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Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead 14 inch 

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The Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead is a reissue of the first Remo Emperor drumhead that changed the art of drumming in the late 1960s. Constructed o...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Accentuated mids and lows with great sensitivity and response.

      The Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead is a reissue of the first Remo Emperor drumhead that changed the art of drumming in the late 1960s. Constructed of 2 plies of 7.5-mil polyester films, it features the sensitivity and snare response of the Coated Emperor, with accentuated mid and low frequencies and increased durability.

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      • 2-ply
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      RemoVintage Emperor Coated Drumhead
       
      4.7

      (based on 22 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (20)

      • 4 Stars

         

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      90%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (8)
      • Improves sound (8)
      • Functional (7)
      • Easy to use (6)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (5)
        • Practicing (5)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional musician (7), Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great heads!

        Been playing for 49 years and still at it. I've used all kinds of heads in that time and tried numerous tricks to achieve the tone I was looking for. These vintage coated emperors...Read complete review

        Been playing for 49 years and still at it. I've used all kinds of heads in that time and tried numerous tricks to achieve the tone I was looking for. These vintage coated emperors are what I've been looking for all this time. Right now I'm using a Pacific CX set with stock resonant heads on my toms. These heads sing! Nice fat tone with excellent overtones and no annoying and bad sounding ring...with no additional damping whatsoever. IMO these heads are great!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Please Read before a decision

        First i would like to say this, all drummers have their own style, the sound they are looking for! My opinion is no better than anyone elses, but , for what I...Read complete review

        First i would like to say this, all drummers have their own style, the sound they are looking for! My opinion is no better than anyone elses, but , for what I play,and my drums, these heads suck big time!, now , i play DW's, and my snare has PRO BLASTER WIRES, AND WOODEN RIMS, and with those, these heads are absolutely terrible!, a lot of ring, not crisp like most drummers want. may i just say, your Batter head is no better than your resonant head, the drum make, and what you use on your snare!,,,PLEASE, PLEASE don't buy this head just because it has good reviews,evaluate what you are putting it on! Because what i hear, and play, may by totally different from what you hear, or want out of your drums!,,,MF has a lot of experienced drummers working there in the drums,,call on these guys, tell them what you have, and what you're looking for in way of sound!,,,don't just look at the heads, and buy a head just because it has good reviews. AS FOR ME, Remo sound blasters, with Evans EC resonants, give me the puurrrfect i want!

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        5.0

        classic cant be beat ! reasuring sound

        By jesse

        from shelbyville il.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Gigs And Recording
        • Practicing

        Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

        This is only one, of many' I've used for about 6 years now. It always keeps a tight tune and last for sevearal gigs before coating comes off, in your sweet spot. And when it does, its white under it, instead of clear, like the coated standard remo emperor. So cosmetics look better longer between replacement. Its like a comfort snare head for me. i know what i can get out of it.

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        5.0

        Perfect match for Vintage Ludwigs!!

        By Silver Sparkle Ludwig

        from Paducah KY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

          I have been searching for that "sound" for my early 60's silver sparkle Ludwig's for a long time. Been using modern Evans and Attack heads, and never got what I was looking for. Then a fellow drummer told me about Remo was making a Vintage Emperor head designed to better fit the vintage drums. OH BOY!!! They nailed it!! So glad I made the purchase!!

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          5.0

          Great heads!

          By Buckeye Drummer

          from Ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Nice Fat Tone
          • Sturdy
          • Very Tunable

          Cons

          • None That I Can See

          Best Uses

          • All Around Great Heads
          • Any Kind Of Pop Music

          Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

          Been playing for 49 years and still at it. I've used all kinds of heads in that time and tried numerous tricks to achieve the tone I was looking for. These vintage coated emperors are what I've been looking for all this time. Right now I'm using a Pacific CX set with stock resonant heads on my toms. These heads sing! Nice fat tone with excellent overtones and no annoying and bad sounding ring...with no additional damping whatsoever. IMO these heads are great!

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          5.0

          Vintage and perfect all the way!

          By MichaelH

          from Antioch, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Feel
          • Good Quality
          • Great Durability
          • Great Sound
          • Improves Sound
          • Looks

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Toms Batter Heads

          Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

          Great sound and feel. Used on my 1970 Ludwig 3 ply Toms, perfect balance of attack, durability, warm lows, good volume. Perfect Vintage Heads for a vintage drum set!

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Please Read before a decision

          By Bobcat

          from Montana

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

              First i would like to say this, all drummers have their own style, the sound they are looking for! My opinion is no better than anyone elses, but , for what I play,and my drums, these heads suck big time!, now , i play DW's, and my snare has PRO BLASTER WIRES, AND WOODEN RIMS, and with those, these heads are absolutely terrible!, a lot of ring, not crisp like most drummers want. may i just say, your Batter head is no better than your resonant head, the drum make, and what you use on your snare!,,,PLEASE, PLEASE don't buy this head just because it has good reviews,evaluate what you are putting it on! Because what i hear, and play, may by totally different from what you hear, or want out of your drums!,,,MF has a lot of experienced drummers working there in the drums,,call on these guys, tell them what you have, and what you're looking for in way of sound!,,,don't just look at the heads, and buy a head just because it has good reviews. AS FOR ME, Remo sound blasters, with Evans EC resonants, give me the puurrrfect i want!

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              5.0

              Excellent sound!

              By DannyBoy

              from Raleigh, N.C.

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                  I use these on my Tama Imperial Star toms and get an awesome fat tone that I'm looking for. They are extremely versatile. When I tune them higher I don't get a lot of unwanted ring and tuning them lower gives them a nice boom. Every drummer wants that specific sound for their style of playing. These heads are great quality, easy to tune, and a great price. I play classic and alternative rock and these heads are perfect for me.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best head out there!!!

                  By bigdrumguy

                  from wa

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                    Great heads, very versatile. Any kit that I play on will always have these on them. Live they give the warm rounded tone and project. In the studio you can gaff them up, and if you want to take off the tape, no coating comes off like Evans Coated heads. Very happy, been using these for over 4 years. Best decision I made for tom heads.

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                    5.0

                    Great product for less!

                    By Berzerker77

                    from Louisville,ky

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                      Great quality ,great price ,and the fastest shipping i have ever seen.

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                      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wow.

                      By The Sargent

                      from Earth

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing
                        • Studio Use

                        Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                        I'm a drummer, and a good one at that. I'm not conceited, but I know what I'm doing. For years I removed the resonant heads, and pinstripes on the batter with tape, paper towel, and God knows what else to achieve the sound I wanted, I then hatched an idea, why not simplify this? So here's the trick, pinstripes on the resonant side, these beautiful emperors (dear sweet God, get coated, more versatile, more responsive, etc.) on the batter side, and for that final touch, internal drum mufflers (more versatile and adjustable than other forms of muffling). Now, for the tuning, for the pinstripes, high. As high as they can go, and the emperors, lower to the point that both heads sound like two different drums. The pinstripes kill all of the unwanted ring, and the vintage emperors allow the drum to maintain full projection, add the muffler (I used pearl internal mufflers, easy to install, good quality) and you're in complete control of your sound. I use a Ludwig kit put together from all my favourite aspects of the individual kit lines (The Brick *with the vintage Ludwig strainer and muffler*, the Ludwig Challenger 26" bass, Centennial 14" rack mount and 18" floor tom, Accent CS Custom 22" bass 10" and 12" rack mount and 18" floor tom, and two 8" toms of varying depths, I believe them to be Tama) I gig and am a session musician, and constantly get complimented on my kits sound. Buy these heads.

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                        5.0

                        Warm Rich, Tone

                        By Geonas55

                        from Eastern Shore of Maryland

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Absolutely Great Sounding
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • Absolutely None

                        Best Uses

                        • Jazzbrazilian Afro-cuban

                        Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                        I LOVE these Vintage heads. Slightly warmer than regular Emperors. I play mostly Latin rhythms and like the warm, open tone that is pleasing to listen to. That's what it's all about, isn't it?
                        If you're looking to change your drum heads, you might want to try the Vintage Emperors, I am quite happy with them and would certainly recommend them.

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