durable. Leaves some ring. Beastly rimshot.

    ??

    I want to get rid of the nasty overtones. But I do like a touch ring left to accent the snare. I definately want crack. Sensitivity is not my priority, but some is nice. I do like nice rimshots. Which of those three you think would be best? Or maybe a different kind?
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  • #2
    check out www.evansdrumheads.com they have a chart that will help you pick the perfect heads. but from my own use the Hd dry is a two ply with muffle ring, is a somewhat dark and muted head, gets rid of alot of the overtones. the ST dry is much brighter and more open, gives a real "natural" sound to the drum.

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    • #3
      I have a ST dry on a steel snare...
      there are little holes 1 inch from the rim all around the head...
      they let air out to give a quick attack

      ST stands for super tough...so i guess if you're gonna play heavy stuff this may be the best choice

      Get a catalogue...it'll tell u everything

      P.S. Oh yeah...I also have a studio ring on the snare...the result is pretty nice, quick attack and still a hint of ring to even out the sound

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      • #4
        I tried a Genera Dry on my Classic Maple snare and it choked the life out of it. I switched to an Aquarian Hi-Energy and never looked back.

        I think those heads would probably be better suited to a metal snare That had a lot of ring to it. On a wooden shell (at least in the case of my Ludwig CM snare) it was just too dead.
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        Originally posted by spikeman23
        A 7x14 could be just as versatile as a 6.5x14 it's only one inch difference.

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        • #5
          what would be good for a brass snare? i'm thinking g2 at the moment, maybe an HD dry?

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          • #6
            What would you guys recommend for a wood ELX snare? From what I've read I'm leaning towards HD dry and Hazy 300 for the reso, but I'm not sure.
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            • #7
              I've tried the dries. At lower tensions, they are dead and "thuddy." At higher tensions, you can get good pop out of them -- but they will ring just like any normal single- or double-ply head. I went back to a Remo Ambassador batter head because, at the tunings I want, there's not a lot of difference.
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              • #8
                The Genera and Genera-dry are singles with a tone ring; and have the best tone and sensitivity. The HD and ST and 2-plys plus a tone ring and are VERY dry and insensitive.
                Goodbye....

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                • #9
                  the ST dry should get rid of most ring. I have one on my Musashi.
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                  • #10
                    I would go with a Powercenter or G1 for that snare of yours... it will sound sick
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sgt1371
                      the ST dry should get rid of most ring. I have one on my Musashi.
                      The ST dry will give the most ring, look at the chart i posted. The HD dry will give the least ring.

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                      • #12
                        and make it sound dead in the process...
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                        • #13
                          genera dry is best! its what ive got and sounds incredible with my equalizer snares
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                          • #14
                            g1 - 10mil single ply, most open and natural sound

                            genera - same as g1 but has floating tone ring underneath head to slightly cut back sustain.

                            genera dry - same as genera but also has little dry vents (holes) around the circumference of the head. gives a slightly more "dry" sound.

                            g2 - 14mil double ply, a little fatter and punchier than g1, less sustain

                            hd - same as g2 but with floating tone ring underneath, less sustain

                            hd dry - same as hd but with dry vents, less sustain again

                            st - same as hd but slightly thicker

                            st dry - same as hd dry but slightly thicker.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by soundmanLPTE
                              Okay well I searched and read but I still have questions.

                              I just wanna know the difference between Genera Dry, HD Dry, and ST Dry.

                              From what I can gather:

                              Genera Dry: G1 with less ring. Relatively versatile. Nice crack. Pretty sensitive.

                              HD Dry: More durable. Allows a touch more ring.

                              ST Dry: Even more durable. Leaves some ring. Beastly rimshot.

                              ??

                              I want to get rid of the nasty overtones. But I do like a touch ring left to accent the snare. I definately want crack. Sensitivity is not my priority, but some is nice. I do like nice rimshots. Which of those three you think would be best? Or maybe a different kind?

                              It goes like this from most muffled to most open, belive it or not-

                              HD Dry is the most muffled, 2 ply, vents, plastic ring inside
                              Genera Dry is second to that, with a single ply, and vents and a plastic ring
                              The ST Dry is more open then those 2, with just a slightly thicker 2 ply, but with only the vents and no plastic ring.

                              I would suggest that for a wood snare, the ST Dry, as it is still sensitive, but cuts out high overtones somewhat, and has a loud crack.

                              For a metal snare, go with a Genera Dry, it's best suited for these snares, as it chokes wood snares too much. It will leave some tone on a metal snare (such as brass or steel), but cut out the high annoying ring associated with them.

                              The HD Dry is just a more muffled version of the Genera Dry, use it if you want less tone, more crack, and more durability.
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