Best Bottom Heads to a Drumset Reviewed
The bottom heads of a drum, otherwise known as the resonant head, are as important as the top head or the batter head, let me explain. The top head is the head that will provide the vibration to the drum while the resonant head is mostly responsible for the overall resonance and sustain of the drum sound.
But then, the bottom head is an overlooked part that I think all drummers should understand and appreciate more. So today we are taking a look at the best bottom heads for your drumset.
It is known that the toms the drums that mostly base its sound according to their resonance and sustain, so our first product is for the tom drums. This is a drumhead pack that comes with 10”, 12”, and 16” tom drumheads. Now, this is great if you’re looking for a convenient replacement for your tom drums. This drumhead pack is made out of two 7-mil Mylar, since it’s low mass, this pack of drumheads bring out a crisp and snappy sound when used as a bottom head.
In terms of reliability, Remo drum heads are tried and tested to bring out up to years of playing on just a single drum head, and has been one of the industry standards when it comes to drumheads. Furthermore, this Pinstripe Clear model has been around for so long as well, with little to none changes over the years, which has been a good symbol of reliability and durability for these drumheads.
Overall, the reputation for the sound quality of the Classic Remo Pinstripe designs are not just some marketing promotions, Remo is indeed one of the best brands to go to for drumheads and the Remo PP-1470-PS pack is certainly one of the best bottom drum heads for a drumset.
The Remo Emperor X Coated Drum head is the drumhead you want if you are looking for the most versatile drumming you may have, this drum head has the 10 mil thickness, plus the coated finish, and with the added 5 mil black dot at the bottom layer, this drum head is certainly built for hard hitters, and this will be sure to last anyone a long time. As a bottom head, this will perform great for years to come, since this is a slightly thicker head than anything on this list, this drum head will bring a slightly warmer sound but still has the perfect amount of resonance for most people.
The interesting thing about this drum head is that the 10 mil main head together with the 5 mil black dot make this good at balancing out its dynamics, it means that it will respond with a loud pop when struck hard and will be great at projecting quiet ghost notes when struck softly.
Overall, together with proper snare tuning, this drum head is versatile and will sound great most of the time, but if you are using this as a bottom head, it should still bring out the same properties and perform great, but at the end of the day, this is designed and mainly used as the batter head, and using this as the bottom head would be a bit unnecessary.
The Evans G2 Coated Drum head is one of the best drumheads that many drummers would recommend, here’s why. The Evans G2 has the 7 mil thickness plus the coating which would make this sound warmer without being too resonant, this can go with any genre you may play.
Compared to the clear Evans G2, the coated one is noticeably brighter in tone despite being coated, and other than that, the coated one is a bit more durable, and since this has an overall thicker profile, the attack is a bit more defined than the balance oriented clear Evans G2, and with the thicker profile, this also has a bit more depth to give out.
Another thing worth knowing about the Evan G2 is that this will fit your drums with a level fit called the Level 360, for a more comfortable and extended play area, but the trade-off is that it will be trickier to play rimshots with this skin. This skin will also perform great when used as the bottom head, which is thanks to its consistent design and versatile features.
Overall, playing with this drumhead should be much more comfortable than the Remo Emperor X whether it be used as the top head or the bottom head, the thing with this is that it is extremely versatile that it will work with all genres well, and since this has a clean and consistent design, it will also work well no matter how it will be used. And with that, the Evans G2 Coated Drum head, lived up to its abundant recommendation in the music community, which makes it one of the best bottom heads for a drumset.
These are our top picks for the Best Bottom heads for a Drumset. The recommendations were pretty easy, you can get the Remo Drumhead pack and the Evans G2 as your bottom heads and you’ll be pretty much set by then. I wouldn’t recommend the Remo Emperor X to be used as your bottom drum head, but then it’s still pretty good for its design and performance that we included it in this list.