The outer area of the head's playing surface offers mid-range tone and sensitivity while the laminated center "dot" adds durability and tonal focus
Coated Controlled Sound heads are one of Remo's most preferred snare drum heads
Coated with black dot on bottom
Coated Controlled Sound drumheads have medium and heavy-duty drumhead characteristics. The outer area of the head’s playing surface offers mid-range tone and sensitivity while the laminated center “dot” adds durability and tonal focus. Coated Controlled Sound heads are one of Remo’s most preferred snare drum heads.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This drum head gives me the sound I want from a snare drum. You can tune this for more or less ring. It's important to note that this is not an overly muffled head. It provides a small amount of muffling. I like this because, the way I see it, you can add muffling with other products if that is what you want, but you cannot really take a dry/muffled head and go the other way. A bonus about these heads is that you can play over the center and have a more "controlled sound" as its name implies. Or, you can play outside of the dot and get more ring if that is the sound you want. This head can be used for just about anything.
What I like the most about these heads is the durability. I have played on a very cheap stock head before and broke right through it. I broke a different remo head as well. I have yet to break one of these heads since using them. In fact, I broke a tension rod before even breaking the drum head. I could not ask for a better snare drum head.
I can only provide a first impression since I've only used it for a day or so. I was having a lot of snare buzz triggered by my 12" tom. I didn't want to change the tuning of my tom. I could stop the buzz by completely choking the batter head of my snare but who wants that? So I decided to give this a try. Slapped it on and the snare buzz is almost totally gone. With just one moon gel on the batter, I get a nice mix of crack and a bit of ring. I've grown to like a bit of ring and you have that with this head. You can choke that away too, but so far I'm pretty pleased. Got rid of the buzz and have a nice sounding snare again (Tama maple star classic 14x5").
I was looking for a durable snare head since I am a heavier player and I wear the coating of the remo's off quite quickly. I thought with this head, it having the center sound control it could last a little longer and provide a faster decay together with less need for moongel possibly. The main problem I have with this head is that if you hit the snare outside the grey center area it doesnt sound that great. Maybe that was the intent behind this design, but in that case I personally prefer the regular "non sound controlled" REMO head...
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