Remo 18″ Coated Controlled Sound ‘CS Black-Dot’ Drum Head
Constructed with 1-ply of 10-mil coated film, Remo Controlled sound (‘CS’ for short!) are distinctly recognisable by their cute black dot in the centre of the head. Adding an extra 5-mil of thickness at the point of main stick contact, the black dot on coated CS Dot heads is applied to the underside rather than the top. A coated Controlled Sound Drum head will deliver a very focused midrange tones whilst adding some extra durability to the head.
Being single-ply, Controlled Sound heads have a naturally open sound with many mid-range frequencies, much like an Ambassador, but with a bit more control. If youâ€™re slightly wary about using an Ambassador as your batter head, then the extra durability from the black dot on the underside will give you a bit more breathing space to play harder without instantly damaging the head.
With Remo Controlled Sound heads, you get the best of both worlds in terms of sound and a slight increase in durability from a single-ply head. However, if youâ€™re the kind of player who still dents double-ply heads, we would not advise these as your first choice as single-ply means single-ply!