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  1. Looks That Kill

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    Default Wood fiberglass head choices

    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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  2. No Drum on Shabbas!!

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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.

    I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN!!! DO NOT CUT DOWN YOUR TOMS!!!

  3. Looks That Kill

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    Quote 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. Naked & Famous

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

  5. Looks That Kill

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    Quote 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. Registered User

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    Quote 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?

  7. Looks That Kill

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticks4drums View Post
    Sure its the heads?
    yes
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    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. Looks That Kill

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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by CUZNRED View Post
    Thanks, I may go with the coated regular emps
    Also a good choice.
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  11. Rob the drummer

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    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.

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    Quote 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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