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Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead  12 in.

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The Black Suede Emperor drumheads feature two plies of textured ebony 7.5-mil film with a unique non-reflective look. Provides a soft feel, focused w...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      The Black Suede Emperor drumheads feature two plies of textured ebony 7.5-mil film with a unique non-reflective look. Provides a soft feel, focused warmth, and enhanced mid-range tones for snare drums and toms.

      Their two-ply durability makes them ideal for hard-hitting applications such as pop, rock, R & B, punk, and funk. They are also ideal for resonant heads because of their esthetic look.

      Two layers of textured ebony for semi-bright sound in durable heads.


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      RemoBlack Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead
       
      4.6

      (based on 35 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (28)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (8)
      • Improves sound (8)
      • Easy to use (4)
      • Functional (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (8)
      • Concerts (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fat and Punchy

      These heads have great attack with a great punch on the top end and decent resonance. I put these on my vintage Ludwig Rocker kit that has deep but relatively thin birch shells. These...Read complete review

      These heads have great attack with a great punch on the top end and decent resonance. I put these on my vintage Ludwig Rocker kit that has deep but relatively thin birch shells. These really woke these drums up. I also have stretched one over my wooden Ludwig Slotted Coliseum snare drum. It gives a much tighter and louder sound good resonance without a lot of ring. I like the sound much better than the coated CS Batter I had before.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Dull thud

      Looks terrific. Produces a dull thud. Tried a 12" on a Ludwig three-ply shell with maple reinforcement rings. It totally eliminates the resonance of the drum regardless of whether I used a...Read complete review

      Looks terrific. Produces a dull thud. Tried a 12" on a Ludwig three-ply shell with maple reinforcement rings. It totally eliminates the resonance of the drum regardless of whether I used a coated diplomat, clear ambassador or CS resonant head. I tried a variety of tunings and could achieve a thwack or thud devoid of any musical quality. As soon as I replaced the Suede head with with a CS clear spot, the durm's resonance returned. I'm baffled, as I've been a loyal Remo customer for decades and never had an unmusical product. I have an Black Suede Emperor X snare head that was backordered. I can only hope this was a dud. I'll give this head a try on my stainless steel tom and see if it has a similar numbing effect.

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      5.0

      warm sound, nice "punchy" type sound. easy to tune.

      By oldshifty

      from Bowling Green, Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

        put these on a mid 70's slingerland chrome over wood set. the set sounded like a kit that was a new type set, but still has classic looks

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great drum head at a great price!

        By Razor

        from Maryland

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

          I have been dealing with Musicians Friend for the last few years for all of my drumming wants and needs and in my opinion they are by far the best in the Industry. Great products, Great service and Great prices ( not to mention free shipping ). I love these Remo Black Suede Emperor heads and have them top & bottom on all my drums. I will be back again and again!

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          5.0

          Very nice

          By Joeysticks

          from Berkshires, MA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

            Very nice warm sound, the coating adds just the right amount of damping, just what I've been looking for. Plus they look amazing on my mirror chrome Pearl Export kit. Been around the block and I've come back to REMO... Now I wonder why I ever left.

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            5.0

            AMAZING

            By yoitztune

            from Hendersonville, TN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Color
            • Durability
            • Easy To Use
            • Feel
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Not As Much Overtones

            Cons

            • Tuning

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

            These heads first of all are amazing. I have used Remo on and off for years but I finally thought I would give them a chance and man was I right. Out of the box these heads have like a hybrid feel between a coated and clear head. With that being said the sound is great. Not too much ring and it sounds punchy. I bought the kick drum version of this for a 22' and it has this nice mix of a punch sound mixed with a "click" sound. Tuning these heads can be a pain though. I have them on top and bottoms of my drums. It creates a sound that like a studio sound so like you are sitting in the room with the other guys and the drummer is playing in the other. Hands down these are the best heads I have ever used. I thought that doing the top and bottom heads like this would be terrible, for me I found my sound. I think I will try the white versions of these heads also. If you want a snare head that matches these use a Black X. I bought that and it is SUPER strong. I beat it to death and it holds up without a problem. I can't wait to mic these up soon! My kit is a Pearl Session Studio Classic and the wood is birch and kapur so I'm excited to hear these mic'd up.

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            3.0

            Better than what I had, but still misses

            By Domineone

            from Bedford, TX

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            Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

            Put this head on a 16" floor tom. I had an Aquarian on there, and yes, I like this better. But I'll be experimenting with something else. can't really get this tuned to where I like it....it's just alright

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best snare head I've ever had.

            By "Clean"

            from Central Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

              Best snare head I've ever had. 10 snares and have this head on every one of them. Must try it! The sound guy will love you.

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              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Very Unhappy

              By RICO D.

              from Kansas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • No Positive

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

              I got this head because I was told it was comparible to the Evans Hydraulic. I needed to replace a broken head in a hurry and the Evans head was out of stock. This head is extremely hard to tune and in no way compares in tone. Recommend you also buy some form of muffling to reduce the over rings. I never mix and match my heads,but was in a tight spot. I have since replaced all my heads as I would normally do. But I DO NOT and WILL NOT recommend or use this head again!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fat and Punchy

              By Power_Groovin66

              from Orofino, ID.

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Toms And Wood Snare Drums

                Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

                These heads have great attack with a great punch on the top end and decent resonance. I put these on my vintage Ludwig Rocker kit that has deep but relatively thin birch shells. These really woke these drums up. I also have stretched one over my wooden Ludwig Slotted Coliseum snare drum. It gives a much tighter and louder sound good resonance without a lot of ring. I like the sound much better than the coated CS Batter I had before.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Studio sound

                By Bob's Deluxe

                from Metro St.louis area

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                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Pre Mixed Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live gigs
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

                  I changed the snare side "rez head" , 20 strand snare wire, and the batter head on my vintage pearl piccolo . It was over due for new heads. The snare now has a studio sound . It now sounds like it is all ready running trough a mixer when playing unplugged. It still has the piccolo "snap" with out the ringing and harsh over tones. Although the sound is a little more bass like, it retains enough crispness for that full snare sound. Awesome in blues songs.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  DRUMHEADS WITH A PURPOSE!

                  By skinsman36

                  from ohio

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • DEEP SOUND
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • Rock Oriented Heads

                  Cons

                  • Little pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Live Mic'd drums

                  Comments about Remo Black Suede Emperor Batter Drumhead:

                  As a working drummer playing at least 2-3 times per week I am very impressed with the purchase of these black suede heads for my kit. I play Pearl Reference Series and can say that from a high end drum, these heads are perfect for live rock shows. I do recommend that these heads be used on higher quality shells as they are very heavy and can sound dead on cheaper kits. I am no saying I have the best, just saying that a good resonant shell really makes these heads shine!!!!! The Black X and snare side heads are killer on my 6-1/2 brass shell snare and the toms have just enough sustain and resonance to make you sound big, phat, and mean business like....

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