The Remo Pinstripe Clear has a strong attack, with a boost to the midrange and low-end. This drumhead gives excellent focus, and reduces unwanted overtones.
The Remo Pinstripe Clear is made with two plies of 7mil clear film, with a control ring and added dampening around the outer edge of the head. The two plies are glued together at the control ring and outer edge (the “overtone reducing agent”) which, as the name suggests, helps to control overtones. The result is a focused sound, with less ringing and more emphasis on the fundamental note.
While these heads were originally designed for jazz many decades ago, they’re also a go-to head for rock drumming. For example, Dave Grohl used Remo Pinstripe drumheads frequently during his time in Nirvana.
The Remo Pinstripe Clear gives a big bright attack, followed by a deep tone, with a good focus on the warmer side of the sound spectrum. The sustain is short, and overtones are kept to a minimum. This sound is great on toms, or on hard-to-tune drums. The two 7mil plies make the Pinstripe a durable drumhead, well suited to medium and higher volume playing… This head can handle some heavier hitting when needed. The control rings give more emphasis to the attack, with the Clear Remo Pinstripe producing a big sound that can come through even in louder situations.
If you’re looking for a drumhead with a very focused sound and shorter sustain, the Remo Pinstripe Clear is a great choice. This drumhead is designed to keep ringing overtones under control.
Note: If you play with brushes, the clear surface will not be responsive enough. Take a look at the slightly warmer sounding Remo Pinstripe Coated, for a very similar drumhead that is usable with both drumsticks and brushes.