Originally Posted by Bull
I bought a used kit a couple of weeks ago. I put Vintage Emperors on top and Coated Ambassadors on bottom. Last night I tuned it up for the first time. On the Ambassadors,there is coating visibly missing near the lugs... JUST FROM CHECKING THE PITCH WHILE TUNING!!!
It sucks, doesn't it? I've experienced the same stuff. I have two snares, both with fairly new coated emperors. One is much more worn than the other. Go figure.
Sometimes that mylar film (or whatever it is) looks shiny like foil or something and sometimes it's white. What's that all about?