Can I use Kevlar or Max series marching-style heads on drum-set style snare or toms?
It is not recommended to use marching-style drumheads on standard snare or toms for drum-set. Marching snare drums generally have a top aluminum bearing edge casting to handle the tension of our aramid fiber-woven batter heads. Most often the bottom side wood bearing edge will be fitted with a reinforcement ring on the inner-wall to accept higher tensions from our aramid fiber snare side drumheads. All of our woven aramid fiber heads deliver a crisp/high-pitch sound.
Kevlar and Max-series drumheads allow for very high-tension (Kevlar snare-side heads can reach loads to around 9,000 lbs and Max-series heads can reach loads up to 30,000 lbs) and can potentially collapse a standard shell bearing edge if enough pressure is applied.