The Remo Renaissance Emperor heads have a very warm and tonal sound that's great for melodic expression and affords a wider, more balanced sound spectrum for tympani, snares, toms, and bass drums in a... Read More
The Remo Renaissance Emperor heads have a very warm and tonal sound that's great for melodic expression and affords a wider, more balanced sound spectrum for tympani, snares, toms, and bass drums in any drumming application. These replacement drumheads are the new worldwide industry standard for tympani drums in live or studio situations.
For snare drums and timbales, a Remo drumhead with a textured surface provides excellent stick and brush response that will not degrade under harsh playing.
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I put this head on the batter side of a Brady stave snare that I thought sounded like a cardboard box. Needed to have my head examined for buying such a d*mned expensive snare and it sounds like THIS?!?, et cetera It had a "controlled-sound-with-a-power-dot-head" on it when I got it new -- just didn't get it. But once I put the RenEmperor on it, the snare *sang* to me! NOW I get it. The drum sounds like it's worth way more than I paid for it. All fat, Memphis-y, warm, swampy, evil. THAT's how good the Renaissance Emperor head is. Dig it, brothers!
I've tried the Remo Renaissance heads in all weights except for the PowerStroke models, and I can say hands-down that I like the Emperors the best for my toms. I play Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz drums, and they just sing with these heads. I found the lighter weight versions of these (and the stock Evans) harder to get a good tone out of the drums. I highly recommend these heads. I think they make my entry-level kit sound like the high-end Gretsch kits, perhaps better. And, I do know from experience -over 30 years with a wide variety of drums and heads. These are my favorite for my toms. Fyi, for my snare I use a Renaissance Diplomat -excellent!
I bought this to replace the heads on my old set. The sound was deep and rich. Perfect for any type of heavy rock or metal. Great quality for the price and the sound is near perfect. Does require a bit of intense tuning to get it sounding good, but once you get the tuning, you wont regret it. Great buy for the money and perfect for any intermediate drummer playing rock or metal
I use RE on my rack toms and most snares. (And RA on the resonant side of all toms.) Beautiful, full, deep tone without compromising any stick definition. Tuning them may take some practice if you're used to regular coated or clear heads.
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