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Old 08-08-2012, 01:41 AM
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Default Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

I was in a rush at GC today to pick up 3 new (clear ambassador) resos for my kit. I'm looking at the label now, and it reads "Ambassador, Clear; Weatherking, Batter"
Is this what everyone's using as their resos?
Hoping I don't have to go back...
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:43 AM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

No.

You have the right head mate. Other than a "snare side" head, Remo doesn't distinguish between a batter or reso head.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:34 AM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

Yes, you have to go back. Yes, there is such a thing as a clear Ambassador resonant snare head. It's what I have on my snare drum.

Using a batter head as a resonant snare head is wrong, it's just wrong.

Edit: for some reason I thought this was about snare drums. Please excuse my stupidity.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:59 AM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

[quote=con struct;1032217]Yes, you have to go back. Yes, there is such a thing as a clear Ambassador resonant snare head. It's what I have on my snare drum.

Isn't that called a hazy ambassador?

These heads are for resos on the TOMS by the way, not snare. We'll see how they sound on the kit on friday...
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:15 AM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

It's funny, because some years ago, I wondered the same thing and even called my shop asking if I bought the wrong head. Here's the deal:

For your snare drum only, you should be using a Hazy Ambassador on the snare (reso) side.

Clear Ambassadors are used on both sides of toms.

The confusing part is that, as you've discovered, the Clear Ambassador box says "batter" on it. But there aren't different Clear Ambassadors for batter and reso. There is only one head and it's used for both sides.

So if you wanted a reso head for a tom, you're all set.

If you wanted a reso head for a snare, you've got the wrong one. Go back and get an Ambassador Hazy.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:17 AM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

As long as they are not for a snare bottom the heads that you bought are the correct ones for your toms.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:18 AM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

Thanks, gents. Looks like I'm good to go!
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

one other option is a clear diplomat on the resonant side. will ring more but your tuning needs to be spot on. also more of a vintage / jazz voice. Dips are 7.5 mil vs. Ambassador 10 mil. interesting that the Hazy Diplomat (snare side) is only 2 mil thick (learned something new) !!! also smooth white ambassadors on reso side will give you a slightly different sound. just a tad thinner than clear ambassadors.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:50 PM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

I agree with 8Mile. Batter and resonant heads for toms are really the same type heads.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:00 PM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

Most drummers prefer single-ply heads, such as the Ambassador, on tom bottoms. There are many others to choose from, but Ambassadors are a fine choice. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: Is there a such thing as a clear ambassador RESONANT?

clear ambassador, like the ones you have, have been the standard of the industry reso heads for many years
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