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  • Zed triple ply or 682 drums white heads

    Anybody playing zed trips on full size acoustic shells . Looking to switch out my 682 blacks that have been good but want to go with a new look with white heads and according to Digital drummer magazine the z ed trips were the quietest mesh head they have tested. I the black 682 s for my kit because they were quieter than harts, Roland's, Billy blasts, which I have tried them all . Anybody using these z Ed trips and how do they compare volume wise to both the 682 black and whites and other heads you have tried gotta be white though
    Last edited by hemiboy; 03-08-14, 11:55 PM.

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    I use Humdrums triples on my current ekit and like them a lot. they are just rebranded zed trips. I've also bought a 22, 12 & 13" zed trips for my a2e conversion that I'm in the process of building. I like them.

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    • hemiboy
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      Are they quiet and how is the rebound KD What other mesh heads have you used? And how do these compare to those sound wise and rebound, are they realistic?

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    I have a 682 2-ply white on my bass drum and its loud for a mesh head. I think its because it is a very coarse mesh vs the Roland mesh heads. Those two plys rub a bit harshly against each other. I don't know if the black heads are coarse as well, but its one thing I don't like about the head. I used Roland heads for my A2E conversion, but sizing is limited and they are expensive. The Hart Maxxums are nice but are out of production now that they went under. I want to try the Remo Silent stroke heads, but one ply scares me a bit. Maybe for a bass drum head it would be fine. If Zed was more available in the States i would try them out.
    I think my work is done here.

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    • #5
      Kenyon and Tommy thanks and just curious, what kind of reso heads are you using on your kick drums , mesh , mylare, what and what kind of muffling in the kicks with what material. Been using double kriggs but I am bringing my 20 ludwig kick into the mix but I have to trigger it and head it up first

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      • #6
        Originally posted by hemiboy View Post
        Kenyon and Tommy thanks and just curious, what kind of reso heads are you using on your kick drums , mesh , mylare, what and what kind of muffling in the kicks with what material. Been using double kriggs but I am bringing my 20 ludwig kick into the mix but I have to trigger it and head it up first
        I am using the stock mylar reso head on my kick, but that's not what is really the loud part. Yiu can hear the 2 plys of mesh scraping againdt each other every time I hit the drum. The only thing I have to lower the sound is a piece of foam my beaters hit and that is a stock Roland foam pad that I stuck to a 3/4" piece of MDF. Its just a noisy head IMO.
        I think my work is done here.

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        • #7
          IMO roland heads are best but horrifically expensive and limited sizes. Ive only played Roland, Humdrums and Zeds. They seem quiet enough but Ive not rigged up my bass drum yet. I will be using foam behind the mesh where my beater strikes to improve its feel and reduce rebound.

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          • #8
            Kennyin, are the hummdrum trips quieter than the zed double plys

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            • #9
              Hummdrums are just zeds but rebranded so they are exactly the same drumhead. I think the zed two ply are less buzzy when struck.

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              • #10
                Ok thanks . I got an a hole neighbor downstairs so I am trying everything I can to keep peace I even ordered those newer lidwish drum sticks and kick beaters to see if they quiet the stick noise down

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                • #11
                  Let us know how the lidwish gear is please, and if the sticks and beaters are significantly quieter.

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                  • #12
                    I will

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                    • #13
                      Thinking about the lidwish bass beater...I wonder how it will affect triggering? If the beater is a lot softer and has a reduced impact, surely it would affect the triggering? Perhaps you would need to adjust the sensitivity in the module to get consistent triggering?

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                      • #14
                        Yeah we'll see, waiting on them still and my kick drum has not been shipped to me as of yet, either. I wlll keep you posted

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                        • #15
                          Cheers hemi, looking forward to it.

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