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Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head  18 in.

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Introduced in 1968, CONTROLLED SOUND heads are single-ply Ambassador-weight heads with a 5 mil thick black or clear dot in the center of the head. Th...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      The standard for great snare sound!

      Introduced in 1968, CONTROLLED SOUND heads are single-ply Ambassador-weight heads with a 5 mil thick black or clear dot in the center of the head. This combination offers a controlled, centered sound without undesirable overtones.

      These dual-zone heads have a combination of medium and heavy-duty drumhead characteristics. The outer area of the head's playing surface offers a midrange tone and sensitivity while the laminated center dot eliminates high frequency overtones and adds durability and tonal focus to meet the demands of heavier hitters.


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      RemoControlled Sound Batter Head
       
      4.8

      (based on 34 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (30)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      88%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (7)
      • Good quality (7)
      • Improves sound (7)
      • Functional (6)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (6)
      • Practicing (6)
      • Back-up (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      If you want awesome feeling drums, get these!!

      At first I was using Remo Coated Emperors but then as I was watching a Led Zeppelin performance I thought to myself "I want to try those." so I ordered these...Read complete review

      At first I was using Remo Coated Emperors but then as I was watching a Led Zeppelin performance I thought to myself "I want to try those." so I ordered these for my Toms and my mind has been blown. I put them over some clear ambassador resonant heads, tuned them up and added a little moon gel and I made a entry level kit sound like a DW classics! They feel excellent too, If you put a coated ambassador on the snare with these heads on your toms, and a powerstroke 3 on the kick, you will love life!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      wheres the control?

      I ordered these at some point long ago, and had mixed feelings about them. They made my toms loud, deep, but I didn't notice any overtones being muffled or anything like that....Read complete review

      I ordered these at some point long ago, and had mixed feelings about them. They made my toms loud, deep, but I didn't notice any overtones being muffled or anything like that. I bought them because they looked cool, I'd buy em again, but I dont completely like them, unless I put studio rings on em first. good value though.

      Reviewed by 34 customers

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      5.0

      Love this head!

      By 

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

        These heads work great!

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        5.0

        Awesome!

        By 

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

          Love these in marching and roto tom applications...

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          5.0

          Classic!

          By 

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

            These heads are great for roto-toms...

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            5.0

            Great for Concert Tom

            By 

            from USA

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

                I bought this for a 6" Tama Concert Tom, and its perfect for that application. Has an open sound, not muted, with a little ring. It sounds equivalent to an Evans EC1.

                Can't beat the classic look on a vintage kit either!

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                5.0

                My go to heads!

                By 

                from NH

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

                  I've played these heads off and on for the last 25 years. I just recently purchased them for my toms, I also put clear Ambassador heads on the resonant side of the toms and tuned those a little higher than the batter side. The drums have a warm tone with the attack when you need it, a perfect combo!

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                  5.0

                  Great Drum Head

                  By 

                  from Medina, Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

                    The Black Dot Deadens The Ring A Little Bit, And
                    Also Prolongs The Life Of The Drum Head.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Kicks it in live shows

                    By 

                    from Upstate NY

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Buy It Try It
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • No Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Live shows
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

                    I have tried about 15 different snare heads and the CS black dot is the best for what I play. It cuts thru when you need it and is mellow depending on the song/application. I use it on a Tama Rockstar 6 1/2 x 14 metal cheapo snare and the CS head makes it sound great. Looks are nice but good sound is more important.

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                    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    6" drum head

                    By 

                    from Longmont, CO.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

                          I was disappointed with the endurance of this head, I put it on a pair of Octabons, and with normal play, it had cracked and split wide open within about 10 minutes of playing.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          If you want awesome feeling drums, get these!!

                          By 

                          from Grand Blanc, MI

                          Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

                          At first I was using Remo Coated Emperors but then as I was watching a Led Zeppelin performance I thought to myself "I want to try those." so I ordered these for my Toms and my mind has been blown. I put them over some clear ambassador resonant heads, tuned them up and added a little moon gel and I made a entry level kit sound like a DW classics! They feel excellent too, If you put a coated ambassador on the snare with these heads on your toms, and a powerstroke 3 on the kick, you will love life!

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Black Dot Power and Durrability

                          By 

                          from Undisclosed

                          Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Batter Head:

                          I have been playing for thirty years and these heads have been on every set I have owned !!! The combo on my Ludwig as follows: Black Dot Batter, REMO Ebony Ambassador Resonant heads, with one Moongel Dampening Pad on each. WOW !!! What a sound. These babies here are powerful and strong! Trust me when I say, buying these individually will cost you a little more, but is well worth it! You won't be disappointed !!!!! ROCK ON !!!!!

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