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    Hey everyone

    First of all: I already did this post on another forum, but I want to gather some more thoughts on this.

    I bought a 20" gong/pancake drum.
    The head that came with the drum sounds like ****. It seems like itís a two ply, and has an extra damping ring build inside the head. (Powerstroke type?)

    What would be a good head for this type of drum?
    (Single headed, there is no reso side!)

    20" heads aren' cheap... So I won't buy different types just to experiment.
    I also haven't any 20" heads laying around.
    I thought of a Remo Black dot head (CS), but I'm not sure if I'll go for coated or clear...

    The heads I use on my set are all Remo coated ambassadors (top and bottom, wide open - 14,16,18), an Evans Emad on my 26Ē BD, and an CS black dot heads on my rototoms (6,8,10).

    Do you guys have some recommendations?

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    Novusuhu did you ever find a drumhead you like for the gong drum? I’ve been looking at one lately and would like to hear your thoughts.

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    For my 20" Gong Drum I went with the thicker Emad. I also like this head because I can choose between no dampening, light dampening and heavier dampening since it comes with 2 different foam rings. I have it on my Yamaha kit.

    Yes it's thick and heavy but it's the sound I prefer for it.
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Classic Concept Maple | 4pc PDP Classic Concept Maple BOP | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 69 Snare drums and growing!

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    Okay cool Spaz thank you. How is that pdp bass drum turned gong drum working for you in the other thread or is this the same one you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalyst1 View Post
    Okay cool Spaz thank you. How is that pdp bass drum turned gong drum working for you in the other thread or is this the same one you speak of?
    I ended up not messing with the PDP. I did turn a 16" floor tom into a small kick though. But no gong drum for it.
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Classic Concept Maple | 4pc PDP Classic Concept Maple BOP | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 69 Snare drums and growing!

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