13 Best Drum Set Drumheads

List Updated March 2020

Bestselling Drum Set Drumheads in 2020


Remo RT-0008-00 8" Gray Tunable Practice Pad with Ambassador Coated Drumhead

Remo RT-0008-00 8
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • The perfect tool for the beginning drummer, but also great for the advanced drummer to maintain his or her chops
  • Features the bounce and feel of a real drum
  • Can be mounted on a stand for upright playing and has a protective rubber bottom for non-scratch/non-slip table top use
  • Available in 6", 8" and 10"

Aquarian Drumheads SR SET#11 Studio Rings two 8-inch

Aquarian Drumheads SR SET#11 Studio Rings two 8-inch
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 1" width ring
  • Quickly and easily removes unwanted ringing
  • Inlcudes two 8" rings

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SR Set#1)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SR Set#1)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 1" width ring
  • Quickly and easily removes unwanted ringing
  • Includes a 12" 13" 14" and 16" ring

Remo Drum Set, inch (PP1140-PS)

Remo Drum Set, inch (PP1140-PS)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Includes 8, 10, 12, 14 & 16 inch Clear Pinstripe drumheads
  • Made with two 7-mil Mylar plies
  • Quick decay
  • Ideal heads for the fat sounds of Pop, Rock and R&B and for those who want a low pitched sound with moderate attack and response characteristics

Aquarian Drumheads Super-Kick II Drumhead Pack (SKII22)

Aquarian Drumheads Super-Kick II Drumhead Pack (SKII22)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Clear Super-Kick II
  • Two 7mil plies of Nu-Brite drumhead film
  • Built in patented Floating Felt Muffle Ring
  • Full low end sound
  • no extra muffling needed
  • Double ply for added strength and durability

Remo Ambassador Clear Drumhead Pack

Remo Ambassador Clear Drumhead Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 12" Clear Ambassador
  • 13" Clear Ambassador
  • 16" Clear Ambassador
  • FREE 14" Hazy Ambassador Snare Side!

Ludwig Accent Drive 5-Pc Drum Set, Red Foil - Includes: Hardware, Throne, Pedal, Cymbals, Sticks & Drumheads

Ludwig Accent Drive 5-Pc Drum Set, Red Foil - Includes: Hardware, Throne, Pedal, Cymbals, Sticks & Drumheads
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • 22"x16" Bass Drum, 10"x8" & 12"x9" Toms & 16"x16" Floor Toms and 6.5"x14" Snare Drum
  • Dourable, Wrapped Finish, Classic Micro-Lugs & Telescoping Bass Drum Spurs
  • Complete with cymbals: 13" Hi-Hats & 16" Crash and drum throne
  • Includes: 200 Series double-braced cymbal stand & hi-hat stand and 201 Series double-braced snare stand, plus Improved chain-drive kick pedal

Remo PP-1470-PS Pinstripe Clear Tom Drumhead Pack - 10", 12" & 16"

Remo PP-1470-PS Pinstripe Clear Tom Drumhead Pack - 10
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Clear Pinstripe heads are made with two 7-mil Mylar plies
  • Feature a quick decay, making them ideal heads for the fat sounds of Pop, Rock and R&B
  • Ideal for those who want a low pitched sound with moderate attack and response characteristics

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SR Set#2)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SR Set#2)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 1" width ring
  • Quickly and easily removes unwanted ringing
  • Includes a 10" 12" 14" and 16" ring

Aquarian Drumheads SR SET#10 Studio Rings 10, 12, (2)14-inch

Aquarian Drumheads SR SET#10 Studio Rings 10, 12, (2)14-inch
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • 1" width ring
  • Quickly and easily removes unwanted ringing
  • Includes a 10" 12" and two 14" rings

Remo Pinstripe Clear Drumhead, 16"

Remo Pinstripe Clear Drumhead, 16
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • 16" diameter
  • Made with two 7-mil Mylar plies
  • Quick decay
  • Ideal heads for the "fat" sounds of Pop, Rock, and R&B
  • Low pitched sound with moderate attack and response characteristics

Evans G2 Tompack, Coated, Standard (12 inch, 13 inch, 16 inch)

Evans G2 Tompack, Coated, Standard (12 inch, 13 inch, 16 inch)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Standard Tom Pack (12",13", 16") drum heads made using two plies of 7mil film
  • Two plies offer consistency and durability for longer playing time
  • Very versatile head for all music genre applications, a true working drummer's choice
  • Coated to deliver additional warmth, focus, and depth, plus a unique translucent appearance
  • All Evans drum heads are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA

Remo Emperor Black Suede Drumhead Pack

Remo Emperor Black Suede Drumhead Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Remo Emperor Black Suede Drumhead Pack

Home Recording Tips: Recording Rhythm When You Don't Have a Drum Kit

Here's a few tips for putting rhythm into a recorded track if you don't have access to a drum kit.

Producers through the ages have found solutions, though, and many of these solutions transfer quite well to home recordings. Here's a few tips for putting rhythm into a recorded track if you don't have access to a drum kit.

1. Increase the rhythmic feel of the guitar. Most of the time, home producers set microphones up in front of acoustic guitars and press record, then get distressed when they don't hear the rhythmic "oomph" that a performer might have on stage. In many cases, this is because on stage, the guitarist's instrument was plugged directly through the PA. If the guitarist has an EQ in his or her guitar, run a line from that into your mixer. Don't get sloppy with mic placement--most mics should be about a foot from the guitar pointed to the center, and slightly towards either the bridge or the fretboard. Mix the signals together, with the line-in channel in the background. Use EQ to make the guitar sound more rhythmic (give a slight boost to the high mids), and he might be able to cover for some of the drums that you want to hear in the recording, as the rhythmic sound of the pick hitting the strings will provide a good driving beat.

2. Tambourines and hand drums. You can choose to put small percussion instruments into a tune, but don't assume that careful miking isn't necessary. A tambourine, for instance, needs to be a ways from the microphone, and the mic level should be fairly low (once you start recording, you'll see how loud a tambourine actually is). Hand drums should be miked as carefully as the drums in a set. Take your time to fully capture the sound of any additional percussion that you record; this will make mixing much, much easier. If you record percussion poorly, it's not going to sound very percussive in the final mix.

3. Improvising. Everything is a percussion instrument, and you might be able to get a better tone out of a non-traditional instrument than you'd get from additional percussion such as the tambourine and hand drums mentioned above. For instance, miking your basement ceiling and stomping on the floor upstairs gives a great bass drum-like sound, only more fierce and primal--perfect for blues, especially. Pots can serve as makeshift timpani. Hitting the back of a guitar with your palm can serve as a suitable snare. By carefully miking and overdubbing each part, you can substitute items in your house for a full rhythm section, which gives a wonderful organic effect to any home recording.

4. Drum machines. You could use drum machines, but before you start programming, be familiar with the program or tool you're using. Drum machines are an instrument, and you've got to take a lot of care to avoid sounding too repetitive. Also, never treat a drum machine like a drum kit--it'll never pass as a drum kit. Sequence a part that works for the song, and use samples that make it clear that you're using a drum machine. Otherwise, you could easily end up with a hokey, lame recording.

Do you have any other tips for adding rhythm to a song without a drum kit? Post in the comments section below.

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