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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

      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.

      Accentuated mids and lows with great sensitivity and response.

      FEATURES
      • 2-ply
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      RemoVintage Emperor Coated Drumhead
       
      4.8

      (based on 26 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (24)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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

                  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 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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