Best Snare head for Blast Beats

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

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  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

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    This is what you want. THE studio (and live) snare batter head.


    http://www.remo.com/portal/products/3/8/50/159/co_controlled_sound.html

    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!!

    mckay
    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'
    Peace!
     
  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!!!!!!!

    mckay
     
  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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