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Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead   

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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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RemoVintage Emperor Coated Drumhead
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Improves sound (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Easy to use (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (9), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect match for Vintage Ludwigs!!

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...Read complete review

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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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

definitely would buy these again

By Johnny cabinet

from Delaware New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

      These heads perform precisely as they should

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Drum Head

      By Russ

      from Fayertteville, NC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

        Like I remember from the 70's

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        5.0

        Excellent Head.

        By Russ

        from Fayertteville, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

          Like the heads I remember from the 70's

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Focused and warm on vintage Gretsch

          By Elmer Bon Haydn

          from Corte Madera, CA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Slightly focused
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Vintage drums

            Comments about Remo Vintage Emperor Coated Drumhead:

            I put these on a couple of 70's vintage Gretsch toms (12" and 16"). They replaced some Evans G Plus heads which sounded decent (especially recorded) but sort of had a plasticky, filmy quality that I was tired of. The Vintage Emperors definitely focus the sound compared to the G Plus. Less ringy, good punch, really nice tone in a practice setting, and the texture is more to my liking. I haven't recorded with them yet, so will need to evaluate that. I have standard emperors on a birch kit, and the standard emperors sound more open and resonant than the Vintage emperors (and that's on a birch kit which tends to be more focused than other woods). So in my estimation, the Vintage E's are more focused, warmer and slightly less resonant than the standard emperors. But they are not a "dead" head. They do resonate, but not forever. They're also good as snare batters, especially if you're looking to tame a ringy snare. Bottom line is they sound great if that's the sound you're looking for.

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            5.0

            classic cant be beat ! reasuring sound

            By michael jesse

            from mid illinois

            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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              (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Please Read before a decision

              By Bobcat

              from Montana

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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 Dannyshasta

                  from Gulfport, MS

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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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