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    Fooling around with snare heads. I have always used a Med Ludwig Coated snare head on my supraphonic and want to try other heads. I put on EC2 snare head. Liked it at first but got tired of it. I think Im gonna try a remo controlled sound black dot. My snare is deep so think that head might work.
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    I used the Remo reverse black dot snare head and it sounded really good. I've not tried the regular black dot as a snare head but they sound great on the toms.

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    I just put on an Aquarian coated on my Pork Pie 13 x 5 snare. I tuned it low, and it sounds amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porkpieguy View Post
    I just put on an Aquarian coated on my Pork Pie 13 x 5 snare. I tuned it low, and it sounds amazing.
    Did you have any luck with the 12" tom yet??

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    One of the best snare drum sounds that I can remember was a clear Remo CS Black Dot batter (dot on top) paired with a clear Ambassador weight snare side on my old 1978 Ludwig LM411 6.5 x 14 Super Sensitive. That drum sounded big, phat, and powerful with that head combination and the dot prevented the head from getting dented with heavy use. We also used them on our high school marching band snare drums and they would really take a beating from the big 3A sticks.

    A few things that I remember about that head. First, the dot seemed to feel a little funny when I played soft single and double strokes. Second, there was a layer of clear plastic film over the dot that seemed to want to peel off with use. Finally, the head seemed to feel and sound better over time.

    If I would ever go back to using this head on my snare drum, I think that I would try the reverse dot as I would get that cool, phat controlled sound without the quirks. But then, I might just go with the dot on top ... and as long the head is tuned up nice and tight, it sounds fantastic and like a bottle of good wine, gets better with age ...
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    When I cleaned up my old Tama Swingstar chrome steel snare, I put a used coated Emp on the batter. Just for an experiment, I cut an 8" diameter circle out of some left over adhesive backed vinyl automotive wrap. I stuck it on the bottom side of the batter head (like a reverse dot). So far, it's still stuck there after 6months of hard use. Combined with the 2-ply coated head, it did make it feel a little "dead" in terms of stick rebound at lower tension, but it's more than acceptable with the head cranked medium tight. The sound, however, is pretty sweet...much better in my opinion than it was without the makeshift "dot".
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    One day I'll get a minute to go snare head shopping. It has been awhile.

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    I always had a pretty satisfying result from using Texture coated/Response 2 type heads on snare(ambassador/emperor, g1/g2). Real natural and versatile heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Did you have any luck with the 12" tom yet??
    Hey Rich,

    I've had a little luck. I'm using a different snare stand, and I'm just sort of opened the basket and just set the drum in it and didn't tighten it down too much. That's helped a little. I have a well-worn 12-inch Remo ambassador that I'm going to stick on it (maybe this weekend?) to see how it sounds. If it sounds ok, I might try to spring for a 12" and a matching 16" for the floor tom.

    Thanks again for asking.

    -Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by not him View Post
    Fooling around with snare heads. I have always used a Med Ludwig Coated snare head on my supraphonic and want to try other heads. I put on EC2 snare head. Liked it at first but got tired of it. I think Im gonna try a remo controlled sound black dot. My snare is deep so think that head might work.
    The reverse dot coated heads sound great on snares, but I prefer the coated Ambassador X for any snare drum.

    Just my $0.02...

    Rich
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    Quote Originally Posted by porkpieguy View Post
    Hey Rich,

    I've had a little luck. I'm using a different snare stand, and I'm just sort of opened the basket and just set the drum in it and didn't tighten it down too much. That's helped a little. I have a well-worn 12-inch Remo ambassador that I'm going to stick on it (maybe this weekend?) to see how it sounds. If it sounds ok, I might try to spring for a 12" and a matching 16" for the floor tom.

    Thanks again for asking.

    -Martin
    Thanks for the response....looking forward to some good news soon.

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    EC2 frosted and loving it. Decided to try it before remo as all my drums have Evans EC2 on them.I guess the reverse dot just choked it to much for my liking
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    Coated Black Dot (CS 0114) are great snare heads. Simon Phillips used to use them exclusively, not sure if he still does, but back around 1988 he got me turned on to them. But nowadays I prefer Aquarian coated heads.
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    I love the Evans Super Dry head. Coated with all the little port holes along the edge.

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    Must say these new 360 heads are so easy to tune. Also have always found it funny how just a head change can make you want to play again.
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    I use an Evans HD Dry on most of my snares and love the sound...............but I do prefer a more muffled snare sound than most

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    Quote Originally Posted by longgun View Post
    I use an Evans HD Dry on most of my snares and love the sound...............but I do prefer a more muffled snare sound than most
    /\ /\ /\ What he said! I agree 100%.

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    Tried Aquarian New Orleans on my Ludwig deep snare a little lose and it really does give that raspy lose sound you might want for a rendition of St. James Infirmary...

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    On two of my snares (7"x13" sonor/maple & drum craft 6"x14" birch) I'm using power center reverse dots (evans 360) they sound great so far.

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    I use an Evans G1 on my 14x5.5 Ddrum snare tuned medium tight. It has a very nice crack to it. I have also used Remo reverse black dot. I love those too.

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    I use a remo ambassador x on the batter tuned very tight. Rimshots sound amazing!
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