Steve Smith is a proud Remo endorser.
Here is what Steve has to say about his Remo
"Since 2009, I have set up my toms with Remo
Clear CS "Black Dot" heads on the tops and
bottoms. This the setup I saw Tony Williams use
and I've always loved the sound. With this
setup, I can have the toms tuned to warm,
melodious tones, with a relatively short
sustain. Before that, I used Clear Ambassadors
on the tops and bottoms. In both cases, I had
the bottom head tuned slightly higher than the
In 2012, I had the idea to have
Remo make me two new Powerstroke 3 bass drum
heads: a Clear PS3 with a Black Dot and a White
Coated PS3 with a Black Dot, the results of both
heads are excellent! With the Clear PS3 with the
Black Dot, I get the fat low end associated with
the Powerstroke 3 head plus more attack,
projection and durability. The Coated head with
the Black Dot has even more low-end than the
Clear head and the Black Dot gives me clarity of
attack and added durability.
I use the
PS3 Coated with the Black Dot in the studio. For
live playing, I carry both the Clear and Coated
PS3 Black Dot heads with me and use the head
that sounds best in the room.
I set up all of my 14"
snare drums with Clear Ambassador or Diplomats
on the snare side (bottom) and a Fyberskin 3
Diplomat on the top. The Fyberskin 3 Diplomat
gives the snare druma warm tone and is perfect
for brush playing. On my 12" side snare, I use a
white coated Ambassador on top."
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