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Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head   18 in.

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Introduced in 1968, CONTROLLED SOUND heads are single-ply Ambassador-weight heads with a 5 mil thick black or clear dot in the center of the head. Th...Click To Read More About This Product

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The standard for great snare sound!

Introduced in 1968, CONTROLLED SOUND heads are single-ply Ambassador-weight heads with a 5 mil thick black or clear dot in the center of the head. This combination offers a controlled, centered sound without undesirable overtones.

These dual-zone heads have a combination of medium and heavy-duty drumhead characteristics. The outer area of the head's playing surface offers a midrange tone and sensitivity while the laminated center dot eliminates high frequency overtones and adds durability and tonal focus to meet the demands of heavier hitters.


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RemoControlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head
 
4.8

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If you want awesome feeling drums, get these!!

At first I was using Remo Coated Emperors but then as I was watching a Led Zeppelin performance I thought to myself "I want to try those." so I ordered these...Read complete review

At first I was using Remo Coated Emperors but then as I was watching a Led Zeppelin performance I thought to myself "I want to try those." so I ordered these for my Toms and my mind has been blown. I put them over some clear ambassador resonant heads, tuned them up and added a little moon gel and I made a entry level kit sound like a DW classics! They feel excellent too, If you put a coated ambassador on the snare with these heads on your toms, and a powerstroke 3 on the kick, you will love life!

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Good sound/ poor quality

I LOVE the sound of these heads. The only problem is they dent really easy. After a month of playing on them I have a lot of dents in the...Read complete review

I LOVE the sound of these heads. The only problem is they dent really easy. After a month of playing on them I have a lot of dents in the "dot". I use 5A's. My powerstroke 3 holds up really well.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you want awesome feeling drums, get these!!

By Steffan Vanfredenberg

from Grand Blanc, MI

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

At first I was using Remo Coated Emperors but then as I was watching a Led Zeppelin performance I thought to myself "I want to try those." so I ordered these for my Toms and my mind has been blown. I put them over some clear ambassador resonant heads, tuned them up and added a little moon gel and I made a entry level kit sound like a DW classics! They feel excellent too, If you put a coated ambassador on the snare with these heads on your toms, and a powerstroke 3 on the kick, you will love life!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Kicks it in live shows

By Tater Jam

from Upstate NY

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Pros

  • Buy It Try It
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Live shows
  • Practicing

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I have tried about 15 different snare heads and the CS black dot is the best for what I play. It cuts thru when you need it and is mellow depending on the song/application. I use it on a Tama Rockstar 6 1/2 x 14 metal cheapo snare and the CS head makes it sound great. Looks are nice but good sound is more important.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

snare drum beauty

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I would have to agree with an earlier reviewer that these things on the snare are just fantastic. I was always a coated emperor guy, but decided to try the clear cs, and man, its awesome. It's really cool that somehow these heads fatten up the sound, but don't choke the drum. It gives you a nice "woody" tone, but keeps the GOOD overtones. They sound almost totally different than any other head. They make the drums full and round sounding. I highly recommend this head for your snare.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These heads rule

By Demonic Sweaters

from NY, NY

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Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I'm not really sure why the old black dot went out of style, they seem to be so hard to get sometimes. Almost no store carries them in stock locally either. These are great sounding heads all around, snare, toms, kick, whatever. The have a nice round tone with a smooth sustain, and last a very long time. They sound more than sweet on the snare, plus the look cool with the dot. My only wish is that remo sold a tom pack like the other heads they sell.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good sound/ poor quality

By stumblebum

from southern California

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Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I LOVE the sound of these heads. The only problem is they dent really easy. After a month of playing on them I have a lot of dents in the "dot". I use 5A's. My powerstroke 3 holds up really well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Controlled Sound

By Tranquilo

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

Remo CS heads have a lowmid attack and they sound great in a studio enviroment with or without bottom heads. They work well if you like some of the sounds of the 1970's and 80's recordings.More durable than ambassador and a lower fundamental tone. I use these on my kick drum, snare and tom-toms. Both top and bottom boast excellent projection.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Durable and Great Sound

By Dan-IKRv4

from CAnada

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

The black dot makes the skin durable and without overtones. If you like the sound of your drum with tape all over the head, you have got to get these. I have these on all of my 11 shells as batter heads. Great Job Remo..

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Black Dot Power and Durrability

By Michael-J1WxH

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Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I have been playing for thirty years and these heads have been on every set I have owned !!! The combo on my Ludwig as follows: Black Dot Batter, REMO Ebony Ambassador Resonant heads, with one Moongel Dampening Pad on each. WOW !!! What a sound. These babies here are powerful and strong! Trust me when I say, buying these individually will cost you a little more, but is well worth it! You won't be disappointed !!!!! ROCK ON !!!!!

 
5.0

John Bonham used them ! Enough said

By Kornboy

from Warren Ohio

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

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    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

    Theses heads take a betting & keep sounding great !

     
    5.0

    I will keep buying these heads. They last. They sound great!

    By The Crow

    from Deltona, Fl

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

      My son has played the drums since he was 10. He is 15 and likes to hit them harder than required.
      The Remo holds up well.

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