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Band Directors' Guide to Drumhead Selection

Below are the results of a poll taken among our top education artists on their drumhead preferences in each instrument category. The list is meant only as a starting point for those unfamiliar with drumhead products. Following these recommendations will allow you to tackle the majority of musical situations your band will encounter. Once you develop an ear for the sound qualities of each head type, you can begin to tailor your band's drumhead choices to your individual musical tastes.

MARCHING BAND

Snares

Batter

Resonant

High Tension


Standard Tension


Tenors


Basses

WHITE MAX(KS-261X-00)*

POWERSTROKE 77(P7-031X-00)

PINSTRIPE Clear Crimplock (PS-03XX-MP)
SMOOTH WHITE AMBASSADOR (BR-12XX-MP)

FALAM Snare Side (KL-021X-SA)

AMBASSADOR Snare Side (SA-031X-TD)

N/A


SMOOTH WHITE AMBASSADOR (BR-12XX-MP)


CONCERT BAND

Batter

Resonant

Concert Snare



Concert Toms



Concert Bass


Tympani

RENAISSANCE AMBASSADOR (RA-001X-SS)

RENAISSANCE AMBASSADOR (RA-001X-SS)

FIBERSKYN 3 (FA-15XX-00)

HAZY (TI-XX0X-00)

AMBASSADOR Snare Side (SA-011X-00)


N/A



FIBERSKYN 3 (FA-15XX-00)

N/A


STAGE BAND

Drumset

Batter

Resonant

Snare


Bass


Toms


Congas


Bongos

Timbales

AMBASSADOR Coated (BA-011X-00)

POWERSTROKE 3 Coated (P3-11XX-C2)

AMBASSADOR Coated (BA-011X-00)

FIBERSKYN (M4-1XXX-XX)

FIBERSKYN (M6-0XXX-FX)

SMOOTH WHITE AMBASSADOR (BA-021X-00)

AMBASSADOR Snare Side (SA-011X-00)

EBONY POWERSTROKE 3 (ES-10XX-00)

AMBASSADOR Clear (BA-03XX-00)

N/A

N/A


N/A

*An "X" within a part number indicates a variable size

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