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Poster Gretsch Catalina maple - replace stock heads
Richwire





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No. 1 Posted on Feb 7, 2013 7:02 PM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Hey Remo world,
My son just got a gretsch Catalina maple kit: 3toms & 2 floors.
I want to replace the stock Evans heads that came on the kit.
Does anyone have the maple kit and can recommend heads for the maple toms?
Already broke the 8x7 head ( not even 2hours into playing the kit).



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No. 2 Posted on Feb 7, 2013 8:16 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I say try the Evans Coated G2's. Even though I have DW, the G2's are extremely easy to tune and very durable. Hope your son has fun with his kit. I'm sure he'll have fun playing. Oh, another major question. What style is he playing? The G2's may be a bit too light sounding for heavier styles. I use G2's because I mainly play funk, jazz, and light rock. Circumstances may be differet for your son.


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No. 3 Posted on Feb 9, 2013 7:03 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
WoW!! Breaking heads is hard to do. It may have been a defective head or maybe had a hidden split around the edge.

If you want a different brand try Remo's Ambassador or Emperor weight heads. The have many styles but I would start with a standard Coated surface. Except for Fiberskyn and Coated I'm not that experienced with all the other types, maybe someone else here can help you with that.

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No. 4 Posted on Feb 13, 2013 10:59 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
Go with Coated Ambassadors Really great for all types of music believe me or if you want something other then Remo or Evans go with the Aquarian Force 10s really great sustain attack for toms for snare I assume he is a heavy hitter go with the triple threat on bass drum go with the super kick I
hope this helps



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No. 5 Posted on Feb 13, 2013 12:29 PM Profile | PM | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
I'd say Coated Ambassadors or Coated Emperor heads.

Put some care into tuning/tension the heads and you're good to go.



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No. 6 Posted on Feb 20, 2013 7:09 AM Profile | PM | Email | Quote | Search | Copy | Favorite
what kind of sound do you want???
i hate the hardware on those kits, but coated amb's always sounded good.. if the hoops are straight enough to tune em.

good luck



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