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tapævgi222
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 12:48:14 PM
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<P>I know its nooby to ask "whats the best drum head for a drum," since it depends on preference, so I'll just ask if anyone knows which one will give an octoban a more focused sound, ec1 or ec2</P>
<P>thanks in advance</P>
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ProfessorJr
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 1:30:44 PM
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<P>WOW, EC heads on Octobans?&nbsp; I can only imagine how dead that would sound.&nbsp; Remo CS Black dots or Remo clear Emperors are what I use.&nbsp; Octobans seemed to be pretty focused and controlled to begin with, why would you want to focus them even more?&nbsp; Maybe it's the pitch&nbsp;your tuning them&nbsp;at that you don't like, not the heads?</P>
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gongbass
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 2:21:05 PM
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I have Remo CS Black dots on my Mirage Low Octos (4 Acrylic) and on my <br />set of Blue Sparkle Low Octos (4). Punchy and controlled, the dot actually <br />focuses the sound a bit, maybe a bit too much. <br /> <br />Clear Remo Emperors on my 2 Hi pitch Octos. A cool effect but kind of dulls <br />some of the characteristic that you want from octos. I keep them on b/c <br />they create a unique sound that I use on sountrack stuff. <br /> <br />I have clear ambassadors on my crimson fade kit's low octobans (4) and for <br />the best octoban sound interms of general application I would say use these, <br />or G1's if you are an Evans dude. They'll sound like Simon's. Remember <br />don't crank them up too high or they'll sound like tin cans.
Phil
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 3:35:41 PM
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heads for octobans? 1ply! you'll get the best out if it. I use Remo Ambassadors clear.
Chopper
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 5:57:48 PM
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I went with Remo Ebony Ambassadors...
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fibrestar
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 9:22:56 PM
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gonado
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 10:24:21 PM
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Polymetrix1618
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 10:48:57 PM
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tapævgi222 wrote:
<p>I know its nooby to ask "whats the best drum head for a drum," since it depends on preference, so I'll just ask if anyone knows which one will give an octoban a more focused sound, ec1 or ec2</p>
<p>thanks in advance</p>
<br>Holy cr@p, how are octobans too open for you? They're either out of tune or are tuned too high. As for the best heads, I like dot heads on them, but ambassadors work just as well.<br>
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tapævgi222
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 11:01:48 PM
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yeah i had them tuned way to high i found, but i'll go for something 1 ply. Something evans because i'm kind of an obsessive compulsive brand --<IMG src="smileys/smiley9.gif" border="0">
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Polymetrix1618
#1 Posted : 8/26/2008 11:46:28 PM
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tapævgi222 wrote:
yeah i had them tuned way to high i found, but i'll go for something 1 ply. Something evans because i'm kind of an obsessive compulsive brand --<img src="smileys/smiley9.gif" border="0">
<br>I'd go with clear G1's as well.<br>
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