Focused mid and low-end tones, combined with great sensitivity, means the Remo Powerstroke P3 Coated is an excellent choice for drummers wanting more control.
The Remo Powerstroke P3 Coated features a single ply of 10mil coated film, control rings, and a floating inlay ring (3mil for toms and snare, and 10mil for the bass drum version). The combination of the added dampening and thinner single ply creates a great balance between sensitivity and control. The control and inlay rings reduce high-pitch ringing, and also shortens the sustain. The resulting sound is a warm attack followed by a quick and warm sustain, with no ringing overtones. The coating and thinner single ply allows the Powerstroke P3 Coated to remain responsive, which helps lighter touches and more delicate playing to be heard.
The Coated Powerstroke P3 has less attack than the clear version, along with a slight boost in warmth. The warm initial punch quickly gives way to a focused and short sustain. This makes the P3 Coated a great controlled drumhead to use in the studio or at low to medium live volumes. The smooth and warm attack sits well with other instruments, without overpowering them. For high volume environments, you’ll need microphones on your kit to be heard with these heads. The Powerstroke P3 Coated is great with both drumsticks and brushes; the coating gives a responsive surface for brush work.
The Powerstroke P3 Coated is a great snare drumhead for people looking to remove ringing overtones. These drumheads are also perfect for toms and bass drums in low and mid volume situations, if a more focused sound is needed without completely removing the sustain.