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remo skyntone drum head

Remo Skyntone Drum Head

Remo Skyntone drum heads are designed for use on snare drums for both concert and drum set applications. With minimal stick attack and controlled high frequencies the Remo Skyntone snare drumhead has a warm gut-snare sound even when paired with...

Nice head but a little rubbery

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Takes a week to stretch it out. doesn't have the high tones of a ambassador coated

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Adam Cartagena

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3.00

Sweet tone

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I recently purchased a used Premier APK bop kit with an 18" bass drum, a 12" ride tom and a 14" floor tom. I opted for the Powerstroke 3 coated batter on the bass drum, with a fiberskyn felt tone resonant head. Honestly, this combination gives me all of the depth and tone of my 22" Premier Resonator bass drum when I use it in a big band setting, and it can also be tuned up high for small group as well, while still maintaining the full tonal spectrum. I also opted for the Skyntone heads both top and bottom for the two toms, using a perfect 4th tuning between the batter and resonant on the 14" floor tom, and unison tuning for the 12" ride tom. For this particular drum kit, these tunings produced the best resonance and tone, and I am blown away by the way this particular head/tuning combination transformed this $300 used kit into something spectacular (I actually like it better than my Resonator kit, and that is saying something!).

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Scott Severance

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5.00

Wonderful!

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Wonderful sound! Very controlled, solid sound. I really crank down my snare heads, and this head handles it with ease, with diminished high-frequency tones. I may have found my New Standard!

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Thomas

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5.00

The Remo Skyntone

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A good sounding snare drum, like women in general, are somewhat of a mystery to me, with the former possibly mores. The components of a good sounding snare drum include the material of the shell, the shell bearing edge shape, the types of snare and batter heads, the snares, to put it simply. The 14 X 5.5 snare drum that I installed Remo Diplomat snare and Skyntone batter on is a custom 1/4 inch maple ply shell with reinforcing hoops. Both bearing edges are rounded inwards towards the center of the shell. The Skyntone batter sounds great, and as Remo states, the head features " . . . controlled high frequencies . . .". This is absolutely true. The Skyntone on my particular shell has no horrendous harmonics, but a wonderful fundamental tone. I also tried a coated Diplomat and the overwhelming harmonic prompted to return to the Skyntone immediately. I suspect the Skyntone should work well in a tom-tom application, if a full and round sound is wanted.

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Danlee Mitchell

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5.00

Best controled sound

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Finally a head that is sensational and gives me the right sound I was looking for.

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Tom Maltese

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5.00

Great head

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These are great heads for many applications! I use them on my snare for rudimental solos, jazz, orchestral, anywhere you want a calf like sound. My favorite heads!

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M Andrew

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5.00

Awesome Feel

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Have one of these on a Canopus Steel drum and now my Sakae Trilogy. Never disappointed at the improvement in feel, response and sound I get over Ambassador heads. Expect some overtones--dead sounding snare drums don't project. Great head for most every drum and musical genre

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Mark

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5.00

Good versatility and over all tone

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This head is one I favor far more than the fiberskyn due to the fact tha. It still has a relativity soft attack but not as soft as the fiberskyn. Also, durability wise, it dents. Which is a good thing! Fiberskyn wears away eventually which is something I'm not a big fan of. Also, it has a decent surface for brushes. It's not too smooth but not too rough. Lastly, they can be played with almost any genre! Even funk or rock! I prefer them on my drum set toms mostly for jazz but I also use them in other more modern genres.

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Wyatt Boggs

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5.00

Versatile

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I just threw a 14" on a rope tension marching drum I made and it has the perfect warm rich tone while also being remarkably responsive, way better than dealing with a natural head. I have also used this on a Pearl philharmonic in a choral concert hall and it was able to keep from getting a mushy sound. Overall it seems to be quite the versatile head, no complaints yet.

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James

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5.00

Just Fantastic!!

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This is definitely the best snare drum batter head I have ever played on! This is the closest sound that one can get to calfskin without actual calfskin. You will need to play a bit more into the drum in order to effectively play really soft dynamics, but it is one hundred percent worth this tiny compromise. I give this head my highest recommendation!!

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William

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5.00

Remo Skyntone head - jazz and orchestral use

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I use this head for jazz and orchestral work on wood and metal snare drums, and the snare and toms on my drum set. Sensitive, responsive, good balance of attack and sustain, good frequency spread at very low to medium loud dynamic levels. Very full and natural sounding. The Skyntone is warmer and fuller than regular coated heads, and in my opinion is superior to the Remo Fiberskyn in both sound and durability.

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Bruce

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5.00

Great head!

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Of course, I'm a Remo guy anyway, but I tried out the skyntone on my steel snare and I am thoroughly pleased with the result. I tuned it low and I get a fat cannon shot sound out of my snare. I've started using my steel snare for gigging now, which I haven't done in almost eight years except for outdoor gigs.

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Charles

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5.00

Classic Calfskin Sound

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Remo's new Skytone batter heads provide an easy and inexpensive way to achieve that classic calfskin sound. The naturally textured faux surface works great with sticks or brushes. Tuned tight for straight ahead jazz, these heads offer a warm and balanced tone on both my snare and toms. Excellent heads, highly recommended!

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Doctor1anda2

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5.00

Finally!

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The search is over! I love this drum head. I've tried many, but this is the one, the tone, warm, but still projects, and I love the contol of the sound. This is not just for "jazzers", I play in a pop band, and it's perfect. I just wish they made it for tom-toms.

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Mitch Griffin

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5.00

REMO Skytone Drum Head

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I have just recently mounted this head. So far I like it very much, mounting much like a typical REMO head (the cracking & crunching of the adhesive). It seated nicely and required less final tuning then most. The sound is dry and much darker than the Renaissance head that it replaced. To those of us who are old enough to remember the sound of real skin, this is the closest that REMO has come. Using it on a 6.5" woodshell drum w/cable snares gives it the best concert sound that I have found. Time will tell, however, whether it separates like the older fyberskyn, or develops cuts easily from my experience with the Renaissance head. I would recommend this head for drummers looking for that dark, warm sound.

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Jerry Grandel

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4.00

These heads are awesome

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These are great heads. They made my cheap metal snare drum sound good enough to play with an orchestra. My only complaint is that they do not come in a 15" size.

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Frank

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5.00
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