For over 50 years, Remo has been developing and manufacturing some of the best drum heads available. Their 1957 introduction of the Weatherking line of heads may have put Remo on the map, but their commitment to innovation is what has kept them in high regard by the world's drumming elite. In the early 1940s, Remo D. Belli was a working drummer with a solid reputation. When he heard of a heat-resistant film being tested and manufactured for the military by Dupont, he wondered about its possible application as a drum head. The material proved to be extremely durable, especially by the standards of the day, and provided previously unattainable pitch, tone and consistency. Best of all, Mylar was easy to work with and inexpensive. It required some testing and refinement, but before long, the Weatherking was born. It became the first of a long list of Remo innovations that would change the game for drummers and drum equipment manufacturers alike.
Today, Remo still prides itself on innovation, and company continues to strive for new solutions, hoping to add to its already over 75 patents that have contributed to the progress of technology in drum equipment. Some of Remo's most popular drum set heads include both clear and coated style. Clear heads are bright and open sounding. They’re known for their bright tones, resonance, and sustain. Clear heads are most often used as batter and resonant heads, opening up the sound of tom-toms and bass drums. Meanwhile, Remo's coated heads are slightly warmer than clear heads. They’re known for their bright warm tones, resonance, and sustain. Coated heads are best known as batter and resonant heads warming up the sound of tom-toms and bass drums.