Originally Posted by steverok
I actually had an opposite experience very recently. I just got a new set of Ludwig Vistalites in the big-beat shell pack. The toms came with clear Ludwig "Heavy" heads on top and bottom. These are basically Ambassador-weight clear heads.
I was under the impression that Ludwigs "medium heads" were more on par with the weight of the Remo Ambassador single ply 10 mil heads. The medium heads are what came with my Classic Maple toms. If I had a Ludwig "Heavy" head I'd mic it to check its thickness for you.