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Old 09-07-2012, 01:59 AM
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Has anyone used a Remo coated ambassador as a bassdrum reso?? I picked one of these up the other day at guitarcenter out of desperation (that was literally the ONLY bass drumhead they had) and I immediately regretted it on the drive home. I planned on returning it, but I lost the damned receipt!

The thing was around $40 or $45. I'd hate to just throw that money down the drain, but I also want a GOOD sounding bass drum. I'm using a Sonor 20" maple BD, with an evans EMAD (fully muffled) on batter. Will this sound bad with the coated amb on reso? And when I say bad, I mean anything short of amazing.

Too long; didn't read- Share your experiences with the Remo coated ambassador as a RESO bassdrum head
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:30 PM
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Not surprised no one has used one of these...lol
I'm just gonna cut my losses and order another head. Prob an Evans to match the batter.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:37 PM
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Not surprised no one has used one of these...lol
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You're kidding right? In the days before pre-muffled heads, it was pretty much all anyone used.

Try a felt strip if it's too resonant, but you can definitely get a good sound out of an Amb reso.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:31 PM
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Thought most people used 1 ply BD resos? I use the Sonor stock reso with a 3" port. It does have a sound control ring though, but I don't think you're gonna have any problem with your coated amb.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:36 PM
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If it rings more than you like, cut a bath towel in half and then fold that half in half. Put it in your bass drum so that it is just barely touching the front head. You may have to tape it down. Peace and goodwill
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:38 AM
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Thought most people used 1 ply BD resos?
Ambassador = 1 ply.




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Old 09-08-2012, 01:01 AM
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Yes I know, and I now realize that the sentence can be read in two ways... ^^
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:28 AM
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Yes I know, and I now realize that the sentence can be read in two ways... ^^
Ah, ok.

Then reading it the other way, I agree......single ply heads like an Amb are a very common choice. :-)
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:30 AM
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Missed this thread.
I use a Coated Ambassador on the front of a couple of my bass drums. Love it.
Put your mind at ease, a tiny bit of coating isn't going to suck the life out of the reso head.
It's not going to work just as well because it's not smooth?? NOT trying to be funny, or a jerk, but I know sometimes we can get OCD about stuff.

A CA is a great Reso head.

I've also used a Smooth White Emperor (painted and non-painted) as a reso, and that worked great too.
People use Fiberskyn heads as resos, and those are way thicker and lower pitched than a CA, or a SWE.

No reason to run out and get a different head.
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The coated Amb is a great reso head. Nothing new, nothing fancy. An old standard. Your $40 was well spent.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:40 AM
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Has anyone used a Remo coated ambassador as a bassdrum reso?? I picked one of these up the other day at guitarcenter out of desperation (that was literally the ONLY bass drumhead they had) and I immediately regretted it on the drive home. I planned on returning it, but I lost the damned receipt!

The thing was around $40 or $45. I'd hate to just throw that money down the drain, but I also want a GOOD sounding bass drum. I'm using a Sonor 20" maple BD, with an evans EMAD (fully muffled) on batter. Will this sound bad with the coated amb on reso? And when I say bad, I mean anything short of amazing.

Too long; didn't read- Share your experiences with the Remo coated ambassador as a RESO bassdrum head
Your post cracked me up!
The Coated Amb has been used as a bass reso since I was a lad in knickers! (Kidding of course).
We also used the Coated Diplomat as a bass reso.
Just use a felt strip as a muffler and play that sucka until the cops come to handcuff you!
WTF, These kids these days, Im tellin yas!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:23 AM
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adhesive weather stripping

Works like an emad

Can be applied on the inside of head. sounds great. and you can use as much or little as you want.

before premuffled heads...yup this is what what used.
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:06 AM
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Well, I put the coated ambassador on last week and it works. hah. Actually sounds great. The low end power that bass drum has now is ridiculous... When sitting in front if it, you can feel your organs vibrating! Sounds fabulous in recordings too.
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