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Mesh heads - one's more

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  • Mesh heads - one's more

    Hi friends,
    Thank you for posts. But I have some more questions.
    I have tried (on music exhibition) Roland V-Drums (with PD-80 pads) - i think that feel was very similar to acousctic head, i could play doubles, rudiments... (roland heads are quite harder, so bouncing is better that acoustic head, i think.).
    I also tried Pearl rhythm traveller kit with mesh (muffle) heads. But i was frustrated by them - they was very downy - with BAD bouncing. But maybe, that pearl heads was tuned too low. And here is my question:
    Can i get (with right tunnig) the same feel as on Roland heads? Which experienes with Pearl mesh heads and playing rudimnets on Roland do you have?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Perhaps the difference between a 1-ply and 2-ply head plays a part here...

    As one member already said in your other post: give the Roland heads a try.
    Robert

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jazzborker:
      ...And here is my question:
      Can i get (with right tunnig) the same feel as on Roland heads? Which experienes with Pearl mesh heads and playing rudimnets on Roland do you have?
      No, I doubt that you can. The material they use is thin and rather "stretchy" producing what is often called trampoline effect. Triggerheads are the same way. Two ply-heads are help, but the secret lies partly in the thickness of the particular strands of mesh.

      I also suggest that proper "tuning" and a few cheap aftermarket products (see my post in the recent cymbals thread), can make the response you probably felt with the Rolands, even better.

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      • #4
        Hi

        I have just built four "V-drum" type toms with mesh heads (8"). I used Pearls mesh heads but after just two months they have started cracking up around the edge, so today I bought four Roland mesh heads instead. They can be "tuned" higher and feel much better, and they will hopefully last longer than 2 months. The Roland heads I have on the original pads have at least showed no sign of cracking up for the year i`ve been (ab)using them.

        Vandal

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