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Remo ambassador

ambassador, Drum Head from Remo in the Ambassador series.

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sanjuro11/30/2009

sanjuro's review

Remo ambassador
Remo Ambassador drum heads are a real indistry standard.  These were the first head replacements I purchased to repace the stock heads that came with my first kit, and it was an amazing improvement.  To be honest, people tend to underappreciate the musical qualities of drumheads because it is so common to use excessive muffling.  It also seems like drum tuning (actual tuning, notas tight as possible then muffled up) is hard to find.  When ambassadors are tuned correctly, they sound amazing for almost all genres of music.

These Remo heads are more resistant to dents than other Aquarian or Evans heads in my experience.  Denting often only occurs through improper technique, but still the Ambassadors are durable in this way.  Their coating is very rough out of the box.  If using brushes on a fresh head, there is a lot of extra friction.  After a few hours, this is mostly worn down and comfortable.  After a few months of play, a good portion of the coating will wear off and it will be necessary to replace the head.  The Remo's wear out more quickly than Evans heads, but I like the way their coating feels more.  Anyways, I usually replace my snare head every few months regardless of coating wear.

Like I said, these are good for all drums and all styles.  The one area which you may want to consider using a different head would be on the bass drum.  Ambassadors and other Remo heads are alright, but I really prefer thinker ply bass drum heads with a little more built in muffling.  Of course, this depends on the port hole or interior muffling arrangement.  I would recommend these heads to anyone who is looking to try a great set of heads that are as wide spread in use as they are diverse in application.
FateFelledVictim10/06/2008

FateFelledVictim's review

Remo ambassador
I used all Remo heads when I first started playing drums, and eventually switch to mixture of Remo Black Suede on my snare, Aquarian Superkick 2 on my kick, and Evans EC2s or G2s on my toms, and this setup sounds way better. The Remo heads are amazing for snares and good with kick drums, but lack in the toms. They always come out sounding dead and dull. The Ambassador series makes a very good snare head.

The Ambassadors are easily tuned, look great, and have a great tone for any style of music. They offer a great tone and clear resonance, unlike the Attack snare heads I used. The Ambassadors sound good on just about any snare drum on the market, and are very flexible. The Ambassadors also make a good resonate head for the toms.

The main issue with the Remo Ambassadors is that the batter coating wears off and the drum loses a lot of its tone, and the drum is basically impossible to keep in tune after it gets really beat up. These heads have a magic coating which makes them sound good and stay durable on your snare, but once that wears off the drum becomes unworkable and you have to buy a new head.

These are some of the better snare heads on the market, but there are others that sound as good if not better. I prefer the Black Suede Ambassador heads by Remo for their dark, smoky tone, but Evans Power Centers are good as well. Overall, I would probably buy these if not the others I mentioned, hey are good heads. The others mentioned, however, hold there tone for a much longer time than the Ambassadors. The Black Suede is very durable and has a better tone than the other form of Ambassadors.