I think I speak for most musicians (insert joke about drummers not being musicians) when I say, most of the gear we use is just because its all we know. If you started using a certain stick, string, cable, amp, drum head..etc.. You’re likely to stay with what you know. For that reason, I have always used Evans drum heads. Well, its time for a change.
With some studio time just around the corner, its always smart to throw new heads on your kit to get the best sound. Rather than just stick with the old faithful, I went online and watched a few videos of drummers I look up to. A lot of them used Remo heads. Ok, Im sure most of them are endorsers who get free heads. I get that..Fact is, their kits sound great! I like to think I have a top of the line drumset. I dont need to use pinstripes to compensate for the inability to tune a crappy drum. So I did my homework. I watched videos of drummers playing each type of Remo head. I watched Remo product demos..I read article..I geeked out ok!
After all this, I decided to go with coated Remo Ambassador on my main snare and coated Remo Emperor on my rack and floor tom. Its been a loooong time since I changed my heads. I used the opportunity to clean the ashes and stank of clubs from my kit.
The new heads tuned easy! Within minutes I was really happy with the sound of each drum. Of course, this was a garage test. The real test comes tomorrow when I take them on stage and in the studio.
Ill be sure and let you know how it goes!