Heads for my Rogers Clevelands

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Time at last for new heads on the Rogers. Mmmm - new heads! Should I go Ambassador brush top and bottom; or clears on the bottom? At the moment they have coated top and bottom. Sound good; but always more of a jazz sound I guess. I have been looking for the video on how head thickness works on the bottom of drums; I searched You tube with no luck. Anyway I had Diplomat clears on the bottom of my Fullertons. They sounded great but supposedly thin = less sustain . . .
 

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You could always use a ambassador white smoothie on the bottoms. A lil more resonant...still looks cool.
 

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You could always use a ambassador white smoothie on the bottoms. A lil more resonant...still looks cool.
Great idea! I didn't even know they existed. I'm in Australia, where the dollar is high but the head stocks are low :rolleyes: Just saw them at Remo.com and I much prefer the look too. I bet they aren't even imported here. I'll look though.
 

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When sold stock, they had coated 2 ply {7.5 mils} top and bottom. I use the vintage Remo coated 2 ply drum heads {7.5 mils} w/ 1 ply clear 10 mil on the bottom.
 

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When sold stock, they had coated 2 ply {7.5 mils} top and bottom. I use the vintage Remo coated 2 ply drum heads {7.5 mils} w/ 1 ply clear 10 mil on the bottom.

Interesting you brought that up. The b&b drums definately had the two play ambassadors, but they later graduated to the single ply during the beavertail era.

I do like those Remo Vintage Ambassadors. Didn't think I cared for two ply heads, but tried one on a snare (my 6.5 Powertone) and loved it. Just picked up a 13 and a 16 for my Clev 22,13,16 kit. Should be interesting to see how they sound.
 

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I would highly recommend Aquarian Modern Vintage heads, thin, on the tops, and either Remo clear ambassadors, or Aquariann classic clear thin on the bottoms.
 

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When sold stock, they had coated 2 ply {7.5 mils} top and bottom. I use the vintage Remo coated 2 ply drum heads {7.5 mils} w/ 1 ply clear 10 mil on the bottom.
Interesting you brought that up. The b&b drums definately had the two play ambassadors, but they later graduated to the single ply during the beavertail era.

I do like those Remo Vintage Ambassadors. Didn't think I cared for two ply heads, but tried one on a snare (my 6.5 Powertone) and loved it. Just picked up a 13 and a 16 for my Clev 22,13,16 kit. Should be interesting to see how they sound.
I would highly recommend Aquarian Modern Vintage heads, thin, on the tops, and either Remo clear ambassadors, or Aquariann classic clear thin on the bottoms.
Good tips thanks all. I also really loved the Remo Vintage on my wood PT. Thought 2 ply might be too much for toms tho; - love to hear how you go. I will follow up on the Smooth Remos and the Aquarians. I've seen the Aquarians and they look funky too.
 

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[/quote]Good tips thanks all. I also really loved the Remo Vintage on my wood PT. Thought 2 ply might be too much for toms tho; - love to hear how you go. I will follow up on the Smooth Remos and the Aquarians. I've seen the Aquarians and they look funky too.
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I tend to agree with you re the two ply heads on toms, however, from what I've read, the vintage ambassadors just provide a bit more attack without sacrificing tone. I'll let you know how they work out when I install them. I will say that they did just that on my Powertone - perhaps a bit more focus and depth, but not at the cost of tone.
 

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I have a Cleveland Rogers kit as well and I use Remo Vintage A's on top with clear A's on the bottom. Sound good, best combo I've tried so far.
 

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I sold drums in a store many years ago. I talked with Roy Burns one day, and he asked what drums I played. I told him about my Rogers from Cleveland. He suggested Aquarian (go figure) Texture Coated on top and Classic Clear on bottom. He sent me a set for both of my toms. So, there is a little bias here. Mr. Burns owns the company, and the heads were free for me, but they sounded, and still sound, great.
 


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