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Old 03-22-2012, 11:07 PM
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Default Remo UT heads for reso's?

Hey all! I recently purchased a Sonor Force 3007 kit that came with Remo UT heads on both sides of the drums. My plan is to replace the batter heads and leave the UT's on the resonant side and keep the other set of UT heads for future use as reso's as I need them.

Anyone have any experience with these vs. say clear ambassadors in this situation?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: Remo UT heads for reso's?

Remo UT heads are made in China using the exact same film as Remo USA heads. The only difference is the UT has a lower, crimped collar as opposed to Remo USA's glued construction. Honestly, I wish either Remo USA made more crimped collar heads or Remo UT heads were available as aftermarket heads. I think the lower collar and the crimped construction makes the head easier to tune.

So yes, I'd hang on to them, perhaps even immediately switching the Ambassador batter to the reso side, as the stock reso is probably Diplomat film; I just prefer the sound of slightly thicker resonant heads but keeping the stock reso heads on the bottom should work great too..
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:25 AM
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Default Re: Remo UT heads for reso's?

The UT's make OK resos.
They really aren't as bad a head as people say that they are.
I find that they tend to go dead faster than the USA Remo heads.
They sound good when they are new.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:59 AM
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Default Re: Remo UT heads for reso's?

I agree that they seem like they're made pretty well. Both top and bottom heads are labelled as BA batter heads. They feel like they are the same weight as ambassadors. I'll give them a try and see how they work out.

Thanks for the input!
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