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    Hey guys, what are you running for heads on your kits? I currently have clear vintage emperers over clear ambassadors and I am not liking the sound I am getting from the 13 inch rack tom. Considering switching to coated ambassadors over clear ambassadors.

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    I gotta be honest. I've been using the stock heads on mine. I think they are remo pinstripes. They are great for live situations. If I was going to swap them it might be for Evans G2 clears.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Big King View Post
      I gotta be honest. I've been using the stock heads on mine. I think they are remo pinstripes. They are great for live situations. If I was going to swap them it might be for Evans G2 clears.
      Ok, thanks for the input

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      • #4
        Not that I know anything about these drums but the Aquarian modern vintage heads are worth looking into.... They really sound awesome.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FL Drummer View Post
          Not that I know anything about these drums but the Aquarian modern vintage heads are worth looking into.... They really sound awesome.
          I may go back to using coated ambassadors, I put some on my Gretsch Walnut/Maple kit over clear ambassadors and the toms came alive

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CUZNRED View Post
            I may go back to using coated ambassadors, I put some on my Gretsch Walnut/Maple kit over clear ambassadors and the toms came alive
            Sure its the heads?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sticks4drums View Post
              Sure its the heads?
              yes

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              • #8
                Why not try a Coated Vintage Emp on the batter? That will help warm up the sound (assuming that’s what you’re after).
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by paradiddlediddle666 View Post
                  Why not try a Coated Vintage Emp on the batter? That will help warm up the sound (assuming that’s what you’re after).
                  Thanks, I may go with the coated regular emps

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CUZNRED View Post
                    Thanks, I may go with the coated regular emps
                    Also a good choice.
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                    DW Performance Series in Black Diamond Pearl
                    |14 x 22| |14 x 16| |9 x 13| |6.5 x 14 DW Solid Aluminum snare|

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                    • #11
                      Quick question for you wood/fiberglass kit owners. How would you rate the shell or drum weight? I guess I am wondering if the fiberglass layer adds a lot of weight to the drums.

                      Heavy to me would be a Reference shell.

                      Thanks, Rob
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by robstafaria View Post
                        Quick question for you wood/fiberglass kit owners. How would you rate the shell or drum weight? I guess I am wondering if the fiberglass layer adds a lot of weight to the drums.
                        I don't find them much different than the Session and Masters kits I've owned as far as weight. I'm using coated Powerstroke 3 batters on everything these days (hate Moongel) with clear Ambo resos. The stock reso on the kick works for me.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by robstafaria View Post
                          Quick question for you wood/fiberglass kit owners. How would you rate the shell or drum weight? I guess I am wondering if the fiberglass layer adds a lot of weight to the drums.

                          Heavy to me would be a Reference shell.

                          Thanks, Rob
                          if anything I think the optimounts are what adds the weight. I am pondering putting Ludwig atlas mounts on mine

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                          • #14
                            Thanks guys!
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                            • #15
                              I'm having a similar issue with my new W/F kit - the stock 2-ply pinstripes really deaden the sound. I'm using the drums mostly for straight ahead jazz, and what to get the toms to sing and really resonate. I had a W/F kit in the 70's and liked the tone. I would like a coated head (ambassador weight) but want to stay clear of REMO. Has any one tried Evans UV1 heads on these shells? Or, some other vendor like Aquarian?

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