Does snare Reso head matter?
With a thick resonant snare head, your snare will sound boxy, dark, and the snare wires will only respond when you beat the hell out of it. If you're looking for this sound, then by all means go ahead and try it. For general purpose drumming though, it's a bad idea to use a batter head on the snare side!
On the other hand, should Reso head be tighter than batter?
The Basics. You'll tune a resonant drumhead the same way as a batter drumhead. The most important thing here is to ensure the head is tuned to the same tension all the way around: Start with your resonant head finger-tight at each lug.
Still, should resonant heads be tighter?
To a certain point, the tighter the reso head, the more resonance the drum will have. But after that certain point, the drum becomes choked and doesn't sound too good. If you want to minimize sustain, detune your reso head until you find the sound you want.
Nonetheless, do you need Reso heads?
The simple answer is, no you dont need reso heads. If you like toms with tons of projection, a sharp attack and no sustain, then concert toms are for you.
Indeed, do Reso Heads matter?
When it comes to really making a difference on your drums, the most important factor when choosing a resonant skin is the thickness. The thicker the bottom head, the more resonance you get. As a result, thicker heads give more overtones.
Similarly, how many turns snare Reso head?
Somewhere in the neighborhood of two full turns on each lug should do it, but use your ears as this varies depending on the particular drum you are tuning and what heads you use. You'll notice (by ear and feel) at a certain point the tension will start to even out.
And, how do you tune a resonant head on a snare?
Start tuning by flipping the drum over and placing it upside down on the snare stand. I like to tune the resonant head with the drum on a stand; I find that it gives me a louder sound and better readings than when it's placed on a drum stool. The next thing to do is loosen the snare strainer as far as possible.
Likewise, how often should I change my reso heads?
They recommend always changing your drum heads before you start recording. Otherwise, if you're just practicing and playing normally, you should find yourself replacing heads every six months or so.
However, can you use a batter head as a Reso?
Re: Could you use batter heads on the resonant side of the drum? To answer your question, yes you can use the same head on the reso side as you are using on the batter side.
Beside this, how do you tune a resonant head?
Tune the resonant head higher pitch than the batter head. This gives a shorter sustain, and makes the pitch of the drum bend after each hit. Tune the resonant head lower pitch than the batter head. This gives a shorter sustain, and also makes the pitch of the drum bend after each hit.