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Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head 20 in.

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Introduced in 1968, Controlled Sound heads are single-ply Ambassador-weight heads with a 5-mil thick black dot in the center of the head. This combin...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

The standard for great snare sound!

Introduced in 1968, Controlled Sound heads are single-ply Ambassador-weight heads with a 5-mil thick black dot in the center of the head. This combination offers a controlled, centered sound without undesirable overtones.

These dual-zone heads have a combination of medium and heavy-duty drum head characteristics. The outer area of the head's playing surface offers a midrange tone and sensitivity while the laminated center dot eliminates high frequency overtones and adds durability and tonal focus to meet the demands of heavier hitters.


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RemoControlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head
 
4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (13)
  • Improves sound (13)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Functional (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If you want awesome feeling drums, get these!!

At first I was using Remo Coated Emperors but then as I was watching a Led Zeppelin performance I thought to myself "I want to try those." so I ordered these...Read complete review

At first I was using Remo Coated Emperors but then as I was watching a Led Zeppelin performance I thought to myself "I want to try those." so I ordered these for my Toms and my mind has been blown. I put them over some clear ambassador resonant heads, tuned them up and added a little moon gel and I made a entry level kit sound like a DW classics! They feel excellent too, If you put a coated ambassador on the snare with these heads on your toms, and a powerstroke 3 on the kick, you will love life!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good sound/ poor quality

I LOVE the sound of these heads. The only problem is they dent really easy. After a month of playing on them I have a lot of dents in the...Read complete review

I LOVE the sound of these heads. The only problem is they dent really easy. After a month of playing on them I have a lot of dents in the "dot". I use 5A's. My powerstroke 3 holds up really well.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you want awesome feeling drums, get these!!

By Steffan Vanfredenberg

from Grand Blanc, MI

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

At first I was using Remo Coated Emperors but then as I was watching a Led Zeppelin performance I thought to myself "I want to try those." so I ordered these for my Toms and my mind has been blown. I put them over some clear ambassador resonant heads, tuned them up and added a little moon gel and I made a entry level kit sound like a DW classics! They feel excellent too, If you put a coated ambassador on the snare with these heads on your toms, and a powerstroke 3 on the kick, you will love life!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Kicks it in live shows

By Tater Jam

from Upstate NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Buy It Try It
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Live shows
  • Practicing

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I have tried about 15 different snare heads and the CS black dot is the best for what I play. It cuts thru when you need it and is mellow depending on the song/application. I use it on a Tama Rockstar 6 1/2 x 14 metal cheapo snare and the CS head makes it sound great. Looks are nice but good sound is more important.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

snare drum beauty

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I would have to agree with an earlier reviewer that these things on the snare are just fantastic. I was always a coated emperor guy, but decided to try the clear cs, and man, its awesome. It's really cool that somehow these heads fatten up the sound, but don't choke the drum. It gives you a nice "woody" tone, but keeps the GOOD overtones. They sound almost totally different than any other head. They make the drums full and round sounding. I highly recommend this head for your snare.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These heads rule

By Demonic Sweaters

from NY, NY

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Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I'm not really sure why the old black dot went out of style, they seem to be so hard to get sometimes. Almost no store carries them in stock locally either. These are great sounding heads all around, snare, toms, kick, whatever. The have a nice round tone with a smooth sustain, and last a very long time. They sound more than sweet on the snare, plus the look cool with the dot. My only wish is that remo sold a tom pack like the other heads they sell.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good sound/ poor quality

By stumblebum

from southern California

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Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I LOVE the sound of these heads. The only problem is they dent really easy. After a month of playing on them I have a lot of dents in the "dot". I use 5A's. My powerstroke 3 holds up really well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Controlled Sound

By Tranquilo

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

Remo CS heads have a lowmid attack and they sound great in a studio enviroment with or without bottom heads. They work well if you like some of the sounds of the 1970's and 80's recordings.More durable than ambassador and a lower fundamental tone. I use these on my kick drum, snare and tom-toms. Both top and bottom boast excellent projection.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Durable and Great Sound

By Dan-IKRv4

from CAnada

Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

The black dot makes the skin durable and without overtones. If you like the sound of your drum with tape all over the head, you have got to get these. I have these on all of my 11 shells as batter heads. Great Job Remo..

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Black Dot Power and Durrability

By Michael-J1WxH

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

I have been playing for thirty years and these heads have been on every set I have owned !!! The combo on my Ludwig as follows: Black Dot Batter, REMO Ebony Ambassador Resonant heads, with one Moongel Dampening Pad on each. WOW !!! What a sound. These babies here are powerful and strong! Trust me when I say, buying these individually will cost you a little more, but is well worth it! You won't be disappointed !!!!! ROCK ON !!!!!

 
5.0

A great drum head for over 45 years !

By John

from Warren, Ohio

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

      I use them on my '73 Bonham vistalites & '87 Pearl World Series, if Bonham used them 45 years ago you know they're top of the line

       
      5.0

      It's a new drum head.

      By Simon

      from Chatsworth, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

        It's a drum head. I hit it. It makes sound.

         
        5.0

        Will buy from again. ❤️❤️

        By Mom❤️Herdrummer

        from Clinton, Arkansas

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

          Great product and great transaction. Will do business with them again.

           
          5.0

          Recommend

          By Drew

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

          I have a birch drum set with large-dimension toms and bass. It's been hard to get a good sound from them before, but these really pulled through. I paired them with clear Ambassador resonant heads, a Reverse Dot snare head, and a CS Dot bass drum head (basically a Powerstoke 3 without the muffling component). My drums have never sounded better. The heads have stayed in tune and have held up well since November.

           
          5.0

          John Bonham used them ! Enough said

          By John

          from Warren, Ohio

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          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

            Theses heads take a betting & keep sounding great !

             
            5.0

            I will keep buying these heads. They last. They sound great!

            By The Crow

            from Deltona, Fl

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

              My son has played the drums since he was 10. He is 15 and likes to hit them harder than required.
              The Remo holds up well.

               
              5.0

              Love this head!

              By Heypockyway

              from W Philly, PA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

                These heads work great!

                 
                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Heypockyway

                from W Philly, PA

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

                  Love these in marching and roto tom applications...

                   
                  5.0

                  Classic!

                  By Heypockyway

                  from W Philly, PA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

                    These heads are great for roto-toms...

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for Concert Tom

                    By Strongbad71

                    from NJ

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

                        I bought this for a 6" Tama Concert Tom, and its perfect for that application. Has an open sound, not muted, with a little ring. It sounds equivalent to an Evans EC1.

                        Can't beat the classic look on a vintage kit either!

                         
                        5.0

                        My go to heads!

                        By Dave D.

                        from Bedford, NH

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

                          I've played these heads off and on for the last 25 years. I just recently purchased them for my toms, I also put clear Ambassador heads on the resonant side of the toms and tuned those a little higher than the batter side. The drums have a warm tone with the attack when you need it, a perfect combo!

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Drum Head

                          By Uncle Drums

                          from Medina, Ohio

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Remo Controlled Sound Black Dot Batter Head:

                            The Black Dot Deadens The Ring A Little Bit, And
                            Also Prolongs The Life Of The Drum Head.

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