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- Aug 23, 2018
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You're probably thinking of the Diplomat weight snare side resonant heads. Those are "crazy thin." But the Diplomats used for toms are considerably thicker. You'll like them.Diplomats are crazy thin.
One other thing I just remembered....Remo now makes a head called a Skyntone.Why not? I'll give anything a shot. Ya never know unless ya try
While I was experimenting with heads for my Classic Maple kit, I once tried clear Weathermaster Medium (similar to Remo Diplomat) heads top and bottom on my rack tom and noticed a nasty metallic zing to the sound.You're probably thinking of the Diplomat weight snare side resonant heads. Those are "crazy thin." But the Diplomats used for toms are considerably thicker. You'll like them.
Back when I still worked in a music store, just on a whim, I fitted a 12" and 13" tom with clear Diplomat snare side heads. They sounded horrific. Very flappy, thin, and "whiney," with a particularly nasty after buzz. End of experiment.
Put emperors or pinstripes over diplomats and you’ll have a bunch of toms that sound like mini bass drums. Those thick birch shells are perfect for that tone. I used to run that or CS black dots over diplomats. I wish I had the money to make an offer.I will give them a try. I've been using Ambassadors so long, it never gave Diplomats a thought on toms
Diplomats are crazy thin.
What the heck. I'll try it on the 8' and 16 first, to see if they'll work for all sizes
Diplomat batter and Diplomat snare side are two different heads.They are crazy thin. I have them on all my bottoms. Even the snares have Hazy Dips. (hmm. 'nother good band name, The Hazy Dips)
Let me clarify. All my toms have Dip clears on reso sides and my snares have Dip snare side hazys. I can’t imagine someone would use diplomats for batters. The toms have coated pinstripes on the batters and the snares have Ambassador Vintage coated batters.Diplomat batter and Diplomat snare side are two different heads.
Diplomat batter is 7.5 mil thick, Diplomat snare side is 2 mil thick.
You can play on a Diplomat batter head, not so much on the Diplomat snare side (well, you can, but you'll dent the heck out of it and it'll probably break and tear in no time flat).