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Remo Ambassador Coated Head  12 in.

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Most popular drumhead ever.

The Remo Weather King Coated Ambassador Head sets the standard for all other drumheads. The most popular drumhead worldwide, the coated property of this drumhead gives it a controlled, warm sound. The Remo Weather King Coated Ambassador Head is medium thickness. It is great on stage, and also has the focus and control needed for the studio.


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RemoAmbassador Coated Head
 
4.6

(based on 119 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (31)
  • Improves sound (30)
  • Functional (29)
  • Easy to use (26)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Concerts (14)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (13), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Time-Tested superiority

Experienced drummers know that the Remo Ambassador set the standard for ALL drum heads. Yes, there are many quality and specialized heads out there, including from Remo, but Ambassadors are the most...Read complete review

Experienced drummers know that the Remo Ambassador set the standard for ALL drum heads. Yes, there are many quality and specialized heads out there, including from Remo, but Ambassadors are the most versatile, resonant, and for my money durable head available.

I use coated on batter side and clear for resonant side. I play a combination of rock, jazz, blues, Americana, and this is it for me. Need less resonance? Apply a little tape of moongel. Otherwise, the tuning range is outstanding and the quality unbeatable (no pun intended).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Over rated!

I used to think that if a snare drum didn't sound good with a Remo Ambassador on it then it was not a good drum. I was wrong, it was usually the Ambassador drum...Read complete review

I used to think that if a snare drum didn't sound good with a Remo Ambassador on it then it was not a good drum. I was wrong, it was usually the Ambassador drum head that was the problem, not the snare drum. I know, the Ambassador is regarded as the industry standard but just because it's traditionally the most popular head and been around since the beginning of time it doesn't mean it's the best. To me, it's an average snare drumhead, at best. It has always sounded too bright and then sounds flat in a short period of time, no matter how I tune my snare drum. I quit wasting my money on Ambassadors about 5 years ago and now use Evans reverse power dot heads or Evans G Plus 12mm heads which are a little bit thicker single ply heads and the difference is obvious compared to an Ambassador. I will say the Remo CS reverse dot head is very good and that's basically an Ambassador with a black dot on the reverse side, but it's the dot that gives the drum sound more focus and pop and will make the head more durable so to me, it makes a huge difference. The coating on the Remo Ambassador seems to wear off quicker than the Evans G1, which is Evans version of the Ambassador, and certainly much quicker than an Aquarian texture coated head which I've never experienced the coating coming off on those heads and those are decent 10mm batter heads also. I would even take an Attack single ply coated head over an Ambassador. Perhaps back in the 60s and 70s the Ambassador was the best but now there are so many other batter side snare drumheads that are much better.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Time-Tested superiority

By Sam

from Blacksburg, VA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Versatility

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Forms Of Music

    Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

    Experienced drummers know that the Remo Ambassador set the standard for ALL drum heads. Yes, there are many quality and specialized heads out there, including from Remo, but Ambassadors are the most versatile, resonant, and for my money durable head available.

    I use coated on batter side and clear for resonant side. I play a combination of rock, jazz, blues, Americana, and this is it for me. Need less resonance? Apply a little tape of moongel. Otherwise, the tuning range is outstanding and the quality unbeatable (no pun intended).

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Coating

    By Mashee

    from Homestead Florida

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

      I have been using Remo heads for over fourty years. The coating used to stay on for a long time. They are cheaping out with the coating or how much they use now. Or perhaps they are selling seconds as the real deal. The coating started comming off after a few songs at low volume with small sticks and brushes. The coating is afterall critical when using brushes. The prices have gone up and the quality down.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Head!!

      By SS Dave

      from Earth

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      Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

      These are the premier head for any and all drums, and virtually any and all styles. Put them on stainless steel Ludwigs like J. Bohnam, put 'em on wood Jazz kits like B. Rich..I could go on and on..point is they sound the best at any playing volume...If you prefer 'deader' sounding hard rock type, I recommend deadening rings for toms.
      I play hard rock but love the wide open sound with no muffling, Let Em Ring!! Make the guitars have to turn up!!
      TRY SOME!!...(I must admit though, I like Aquarian Super Kick for bass drum, best sound ever.)

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for Toms too!

      By Tyler Shenk

      from VA

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      Pros

      • Fantastic Tone

      Cons

      • Coating wears quickly
      • Tuning isn't forgiving

      Best Uses

      • Tom batters

      Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

      As I was looking over these reviews, I came accross mostly snare-related reviews. However, I am here to tell you that a Coated Ambassador makes for a fantastic tom batter. This head will accurately reflect the quality of your drums.
      If you are not an experienced tuner and/or you do not like the natural tone of your drums, this head is not for you.
      If you can tune to your drums' sweet spots and you have quality drums, this head will allow your drums to reach their full potential.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best

      By Dave S

      from Corning, NY

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      Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

      In my opinion this is the most versatile drum head in the world. You can tune it as high or low as you want, muffle it however you want, it's great. I use these exclusively on anything I hit with sticks.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Head In The World?

      By CR DrummingT.V. (youtube)

      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Great tone
      • Heavy Duty
      • Improves Sound
      • Price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Everything
        • Practicing

        Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

        Yo! If you need a great head for your drums that is both functional and PROFESSIONAL? Then look no further! This drum head is the perfect match for you! I have used this head on my snare for 7-8 months now and i have no regrets! I absolutely love the tone and power it brings to my snare! buy now!!!!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Service

        By Biged

        from Garfield,N.J.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

          Thank you for your excellent service.Everything got to me fairly quick and in good condition.I will continue to do business with yor company.Great catalog.Ed Kelly.-

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Always go back to Remo

          By John P

          from Ct.

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

            I try other brands sometimes, but I always end up going back to Remo. The all around best sound and playability.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The baseline reference for other heads.

            By Paul E.

            from Springfield, IL

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            Pros

            • Baseline Standard
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

                Always the best choice when unsure, especially on my Ludwig 3-plys. The baseline standard for comparison.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best head made ever

                By Roberto Ramirez

                from Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

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                Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

                This is the best head made ever. For toms and for snares this head gives you great tone, warm sound and projection. Its work for every situation and for every genre. For me this is the perfect head. Its take out the natural sound of oyur drum set out. Try it!!!

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