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LittlePound
10-26-2005, 05:57 PM
Hey guys, i've already made this post but i can't find it in my history or on here so i'm guessing somehting went wrong but whats' the different between coated, clear, and smooth white heads. Actually, i konw the difference of the first two, but i need to know the last one. What tonal qualities does it have?

gastery6
10-26-2005, 06:52 PM
Can you explain the first 2 to me, I would like to know what the difference is.

Panopticon
10-26-2005, 06:54 PM
clear head is exactly what you think it is.. a clear drumhead...
coated...is a clear head, with coating sandblasted (i think) on to it, giving it a rougher feeling and warmer tone
smooth white, i'm assuming are like clear heads but white...obviously smooth...i don't know about sound qualities though.

oliv_da_skinmasher
10-26-2005, 07:18 PM
Smooth White™ Drumheads have unique sound properties middling coated and clear heads with warm mid range tones, resonance, and sustain. Smooth White heads are great for additional mid range sounds of tom-toms and bass drums.


straight from the Remo site

LittlePound
10-26-2005, 08:21 PM
so.....are they any more expensive and htey'd work if i wanted my toms tuned mid range? and are they like coated heads where htey kinda lose their purpose when the "coating" wears off

aznriceball
10-27-2005, 12:35 AM
Smooth White™ Drumheads have unique sound properties middling coated and clear heads with warm mid range tones, resonance, and sustain. Smooth White heads are great for additional mid range sounds of tom-toms and bass drums.


those things sound exactly like clears to me, maybe a VERY SLIGHT warmthnesser :p, but they have the look of a coated which i like :D

playwithfire
10-27-2005, 03:06 AM
Smooth Whites are basically like white-colored Ebony heads, ie, the resonants of most bass drums. As to coating chipping off...Ebonys and Smooth Whites aren't coated, so there's no problem with coating coming off, they are naturally colored black or white.

Aaron
10-27-2005, 07:45 AM
coated for sure! unless your a 'goon' [haha that guys thread was classic] and don't ever use brushes and limit yourself.. [jokes about the goon name callin]

aznriceball
10-27-2005, 12:02 PM
so everyone that uses clear heads is a goon? dont forget these are also tom and bass heads

LittlePound
10-27-2005, 05:59 PM
/\/\/\ what happened to jessica alba??? Jessica Alba's owns everyone.hehehehhe
so back on topic...if i wanted a nice deep warm sound i'd just go with the coated over the clear like everybody here says and dont' worry about smooth white ones?

Brokensticks
10-27-2005, 06:22 PM
Never heard of smooth white....

aznriceball
10-27-2005, 06:47 PM
/\/\/\ what happened to jessica alba??? Jessica Alba's owns everyone.hehehehhe
so back on topic...if i wanted a nice deep warm sound i'd just go with the coated over the clear like everybody here says and dont' worry about smooth white ones?

she'll be back someday. but right now its tila nguyen :)

The Ska Man
10-27-2005, 08:33 PM
don't ever use brushes and limit yourself..


:Sigh: :rolleyes:

aznriceball
10-27-2005, 09:58 PM
i hope that was a typo ^

Drummer300btx
10-27-2005, 11:03 PM
Theres a set at GC with smooth white. sounds decent.

PandaDrummer
10-27-2005, 11:13 PM
I used smooth whites for a while. They are practicallly indestructable, I still have mine and they have no dents, they make your drums have a more pronounced mid and low end sounds and they are a little bit deader than clear heads, but about the same as coated. hope that helped

aznriceball
10-27-2005, 11:15 PM
? ^ they seem alot less warm then coated to me

Double Bass Jim
10-27-2005, 11:41 PM
Coated always... I'll never look back to anything else.

Seafroggys
10-27-2005, 11:59 PM
i plan on getting smooth whites, mainly because they don't wear away like coated and maintain some of the coated qualities.

playwithfire
10-28-2005, 12:27 AM
Personally I like the full range of tone and sharp attack you get from toms with clear heads.

drumbumman
10-28-2005, 02:50 PM
ive got remo smooth whie there cool its got the techture of a clear head but, its white Preety coo

Aaron
10-31-2005, 04:47 AM
:Sigh: :rolleyes:

you read it incorrectly, it was meant to read:
unless your a 'goon' and don't ever use brushes and limit yourself..
with the bit in the middle as well

Bone
10-31-2005, 04:48 AM
I've only used smooths for res heads on the kicks. Mostly for looks.

They seem just overly "slappy" to me as batters.

Double Bass Jim
10-31-2005, 05:02 PM
Yea their slappy, they do make for a nice kick reso though.

LittlePound
10-31-2005, 05:34 PM
okey dokey, well...i think i'm going to go with the coated, the general consensus here seems to be that smooth whites are ok but coated give a warmer tone so thanks for your input guys