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Best Snare head for Blast Beats

Discussion in 'Drums' started by Squelch, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Squelch

    Squelch Guest

    I am in need of a new snare head and was wondering what would be the best for my playing style. I play pretty hard and do a lot of blast beats (which require a more sensitive head). I want something that is durable but doesn't sacrifice good sound and sensitivity. I was looking at the aquarian power house but it looks like its just a tank that pays no attention to sound or sensitivity. Let me know what you guys think would be best. Thanks.
  2. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    Check out - http://www.drummercafe.com/community/index.php

    They will definately be able to give you some great advice on this subject...
  3. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    This is what you want. THE studio (and live) snare batter head.


    CS-0114-20 14" Batter, Controlled Sound, Coated, 14" Diameter, Clear Dot On Botto
  4. bounce

    bounce Guest

    Or a Remo Coated Powerstroke (with or without center dot) which is a very similar head to recorderman's excellent recommendation but has a pinstripe type ring on the outside. I love these on snare and I hit with revenge!!

    bounce inventive audio
  5. buddabob

    buddabob Guest

    I always like Evans g2 coated
  6. Wooly

    Wooly Guest

    The drummer cafe is a great forum, check it out.

    You will get many opinions on this.

    Here's mine (I won't bore you by bragging about my "lofty" credentials, but I can keep a beat on a kit- let's put it that way)

    The aquarian texture coating lasts longer than remos. Aquarian makes a good sounding head also- different than remo, but good sounding.

    That being said, you want a durable head with good tone.

    I like single plys for snare drum. An coated aquarian TCPD (texture coated power dot- dot is underneath batter) is a good head. If you are playing really fast, you aren't going to playing that hard anyways- so give it a try. Maybe get a "studio ring" dampener and chop it in half or even 1/4's to get the right amount of overtones for you!

    Keep drummin'
  7. bounce

    bounce Guest

    "Maybe get a "studio ring" dampener and chop it in half or even 1/4's to get the right amount of overtones for you!"

    Moon Gel rules!!!!!!!

  8. Wooly

    Wooly Guest

    Yep, I use moon gels all the time. I don't like them on snare drums though, they don't do as well on coated heads, better on clear heads and tom toms. And they are a royal rip off. Subsequently I do prefer moongels on tom toms than studio rings (which can get buzzy).

    Here's a tip to make a moon gel last longer!!!!::::

    Take a piece of saran wrap and cover the gel. Trim with a razor knife to the outline of the moongel as close as you can.
  9. chriscavell

    chriscavell Guest

    My go-to snare head lately has been the Evans Genera Dry.

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