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  1. Rockin' the Cosmos..

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    so by your logic would you also never buy TAMA products since their forum is pretty much a wasteland also? ... sounds kinda petty to me
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy H View Post
    Remo used to have a really cool forum. I posted there for almost 10 years. One bad moderator (a guy called Crusher) combined with Remo mismanagement ruined the place. In it's last days there were only 3 or 4 of us still posting intermittently. When that place finally died off I figured I'd rather not buy drum heads from a company that can't even manage an internet forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisco View Post
    Interesting that I'm not alone in my dislike of Remo bass drum heads but adore their snare and tom heads. How can it be that I love PS3 tom heads but would NEVER put one on my kick? It's a terrible series for bass drums but sings on my toms.
    I think the PS3 sounds dreadful on any kick I've ever put it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterdavis View Post
    I think the PS3 sounds dreadful on any kick I've ever put it on.
    I've never found a Remo kick head that I couldn't live without. I've been very satisfied with Evans Emad 2 for several years. It does all I could ask for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUZNRED View Post
    does anyone here have any experience with aquarian heads?
    Aquarian Super Kick II has been my go-to bass drum head for years. I find it to be the best overall bass drum head on the market. I can put one of those on any bass drum of any size and they sound great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blisco View Post
    Every time I try Evans tom or snare heads, I'm befuddled by their poor seating and inability to tune up. Pick any 5 high end kits. Every one gave me trouble. So, I've been a Remo guy for snare and toms.

    Interestingly, I can't stand Remo bass drum heads strictly for feel and sound. I'm an Evans EMAD fan. Go figure.

    Experimenting can be fun and expensive. I will just stick to what I know works for me. Resistance is sometime futile.
    Have you used the Evans 360 heads? I was REALLY impressed with those and have had no trouble seating them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hollywood View Post
    Aquarian Super Kick II has been my go-to bass drum head for years. I find it to be the best overall bass drum head on the market. I can put one of those on any bass drum of any size and they sound great.
    David,

    I agree.

    I switched over to Remo heads a few years ago (just because I felt like using something different after 20 years of Aquarian heads) but I miss the Super Kick series. The film Aquarian uses is the best one for consistent bass drum tone.

    I also miss the Aquarian coated heads because their process is much more durable than the coating used by Remo.

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    I have a whole room full of kits with PS3's and they all sound amazing. There is no right or wrong head. They all have something different in sound and feel to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKeaton View Post
    Same for me... Remo on everything, except bass.
    I am the same way as well. On my DLX kit I have not been able to find Evans or Aquarian heads that sounded good on the toms of snare. My MMX I have found Evans sound ok, but Remo's tune right up for me and give me the exact tone I want, very easily. I do use EMAD on my kicks, but when it comes to toms and snare, Remo is my preferred choice.
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    What's funny is that even tho Remo and Evans heads are made similar, they have totally different sounds altogether to me. For instance, a Remo coated Emperor has a little more open sound with more overtones than a coated G2. The coated Emperor has a sound very similar to an Evans G1. I've found that I prefer the sound of Evans G2 on the floor toms but prefer the Emperors on the high toms... Kind of strange I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master88 View Post
    What's funny is that even tho Remo and Evans heads are made similar, they have totally different sounds altogether to me. For instance, a Remo coated Emperor has a little more open sound with more overtones than a coated G2. The coated Emperor has a sound very similar to an Evans G1. I've found that I prefer the sound of Evans G2 on the floor toms but prefer the Emperors on the high toms... Kind of strange I guess
    I found that the clear G2 and clear Emperors sound basically the same to me. I haven't tried clear G2 360 heads. I may try them on my next kit. The coatings from both companies varies drastically, so I could see how you might hear/feel a difference.
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    This question has been debated over the years and I've learned a few things, some from the companies' web sites, some from interviews in Modern Drummer magazine, and some things from the Evans Specialist who shows up here on the PDF from time to time. Remo uses DuPont Mylar for all of its heads. Evans admits to using films from various manufacturers that work best for the sound they're trying to achieve, but they do admit to using DuPont Mylar on their G1 and G2 series. Both companies mount there heads in an aluminum hoop with epoxy, so an uncoated G1 and G2 should should exactly like an uncoated Ambassador or Emperor I've used both and see no real difference. Now if you're talking Coates head, that's a different story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    I found that the clear G2 and clear Emperors sound basically the same to me. I haven't tried clear G2 360 heads. I may try them on my next kit. The coatings from both companies varies drastically, so I could see how you might hear/feel a difference.
    I had the same experience Matt. For a while, I had the two mixed on my 80s export kit, the 10" and 16" had Emperors and the 12" had a G2. They all had Remo ambassador resonant heads. You couldn't tell the difference in them. I would have challenged anyone to a blind test they sounded so much the same.

    The 360 technology to me has not really changed Evans sound, but it sure makes a WORLD of difference in tuning. I've never seen heads tune up faster and easier than the 360s do.

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