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  1. TH3 DRUMM3R

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    Default Pearl muffle head issue

    I bought the muffle head heads for my drum set. They worked good for about a month, then I broke the bass drum head. I ordered a new one and put it back on, i tuned it pretty tight. The next day I broke the head for the bass drum, snare drum, and a tom. The heads were all fairly tight. Do you have any ideas on why this is happing, or if there are any other alternative muffling type heads? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Some good alternative muffle heads include: Remo Pinstripes (coated ones are a bit more mute than the ebony and clear ones), Evans Hydraulic (the best ones overall, they're 2 ply and have a layer of oil inbetween the two heads, and I know aquarian makes some too, but the Evans Hydraulic heads are by far the best muffle heads.

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    Are you talking mesh heads?

  4. TH3 DRUMM3R

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    I was talking about pearls mesh head, the hydrolic ones seem pretty interesting, im looking into them.

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    cliff13,

    The kick drum Muffle heads are prone to breaking if 1. You are not using a beater patch or 2. if you are not using a beater patch and using a felt beater. The felt beater/fibres gets caught in the mesh and gradually 'pulls' at the head. Using a patch will prevent this. I use a patch on BOTH the inside of the head and at the impact point on the head.

    Tune the toms/snare heads as you would normally (feel). Remember that these heads aren't as durable compared to the regular Mylar heads, so they WILL break under abuse. Don't play them as 'hard' as you normally would, they are intended for practicing.

    I've gone through 2 sets of mesh heads over 5 years. They will and can last if you take care of them. However, they are cheap and easily replaceable.

    Search for other threads regarding Mesh Heads and it's affects on the bearing edges if not prepared right.

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  6. TH3 DRUMM3R

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    Hey thanks for the info, I think i will try and get a beater patch, i also need to not play as hard on them. I put my old regular drum heads on and I think i will keep them on for a little bit. But thanks for all the advise.

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    I have been using a Rhythm Traveller with mesh heads for years in my teaching studio with no problems or wear.
    I also use them for practice, and I play hard.
    They are tuned to the same tension as a normal drum head would be, and have a falam slam patch on the bass head.
    I would be confident in suggesting that your problems have arisen do to poor technique (ie. beating the hell out of them and burying the bass drum beater) and possibly over tensioning the heads.

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    I'd still go for the hydraulics for the toms, and A resonant and batter hydraulic on your bass drum (or a two ply resonant head), and a thick single ply coated batter head (Remo Ambassador, or an Evans Coated G1) for your snare, with a remo Muffl ring that goes inside your snare. Trust me on the snare reccomendation, the drum kit I use at lessons has a coated ambassador (tuned tight) and a remo muffl ring on it and it sounds great, no ringing and overtones at all, the snares can be heard after you hit them but they're real quiet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1337Drummer
    I'd still go for the hydraulics for the toms, and A resonant and batter hydraulic on your bass drum (or a two ply resonant head), and a thick single ply coated batter head (Remo Ambassador, or an Evans Coated G1) for your snare, with a remo Muffl ring that goes inside your snare. Trust me on the snare reccomendation, the drum kit I use at lessons has a coated ambassador (tuned tight) and a remo muffl ring on it and it sounds great, no ringing and overtones at all, the snares can be heard after you hit them but they're real quiet.

    I think you are very confused!

    Muffle heads are mesh practice heads.

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    I know that, but he meant that he uses them on an actual kit, I think, I dunno, just trying to help!

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    I just recomended those if you wanted more durable heads, that are still muffled, because other people might look to this topic for help as well!

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    I agree with Dayne. I think you're confused. Pearl's Mesh Muffle Heads are SILENT HEADS. They are unlike regular heads (hydrolics, pinstripes, one ply, two ply etc....) as they are made of MESH.

    You are recommending him a head that makes a sound.

    For alternative Mesh type heads, Mapex have brought out their own version of the mesh head. They look very similar in material and in weight. Evans also do the Retro Screen for the kick drums and I'm pretty sure you can special order the Retro Screen for smaller (tom/snare sizes).
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