In this video produced by Remo, McGerr describes his drum head selection. "Just want to talk about the drum heads I'm using for this session... Coated ambassadors on my rack and my floor tom, clear ambassadors or coated on the bottoms depending on how much sustain and punch I want out of the drums."more
To anyone that doesn't know - Ordinance is a studio side-project that I've been working in since I was a teenager, alongside some of my best friends from Maryland. We self-released our debut album 'Internal Monologues' back in 2011, and started working on a follow-up shortly thereafter. Life has taken many different turns for all of us since then, but we decided a long time ago to keep this project alive as a studio effort, just for fun. This drum play-through acts as the debut for "Of The Fatherland" taken from our upcoming album 'The Ides Of March', available worldwide 2/26/16. Being that this is a drum video, I chose to keep the audio here instrumental. The album version does indeed have vocals! To pre-order 'The Ides Of March', click here - http://ordinanceofficial.bandcamp.com Mixing for this video was done by Adam 'Nolly' Getgood. As always, it's super hella mad sick. I am particularly fond of what he was able to do with the snare in this mix - gotta love that Bell Brass! Drums are all natural, minus the kick which is a blend of trigger/mic (Beta91). This is also the first video I've done using my Tama Silverstar. Specs are as followed... Tama Silverstar in Transparent Red Burst - 8x7 Rack Tom 10x8 Rack Tom 14x12 Floor Tom 16x14 Floor Tom 20x18 Kick Drum 14x6.5 Tama Re-Issue Bell Brass Snare Meinl Cymbal Setup (from left to right if sitting behind the kit) - 18" Byzance Traditional Medium Crash 13" Byzance Brilliant Fast Hats 10" MB20 Rock Splash 10" Byzance Traditional Splash 20" MB20 Heavy Bell Ride 19" Byzance Brilliant Medium/Thin Crash 18" Byzance Brilliant China Drumhead Selection as followed - Toms - Remo Coated Emperors Top, Clear Ambassadors Bottom Snare - Remo Coated X14 Top, Hazy Ambassador Bottom Kick - Clear Powerstroke 3 Batter, Coated/White PS3 Tama Logo-Head Reso. (with 5" Port) For more information & updates on Ordinance, please follow us online - https://www.facebook.com/OrdinanceOff... https://www.instagram.com/ordinancemusic https://twitter.com/ordinancemusic Ordinance is... Mike Semesky Greg Macklin Gunter Ostendorp Alex Rudinger I proudly endorse Tama Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Remo Drumheads, 1964 In-Ears, Gator Cases, 2Box Electronics, & Vratim Drumshoes.more
I use these heads on all of my toms (10'',12'',14'',16'') as resonant heads. They are good resonant heads giving body to your toms. You can experiment with different bottom head tunings opposing the batter head to differentiate between sustain length. Or you could tune them to exactly the same pitch, giving endless resonance. It is necessary though to respect the ratio between heads. Often a bad tom sound is due to the resonant head not being tuned properly. These heads work great as batter heads as well.