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Does anyone have experience with the Remo Felt Tone Reso bass drum heads?  Tempted to give on a try.....

 

 


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I do. Really nice. Big and round with very little fuss.
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How does it sound if your playing live with a Mike (or not) vs a ported fiberskyn reso?

What about in a studio recording?
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If the front head is ported, or not ported, makes more difference than what kind of head it is. An un-ported Remo Felt Tone Reso will be different than ANY ported head.

 

You can try your own felt strips easily; Gibraltar has 'em for about $5, I think. Or make your own, it doesn't actually have to be felt. A flannel bed sheet, a towel, any fabric that has some weight and a soft finish will work.

 

What kind of music are your playing? What size bass drum?


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What size drum?

What kind of music?

What mic are you using?

What is your batter head?

What beater are you using?

What sound are you looking for?

Do you like the (very different) feel of a ported head or non-ported?

What pedal are you using?

My 22 x 14 is a chest thumper with a PS3 batter, and a single ply reso!

 

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I’m interested in these heads as well. Not much out there except for a couple videos. It’s hard to tell.

 

I’m trying to figure out how boomy vs controlled they are. Does that very thin Powerstroke ring around the edge actually do anything or is it just holding the felt strip in place? I find the regular Powerstrokes a bit too dampened for my taste, but I’m afraid these heads may be too boomy. Would love hear examples of all three versions: Fiberskyn, Ambassdor Coated as well as the ResOtone version. 

 

Also would like to know how a ResOTone Powerstroke Hazy batter head really differs from a normal Powerstroke 3 Clear. The description says it’s somewhere in between a clear and a coated. That’s how the Suede heads are also described. So are they the same as a Suede? What’s the difference? Also, how would the drum sound if you used one of these front and back vs using a Felt Tone on the front?

 

So many questions. :-)


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Felt Tone on both sides was a little bit too controlled for me.

I have all those heads at the house. I will try and get a side by side recorded in the next couple of days.

Edited by Drum Gear Review, 19 May 2018 - 08:59 PM.

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I have a feltone on the batter of my 18" dw kick with a fiberskyn PS on the reso, un-ported. Love the sound it gives for lower range tunings. I have the reverse combo on a 22" WFL, no port, and love it as well. To me the fiberskyn powerstroke heads give the perfect blend of punch, sustain and warmth.
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That would be awesome! Thanks!
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