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Old 06-03-2012, 10:45 PM
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Default Coated Emperor's over Clear Ambassador's?

Hi guys!
I am gonna get rid of my stock heads on my Gretsch Catalina's, and I wonder what you think of the combo Coated Emperor's over Clear Ambassador's on my 10, 12 and 14" toms?
I'm looking for a dark rock sound (for the record, I'm not interested in Pinstripe and such. I'm gonna buy Emperor's, just wanted to know if you have anything to tell about the combo Emp/Amb)

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:56 PM
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It should sound great. It's classic/standard combo.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:03 AM
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Default Re: Coated Emperor's over Clear Ambassador's?

I do the Evans equivalent (coated G2s over clear G1s) and it's a good, versatile setup. From your comment that you're not looking for a Pinstripe sound, sounds like you want something a little more open and organic - you will get it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:51 AM
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Nice pair. Fat sound on your toms. I use coated Amb resos, mostly for even more warmth....but also for look.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:32 AM
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If you went with the equivalent from Aquarian which would be response 2 over classic clear they would last much longer before going dead, the coating is almost bullet proof plus they will cost you less money.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:37 AM
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Classic combo. Classic sound. With good drums and good tuning you can't go wrong.

(I use it myself)

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:35 AM
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Nice pair. Fat sound on your toms. I use coated Amb resos, mostly for even more warmth....but also for look.
Coated resoheads? O: Wouldn't that choke the toms? If they don't, it seems interesting to me as I'm looking for warmth and fatness...
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:21 PM
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Default Re: Coated Emperor's over Clear Ambassador's?

i use the aquarian equivilant (coated response 2 + classic clear) on my starclassics and it's fantastic. you can tune your drums really low to get a nice thud or tune them up a bit more to a medium tension for a very resonant colourful tom sound.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:19 PM
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Coated resoheads? O: Wouldn't that choke the toms? If they don't, it seems interesting to me as I'm looking for warmth and fatness...
Remo coated Ambassadors over coated Ambassadsors sound very nice on my DW Classic drums. It was the first time in years since I tried that combination, now it's been almost two years using them again.

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:22 PM
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Coated resoheads? O: Wouldn't that choke the toms? If they don't, it seems interesting to me as I'm looking for warmth and fatness...
Most definitely not. It's a tried and tested head combo. For years it was more common than the coated over clear combo.
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Default Re: Coated Emperor's over Clear Ambassador's?

Thank you guys. I'll consider coated emperor's over coated ambassador's.
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I'm currently using coated vintage Emperors over clear Ambos on my new Ludwig set...............10, 12, 14 & 16 toms............all sound gorgeous.
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I'm currently using coated vintage Emperors over clear Ambos on my new Ludwig set...............10, 12, 14 & 16 toms............all sound gorgeous.
Same here, coated vintage emps over clear ambassadors, 12/14/16 and they sound awesome. The vintage emps have a tad more midrange and warmth but no loss of volume. They sound great on my DW collector's kit. I switch between clear emps and coated vintage emps on the batter side, always a clear ambassador bottom. I use coated G2's as batters as well. They all sound great, the clear batter head just gives me a bit more attack and a little more open tone.
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