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Remo Vintage Ambassador Coated Batter Drumhead
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      Remo Vintage Ambassador Coated Batter Drumhead (482824)
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The drumhead that changed the world in 1957!

Constructed of two-ply 7.5 and 3-mil polyester film, this drumhead changed the art of drumming around the world as the first successful alternative to calf heads. Vintage A tom heads feature the soft feel, sensitivity, and response of coated Diplomat heads and the durability of coated Ambassador heads, which are an industry standard.

Remo Vintage Ambassador Coated Batter Drumhead

One year warranty on heads.
5 year warranty on hardware and practice sets.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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  • Complete set

    As reviewed by Steve on 9/9/2010

    I have an an older Tama Granstar (Birch) with re-cut shell depths and bearing edges. I put an entire set of these on the batter side: 10,12,14,16,18 and Ambassador coated for resos. I was looking for tunability and warmth + attack without that Pinstripe feel or sound. Also, I just tried Evans EC's and was not impressed. I had been using Evans for the past 8 years and will never go back. I ordered vintage Emperors and my order got messed up. I decided to try the V/A's and will never go back to anything else!! These Vintage Ambassadors are just amazing. Out of the box they seem like a disappointment. There is air between the two ply's and my first inclination was they were going to be dead. These tuned up so incredibly nice and just had a sweet spot. They FEEL better than any head I've played. They have a bit of a soft response but nothing is lost. These defy physics. The real nice thing is, they will resonate the same as a 10mil reso head with two plys. Its like a lighter gauge emperor but more unique feel and sound with the depletion between ply's. Don't worry, they have plenty of resonance but a bit more focused than a standard Ambassador...just sweeeeeter!!! I might be cautious on an 8" shell if you like an open sound. My 10" was a little more focused then the rest but not too much. I used just a little bit of added control for my 18" and nothing on any of the rest of the toms. These heads have a built in sweet spot for every size and additional tone control is just not needed. AWESOME, you will NOT be disappointed. i would LOVE to hear these on a maple kit!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • great tone

    As reviewed by Mark on 3/18/2010

    This is a great head for a smaller snare, to give it a "bigger" sound. The double-ply construction will dampen ring and overtones, and give the tone more depth, which creates the illusion of a larger drum size. I use this head on a 12 inch Yamaha Musashi snare, and it sounds killer! I tried this head on a 10 inch Pearl snare, and it gave that drum a bigger sound, but it dampened the rimshot too much (which doesn't seem to be an issue on the 12 inch snare). Overall, a great snare head with a distinctive sound. Try it, you may love it like I do.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • This is what drum heads should sound like!

    As reviewed by Matthew on 11/18/2008

    I'm thrilled Remo reissued these heads. They are far mor "tuneable" than the one ply 10mm heads. I just bought a Tama Starclassic 12ply maple snare, and after using the Vintage A head on it, I decided to try them on my toms. I'm so glad I did. Just enough ring, which you can play with if you really know how to tune a drum. A+ to Remo.

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