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Old 08-17-2012, 04:13 PM
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Default Re: Remo coating issue.

Is thirty minutes a good test.? I have Evans heads that are still white and the roughness is gone but the coating hasn't peeled and they are months old. Why worry about Remo when Evans has proven it's coating is better. It's like the TV commercial where the car salesman is saying it has everything the Toyota has, so why not buy the Toyota and be sure. Buy Evans and put your mind at ease.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:32 PM
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Is thirty minutes a good test.? I have Evans heads that are still white and the roughness is gone but the coating hasn't peeled and they are months old. Why worry about Remo when Evans has proven it's coating is better. It's like the TV commercial where the car salesman is saying it has everything the Toyota has, so why not buy the Toyota and be sure. Buy Evans and put your mind at ease.
You're right about the Evans part, but this head was bought before I read all the threads about the coating issue.

Many of the pictures below picture heads with chipped coating after five minutes of playing, so god I hope a 30 minutes test means my coating will be fine.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:13 PM
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I have a coated Evans G2 on my snare right now and the coating wore off (about the size of a quarter) in 3 gigs. Usually the head loses tone before the coating wears off. Go figure huh?
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:57 PM
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Is thirty minutes a good test.? I have Evans heads that are still white and the roughness is gone but the coating hasn't peeled and they are months old. Why worry about Remo when Evans has proven it's coating is better. It's like the TV commercial where the car salesman is saying it has everything the Toyota has, so why not buy the Toyota and be sure. Buy Evans and put your mind at ease.
Great analogy but in this case wouldn't Aquarian be the Toyota...lol
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: Remo coating issue.

This is one of the main reasons I switched from Remo to Evans. The coating flaking off was a big issue for me and Evans doesn't seem to have the issue.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:45 PM
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My coated amb has got 2-3 hours of intense playing on it now, and it looks great. No chipping or unusual wear. Maybe Remo finally got things in order, or maybe I'm just lucky..... Anyhow I'm still an Evans guy.

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:23 PM
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I'm starting to think that Remo heads are being manufactured at two different U.S. factories.

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Old 08-18-2012, 03:47 PM
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I'm starting to think that Remo heads are being manufactured at two different U.S. factories.

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All made in Valencia, CA unless they are the Remo UT heads from China I believe.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:05 AM
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Default Re: Remo coating issue.

I've heard of issues with the coating only lately. I knocked the coating off a VIntage Ambassador in about 2 hours of playing.
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Default Re: Remo coating issue.

Any news for Remo's coating issue?
This week I bought 6 coated Amb heads, two of them lost started wearing of in a matter
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when I checked my tuning!! I'm returning them. Two more didn't lose their
coating immediately, but the stick marks are over the top.

Think I'm switching to Evans!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: Remo coating issue.

There is pretty weird stuff going on here. A huge amount of people receive heads from Remo with a defect coating. Judging from the forum it almost seems like 50% of all Remo heads leaving the factory have the coating issue.

Still, I've been buying 10-15 coated Ambassadors during my 17 years in life. A few months ago I bought five (5) new coated Ambassadors for my snares and toms, and the coating is bullet proof. My snares take some punishment - I play my Tama snare with the coated Amb almost every day in school. Still there are no signs of flaking, unusual wear, dirt or dents. The head is still white all over, the coating is intact and the head looks pretty damn new after several months use. The same goes for my other Ambassadors on my second snare and my toms.

Maybe Remo heads really are made at two different factories.... or maybe I'm just lucky.
What do you guys think? What the hell is this?
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:15 PM
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Very strange indeed. I've only been playing drums seriously for 2 years and I've bought probably 20 coated Remo heads in that time (yes, that's ridiculous, but hey...)

The coating on every single one of them wears off where I hit within an hour or so. Not totally worn off, but you can see the plastic underneath for sure. They all looked IDENTICAL to the pictures in this thread.

I thought this was normal, since it happens every single time.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:34 PM
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I've bought probably 20 coated Remo heads in that time
The coating on every single one of them wears off where I hit within an hour or so.
It's a MYSTERY! I live in Sweden, maybe that has to do with it? Maybe they ship their old heads overseas, and sell the fresh heads in the USA. Whatever the reason is, it is indeed very strange.
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