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Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead 18 inch 

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  • 18 inch

    $21.99 Top Rated

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  • 12 inch

    $14.99 Top Rated

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  • 14 inch

    $12.98 Top Rated

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  • 16 inch

    $12.28 Top Rated

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  • 10 inch

    $11.99 Top Rated

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  • 8 inch

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  • 15 inch

    $15.44 Top Rated

    Ships By 7/17/14

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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 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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      RemoVintage Emperor Coated Drumhead
       
      4.9

      (based on 17 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (5)
      • Good quality (5)
      • Improves sound (5)
      • Easy to use (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Warm Rich, Tone

        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,...Read complete review

        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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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Not that great

        The remo coated empror are not bad but not they just don't sound like a snare should sound for me, that drumhead doesn't allow your to have a nice pop. If you prefer poping...Read complete review

        The remo coated empror are not bad but not they just don't sound like a snare should sound for me, that drumhead doesn't allow your to have a nice pop. If you prefer poping in your play you should get a coated ambassador wich are really better head,beacause it has the pop and the fat sound that you need on a snare.But anyway you should do your own experience before to judge.

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        5.0

        Excellent sound!

        By DannyBoy

        from Raleigh, N.C.

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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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            5.0

            Best head out there!!!

            By bigdrumguy

            from wa

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            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

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              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

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                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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Jerry Rudd/ Professional Drummer

                  Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                  I love the sound these heads give my gretsch drums. lots of low end with a vintage twist.
                  I fell in love with these heads the first time i tried them out!
                  Like every Remo product i have use they have excellent quality. i have used remo my whole 32 years of playing.
                  Great Value, Just like everything from musicians friend. They truly are a musicians friend.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best I've found so far!

                  By StephenHaaker

                  from Savannah, GA

                  Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                  These heads were EXACTLY what I was looking for!
                  They have that classic, coated, jazzy sound you find in Ambassadors/ Evans G1 but they have better response, greater tone quality (especially at lower dynamics) and easy tunablility.
                  They sound deeper and fuller than I expected but It's really warm and pure:
                  (No pingy overtones, just deep, solid tone with medium sustain)
                  I highly recommend these heads!
                  (I run all bubinga shells with Evans genera resos on the bottom)
                  These heads were EXACTLY what I was looking for!
                  They have that classic, coated, jazzy sound you find in Ambassadors/ Evans G1 but they have better response, greater tone quality (especially at lower dynamics) and easy tunablility.
                  They sound deeper and fuller than I expected but It's really warm and pure:
                  (No pingy overtones, just deep, solid tone with medium sustain)
                  I highly recommend these heads!
                  (I run all bubinga shells with Evans genera resos on the bottom)
                  These heads were EXACTLY what I was looking for!
                  They have that classic, coated, jazzy sound you find in Ambassadors/ Evans G1 but they have better response, greater tone quality (especially at lower dynamics) and easy tunablility.
                  They sound deeper and fuller than I expected but It's really warm and pure:
                  (No pingy overtones, just deep, solid tone with medium sustain)
                  I highly recommend these heads!
                  (I run all bubinga shells with Evans genera resos on the bottom)
                  These heads were EXACTLY what I was looking for!
                  They have that classic, coated, jazzy sound you find in Ambassadors/ Evans G1 but they have better response, greater tone quality (especially at lower dynamics) and easy tunablility.
                  They sound deeper and fuller than I expected but It's really warm and pure:
                  (No pingy overtones, just deep, solid tone with medium sustain)
                  I highly recommend these heads!
                  (I run all bubinga shells with Evans genera resos on the bottom)

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Perfect Head

                  By Cole Campbell

                  from Chattanooga,TN

                  Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                  Just bought these for my Gretsch Catalina Maple and they sound amazing! I've used Powerstroke 3 coated heads, clear Emperor, and Pinstripe Heads on my kit and have finally found the perfect head. The Vintage Emperor fill the room with deep, warm tones with a lot of resonance which is what I was looking for. So if you're looking for a drum head that is warm, resonant, projective, and easy to tune then buy these Remo Vintage Emperor Drum Heads and you won't be disappointed.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great snare head for a supra

                  Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                  I have a 1976 supraphonic, 6.5x14. This head is perfect for that drum. It pops and has wonderful body and bite, couldn't ask for more. Plus, it's durable and my supra sounds just like the Bonham snare sound. I love it. It's a bit better than a standard coated emp in that it has white mylar film which looks better when the coating starts to wear. Great head, I highly recommend.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not that great

                  By DJazzman

                  from Montreal,QC

                  Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

                  The remo coated empror are not bad but not they just don't sound like a snare should sound for me, that drumhead doesn't allow your to have a nice pop. If you prefer poping in your play you should get a coated ambassador wich are really better head,beacause it has the pop and the fat sound that you need on a snare.But anyway you should do your own experience before to judge.

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