DRUM HEAD SELECTION

Hello everyone!  This month I would like to talk about Drum Head Selection.  There are so many varieties of heads for different applications and sounds that you are trying to achieve on your kit.  Coated, clear, singly ply, two ply, thin, medium, thick, heavy duty, and dry.  With so many choices, you may ask yourself, where do you start?  Well, think about what sound you like.  There may be a professional drummer whose sound is exactly what you’re looking for.  Listen around and see what kind of configuarion of heads they use.  Buy heads that sound good to you without having to add to them.  There is a reason why the drum companies have spent money on research

TO MIC OR NOT TO MIC?

I’m really trying to do these articles about something other than tone but I get asked a lot of questions about how to sound good (and I’m obsessed with sounding good!). So, once again, I’ll be talking about how to make your drums sound as good as possible. The question I’ll try to answer this month is, “To mic drums or not to mic.”