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Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head  18 in.

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These heads use 2 free-floating plies of 7-mil film, which give them their consistent open tones and account for their popularity among many of today...Read More

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The darkest-sounding and most durable of the classic WeatherKing series.

These heads use 2 free-floating plies of 7-mil film, which give them their consistent open tones and account for their popularity among many of today's top drummers. In 10", 12", 13", 14", or 16".


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RemoEmperor Coated Drum Head
 
4.6

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

long time favorite

After 37 years of professional drumming, there is one head that consistently delivers the goods every time. I use Emperors for batters and Ambassadors for resonant heads. With all heads, tuning is...Read complete review

After 37 years of professional drumming, there is one head that consistently delivers the goods every time. I use Emperors for batters and Ambassadors for resonant heads. With all heads, tuning is key. With Emperors, the difficulty is greatly reduced. Tune up for jazz, tune lower for rock, intermediate for country. Simple!!! These heads last and last. They don't break like pinstripes or other lesser quality heads. If you can't make these heads work for your sound then you aren't using them correctly. Look for tuning instruction on youtube. The coated Emperors bring an additional lite dampening to the mids. Remember, additional dampening such as tape, gells, rags, etc... are unnecessary if you work to get the right relationship between the top and bottom heads. Experiment with the top head tuned higher than the bottom then try the reverse. Try different combinations until you get what you want out of the drum. If you put in the time once, you will forever know what works for your specific drum. You can then make minor adjustments for different settings. The point is that Emperor heads are great for this kind of experimental tuning. They are very forgiving and will give your drums a true sound associated with your drum and the woods used to make them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awesome...

I have gone from single-ply heads to the slightly thinner Remo Pinstripe, and i am 100% satisfied with the Emporer for my snare. You can just feel the thickness of it when u hit...Read complete review

I have gone from single-ply heads to the slightly thinner Remo Pinstripe, and i am 100% satisfied with the Emporer for my snare. You can just feel the thickness of it when u hit the drum its incredible. And despite what the "experts" say i think that this is a suprisingly sensitive head. My ghost notes not only show up, but seem somewhat enhanced by this awesome head. I will never put another head on my snare besides Emporers.

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5.0

My go to drum heads.

By TimeKeeper 54

from Chesapeake , Va.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • On my X -7 's I get a deep ,full, warm tone.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Work in all venues indoor or outdoor .

    Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

    Pinstripe heads don't work in cold environments .

     
    5.0

    Great sound!

    By Dave D.

    from Bedford, NH

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

      These heads have a nice warm sound.
      I use coated Ambassadors on the resonant
      side of the drums and get a nice sound
      out of the drums!

       
      5.0

      The best sounding drum head made!!

      By SamRogue

      from Escondido, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

        This drum head makes my drums sound ten times better than any other drum head I've used.

         
        5.0

        Back to Basics!!

        By Mr D.

        from Warren michigan

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Coating ships with normal usage

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Small venues

        Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

        After using Remo clear Pinstripes for years, I thought I had "my sound". Yes, the pinstripes sounded fine and were easy to get a simple sound without much tweaking. I recently tried using these Coated Emperors on the batter side of my maple drums, and I was pleasantly surprised (Again). I hadn't thought to using them for years because I was to busy to concentrate on the sound of my kit. From my advantage point behind the kit the drums had a more focused low end tone, and less of the attack or stick sound I was getting from pinstripes (through the FOH system as well). Get 'em on your drums, tune them up and play a night with them, then just tweak the tone a little and your right back to where it sounds best. Love these new Remo coated Emperor batter heads!!

         
        5.0

        EMPEROR COATED DRUM HEAD

        By PHILLY MEATBALL

        from AC NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

          I WANTED A SUPPER SENSITIVE HEAD FOR JAZZ AND THIS IS IT BROTHER NO BETTER THE FACE IS THE DRUM PLAYS IT SELF , IF YOUR A REAL MASTER AND PRO DRUMMER THIS IS IT AS GOOD AS YOU GET I SHOULD KNOW .MR DRUMS PHIL AMBROS SINATRA AND FRIENDS

           
          4.0

          This is all I use

          By Silverback

          from Memphis

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

            to achieve the best tone your kit is capable of, this is the best beater head in the business.

             
            5.0

            Perfect Batter Heads for my MCX Toms.

            By Nova

            from Albuquerque, NM

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

              I now have a full new set of Coated Emperors for my MCX. I'm getting a 14" x 11" tom soon and already have 10", 12", 16", and 18". They sound great.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              long time favorite

              By Tyldagull

              from Aubrey,Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Get Dirty Easily
              • NA

              Best Uses

              • Multi Use

              Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

              After 37 years of professional drumming, there is one head that consistently delivers the goods every time. I use Emperors for batters and Ambassadors for resonant heads. With all heads, tuning is key. With Emperors, the difficulty is greatly reduced. Tune up for jazz, tune lower for rock, intermediate for country. Simple!!! These heads last and last. They don't break like pinstripes or other lesser quality heads. If you can't make these heads work for your sound then you aren't using them correctly. Look for tuning instruction on youtube. The coated Emperors bring an additional lite dampening to the mids. Remember, additional dampening such as tape, gells, rags, etc... are unnecessary if you work to get the right relationship between the top and bottom heads. Experiment with the top head tuned higher than the bottom then try the reverse. Try different combinations until you get what you want out of the drum. If you put in the time once, you will forever know what works for your specific drum. You can then make minor adjustments for different settings. The point is that Emperor heads are great for this kind of experimental tuning. They are very forgiving and will give your drums a true sound associated with your drum and the woods used to make them.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This are the only heads i like !!!

              By Rob

              from Boca Raton

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

                  Love this heads make my drums sounds goog !!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  best heads I've used in a long time.

                  By ayenewkirk

                  from north carolina

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • Quick Tuning
                  • Seated Great

                  Cons

                  • NA

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

                  The coated emperor line of heads is one of the best heads i've played with to date. Deciding to switch from Evans to Remos, I have been highly impressed with the quality of sound and the ease of tuning these bad boys up. They seated great and have held their tone magnificently. Having no idea which line to go with, I looked at what some of my favorite drummers were using, and sure enough Chad Smith, Dave Grohl,Ilan Rubin and many others all chose emperors.

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