Re: Remo Ambassador coating wearing off...
I had the same problem with coated emperors. The coating didn't last an hour in the center, plus there were spots by the lugs from tuning.
I called customer service, sent back the head, and they sent me a new one.
Same thing happened. So i just cut my losses.
Now i'm pretty much done with Remo. Because of the flaking, plus the fact that i don't like how Remo heads in general seat on the drums, I've switched to Evans.
It's no longer a struggle for the heads to sit evenly on the drum, unlike Remo. And the coating lasts way longer. Plus I actually like the sound of the Evans better.
Also, if the Remo heads sound good with the coating worn off, whats the point of having a coated head then?