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Drum Head Appliques
Drum Head Appliqués

Things applied to the head alter its sound


Coating is the most common application. It is a fine material sprayed onto the head to simulate (somewhat) the feel of calf for brushes to have so...Read More >>

Drum Head FAQ
Drum Head FAQ

Questions: 

 

Q: What’s the best head/what should I use?

 
A: We can all make suggestions based on experience, but there’s no best, and the real only way to fi...Read More >>

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Drum Heads
Drum Heads

The drumhead is one of the major factors in the sound of a drum; It is the tone generator, and it has a major impact on the timbre, attack, and sustain of the drum.

There are three primary factors that affect the sound of a drumhead:

  • Film,
  • Applications, and
  • Configuration.

Film -

The material the head is made from is probably the biggest contributor.

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Drum Head Configuration
Drum Head Configuration

Drum Head Configuration

Plies and ply thickness- how thick is the head, and how is it configured?


The thickness of the ply affects the fundamental note, sustain, amount of attack, and durability. A thick (one ply) head has a higher fundamental tuning range, less sustain, and more attack than a thinner head. However, it will be more resistant to denting than a thin head....Read More >>

Common Head Selections
Common Head Selections

Common head examples/selection chart:

Most percussionists and salesmen are familiar with these names, and they are a good starting point. While we acknowledge that other

Remo has universal names given to their heads, regardless of series, finish, etc.

  • -M5 or Thin, an extremely thin one ply head
  • -Diplomat, an thin one ply head
  • -Ambassador, a medium weight, one ply he...Read More >>
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