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Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead   

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Remo Ambassador X drumheads employ the same film as the industry-standard Coated Ambassador but are 20% thicker. The thicker head produces a greater ...Read More

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OVERVIEW

If you hit hard, these are the heads for you.

Remo Ambassador X drumheads employ the same film as the industry-standard Coated Ambassador but are 20% thicker. The thicker head produces a greater attack and volume-as well as wider midrange tones-with increased durability and a unique feel for enhanced stick rebound.

FEATURES
  • 20% thicker than standard Coated Ambassador heads
  • Enhanced stick rebound
  • Greater attack and volume
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RemoAmbassador X Coated Drumhead
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

IT'S ABOUT TIME!

EXCELLENT HEADS! Playing in a cover band for 3 hours a night, set after set, night after night can wreak absolute HAVOC on your drumheads, particularly your snare head. What Remo has...Read complete review

EXCELLENT HEADS! Playing in a cover band for 3 hours a night, set after set, night after night can wreak absolute HAVOC on your drumheads, particularly your snare head. What Remo has done here is create a drumhead that allows all the same sensitivity of it's 10mil counter part with the added durability of the 12mil film. The sound is slightly drier than your 10mil with the focus you would expect from a two ply Emperor. That is not to say these heads do not "ring out" like the standard ambassador because due to the added thickness, the impact from stick to head -to air pushing down to the bottom head- to rebound back to top travels travels at the same distance but enhances the decay. The physics behind it can be simply described as a "thicker" ONE ply head will reverberate LONGER than a "thinner" ONE ply head as the added mass takes longer to stop vibrating. Many people (myself included) believed applying a Diplomat on the underside of my toms would create longer decay than an Ambassador but the exact OPPOSITE is actually true. Enter an Ambassador 12mil head and you have even MORE shell presence in your sound. IMO, there is no head like your standard coated Ambassador for a snare drum be it in the studio, live, your ear...whatever. These heads have me wondering if my beliefs still apply. The added "shell" focus was always the reason I would go for an Emperor in the studio (if ever) but this new head has an almost identical feel to the original Ambassadors....maybe better. Look at it this way....you have a thin and a thinner piece of rubber pad to work your chops on......both are one solid piece and both provide rebound. BUT, the "thicker" of the two will have slightly less "give" and more "kick back" to your wrist....a real commodity when executing fast doubles on your snare drum. Singles, doubles, paradiddles....all feel amazing and these heads are great. I semi-seated the 12" for my Kodiak figuring I would have to tune it again today....WRONG....stayed in perfectly. Just put the 14" on my other Kodiak without seating it and same thing..........these heads seem to lock onto the edge better than the 10mil. More shell, less head, same sensitivity, better rebound (singles are effortless even cranked tight)- these heads are very impressive.

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Not my style. Too much overtones..

For 12 years, I played a coated Ambassador, and just decided to try something new. I went with the Ambassador X, and I hate it. It's extremely ringy. I had to put...Read complete review

For 12 years, I played a coated Ambassador, and just decided to try something new. I went with the Ambassador X, and I hate it. It's extremely ringy. I had to put two pieces of moongel on the head to deaden it. I bought an Evans Genera Dry snare head about a day after trying the Ambassador X, and love it. If you're into a snare head with great response and a woody, punchy pop with almost no overtones, go with the Genera. If you're looking for a super metallic-like ring, go for the Ambassador X. It's all subjective, but it's just not for me.

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5.0

Great for Jazz and Rockabilly

By AndyG

from California

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • For Jazz
    • Fusion
    • Jazz
    • Practicing
    • Rock

    Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

    I put these on my 60s Ludwig Supraphonic and 12"&14" Slingerland toms. I have to say I love them. I play primarily jazz and rockabilly and these are perfect for that. I was already a Coated Ambassador guy so naturally I liked these too. It I was doing straight jazz I'd use the regular ambassador, but since I was playing rockabilly too on this kit, the 20% extra thickness of the Ambassador X fit perfectly.

     
    5.0

    Awsome Heads

    By Donald

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

      If you like Ambassadors but want a little more durability, this head is for you! Fat,round and warm!Best for toms.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not my style. Too much overtones..

      By Adam

      from New York

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        • Overtones

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          Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

          For 12 years, I played a coated Ambassador, and just decided to try something new. I went with the Ambassador X, and I hate it. It's extremely ringy. I had to put two pieces of moongel on the head to deaden it. I bought an Evans Genera Dry snare head about a day after trying the Ambassador X, and love it. If you're into a snare head with great response and a woody, punchy pop with almost no overtones, go with the Genera. If you're looking for a super metallic-like ring, go for the Ambassador X. It's all subjective, but it's just not for me.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Always nice to get good head

          By donttread20

          from Independence, Ky

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Drumming

            Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

            Great snare head. Coating wears off easily but it doesn't lose sound. I play about four times a month and practice just as much and one of these heads lasts me quite a while. Which is surprising because I've been told i hit so hard it should be a crime.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By musicowns048

            from Bakersfield, CA

            Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

            I use the Ambassador X on all my snare drums of all different sizes and they sound GREAT!
            The idea of making a drum head as thick as an Emperor, but with only 1 ply is really cool.
            Remo always has quality.
            These heads are standard pricing. Nothing cheap, nothing expenses.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very good and versatile drum head

            By Cody Jinkins

            from Texas

            Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

            I use the Ambassador X head on a 13" brass Pearl Sensitone and it has the perfect combination of durability and sensitivity, It can handle the higher volume playing and still sounds great at lower volumes. Whether you are really pounding on it or playing ghost notes this head sounds great. To me it seems to have the same well known sound qualities of the regular Amabassadors but with a level of durability that is closer to an Emperor head.

            (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            "Its Okay"

            By nick cooper

            from NY

            Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

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            The description of the head makes it sound really good, it is a pretty good head and is good for hitting hard. But the coating on it fades away in a few days. I don't think its worth spending the money.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best snare head I have ever used.

            By Threk

            from Chica, Ca

            Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

            Fattens up your snare, without loosing any sensitivity. what more can i say?

            (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not for me...maybe for those who

            By TBone98

            from Mid-Atlantic US

            Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

            45 year veteran. I've tried several kinds of heads on my 4 month old DWs. These play like a single ply version of the Evans Onyx if you like them. These feel less like rubber and don't have the Onyx rubber "boink" sound but close. The feel is rigid and only single-stroke rolls work well on toms. Lots of strange overtones and ringy on my 6.5" deep snare (hate to dampen a head but did). I guess they must be for "heavy hitters" and/or close-field miking...no finesse necessary/allowed. These do have that infamous Remo quality of, after 10 minutes of play, the coating looks like any other brand that has been played maybe 3 months. From now on I'll stick to Ambassadors when I want coated and clear Pinstripes otherwise. Drum sound preferences are, of course, very subjective and others are certainly entitled to their own opinions...and so am I :)

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amb X RULES!!

            By Retro-6E6yl

            from Alaska

            Comments about Remo Ambassador X Coated Drumhead:

            I use these heads on my rack toms (12 & 13)and they have a great open, warm, full tone.They project well and feel great. A little too resonant on my 16" floor tom - I recomend the vintage emperor for floor tom.Amb x Rules!!

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