Drum FAQ: What’s The Difference Between Coated & Clear Drum Heads?

Author: Admin   Date Posted:29 May 2014 

Are you confused about what drum head to buy? Allow our senior Kosmic drum experts to illuminate a bit more light on the subject!

In our experience when comparing like for like heads eg a two-ply head in clear and coated versions tuned the same; a clear head will give you a rounder, fatter tone with more sustain whereas a coated version gives a little more attack and a shorter sustain.

Durability is still the same with both models, although coated heads can show wear more when the coating wears off.  

The Kosmic Drum Shop carries a wide range of drum heads in many sizes and styles, browse for your next set of drum heads here.