This is another skin that Ive used many times. I was lucky enough to get a package for free of them on 2003 and I still have one of them left. The Powerstroke 3 is a great head, probably one of the most known. I had this head on my kick on my bands last tour in March.
You will find this head for about $40 in the market. Look for value packs, they can save you a few bucks.
The Powerstroke 3 gives a bright and punchy attack with a decent amount of resonance. The outer edge ring is the responsible for the controlled overtones quality this skin has. I usually use this head without a falam slam pad, I think, it kills a little the voice of the drum, but again, its a matter of taste. If you need more attack definition, the falam pad can always help.
This is a single ply ambassador-weight head with an underlay ring at the outer edge of the head to subtly dampen unwanted overtones. It comes with a falam slam pad and has has a great durability.
The Remo Clear Powerstroke 3 will give your kick drum a standard sound that fits with all music styles. Nice punch and controlled resonance.
I’ve always trusted the name Remo when it came to drum heads. When I bought my new Pearl kit, it came with a “Pro-Tone” drum head which NEEDED to be replaced. Looking around at my local drum shop, I stumbled across the Remo Powerstroke 3. After hearing nothing but great things about this head, I decided to purchase. Once I got home, I threw it on, and now I’ll tell you what I thought.
Once I got this head out of the box, I noticed that it was very heavy and sturdy compared to most other bass drum heads that I’ve played with, which at the time, I didn’t know what to think. After removing the old head that I had on my bass drum, I threw this one on and got to tuning. At first I tried to crank this head tight and leave the front head relatively loose. The sound was pretty good, but not exactly what I was looking for. At the time I didn’t really know what exactly I was looking for, but I just know that that wasn’t it. After messing around with both heads I cane across the tuning of having the front and batter head medium tight. This was the sound! Very boomy, punchy and powerful; Just the right sound for the heavy rock music that I am playing.
One little downside I found out about this head is that it doesn’t go very well with any muffling, so if you’re looking for more of a “tight” or “quick” sound, I wouldn’t recommend this bass drum head. This means that this head would not produce a good sound for say Jazz, or Acoustic music, being that it is very loud and sustained.
Overall, I would recommend this drum head to any rock enthusiast. It gives you a very loud, boomy, sustained sound that you will just love.
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drummer22's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I use it on my 24 but I already had lai in 22 ......
This skin is composed of a single ply and a second thickness in girth to the sound VERY lightweight matter!! and it is the skin that I completely sduit the thickness of the skin in itself! is just perfect! the sound is alive (not his death here) without spurious harmonics powerful but it takes just to have a harmonic bass drum sound on top!! jai used lots of skin (super kick2, EQ1, EQ3, stripped pine, control sound ...) but with the PS3 that had the best jai rsultat simply !!!!! lot of projection and serious !!!!! if you want more of claquand there's Falam the glue that came with it and becomes the Manowar of modern times .......