A friend of mine who's a VERY trusted name in the drum community as a stick and head rep, made a comparison regarding resonant and batter head combos as a Coke and Pepsi situation...you really want to match your resonant head to your batter to get the tone you're looking for. For my toms, I like a deeper darker tone. I use these Evans Black Resos along with Onyx batters to get the ideal tom sound for me...dark, dry by not too dry, perfect combo of tone, with just enough sustain. And they look cool. Highly recommend.
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