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Old 08-03-2007, 11:22 PM
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I just picked up a coated amb last saturday, and now one week later, ive already been through the coating and im hitting the clear part in the centre. I didnt eve consider myself a hard hitter until this happened. ive looked into the emp x head...but im thinking it might be to thick and not have to much tone to it. does anyone have any suggestions?

oh, and i punk/rock/metal, and like my snare tight, dry, and poppy.

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Old 08-03-2007, 11:43 PM
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Check out the evans genera dry
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:13 AM
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The coating has nothing to do with the structural integrity of the head.
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Old 08-04-2007, 06:16 AM
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People here have claimed that Evans and Aquarian coatings are more durable than the Remo, but I think one week is pretty short. I have Coated Ambassadors and Emperors on my toms and they have lasted at least a month or so with no signs of the clear part showing.
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:22 PM
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People here have claimed that Evans and Aquarian coatings are more durable than the Remo, but I think one week is pretty short. I have Coated Ambassadors and Emperors on my toms and they have lasted at least a month or so with no signs of the clear part showing.
Depends on how much you play in that time period.

Maybe he plays all day every day, therefore the head has worn out more?
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:51 PM
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OK, so if you're playing 24/7 you are going to put more wear on your drums than the average player. In that case, you will have to bear the cost of high maintenance. heheh

Out of curiosity I did a little math. If he plays his kit eight hours a day, seven days a week, that's fifty-six hours of wear. I just found my two month old thread from when I first put the Emperors and Ambassadors on my kit, so I've been using mine for at least two months. If you spread fifty-six hours of play over sixty days it averages to just under an hour each day; let's just say seven hours a week. I put about five to seven hours of time on my acoustic kit each week, mostly on the weekends. So if he had been playing for eight hours each day for the last week, him and I put about the same amount of wear onto our heads during our respective time periods. Mine are nowhere near what he describes. Mine look fairly new with only a slight discoloration from stick marks. He says he's not a hard hitter, so I can only assume he's playing 24/7. hehehe
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Old 08-04-2007, 05:28 PM
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You have to consider that you could have just received a bad head as well. Years ago I bought I believe an Aquarian Texture Coated snare head, and within a few days the coating was flaking off, and within I believe 2 weeks, the head split down the middle. Keep in mind, I'm not a hard hitter either, and up until that point I had NEVER broken a head, even when I was a younger drummer with bad technique who beat the crap out of the drums. I had also used alot of Aquarians before then, and that had never happened, so I just chalked it up to a bad head. Now that I look back on it, I could have just emailed Aquarian and gotten a replacement. I suppose if you contact Remo they may do that for you.
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Old 08-04-2007, 05:56 PM
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I second that.

Contact remo and get a replacement.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:34 PM
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thanks a lot guys. i will contact remo, but should i do it by phone or by email?
for now im going with email until i get a number
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:09 AM
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thanks a lot guys. i will contact remo, but should i do it by phone or by email?
for now im going with email until i get a number

Just give them a call ---> Tel: 661-294-5600
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:46 AM
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Thatguy- yeah i found the number...but from canada its not that cheap hah
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Old 08-05-2007, 04:09 AM
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Thatguy- yeah i found the number...but from canada its not that cheap hah
Well you could always email them too, but they might not get back to you. Some companies either have too much email to reply to everyone or they just don't write back for some reason.

....or you could just call collect *lol*
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:30 PM
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....or you could just call collect *lol*
I wonder if they would accept? ..lol
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