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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 44 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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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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5.0

Nice as a resonant head

By CA.

from Fairfax CA.

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

    This is a batter head for a tom, not a bass drum head. The hoop is a little smaller, everything else the same. I made a mistake in ordering it for my bass drum, but it fit perfectly with no problem, so I lucked out.
    Sounds good, looks good. I use it as a resonant front head.

    (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.

     
    4.0

    Love the calfskin look

    By Drummer boy

    from Tennessee

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

      These make excellent batter heads on 19th century rope drums.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Coating Delaminates

      By GCH

      from Washington DC

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        Cons

        • Coating Delaminates

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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.

           
          5.0

          Good on Catalina Club for jazz

          By GCH

          from Washington DC

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Slightly difficult to seat

          Best Uses

          • Jazz toms

          Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

          MF asked me to write a review, so . . . . If you're new to drumming, reading reviews for heads is difficult because there is some subjectivity involved. Besides that, it depends on the sound you are going for, and what the drums themselves are made of. A head that sounds great on say, a mahogany drum, may sound terrible on a birch drum. I got a Fiberskyn for a snare drum and hated it - too much edge ring. But for the toms of the Gretsch Catalina Club for jazz: The Aquarian Modern Vintage sounded good, but "papery." I changed them for Evans coated G1s - much "rounder" sounding, but "muddy." These heads sound articulate like the Aq, but warm and round like the Evans on that particular drum set. If buying heads for drums, my advice: Buy the head for the smallest tom first to try it out.

          (0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          FiberSkyn3 batter head

          By Marji

          from RI

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          Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

          I thought that I was ordering a drum I ordered the wrong thing and tried to return it.....it was such a hassle and would cost me more in shipping if I returned it and reordered the product that I wanted.....so it was a lose lose situation for me. I decided to just keep what I ordered and will toss it later. The service rep was was trying very hard to accommodate me but his supervisor would not....so I doubt that I would ever order from them again.

           
          5.0

          Great sounding head

          By Mark

          from New Orleans

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

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              Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

              I use this head on an Yamaha aluminum snare with a control ring, tight tensioning and a piece or two of moon jel to get a really nice crisp sound. Best snare head I've ever heard. Bet it would sound great on a wood snare too.

              (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.

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By ds

              from ct

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good For Brush Work
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Less Ring

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

                I use these heads for the snare drum because they are good for brush work and naturally don't ring like conventional heads. They sound fantastic. If you have not tried the fiberskyn line on your snare, give it a shot. You be surprise.

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for Korg WaveDrum

                By Marc

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Remo FiberSkyn Ambassador Batter Head:

                    I bought this head to replace the old head on a Korg WaveDrum, and it's a perfect match. Also, the price was the best I saw anywhere.

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