head combo reccomendation

anthony marquart

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I have recently built a snare with a Nordic shell, which is great. I put my regular go-to heads on that I use for stave shells and it's too dry, too controlled.. (Evan SD dry and hazy snare side) This is an 8 ply, cherry / something combo.. can't remember the other wood,.. anyway..
Looking for a top and bottom head recommendation to brighten up the drum..

To get a decent bright snare tone I have to over tighten the heads with this combo.. not good.. choked..

Recommendations please. (bottom edge is sharp dual 45's, batter edge is inner 45 to 1/8 full round over)
 

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Go single ply coated for the batter. Ambassador or 10 mil thickness, or even Diplomat 7.5 mil weight. Use an Ambassador or Diplomat-weight snare head. No muffling. Don’t tighten the heads to choking range. That’s as resonant as you can get.
 

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I'd go with the Ambassador Coated / Ambassador snare side combo. If you want brighter and less controlled that's pretty much the ticket. Or if you're an evans guy just throw a G1 on the top. You can always add muffling, but you can't take it away if it's built in.
 


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