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    Their coating is awful. I love the Emp X for the 5 minutes the coating stays on the head. Has anyone ever run a 14 Controlled Sound Black Dot on their snare?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Ray View Post
    Their coating is awful. I love the Emp X for the 5 minutes the coating stays on the head. Has anyone ever run a 14” Controlled Sound Black Dot on their snare?
    Yes i've used the coated CS heads on metal snares for a while. I like them, but I prefer Evans coating, will likely go Power Centre reverse dot next time they're due a change. I do however fancy putting a Remo Powerstroke on my Gadd snare (just because!). I've not had issues on my CS's, but I had a fair few bad ambassadors where the coating quickly flaked away. I use all evans coated heads on toms now other than on concert toms (Code Law donut heads in that case). I'm just waiting for Evans to release a UV1 reverse dot, that would be the perfect choice for me for metal drums, takes the edge off but still nice sounding with brushes.
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    I’ll use a CS black dot from time to time on a couple of different snares. Sounds great on my bronze 6.5 X 14 Supraphonic, nice and fat. More snap than crack when compared to an Ambassador but still a very nice sound. I have had a few Remo heads where the coating chipped away. It seemed that once it started it’d come off all at once. It’s been a rare occurrence for me though. I’ve probably had the same ratio of defective Evans too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7empest View Post
    I’ll use a CS black dot from time to time on a couple of different snares. Sounds great on my bronze 6.5 X 14 Supraphonic, nice and fat. More snap than crack when compared to an Ambassador but still a very nice sound. I have had a few Remo heads where the coating chipped away. It seemed that once it started it’d come off all at once. It’s been a rare occurrence for me though. I’ve probably had the same ratio of defective Evans too.
    I’m thinking of trying it on my 20Ply Ref snare. I guess we will see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Ray View Post
    Their coating is awful. I love the Emp X for the 5 minutes the coating stays on the head. Has anyone ever run a 14” Controlled Sound Black Dot on their snare?
    All the time... but don't expect the coating to stay on for more than a few minutes. You mean coated CS right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumming-4-Life View Post
    All the time... but don't expect the coating to stay on for more than a few minutes. You mean coated CS right?
    I should have been more clear. I was referring to the clear CS black dot.

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    I ran one on a 13” snare for awhile, wasn’t a fan. Never could get a really good sound out of it. It wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t good either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPD260 View Post
    I ran one on a 13” snare for awhile, wasn’t a fan. Never good get a really good sound out of it. It wasn’t bad, but it just wasn’t good either.
    Thanks! I appreciate the feedback.
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    Dude a CS Black dot is very focused head it sounds cool on the right snare , They were popular in the 80's across rock metal funk and country ,

    Somebody like Accept or Early Motor head made it work

    good luck try one
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7empest View Post
    I’ll use a CS black dot from time to time on a couple of different snares. Sounds great on my bronze 6.5 X 14 Supraphonic, nice and fat. More snap than crack when compared to an Ambassador but still a very nice sound. I have had a few Remo heads where the coating chipped away. It seemed that once it started it’d come off all at once. It’s been a rare occurrence for me though. I’ve probably had the same ratio of defective Evans too.
    I have never had an Evans coated head with the coating flaking off like Remo. Love the sound of Remo clear heads on all my toms, but use Evans on the snare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Ray View Post
    I should have been more clear. I was referring to the clear CS black dot.

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    I used a clear CS Black Dot on this old recording. I was looking for a bright crack, like you hear in many No Doubt recordings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Ray View Post
    I should have been more clear. I was referring to the clear CS black dot.

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    Here is someone demonstrating clear CS heads WAY BETTER than I ever could.

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