The world of drum heads doesn’t move particularly fast, but when we are treated to new head options the ideas are usually pretty inspired.
Where most new drum head designs look forward, a couple in our list this year take their cues from the past, giving drummers access to vintage sounds and aesthetics.
A significant part of your drum sound comes from the heads, so which new launches have you taken sticks to this year?
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