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Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head  12 in.

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FiberSkyn 3 drumheads feature an exclusive lamination process that combines Remo films and synthetic fibers to re-create the vintage sound, look, and...Click To Read More About This Product

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Vintage tone, and Bossy gets to live!

FiberSkyn 3 drumheads feature an exclusive lamination process that combines Remo films and synthetic fibers to re-create the vintage sound, look, and feel of calfskin. The dark, warm, round tone is highly recommended for traditional jazz, R&B, and classic rock drum set applications, as well as for concert snare drums, bass drums, and toms. Also provides an excellent, authentic ethnic drum sound when used on world percussion instruments.


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RemoFiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head
 
4.4

(based on 45 reviews)

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    (31)

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    (6)

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    (3)

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    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (10)
  • Functional (9)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Practicing (5)
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My favorite drum heads

Excellent
I started playing drums in 1959 and used calf drum heads up until about 1976 when it became almost impossible to find them (exception being the Chicago Rawhide Company) and had to...Read complete review

Excellent
I started playing drums in 1959 and used calf drum heads up until about 1976 when it became almost impossible to find them (exception being the Chicago Rawhide Company) and had to switch to plastic. There is really no comparision in sound between calfskin and plastic heads.....but I have to say that the fiberskyn heads come the closest in sound and even vegetarians can feel comfortable playing the. The weather has little effect on them and that was the only downside to calf heads ....humidity, heat, AC, cold ... etc ...changed their sound dramatically and you had to tune the crap out of them. If you like a fat jazz funk sound with the musical ring of a calf head ...Remo Fiberskins are for you ...in any and all sizes.

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Coating Delaminates

See my previous post. These heads still sound good, but after only a few weeks I noticed that the skyn coating was wrinkled. Taking it off the drum, it was obvious that the...Read complete review

See my previous post. These heads still sound good, but after only a few weeks I noticed that the skyn coating was wrinkled. Taking it off the drum, it was obvious that the coating had begun to delaminate from the substrate film. So far no adverse affect to the sounds, but at some point they there will enough air between the substrate and coating it will need to be replaced, and I would guess that will come far sooner than it would for a regular coated head. Very disappointed. I won't buy them again.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Avoid these heads

By DrBoom-mreY1

from Georgia

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Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

I bought several of these heads for use on my snare drum. Big mistake. First, they don't last. The first one broke within hours and a second broke within days. I am not a hard player. I have broken 2 or 3 regular mylar heads in 20 years. So I learned my lesson and tried using them on a drum that would basically only be played with brushes. Even bigger mistake, for while the texture is great for brushes, it will de-laminate creating little pockets for the brush wires to get caught in. I destroyed a favorite pair of brushes this way. Avoid these heads.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Coating Delaminates

By GCH

from Washington DC

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      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      See my previous post. These heads still sound good, but after only a few weeks I noticed that the skyn coating was wrinkled. Taking it off the drum, it was obvious that the coating had begun to delaminate from the substrate film. So far no adverse affect to the sounds, but at some point they there will enough air between the substrate and coating it will need to be replaced, and I would guess that will come far sooner than it would for a regular coated head. Very disappointed. I won't buy them again.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My favorite drum heads

      By Jimbeau Walsh

      from Hawaii

      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      Excellent
      I started playing drums in 1959 and used calf drum heads up until about 1976 when it became almost impossible to find them (exception being the Chicago Rawhide Company) and had to switch to plastic. There is really no comparision in sound between calfskin and plastic heads.....but I have to say that the fiberskyn heads come the closest in sound and even vegetarians can feel comfortable playing the. The weather has little effect on them and that was the only downside to calf heads ....humidity, heat, AC, cold ... etc ...changed their sound dramatically and you had to tune the crap out of them. If you like a fat jazz funk sound with the musical ring of a calf head ...Remo Fiberskins are for you ...in any and all sizes.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice, round, warm and fat tones

      By Winged Wheel Watcher

      from Ann Arbor, MI

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      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      These are great heads, if you like round and warm tones. The stick attack is much less pronounced on these heads than regular clear or coated heads. They have a real nice round fullness to them, almost as if you are hitting them with a soft mallet instead of a stick. Because of this, I wouldn't recommend them if you need your drums to "cut" or like "attack". I have had no durability issues with them at all, nor have I found them any more/less difficult to tune than standard heads. I don't recommend them for snare drums if you play brushes. You can barely hear brushes on it (vs. a Coated Head)and the surface is too smooth, hard to accent and add flutters etc. Great warm jazz heads, you'll like them if you like full, round tones with soft attack.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sound

      By ProfZ

      from Sioux Falls, SD

      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      These heads give a great warm sound without the need for extensive muffling. Good rebound everywhere on the head.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Don't use these on a snare

      By Rob-7UNMn

      from San Francisco

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      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      I put this head on my 13" Pork Pie Patina brass snare, and it did have a great sound and I was very happy. It even looked good on the drum too...then it breaks 2 months later after lite use (I practice for a couple hours twice a week)...In the middle of a gig!! This is the first head I've had break on my in 15 years. I replace way before breakage seams likely. I was able to lip through as part of the head did stay intact and kind of sound like a snare. What sucks is I almost always have a backup snare behind me on stage, but I left it in my car that night. Anyway, I wouldn't recommend this head for any use, but whatever you do, don't put it on your snare.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      "Nice Jazz Skins'!"

      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      I personally love the way these heads' sound and play.If they break,I will buy more!They are still half the price of real skin and for light Jazz playing,I expect, just as durable!
      So Far,I am very pleased! I do play with 7A zildjian/wooden-tip sticks and I have a light touch to my style!
      Love the sound and feel of these heads'!I have put them on my Jr.Pulse drumkit,to make a Jazz/BeBop kit.They sound great!A buddy of mine came over and fell in love with these Skins'!
      So Far,No problemo.I have read some bad reviews' on breakage,but as of now,still playing!
      Great price for something that sounds' like real skin,without the real skin price! if you want real skins,check-out "Earthtone",but you better have a fat wallet! ; )

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      More for tom use

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      I don't know why everyone is raving about this head for snare use.I think this would be a good head for tom use (although I haven't tried that), but in the last 20 years of live and studio work this is the only snare head I've had break.I really liked the sound, but it just didn't last and I only had it on for 2 months.I'm sticking with Remo heads, but not this one.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Amazing Look, Feel & Sound... But Not Loud

      By TheAtomicRockstar

      from Albuquerque, NM

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      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      I play a Ludwig Zepp Centennial Kit and wanted to give it some personality so i loaded my whole kit with Remo Fiberskyn heads. I tuned the heads low and it took about 4 full practice sessions for the heads to stretch and settle into their own. I gotta say that these Fiberskyn heads sound amazing, the tone is fat and low and really lends some amazing look and feel to my kit. But when practicing with the rest of the band, we play Loud heavily distorted alt rock, the toms and kick just couldn't cut through the mix. BUT they sound amazing on our recordings! So its a toss up, these provide killer tone but don't cut through loud guitars and bass live, however look great on stage. So i would say if your kit is going to be mic'd at shows or with the band USE THESE HEADS, or for recording. But unless your playing jazz or something more quiet, stay away.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Didn't care for it

      By GCH

      from Washington, DC

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      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      I recently did a build using an undrilled, unmilled maple shell that I got for cheap. As this was for jazz, I thought I'd give the Fiberskyn a try. The head looks killer. I really wanted to like this head, but I just could never get the drum to sound the way I wanted it to. Hitting anywhere but dead center produced excessive ring. Hitting in the center, the sound is "thin" without much depth or body. The head sound FANTASTIC with brushes, but for anything else from sticks, or rim shots to rim clicks, I prefer the Evans G1. This is personal preference. The people who like the Fiberskyn are not "wrong," but if you really like the sound of a G1 on a snare drum, you probably won't like the Fiberskyn.

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