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Remo Ambassador Coated Head  14 in.

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The Remo Weather King Coated Ambassador Head sets the standard for all other drumheads. The most popular drumhead worldwide, the coated property of t...Read More

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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 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (89)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (30)
  • Improves sound (29)
  • Functional (28)
  • Easy to use (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (13)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), 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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5.0

Great classic drum head.

By Pogus49455

from Toledo, OH

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

    Can't go wrong with single ply batters. Very resonant. Lots of tone. Durable. They are very versatile. I tend to use them with no muffling and get great results on toms and snares. But if by chance you need to remove some of the overtones, you could always dampen (whichI find no need for regardless of genre). If you go with a head that already sounds dead, double ply or pre-muffled, you can't add more resonance.

     
    5.0

    Great batter head on snares and toms

    By Pogus49455

    from Toledo, OH

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Recording

      Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

      Can't go wrong with single ply batters. Very resonant. Lots of tone. Durable. They are very versatile. I tend to use them with no muffling and get great results on toms and snares. But if by chance you need to remove some of the overtones, you could always dampen (whichI find no need for regardless of genre). If you go with a head that already sounds dead (double ply or pre-muffled) you can't add more resonance.

       
      5.0

      20" Ambassador coated drum head

      By Navy J

      from Maryland

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

        needed 20" ambassador coated NON bass drum head for a large floor tom, so this was the perfect choice.

         
        5.0

        I purchased a whole set of Weather King Ambassador Coated.

        By Geno

        from Jonesboro, AR

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

          I purchased a complete set for my kit. None better. Made my kit come alive. Thanks

           
          5.0

          Not Only Batter Heads

          By MetzDE

          from Near Chicago

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

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              Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

              They sound fantastic as resonant heads as they warm up the sound of a drum even more if you already have coated batter heads (I use Coated Vintage Emperors). The only issue was tuning them up on smaller drums as it took a while until they sang but it all worked out in the end!

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              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.

               
              5.0

              I'll always use these !

              By Donald

              from undisclosed

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              Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

              Best Batter Head I've Ever Played!

               
              5.0

              Drum head

              By Bobduhl

              from South Florida

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

                Nice sound

                 
                5.0

                Coated Ambassador

                By Joe

                from Santa Barbara, CA

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

                  Got a 12" and a 14" for my two toms on my Gretsch kit and they sound great. I'm using these as batters with Clear Ambassadors as resos and it's a winning combination. I like my drums to be really dead sounding and these are perfect for that but they can also sing, depending on how you tune/muffle them.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Drum Head

                  By Gary

                  from Cheshire, CT

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                  Pros

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

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                      Comments about Remo Ambassador Coated Head:

                      Nice medium sound. It can handle hard playing really well. Sound never gets distorted.

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