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Old 08-04-2008, 05:21 PM
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Default Which Remo's on my Luddies?

Classic Maples already has newer Diplomats for resos

Should I go:

Coated Ambassador
Coated Emperor
Vintage A's
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:51 PM
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Default Re: Which Remo's on my Luddies?

On my Ludwig kits, the coated Ambassadors give a more crisp "round" open sound and a little longer note (no matter what the bottom head was --dip or amb).

The coated Emps give more focus to the open tone, and a bit more focus to the attack.
They are still resonant with the Emps, just more focused overall.

I haven't tried the Vintage A's, but a friend of mine has a Ludwig kit with them on them right now.

He said they initially sound "deader" (his words) than Emps, but after they break in, they sound more open than Emps, but not quite as open as Ambassadors.
He really likes them.

My other friend from that shop said the same thing about the Vintage A's on his Yamaha kit.

When I used Dips (clear or coated) on the bottom, I found the drums had a drier overall sound, and a slightly shorter resonance than an Ambassador (clear or coated).

Hope this helps.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:31 AM
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Default Re: Which Remo's on my Luddies?

Yes it does, thank you!

I think for me the Amb/Dip combo should be a good starting point.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:07 AM
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Default Re: Which Remo's on my Luddies?

I've been running coated single ply batters exclusively on all drums for a a while now and it's fantastic.
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:47 PM
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Default Re: Which Remo's on my Luddies?

In my research here I think single ply coated is the way to go with Ludpigs to get that oldschool vibe, I am really considering my options with the reso's too.

I am thinking the coated Amb/not coated Amb reso combo would be a good way to go?

thoughts?
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:36 PM
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Default Re: Which Remo's on my Luddies?

Coated/Clear Ambassadors gets a real open, round tone with a nice crisp initial attack.

You can tension the bottom head to get more or less length in the tone too, while keeping the overall character of the heads the same.

The clear Dip on the bottom made it sound drier, but still bright because of the clear film, and the coated Dip on bottom had the shorter, drier sound, but it was more warm and "contained" (only way I can describe it), like the old recordings of drums where they used 1 mic to pick up everything.

It's not a super short, cut off sound, just more 'contained'.

I'd say Coated/Coated Ambassador is the same, but with a slightly more robust sound and a little more length on the resonance to the tone, but still kind of "contained".
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: Which Remo's on my Luddies?

Ambs:

Coated/Clear?

Coated/Coated?

Which do you prefer?

Anther stupid ? Are the Amb coated reso the same head as the batter?

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