Re: Trying to get a wide variety of sounds
Hate to tell you this, but Coated Emperors and Coated G2's are pretty much the same (coated double-ply 10 mil heads). If you didn't like the Coated G2 then you probably won't like the Emps. Coated heads always mean less attack.
You might have better luck with a clear G2 or Emperor, or if you like the look of a white coated head with the attack of a clear head then you might the Smooth White Emperor.