Remo RemOs Control O-Rings
Evans E-RingRemo Muff'l Control O-Ring

O-Rings

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Product Description

O-Rings are a cheap, quick, and easy way to reduce ringing and sustain, fatten up your sound, and control hard-to-tune drums.

Rings of plastic that sit on top of your drumhead, o-rings cut out the overtones that occur around the edge of the drumhead, and reduce the sustain to provide a much more focused sound. O-rings will remove the ringing with medium and higher tuning, or will allow you to tune very low for a deep fat sound. If you’re having a hard time tuning your drums, these will help. Easily removable, with no sticky reside – stop using duct tape on your drumheads!

Make them yourself with your old drumheads – cut them into flat rings (thinner for a more open sound, thicker for more dampening).

There are also different inexpensive retail options available if you don’t have old drumheads lying around. Remo RemOs and Evans E-Rings are cut to different sizes to suit your drums, and are (probably) more consistently cut than home-made o-rings from your old drumheads. The Evans version is slightly thinner than the Remo rings (with Evans therefore giving slightly less dampening) – keep this in mind if you’re choosing between the two.

Another option is the Remo Muff’l control rings, which give a more extreme amount of dampening due to the foam rings mounted to the underside. These will cut overtones and sustain more, and give a warmer tone.

For an even more dramatic change to your sound, see the Big Fat Snare Drum.

Additional Information

Drum

Snare Drum, Toms

Overtones

Very Low, Low

Sound

Very Warm, Warm, Balanced

Special Features

Removable Dampening

Sustain

Very Low, Low