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Deve Loper

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White mesh heads
« on: October 16, 2021, 01:10:09 PM »
Hi. Not often I pose a question, but here goes.
I'd like to change my original black mesh (on the orange pad) to white.
Any suggestions? Single, dual, triple ply? What triggers best?  Brand?
Thanks,
Deve.

Karbonfaiba

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Re: White mesh heads
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2021, 03:31:12 PM »
First thing I always recommend is watching this video from Drum-tec  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9BJCdWRahA

If the original black mesh is a single ply thick, then drum-tec pro mesh head would be the closest direct replacement. (It's available in white)

I have no experience of thick single ply mesh heads, but I use 2-ply on my snare and 3-ply on my toms for feel and sound profile reasons. I have not noticed any performance differences when it comes to ply but my centre mounted diamond triggers may just be very forgiving.

P.S. Drum-tec make the best whites imo, closer to D65 (6500K) than the bluish Z-ED whites.  ;)
« Last Edit: October 16, 2021, 03:34:40 PM by Karbonfaiba »

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Re: White mesh heads
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2021, 05:34:43 PM »
ive got a roland 10" 2 Ply and Z ED 12" 2P Ply ffor my 2 toms no problems at all with orange pads.

Deve Loper

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Re: White mesh heads
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2021, 09:50:28 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.
Good vid by d.tec.
I will look at the trig signal first as it is with blk mesh head.
Then I put a Remo silent stroke on, see how that turns out.
If not ok, I go for 2 ply.
Best, Deve.

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Re: White mesh heads
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2021, 05:03:34 AM »
I use 3-ply mesh heads from Jobeky and have great feel and response.

They’re known to be louder than 1-ply or 2-ply heads but noise isn’t a problem for me since I use my e-kit for live gigs only.

Drumtec also have 3-ply mesh heads for sale and I’ve heard great things about them.

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Re: White mesh heads
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2021, 08:37:27 AM »
Hi Mandubien.
Is that on the original 2box pads w edge piezo?

Karbonfaiba

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Re: White mesh heads
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2021, 10:58:56 AM »
Stoked2 your PM is blocked for some reason so I'll post here:

I've had the same Z-EDs fitted to my drums for over 6 years and they show no signs of wear. Unfortunately I don't have any source because they came fitted with my Diamond drums.

If you contact dave at diamondelectronicdrums.com I bet you'll be able to buy the good versions though!

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Re: White mesh heads
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 02:17:47 PM »
Hi Mandubien.
Is that on the original 2box pads w edge piezo?

No, Jobeky is an independent company from UK who make triggers, mesh heads, complete electronic kits etc…

I upgraded my old Pearl E-Pro Live with their triggers, mesh heads and the DrumIt Five mk2 module

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Re: White mesh heads
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2021, 05:09:31 PM »
Another shout out for Jobeky, I have their own brand Prestige 3 ply, fantastic feel, not too bouncy and great triggering with DIY side triggers.

https://jobekydrums.co.uk/product-category/meshheads/jobeky-prestige-mesh/