Head suggestions for a 70s Imperialstar.

Tmcfour

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Over the years I've become a dyed in the wool coated ambs guy, but. Does anyone have suggestions for heads on a vintage 75/76 Tama Imperialstar. Sizes are 9x13, 16x16. The bass drum I have covered.
 

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I've traditionally been a coated Amb guy as well, but I've become a huge fan of the Aquarian Modern Vintage heads. You can get them in thin, med, 7mm-2 ply (Modern Vintage II), and 10mm-2 ply (Deep).
 

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Superstars of the period 81-82 came with Black Dots (clear) . wouldn't be bad..
 

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My IMPS are 12/16/24

10x12" = Clear Amb/Ebony reso
16x16"= Evans clear EC2/Ebony reso
16x24" = Remo Ebony batter/coated PS3 reso

Almost any of the popular drumheads will work fine on IMPs, maybe try the blackdots as Joe suggested.

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My IMPS are 12/16/24

10x12" = Clear Amb/Ebony reso
16x16"= Evans clear EC2/Ebony reso
16x24" = Remo Ebony batter/coated PS3 reso

Almost any of the popular drumheads will work fine on IMPs, maybe try the blackdots as Joe suggested.

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Are the ebony resos 2 ply or 1ply?

And we may have spoken about this before but is your bass a 14x24 or 16x24?
 

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I'm usually a single ply coated guy myself. I picked up a vintage swingstar set (same shells as imps, I believe) with destroyed heads. I had some lightly used heads laying around.

Put a coated ambassador on the rack Tom - which sounded good - and a clear emporer on the floor tom, which sounded fantastic. Clear 1 ply res head on both. Of course head selection is a personal preference thing.
 

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