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Remo Emperor X Coated Batter

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The most durable Mylar heads in the world are made with 2 free-floating plies of 10 mil Mylar with a 5 mil reverse black dot. Their consistent, focus...Click To Read More About This Product

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Focused, warm sound with remarkable life.

The most durable Mylar heads in the world are made with 2 free-floating plies of 10 mil Mylar with a 5 mil reverse black dot. Their consistent, focused, warm tones make them a favorite among many of today's hardest-hitting drummers. They naturally filter out ringing overtones, making them easy to tune on virtually any drum.

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Extremely durable construction
2 free-floating plies of Mylar with reverse black dot
Consistent, focused, warm tones
Naturally filters out ringing overtones

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RemoEmperor X Coated Batter
 
4.4

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Improves sound (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great head on a brass snare for rock!

I have a DW 6.5 x 14 brass snare. I was experimenting with heads, trying to get that "poppy crack" and meaty punch out of it for a powerful rock...Read complete review

I have a DW 6.5 x 14 brass snare. I was experimenting with heads, trying to get that "poppy crack" and meaty punch out of it for a powerful rock snare sound in a miked up situation, no muffling, without too much of that brassy "ring". This head was PERFECT. I tried a CSX, coated emperor, coated X14, Evans G2...nothing worked as well as the Emperor X. It just has that thicker sound and feel to it but still allows the drum to pop and open up with just the right amout of resonance. I'm not sure it would be great for all shell material types, especiall some wooden snares, but if you have a metal drum with some robust ring (think brass), bite and tone (in a good way), this head tames it down somewhat, but allows the volume and coolness of the shell sound to pop through. Awesome head for my situation, and it's durable as heck.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not impressed

I bought this head on a whim and against my better judgement because I have not used Remo on a consistent basis in many years. After experimenting with Evans and most recently Aquarian, I...Read complete review

I bought this head on a whim and against my better judgement because I have not used Remo on a consistent basis in many years. After experimenting with Evans and most recently Aquarian, I feel as though Remo is just not up to par with their competition. This head is no different. I needed a durable head b/c I play very hard and a guy at the store recommended this head. Is it durable? Yes. But nothing else about it stands out. Most notably it's very sluggish. By that I mean it doesn't respond to tight tuning like an Aquarian Hi-Energy or even an Evans Power Center. It also has nasty overtones. I haven't had to use any form of dampening on a snare head in a long time - until now. This head needs a moongel or an overtone ring to sound good, which I don't care for. Overall, its okay, but there are much better heads out there. So unless it comes in a pre-package deal, try something else.

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5.0

A great head on a brass snare for rock!

By Clint

from Atlanta, GA

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Quality
  • Great For Brass Snares
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SNARE DRUM

    Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

    I have a DW 6.5 x 14 brass snare. I was experimenting with heads, trying to get that "poppy crack" and meaty punch out of it for a powerful rock snare sound in a miked up situation, no muffling, without too much of that brassy "ring". This head was PERFECT. I tried a CSX, coated emperor, coated X14, Evans G2...nothing worked as well as the Emperor X. It just has that thicker sound and feel to it but still allows the drum to pop and open up with just the right amout of resonance. I'm not sure it would be great for all shell material types, especiall some wooden snares, but if you have a metal drum with some robust ring (think brass), bite and tone (in a good way), this head tames it down somewhat, but allows the volume and coolness of the shell sound to pop through. Awesome head for my situation, and it's durable as heck.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My #1 Snare Batter Head

    By Chris

    from MA

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Tunable
    • Good Quality
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Coating Does Wear Off

    Best Uses

    • Everywhere

    Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

    This head is my #1 choice for a snare batter head. This is why.
    1. Lasts a long time
    2. Easy to tune
    3. 2 ply + dot for longevity and sound self dampening

    I have been using these heads for about 3 years now and I have not found another head that comes close to this one in quality, sound, or longevity.
    I have personally never broken one. I change mine when the coating wears off where my sticks hit. This happens once every 3-4 months and that's gigging 4-8X a month.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    its alright

    By ian

    from Greensburg PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

      Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

      This drum head is pretty good. It has good sound, although I had trouble tuning it at first. When I first put it on my snare, it sounded too low but it sounds better now. The thing that legitimately bothers me about the head is that I tuned it pretty tight but I can't bounce my drumsticks very well. I can't t buzz rolls easily. I heard this head is just meant for durability

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      excellent snare head

      By Roy

      from Baltimore Maryland

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

        I have used the same heads as snare batters that Im sure most people have used. The coated ambs, genera dry (which is my other fav) but this emperor x is just top notch. VERY thick and durable head that seems to deepen the snare crack and help get that fat overall snare tone. I partnered this head with an amb hazy and finally found my snare tone. Immediately I switched nearly all of my snares over to emperor x. Its remo you really cant go wrong and if you know how to properly tune a snare then this will be the icing on the cake. This will not make a really bad snare sound amazing but it will make a good snare sound even better in my opinion. Also seems like it will last a good deal of time. One of the thickest heads I have used on my snare. Check these out if you are in the market for a new snare batter. If these are good enough for dave grohl and taylor hawkins then its most certainly good enough for me!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Lifeless Snare Sound

        By steverok67

        from FL

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        Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

        I tried this head on my Ludwig LM402 Supraphonic, and I just cannot recommend it. I love trying different snare heads, but this one just left me cold. What you have here is an extra thick, coated Emperor, with a power dot in the middle. That's just way too thick for a snare head, I now realize. I ended up with a very dry and boxy sounding snare, with almost no ring or bite. When played within the context of my loud rock band, the thing ended up sounding like a piece of cardboard. I guess this head is intended for bashers who beat the crap out of their drums with small baseball bats, however, for real musicians, I would definitely look elsewhere.

         
        5.0

        Good Enough For Reverend Al, Good Enough For Me

        By Jungle Drummer

        from Washington State

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

          Put this head on my 14x8 Ludwig to get that fat, dry snare tone similar to AVH, the best snare tone in the biz. Coupled it with a clear Ambassador snare side. Worked like a charm.

          The snare head of choice for Alex Van Halen. Enough said.

           
          5.0

          Very satisfied

          By Tim

          from Louisiana

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          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

            Will shop here again.

             
            4.0

            Deep dark sound

            By Finch

            from Milwaukee, WI

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good for vintage sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beatles, Pink Floyd sound

              Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

              Sounded terrible at first, just keep tightening till it comes to life. Sounds best using butt end of heavy sticks. Good for heavy back-beat, not for intricate stick-work or brushes.

               
              5.0

              Your Snare will never sound better!

              By Gil

              from Livermore Ca

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • NA

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

              I have recently switched to this head for my Brass Snare Drum. It offers a very crisp lively crack!

               
              5.0

              Emperor X Coated Batter

              By Frankie

              from Mass

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              Pros

              • Amazing Sound
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                This is my new snare head! Also coated emps for that slight ring. this head is great for that fat flatter sound. Hit the nail on the head with this one.

                 
                5.0

                killer head

                By Bill

                from Butler Pa

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                  This is my second emperor x head on my nickel over brass snare, got many compliments of the sound with my original emperor x extremely durable if you want a head you can hit as hard as you want and still have good sound this is it my last head lasted 7 years and i changed it for a better tone since the head was worn for being played that long needless to say i had trouble taking a razor blade and cutting through the old head awesome for zeppelin

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for heavy hitters!

                  By ewwser

                  from CA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                    I prefer the versatility of a regular coated emperor. But, this head can take a heavier beating.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Drum Head For My Snare!

                    By Kerry Woodson

                    from Kentucky

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                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                        I have tried many heads for my Ludwig Black Beauty Snare. The Remo Emperor X Coated Batter is the perfect one for it! Tuned tight, it has the perfect feel and sound and no overbearing overtones.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great head all around!

                        By Jreal

                        from Minnesota

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Durability
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound
                        • Sounds Amazing

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Rockmetal
                          • Snare

                          Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                          This head is great all around! I'm a heavy hitter and I always broke heads in about 3 months, I've had two of these in the past three years. Even after a year and a half they still sound good, change it out for a new and it will sound better of course but nothing to complain about. My drums sit in the cold over winter and that doesn't even stop this thing, it holds up to everything! I've tried Evan, Aqurian, and the regular emperors, nothing stands up to punishment like these. I've tried stabbing the head with a stick and it didn't even dent it. I've been moving more towards Evens head with my toms but I'm afraid to try anything else on the snare. I usually crank my snare up super tight and it handles that well, also sounds great at lower tunings as well. Simply put you can't go wrong with this head. It's coated so works well with jazz brushes as well. I play them on a 12x7 Mapex maple snare and nothing pops like these heads!

                           
                          5.0

                          I would recommend it!

                          By Corey Pusey

                          from Frisco, CO.

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality
                          • Good With Snares Off
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing
                          • Studio

                          Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                          This drum head definitely sounds best with steel shell drums. It is also better if you have some good strong sturdy hoops on your drum. It helps to hold the drum's tune longer. I did notice that it gets kind of marked up by drum sticks. When you strike the drum (depending on what kind of sticks you use) it tends to leave little black or brown marks on the head. Then again what drum head doesn't do that. So overall very good quality sound and it is quite loud. It also sounds great with the snares off.

                           
                          4.0

                          Great head for hard hitter and big snare

                          By Paul

                          from Santa Clarita, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Good Quality
                          • Very durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                              I use this head on a 14x6.5 Black Nickel Brass snare with 3.0 mm DW hoops and sounds really good on that drum. I think this is a great head for bigger snare drums with strong hoops, the head is very thick so it does need a bit more tension to get it tuned. I dont like it on wood snare drums that much,it kills the sound on smaller snares.If you hit hard and are wearing out the Remo CS heads too fast I would use this head, otherwise a less thick head might be better like the Ambassabor or CS X heads.

                               
                              3.0

                              emperor x... letdown

                              By bassunmast

                              from PA

                              Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                              i bought this with the remo black suede pack. it shipped very fast. i put it on my snare and was immediately was dissapointed. there were no overtones, it sounds so dry, and no matter where you tuned it (soft medium hard) it sounded the same. im thinking it might be my bottom head, but thats a slim chance and i dont feel like buying a new one. sorry, its a letdown. i wouldnt recommend it. you might have better luck...

                               
                              5.0

                              Adamman

                              By Adamman

                              from Detroit, MI

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                              Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                              I bought this head after experimenting with several other heads of varying types. This head simply can take the brunt of my eternal drumming wrath and live to tell the tale. It sounds excellent, is as durable as heads get, and looks SWEET. Buy it and you won't regret it.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great, Tough head

                              By Manoverboard182

                              from Traverse City, MI

                              Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                              This head is great. I have had it on my Tama Set now for a few months, and it is awesome. You can tune it low or high and it sounds great. It is extremely tough, but still offers great response. It's an all around great head.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Heads!!

                              By ummyeah231

                              from Undisclosed

                              Comments about Remo Emperor X Coated Batter:

                              I bought this head to replace the one that came with my TAMA kit and i was immediatly blown away! I bought a 14" and when its tightened up real tight it sounds amazing! Its very durable and has almost no unwanted resonance to it- great for rockI recommend this to anyone for almost any genre (except for maybe jazz) Great Head

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