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Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head 20" 14 Inches

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These heads use 2 free-floating plies of 7-mil film, which give them their consistent open tones and account for their popularity among many of today...Read More

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  • 16 Inches

    $15.95 Top Rated

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      OVERVIEW

      The darkest-sounding and most durable of the classic WeatherKing series.

      These heads use 2 free-floating plies of 7-mil film, which give them their consistent open tones and account for their popularity among many of today's top drummers. In 10", 12", 13", 14", or 16".


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      RemoEmperor Coated Drum Head
       
      4.5

      (based on 68 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (56)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (5)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (6)
      • Easy to use (3)
      • Improves sound (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (4)
        • Practicing (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        long time favorite

        After 37 years of professional drumming, there is one head that consistently delivers the goods every time. I use Emperors for batters and Ambassadors for resonant heads. With all heads, tuning is...Read complete review

        After 37 years of professional drumming, there is one head that consistently delivers the goods every time. I use Emperors for batters and Ambassadors for resonant heads. With all heads, tuning is key. With Emperors, the difficulty is greatly reduced. Tune up for jazz, tune lower for rock, intermediate for country. Simple!!! These heads last and last. They don't break like pinstripes or other lesser quality heads. If you can't make these heads work for your sound then you aren't using them correctly. Look for tuning instruction on youtube. The coated Emperors bring an additional lite dampening to the mids. Remember, additional dampening such as tape, gells, rags, etc... are unnecessary if you work to get the right relationship between the top and bottom heads. Experiment with the top head tuned higher than the bottom then try the reverse. Try different combinations until you get what you want out of the drum. If you put in the time once, you will forever know what works for your specific drum. You can then make minor adjustments for different settings. The point is that Emperor heads are great for this kind of experimental tuning. They are very forgiving and will give your drums a true sound associated with your drum and the woods used to make them.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Awesome...

        I have gone from single-ply heads to the slightly thinner Remo Pinstripe, and i am 100% satisfied with the Emporer for my snare. You can just feel the thickness of it when u hit...Read complete review

        I have gone from single-ply heads to the slightly thinner Remo Pinstripe, and i am 100% satisfied with the Emporer for my snare. You can just feel the thickness of it when u hit the drum its incredible. And despite what the "experts" say i think that this is a suprisingly sensitive head. My ghost notes not only show up, but seem somewhat enhanced by this awesome head. I will never put another head on my snare besides Emporers.

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        5.0

        long time favorite

        By Tyldagull

        from Aubrey,Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Get Dirty Easily
        • NA

        Best Uses

        • Multi Use

        Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

        After 37 years of professional drumming, there is one head that consistently delivers the goods every time. I use Emperors for batters and Ambassadors for resonant heads. With all heads, tuning is key. With Emperors, the difficulty is greatly reduced. Tune up for jazz, tune lower for rock, intermediate for country. Simple!!! These heads last and last. They don't break like pinstripes or other lesser quality heads. If you can't make these heads work for your sound then you aren't using them correctly. Look for tuning instruction on youtube. The coated Emperors bring an additional lite dampening to the mids. Remember, additional dampening such as tape, gells, rags, etc... are unnecessary if you work to get the right relationship between the top and bottom heads. Experiment with the top head tuned higher than the bottom then try the reverse. Try different combinations until you get what you want out of the drum. If you put in the time once, you will forever know what works for your specific drum. You can then make minor adjustments for different settings. The point is that Emperor heads are great for this kind of experimental tuning. They are very forgiving and will give your drums a true sound associated with your drum and the woods used to make them.

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        5.0

        This are the only heads i like !!!

        By Rob

        from Boca Raton

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

            Love this heads make my drums sounds goog !!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            best heads I've used in a long time.

            By ayenewkirk

            from north carolina

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Quick Tuning
            • Seated Great

            Cons

            • NA

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

            The coated emperor line of heads is one of the best heads i've played with to date. Deciding to switch from Evans to Remos, I have been highly impressed with the quality of sound and the ease of tuning these bad boys up. They seated great and have held their tone magnificently. Having no idea which line to go with, I looked at what some of my favorite drummers were using, and sure enough Chad Smith, Dave Grohl,Ilan Rubin and many others all chose emperors.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Loud, Tough, Articulate

            By Cosmic Traveler

            from Georgia

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

                  I've been on a drumhead odyssey the past two years, trying all brands & types of heads. I usually use Ambassadors on my snares. Emperors seem a bit too "hard" & have the feel of a countertop. However, playing in a somewhat funkier band, the Emperor is giving me a tighter, more articulate sound for extra fast single & double stroke rolls. They can help a mushy snare sound more articulate.

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                  5.0

                  Emperor Coated Drum Head

                  By Frank

                  from Mass

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

                    Coated Emps!!! Period! The best! Not a big fan of smooth emps, these sing! Let your drums breath! Love them!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My go-to snare head.

                    By ewwser

                    from CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

                      Very versatile head.

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                      5.0

                      Tried and trued

                      By dhmtbr

                      from New Jersey/Florida

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

                        Always reliable for consistent tone and durability.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Remo Emperor Coated

                        Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

                        These heads are great for a warmer tone. The feature I like best is that like the ambassadors they are coated smooth white heads. So, if you'd like to try the tone between coated and clear, get the smooth whites. This gives them a punchier hit than the coated clears and they're two ply so they're built to last. That being said their main drawback is that they're shell specific. I first put them on a set of beginner veneer shells and it sounded like slapping paper bags. When I put them on maple shells they gave them the warm punchy tones that sounds fantastic when tuned up. This makes them a head for those who know how to tune properly. Those looking for something to transform their set look to something with built in muffling features. For the rest, tune them up right and they're awesome!

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        12, 13, 16 inch

                        By Anonymous

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

                        These drumheads are great. I put these as batter heads on a cheap TKO set and when tuned right, they make my cheap drums sound awesome. On my 12" I have it moderately high, giving that drum a more articulate sound. On my 13", I have it tuned lower so that it sounds like a floor tom. The 16" also sounds great, and keeps up with the precision of the other heads. If you can, I highly recommend these as batter heads. Maybe someday I'll put Ambassadors at the bottom and get an even better sound...

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                        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Its a good head but...

                        By John Harvey-WJikt

                        from San Diego, California

                        Comments about Remo Emperor Coated Drum Head:

                        the coating comes off too fast.. and it has a wild over tone after the coating comes off.. im working with a studio drummer and he has just a plain tama 14/5.5 snare drum and i though this head would be great for this drum.. it is but like i said, when the coating comes off the over tone goes up.. my advice would be to only purchase this head if you have a ludwig superphoinc snare drum.. other than that do not purchase this head..

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