Introduced in 1968, Controlled Sound heads are single ply ambassador-weight heads with a 5 mil thick black or clear dot in the center of the head. This combination offers a controlled, centered sound without undesirable overtones.
These dual-zone heads have a combination of medium and heavy-duty drumhead characteristics. The outer area of the head's playing surface offers a mid-range tone and sensitivity while the laminated center dot
eliminates high frequency overtones and adds durability and tonal focus to meet the demands of heavier hitters.
Controlled Sound heads are ideal for snares and come in clear, smooth white, and coated finishes.
Rick Allen, Curt Bisquera, Terri Lynn Carrington, Mick Fleetwood, Josh Freese, Willie Greene, Michael Bland, Mike Portnoy, and David Silveria to name a few all regularly play Controlled Sound heads.
As the world's drumhead specialist for over 40 years, Remo, Inc. has developed an incredibly wide variety of drumheads at fit every drumming application. Not only is a full selection of Remo heads available to meet the diverse needs of drumset players in country, jazz, rock, pop, R&B, hip-hop, latin and every other style, Remo heads also bring advanced technologies and exceptional performance capabilities to the specialized needs to players in the marching, concert and world percussion areas. Indeed, with so many types, weights and sizes available, selecting the ideal head for any drum or situation requires an understanding of the performance levels that each head is designed to achieve.
A Drummer’s Drumhead Company
First and foremost, let’s get something straight. Remo is a drummer’s drumhead company. After all, for over 45 years, Remo has constantly and consistently broken new ground when it comes to industry firsts. While we were doing what we do best, the competition continued to chase, follow and mimic our technological prowess. Better yet, by the time they even came close to catching up, we were already onto the next big idea. Ultimately, when it comes to our skills as a drumhead manufacturer, no one can touch the technical and musical advantages that Remo drumheads always provide.
In fact, our competitors’ attempts to ride our coattails also pushed us to work smarter, as well as harder. Innovation quickly became part of our DNA.
An Unusually Durable, Inexpensive, Weather Resistant Material
The Remo story began after WWII when experiments were being made with Mylar, a polyester film made by DuPont. (Mylar was used during the war as a heat resistant film for nighttime reconnaissance flights.) This unusually durable, inexpensive, weather resistant material that provided previously unattainable pitch, tone and consistency intrigued Remo D. Belli, an already successful drummer. And, because of Mylar, Remo began his legacy with the Weatherking drumheads, the very first Remo first.
Innovation and Technical Sophistication
Throughout the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, Remo continued to innovate and became the world’s drumhead specialist in virtually every category. From percussionists and orchestral timpanists to drum corps, jazz, blues and rock. Technical sophistication never before imagined in drum heads reached new heights, thanks to new laminations and coatings found in other Remo firsts such as Controlled Sound, Pinstripe, Smooth White, Powerstroke, Fiberskyn, Suede, Renaissance and Nuskyn. Understanding how drumheads should be designed and how they should ultimately sound soon became our foundation for other applications, such as children’s drums–another industry first. This brings us to Advanced Acousticon, our latest technological feat. A unique, wood-based shell material that reflects wood’s best qualities, but is more consistent and easier to work with. The end result? Richer, more durable, better sounding drums. With the advent of Advanced Acousticon, Remo is now leading the fastest growing category in the business–world percussion.
Because of our advances in drumheads, percussion and all things rhythmic, the world isn’t only listening, but also playing like there’s no tomorrow. And if we can accomplish all this and more in a matter of 45 years, imagine what the next few decades are going to be like.