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Old 11-22-2008, 10:13 PM
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Default Bad Remo heads

So I got a DW set in June, first thing I did was change the heads to Remo clear ambassadors top and bottom. All the drums sounded great, except I was never satisfied with my 10" tom. It was harder to tune than it should have been and the sustain was just...lacking. I thought the drum may have been out of round, did the measurements, and found a 1/16th difference, which is within parameters. Finally, last weekend, when I switched to Evans G1's top and bottom, like magic my 10" tom sprang to life with all the resonance I am used to. Now it's my favorite drum. I guess I had bad Remos. I had read about bad Remos here, but never had any bad experiences with them until just recently.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: Bad Remo heads

I've had 2 bad Remos and 1 bad Evans in 20 years. I am a believer in doing the tap in the store to avoid this. In all cases of getting "dead heads" its been from ordering as a pre-pack online. I now tap test all the heads at the store and you really can tell if the head is completely dead. Anyway, point is both Remo and Evans make good heads but both have had issues as well so its best to buy heads in person.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:24 PM
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Default Re: Bad Remo heads

All drumhead companies have the occasional bad head sometimes, just like stick companies have the occasional bad pair of sticks. It happens, nobody's perfect.

What I like to to when I buy heads is take the head out of the box and tap it with my finger to see if it has any sort of tone. If it does, it's most likely going to be a good head.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:39 PM
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Default Re: Bad Remo heads

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All drumhead companies have the occasional bad head sometimes, just like stick companies have the occasional bad pair of sticks. It happens, nobody's perfect
True bur Remo's problem isn't "occasional" They seem to becoming well known for duds.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:24 PM
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True bur Remo's problem isn't "occasional" They seem to becoming well known for duds.
Perhaps, but all of the duds I have seen or heard about were 2 ply. I have never seen or heard of a single ply that was bad.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:40 PM
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True bur Remo's problem isn't "occasional" They seem to becoming well known for duds.
I haven't had many problems with Remo.
And, everyone on this site talks about how they have bad "quality control".
Why is it bad?
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:42 PM
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Perhaps, but all of the duds I have seen or heard about were 2 ply. I have never seen or heard of a single ply that was bad.
A 2-ply head could have more problems than a single-ply, but I haven't expirienced problems with bad Remo 2-plys either.(The only 2 ply Remo heads I've used are the Emperor, and the Emperor X)/
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