What Head Do You Have On Your Vintage Snare?

Discussion in 'General' started by Ringofanatic1940, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. tommykat1

    tommykat1 DFO Master

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    I have Aquarian Texture Coated single plies on all my snares. Sounds like a Remo Ambassador, but the texture actually has a long life for brushes, unlike the Amb, which is worthless after about two weeks.
     
  2. Drumceet

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    Coated Vintage Emperor
     
  3. RogersLudwig

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    My Gretsch 4157 has an Aquarian American Vintage medium
     
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    Currently using Evans Power Center Reverse Dots on most of my snares. Versatile, punchy, and a wide tuning range. My only 6 lugger is a Kent, and I use a single ply Evans without the reverse dot on it. It seems to accommodate that instrument’s limited lower tuning range better.
     
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    crash DFO Master

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    Currently playing a Keystone Acro and a ‘58 Pioneer. Coated Ambo. Just classic sounding. ‘20’s NOB Pioneer has a reverse dot head. Really fat sounding.
     
  6. RickP

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    I currently use a Remo Ambassador on my only vintage snare drum ( Slingerland TDR Buddy Rich model 6 x 14). The drum cane with this head on it and it sounds great so no sense changing it .
     
  7. BennyK

    BennyK DFO Master

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    Remo Coated Diplomat over a 1972 14x5 1/2 Beverly Cosmic 21 aluminum with 1.6 factory tri -flange hoops. If I switch out to a wood hoop, the same . If I use a die cast (10 lug ) then an Ambassador coated .

    On my 60's Ludwig 15" concert snare I use an Evans G1 coated , simply because 15" heads aren't readily available. I snapped up the two that were on the shelf that day and they seem to do the trick , but I'd love to try a Ludwig medium , even rarer up here in Ottawa .
     
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  8. fun2drum

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    Ludwig Heavy Coated or Remo Ambassador coated. Both are the same thickness or at least close. The Ludwig breaks in quicker, has a more durable coating, and has a collar that's way more shallow, which I like. Both will sound similar and excellent, maybe the Remo is a hair warmer? or maybe that's my imagination, but I prefer the Ludwig on any snare drum for the reasons given. Other brands come in behind those two in my mind.
     

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