An extremely open and bright drumhead – the Remo Diplomat Coated is one of the thinner batter drumheads available, and will give an excellent full sustain. These drumheads are great as batter tom heads to really hear your drums ring out.
Remo Diplomat Coated drumheads are made with a single ply of coated 7.5mil film. The thin single ply makes the Diplomat a great option for bright and full sounding toms that will ring out nicely. Compared to the Clear Diplomat, Coated Remo Diplomat drumheads are slightly warmer, and have less attack. This sound helps them to blend well with other instruments, and record well in the studio. These heads are extremely responsive to even the most sensitive touches, making them great for lower or medium volume situations where every detail can be heard.
Remo Diplomat Coated drumheads will allow your high toms to sing, and will make your floor toms growl. They will give you a bright and open sound on snare drums, with a good amount of sustain and overtones to give character to each stroke. To reign in the overtones and sustain, add Moongels or other dampening for some extra control. The coating is responsive to brushes, making the Coated Diplomat a good choice for sensitive brush work as well as with drumsticks.
The Coated Remo Diplomat is also a good option as a resonant tom or bass drumhead -these pair well with any type of thick or thin batter tom head. As a resonant tom drumhead, the Coated Diplomat will give you a moderate sustain, with a slightly warmer sound compared to the clear Diplomat.