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    Hello all, I would like some advice regarding new heads fo a Gretsch Catalina jazz kit. I'm looking for a warm natural sound, I've considered trying some 'natural' heads (either animal skin or a synthetic equivalent) but am in a dither about it all...

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    Any 2ply or 10ml thick coated or frosted batter should do the trick like Remo Ambassadors or frosted G1 or G2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slinglander View Post
    Any 2ply or 10ml thick coated or frosted batter should do the trick like Remo Ambassadors or frosted G1 or G2.
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    I agree with Slinglander
    Remos Coated Amb / clear Amb or Emperors/ Amb
    Evans Coated G1's/ G1's or G2's/G1
    These are all great combinations

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    Yep, good call by slinglander.

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    +1 as well, although you might want to give Vintage Ambassadors a try as well. They are a two ply coated with one 7.5 mil ply and one 3 mil ply.
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    Try coated single ply w/ no dampening for batter, and the same for resonant head on toms and kick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideman View Post
    Hello all, I would like some advice regarding new heads fo a Gretsch Catalina jazz kit. I'm looking for a warm natural sound, I've considered trying some 'natural' heads (either animal skin or a synthetic equivalent) but am in a dither about it all...
    Sounds to me like Remo Fybreskins are what you are looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Redneck View Post
    Sounds to me like Remo Fybreskins are what you are looking for.
    Fiber-skyns for sure! Nobody else makes them but Remo. They got that real old time jazzy sound that you get from animal skins (avoid at all costs because of humidty issues). They also have what I refer to as a "buttery" feel to play on with the sticks. Stellar for brush work as well.

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Redneck View Post
    Sounds to me like Remo Fybreskins are what you are looking for.
    Quote Originally Posted by kay-gee View Post
    Fiber-skyns for sure! Nobody else makes them but Remo. They got that real old time jazzy sound that you get from animal skins (avoid at all costs because of humidty issues). They also have what I refer to as a "buttery" feel to play on with the sticks. Stellar for brush work as well.

    all the best...
    ...never played them....they look interesting and sound decent on videos I've seen....how do they hold up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longgun View Post
    ...never played them....they look interesting and sound decent on videos I've seen....how do they hold up?
    not the best actually. In time, the top coating of that fiber stuff will lift a bit. I've had a couple of heads that have done this but some that have not. To be fair, all heads will wear out eventually. These tend to lift rather dimple or flake.

    all the best...

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    by the name of this thread, i thought it was gonna be kinky
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