OT - New Remo Powermax Bass Heads

Has anyone had any experience with the new Remo Powermax Bass Heads, or at least heard them live?

Thanks,
ER
From what I can tell so far....


The University of Alabama percussion section uses/is an endorser
for Evans drumheads.  I just ordered the MX2 bass drum heads
and the new frost tenor heads.  I'll look forward to checking
them out at our percussion audition camp in July.  Do any of
you use the frost tenor heads?  Your thoughts? 

By the way, Dave--I was at a Yamaha Sounds of Summer
Camp at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama June 1
and saw that one of the pieces in the book they were using was
written by you.  ";Cool.";  As I read your posts in this forum,
I thought it was neat to see your name listed in the SOS booklet.

Take care!
Neal

We used the Frost heads during indoor. I didn't particularly think they were spectacular. Their tones seemed very inconsistant from head to head. Maybe the weather had something to do with that considering they would go from a cold equipment truck to indoors but it never seemed to be a huge issue w/ the MX whites we used last season. They are definietly not as dry as the whites but I don't know if I would use them again.

I do like the MX2 though. A good articulate sound for a bass durm and it works well indoors
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By the way, Dave--I was at a Yamaha Sounds of Summer
Camp at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama June 1
and saw that one of the pieces in the book they were using was
written by you.�� ";Cool.";�� As I read your posts in this forum,
I thought it was neat to see your name listed in the SOS booklet.
[/quote]

Neal,

Yeah, I do have a cadence in the book this year.  I am VERY excited about getting something in that book as I have been working at the Sounds of Summer camps for years and years now.  While it is one of the ";easy"; younger level cadences, it is still pretty cool to see your name in print.  I hope it worked for your guys if you ended up using it.

Take Care,

Dave
Nope but I HAVE experience with the Evans marching bass heads and they are the DEAL!  I HIGHLY recommend them!!!
From what I heard of them at a conference, they have all the convenience of the Evans muffling system minus the bogged down, muddy tone.  Not sure how well the muffling system will hold up, but apparently a lot of corps are using them this summer.  I thought they sounded pretty good, myself.
[quote author=Bryan Harmsen link=topic=1139.msg4824#msg4824 date=1148487351]
From what I heard of them at a conference, they have all the convenience of the Evans muffling system minus the bogged down, muddy tone.�� [/quote]

I used to use the Evans heads for the convenience (and very convenient they are!), but I always felt like the articulation suffered. Or in your words they were muddy. I really like the sound of the Remo Ambassadors (good punch, with tone), but am hesitant on the new Powermax. I guess I'm worried that they'd also sound muddy.

ER
We're still using the regular smooth white ambassadors with The Cavaliers. I haven't yet heard the Powermax or had the opportunity to experiment with them unfortunately, but look forward to seeing how they work and how they sound.
Eric,

I agree about the convience of the Evans stuff.  I have heard that the newer Evans bass heads (the 2 ply heads) are noticeably better in the articulation department.  I have a set on the way to my school to chcek out...

Dave
WE used the Evans MX2 for indoor this year since the line I teach is sponsored by Evans. They are a good, dry head that works well indoors. I haven't heard them in an outdoor setting but I would probably like them since I normally use the Smooth White Emperor in the high school lines I teach.
I'm tempted to give the powermax a try for outdoor this fall.
Eric,

I have had the newer Evans heads on my basses for a few days now and I can say that them do seem to be hore articulate than the single ply heads.  Obviously we have not been through much with them yet but I did notice the clarity being more [b]right away[/b] for what it is worth.
That's good to hear, Dave. Is everything else the same on them?

ER
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