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    Default Remo Emperors... as batter heads?

    Hey guys, this is my first time posting here.
    I bought a pack of Remo Emperors (coated) for my toms, but I decided I wanted to go with a sharper, harder sound, something like a clear batter head might do. So I was wondering, could I just buy new batter heads (clear) and put the emperors as resonants, so I don't have to buy new reso's?
    Thanks.

    PS_ ignore the title- it has typo. Should be "Remo Emperors as Resonants"

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    it depends if you have already used the the coated ones as batters then do not use them as reso heads. If not then go right ahead but I think the fact that they are coated might give you a sort of odd sound.

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    I've used clear ones a reso heads under pinstripes. I was surprised that they actually sounded good, and were very resonant.
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    Default Pinstripes...on both sides?

    Believe it or not...there are musicians (and techs) who absolutely stand by the pinstripe resonant and batter combination for all the toms.

    It's different for every player...so...sometimes its trial and error to see what works for you.

    - Leigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by l_e_i_g_h View Post
    Believe it or not...there are musicians (and techs) who absolutely stand by the pinstripe resonant and batter combination for all the toms.

    It's different for every player...so...sometimes its trial and error to see what works for you.

    - Leigh

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    I wouldn't use a double ply head, (like the Emperor) for your underside, resonant head. It will completely kill the tone of your lovely drum!

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    if you looking for like a heavy metal sound or something then the remo coated emporers will do great as a reso
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    you're gonna laugh.....
    right now im using a coated emperors on top and emperor black suedes on bottom

    super deep tones man, i can even joke
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    It depends how it sounds on your kit. Personally I don't reccomend using coated heads as reso's because I think the tone of the drum suffers, but that's just on my drums. Some proffesionals use coated heads as reso's though
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    Only you can answer the question, try it, if you like the sound then there is your answer. There are no rules. it is your sound. Many old jazz player did that.
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