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  1. Registered User

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    Default I could use some help with my set...

    I'm kind of a noob when it comes to drum set percussion. Theres a lot of things I want to change about my set. Mostly the setup and cymbals.

    What are some good drumheads and cymbals for jazz?

    And does anyone have any suggestions for a better setup? I know its hard to tell, but when i sit down it feels like i'm really high up and exposed, same goes for the rest of my set.

    For some reason I cant put any attachments on so i uploaded them to photobucket: http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/b...%20Drum%20Set/

    thanks in advance for any help

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    Im not kinda jazz player..but i think Remo Ambasador or Emperor Coated will work nice for Jazz

    I mostly play rock music..I've got Remo Pinstripe Clear's on the toms and a Remo C.S. Black Dot Coated on the snare. (see signature )
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    Hey man, don't worry about bein a noob, everyone's gotta start somewhere!!

    I play a lot of jazz, mainly with the band at school. In regards to your setup, there's nothing wrong with it, it looks fine. Really a setup should be based on personal preference, so set it up the way you feel comfortable with it. Now when I play jazz, I like to have just a simple 4-piece setup, a ride, hats, and a crash or two. IMO that's all you really need, atleast that's what I feel comfortable with when playing jazz.

    As far as heads go, exports sound great with Remo pinstripes as batter heads and Remo clear ambassadors as reso heads. Try this combination and see how you like the sound, I know many export players have tried this and have liked it.

    Good luck man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXR rad

    As far as heads go, exports sound great with Remo pinstripes as batter heads and Remo clear ambassadors as reso heads. Try this combination and see how you like the sound, I know many export players have tried this and have liked it.

    Good luck man!
    That's my combo of choice (actually ebony ambassadors on reso-side). I've played all kinds of different styles with this setup and it is great.

    For Cymbals you can't go wrong with Paiste Twenty series or Paiste Signature Dark Energy for jazz. Of course if you like those "other" brands, One of them has a series called "K", that is sort of acceptable as a jazz cymbal
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    Alright so i'm guessing that the batter heads would be the side that your sticks will hit and the reso side is the head underneath?

    Also if I want to apply new heads to a single drum will I need to buy 2 differnt types? one for the batter and one for the reso?

    oh and will the combo that the two above me suggested, will that work as well for snare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LatitudeDrummer
    Alright so i'm guessing that the batter heads would be the side that your sticks will hit and the reso side is the head underneath?

    Also if I want to apply new heads to a single drum will I need to buy 2 differnt types? one for the batter and one for the reso?

    oh and will the combo that the two above me suggested, will that work as well for snare?
    Yes, batter is the side you hit, reso is on the opposite side.

    Yes you will need to by two differnt types of heads. You wouldn't want to put two heads on that both comply of two plies, it would kill the sound. A one ply head is most people's choice for a reso head. You can use either a 1 or 2 ply head for the batter, depending on what sound your going for.

    For snare, no you will not want to do that, for it will choke the snare. For the reso, you'll want an even thinner head. Get an Ambassador "Snare Side" Head. A regular coated ambassador will work great for the batter, as it is the preffered snare head by many Remo players.

    Now I'm just suggesting Remo heads, because I play them and have experience with them. Evans also makes great heads, so try out whatever you want.

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    wat would you suggest for the reso snare side and bass head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LatitudeDrummer
    wat would you suggest for the reso snare side and bass head?
    Sorry if I confused you above lol. For the reso side of the snare drum (the side with the snare wires) you'll want to get a Remo Ambassador Snare Side Head (that is the actual name of the head, here it is on musiciansfriend.com ---> http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ad-?sku=442934 ).

    Now for a bass head, that's going to depend on the sound your looking for and your tuning ability. If you're not too sharp on tuning yet, you may want to go with a 2 ply head like Aquarian Super Kick II or an Evans EMAD2, both are 2 ply heads with internal dampening rings to "help" with tuning. If you're good with tuning your kick, then get, in my opinion, the best bass head available, which is a Remo Powerstroke 3. This a single ply head with no internal dampening.

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    Ok so what about this setup;

    tom batter sides and snare batter side:
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ack?sku=442824

    Tom Reso sides:
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ter?sku=442206

    Snare remo side:
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ad-?sku=442934

    BTW thanks so much for all your help

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    Hey man! I mainly play rock, but I play a bit of jazz here and there. So basicly iI agree fully with "EXR rad" about the heads, personaly iI also use remo. They just sound great with the jazz. I would recomend emperor coated for the batter if you use mainly brushes, but it will work fine with sticks. You will find that the clear will give more punch, especially if the batter head is tuned up tight.

    As setup wise I would also say whatever sutes yourself is fine. But just to give you an idea, if I was playing jazz I would allways setup like the image below.

    I hope I have hellped you a little bit,

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    Quote Originally Posted by LatitudeDrummer
    Ok so what about this setup;

    tom batter sides and snare batter side:
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ack?sku=442824

    Tom Reso sides:
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ter?sku=442206

    Snare remo side:
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ad-?sku=442934

    BTW thanks so much for all your help
    YES! you got it man! And the pic above is a great jazz setup, sometimes minus the second floor tom.

  12. Diko

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    Ya i knw man...but i couldnt find any without the 2nd floor!!! but at least he gets the idea!!!

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