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Old 02-13-2008, 10:00 PM
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Default Remo Ambassador Or Remo Pinstripe HELP!!

I need help... I need to decide between remo clear pinstripe or remo coated ambassador QUICK! I play rock and need to know what sounds better and what is more durable. Thanks

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:06 PM
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I need help... I need to decide between remo clear pinstripe or remo coated ambassador QUICK! I play rock and need to know what sounds better and what is more durable. Thanks
Do you play a larger tom kit(Rock) or a smaller tom kit(Jazz)?

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:38 PM
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I need help... I need to decide between remo clear pinstripe or remo coated ambassador QUICK! I play rock and need to know what sounds better and what is more durable. Thanks
For rock, the pinstripe. But why not Emperors or Evans g2s? Very durable and won't kill the sound.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:47 AM
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Ambassadors and Pinstripes are very different heads, that's almost the entire remo sound spectrum. (if only it was clear diplomats and coated pinstripes....)
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:15 AM
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I need help... I need to decide between remo clear pinstripe or remo coated ambassador ... what sounds better?
Ambassador heads are 10mm thick single ply. Pinstripe heads are 2 ply heads (7mm each, I believe) with internal muffling built in. I would vote for the Ambassador sounding better.
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... what is more durable.
The Pinstripe head has the advantage (2 ply). I'd check out the Remo Emperor heads. Same 2 ply durability without the built in muffling. Some cat named John Bonham used Emperor heads on his toms (batter) with pretty good results. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bonham
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:21 PM
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go the ambassadors, IMO pinstripes are the devil, cant stand a muffled drum.

Ambassadors will open up the sound of your toms,
but if you want a bit more durability...
go emperors,
they will sound much better than pinstripes and still be quite durable
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:08 AM
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i say go for Remo Emperor.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:48 AM
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Best sounding two-ply heads I've ever seen--EVANS EC2 Clear (haven't tried the coated versions). Far better than Pinstripes or G2s. But if you insist on Remo, then go Coated Emperor over Coated Ambassador=big, fat, warm sound.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:30 PM
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Everyone has different opinions but a lot has to do with your kit also. I have a classic maple ludwig kit (bonham sizes) and I put pinstripes on them and they really dont deaden the sound that much. I'm sure it's because of the maple shells but like I said it just really depends on your kit.
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Old 04-25-2008, 04:52 PM
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Just say no to Pinstripes, Ambassadors for all types of music IMO. Pinstripes are far more durable, but Ambassadors have a beautiful sound!
Good luck and experiment with both or others.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:03 PM
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Ambassadors for me...
Coated Pintripe made my snare sound horrible as it has a horrible ring
Which i hate...
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:04 PM
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Personally I use clear Emperors on my rock kit(24" bass drum) and coated ambassadors on my jazz kit(20" bass drum) pinstripes are too thick & muffled Emperors have more tone and are more sensitive if you have a larger dia. sized kit go for the Emperors.

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Old 04-29-2008, 07:22 AM
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On 10" toms and smaller I use ambassador over ambassador. 12" and up emperor over ambassador. I use this set up and it really sounds great. Smaller toms really do need a thinner head, especially if you want to allow yourself a wider tuning range, I find that emperor's on a 10" or smaller as you tune higher will chole the drum, it limits you to a low or low med tuning. Whereas the amb. you can crank it up higher and the tom will maintain its open sound.
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:15 AM
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I need help... I need to decide between remo clear pinstripe or remo coated ambassador QUICK! I play rock and need to know what sounds better and what is more durable. Thanks
To really help you with your decision, it would be helpful to know what kind of kit you have (I.E. sizes, wood, brand and model) and if you're talking about batter-side, resonant-side or both. Also, if you can describe the sound you're going for, that would be VERY useful as well. I've used almost all of the Remo heads mentioned in this thread (plus a few more) and on different kits so hopefully I can give you some good advice - in addition to the excellent advice you've already received.

If it must be between Pinstripes and Ambassadors then I would recommend Pinstripes for the batter-side and Ambassadors for the resonant-side. That way you get durability without deadening the sound too much.

Keep in mind that regardless of the heads you get, your abilities in tuning them will play a huge role!!!

All the best,

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Old 04-29-2008, 02:45 PM
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On 10" toms and smaller I use ambassador over ambassador. 12" and up emperor over ambassador. I use this set up and it really sounds great. Smaller toms really do need a thinner head, especially if you want to allow yourself a wider tuning range, I find that emperor's on a 10" or smaller as you tune higher will chole the drum, it limits you to a low or low med tuning. Whereas the amb. you can crank it up higher and the tom will maintain its open sound.
Very good explanation that's exactly what I meant.

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:53 AM
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Default Re: Remo Ambassador Or Remo Pinstripe HELP!!

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I need help... I need to decide between remo clear pinstripe or remo coated ambassador QUICK! I play rock and need to know what sounds better and what is more durable. Thanks
I personally play rock too the only best Remo heads are the Powerstroke 3 , Emperors &

Pinstripes are the best ones because they are well durable and double ply which makes them stronger
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:21 PM
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I personally play rock too the only best Remo heads are the Powerstroke 3 , Emperors &

Pinstripes are the best ones because they are well durable and double ply which makes them stronger

Let's not confuse the guy, Powerstroke 3's are not double ply heads. They are single ply with a ring. Pinstripes are two ply plus the ring and emperors are just two ply.
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