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Old 10-08-2014, 06:41 PM
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Default What is the closest Evan's head to a Remo Ambassador-In your opinion.

I'm curious because after initially having an Ambassador on my Mapex Walnut snare I started experimenting with different types of both Remo & Evan's; they were always interesting sounding but eventually due to circumstances I ended putting on my old Ambassador back on and I realized that was the best sound after all.
I do like the new 360 heads from Evan's so thought I might just check out one more snare head before I settle on the one and be done with it. Your opinion is valuable to me.

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Old 10-08-2014, 06:59 PM
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G2 Coated I believe.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:04 PM
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: What is the closest Evan's head to a Remo Ambassador-In your opinion.

G1 is the same thickness. I've heard some people think that the G12 has similar performance characteristics to an Ambassador, depending on the tuning. I can honestly say that I've done back-to-back comparisons on identical drums with a G1 and Ambassador and you can tune them to sound identical. Of course, this is just one model from each company and I should mention that the tunability (ease of achieving a given tuning and tuning range) as well as the coating durability on the G1 was a clear winner.

But that's just my test. I would strongly recommend doing this for yourself. Being that sonic preferences are just that- preferences (and therefore, subjective) it's definitely worth it to do your own comparisons.

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Old 10-09-2014, 01:57 AM
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Default Re: What is the closest Evan's head to a Remo Ambassador-In your opinion.

I would also say G1 is probably a more preferable head choosing between the two.

There's no opinion as to which is the closest, though- it's obviously the G1 which has the same thickness & number of plies as an Ambassador. Emperors and G2s are direct competitors, Ambassador Xs and G12s are direct competitors, and the G1 is the direct equivalent.
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G1 is the same thickness. I've heard some people think that the G12 has similar performance characteristics to an Ambassador, depending on the tuning. I can honestly say that I've done back-to-back comparisons on identical drums with a G1 and Ambassador and you can tune them to sound identical. Of course, this is just one model from each company and I should mention that the tunability (ease of achieving a given tuning and tuning range) as well as the coating durability on the G1 was a clear winner.

But that's just my test. I would strongly recommend doing this for yourself. Being that sonic preferences are just that- preferences (and therefore, subjective) it's definitely worth it to do your own comparisons.

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Thanks, I actually played the G-12 on both of my snares for quite awhile.
The G1 seems to be the one to try out.

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