Re: Coatings, revisited
It's my experience too that Aquarian has the most durable coating, at least compared to Remo. I changed both the heads of my main snare and my Sidesnare at the same time. The side snare had an Remo head (Ambassador I believe) and the main a Satin Aquarian.
The Ambassador lost it's coating WAY earlier than the Aquarian, not to mention the side snare wasn't being played as intensively as the main. Both sound great though.