So, like a vintage Amb or Amb X.Specifically with the UV1s, I find them easier to tune, more durable, and - to my ears - just sound better than Ambassadors. The coating seems to act like a minimal dampener - maybe like a thicker Ambassador without the weight of an Emperor. I generally have UV1s on all of my snares and I really like how they sound under brushes. I also like the Calftone better than Fiberskyn, though I find both not to be very durable. The Stratas are really nice, too - kind of like the Skyntone. I currently have them on my Craviottos. They’re really dynamic and warm.
I guess I must be one of the fewThe only thing I don't like is the word "drumheads" on a drumhead. I know what the product is...
I guess I must be one of the few
who care what a head sounds like on my drums and could care less what the logo is. The same holds true with cymbals. I see many on this form that eschew the fact that the stamp is there complaining the don't want to advertise for the Mfr. So do they remove the badge from their Chev, Ford, Honda etc so they aren't advertising for those makers ? Here's my take on this
almost silly subject. I believe that those people want bandmates and audiences to focus on them not what they play. But i'm betting that those same drummers leave the drum mfrs badge on as playing a Gretch or Ludwig is sheik.