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  • Are you a rubber head or a mesh head?

    I might be a mesh head.
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    i prefer skins... but neither rubber nor mesh on my acoustic drums. on electronic drummy thingies, i prefer mesh... rybber is too practice paddy..
    for me
    Originally posted by isaac42;n32240445

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    • #3
      If I'm playing electronic drums, I much prefer mesh heads. I don't know... I just hate the feel of rubber pads. Mesh heads do give you a false sense of what an acoustic drum feels like, but as long as you are well-practiced in both, I don't think it will affect you as a player.
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      • #4
        By all means state your percussive preference but I was thinking your actual head; metaphor for your mindset/psychological makeup etc...
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        • #5
          I'm mostly an acoustic skins guy, but have played around on rubber and a few times on mesh. And I sometimes use a multi-pad with rubber strike areas. I've recently begun gravitating toward Yamaha's Textured Cellular Silicone (TCS) heads as in their DTX-PADs, although I can't really afford to make that switch without first spinning off the current kit.

          The psychic trade-offs between acoustic and electronic makes my head hurt... so my mental debate between the virtues of rubber vs. mesh vs. TCS is only another minor metaphysical detail...



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          • #6
            Yeah Pinstripes - even dead ones as they are now, before eectrics. I don't mind good samples, just can't relate to playing them in lieu of real drums. Even low volumewise where the electrics win the realism game hands down, I'd rather play acoustic.

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            • #7
              I'm a guitar player, but have a set of Premier Drums at the house I bought 20 years ago. I also have a set of Yamaha DTX532K Electronic Drums

              One mesh snare and the rest is rubber. It's ok, but ever wife, family, and pet-friendly.

              I had a budget of a grand, plus or minus a little wiggle room. I think the full mesh with rubber ride, hh and crash was another 500 hundred.



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              • #8
                I just saw someplace where Alesis is now offering mesh heads. Seems more and more drummers are a mesh.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 1001gear View Post
                  I just saw someplace where Alesis is now offering mesh heads. Seems more and more drummers are a mesh.
                  Yes

                  Just whatever you buy, test drive and see what you like best. I was hell-bent on a Roland kit, but like the Yamaha sounds better. I didn't want any weird drum sound and I like the Yamaha maple and birch kit sounds better. Hell if Yamaha can't sample their acoustic kits well, then who can.

                  Bring a pair of headphones with you when you test drive.
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                  • #10
                    im a metal head... GONG!!!!!!!!!!!
                    Originally posted by isaac42;n32240445

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                    • #11
                      That was unexpected but correct. There's more to drum psych than rubber and mesh.
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                      • #12
                        at the burn i played last month, i broke into a very heavy, primitive groove in my signature gong technique towards the end of a meditation... i know i jumped when they erupted in applause and cheering... ive had a few interesting endings to a meditation, but talk about unexpected! later, a young hippy came up and sez... man, im seriously into metal... heavy metal... but you are my new all time fave metal band... so heavy and its really metal!... doooood!
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                          • #14
                            Another guitarist weighing in... I also have a drum kit with regular heads set up. That’s my preference.

                            On the the issue of rubber vs mesh pads, I think I lean more towards mesh. They feel more like (but IMO still different than) regular drum heads... but I don’t have either type. My main electronic pads are DIY; I mounted triggers into Remo Practice Pads...

                            https://www.amazon.com/Remo-RT-0010-00-Practice-Ambassador-Drumhead/dp/B0002E56JY/ref=asc_df_B0002E56JY/

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                            • #15
                              The drummer in my band turned me on to mesh heads. I bought an Alesis strike kit and love them way better than the rubber heads on my old Simmons set. Night & day difference. I used to play drums and always keep a set around. But I have mostly been gigging on keys & guitar since the 1980's.

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