Know-How: Weatherking®

Remo's original Weatherking® drumheads have set the industry standard for over 55 years. Remo was the first to use Mylar®, a polyester film made by DuPont, to create drumheads that were unusually durable, inexpensive, and weather-resistant. The Weatherking® design is unparalleled in achieving the fullest frequency spectrum of pitch, tone and consistency. Their full rich, tones have made these classic Weatherking® heads the worldwide leader since their 1957 introduction. 

In 1957, DuPont® was making a number of predominantly thinner films, and only three thicknesses of mylar film were suitable for drumheads; 7.5 mil, 5 mil and 3 mil. The original Weatherking® drumhead was made from the 7.5 mil thickness, eventually named the Diplomat®. The playing style of the day was much lighter, and this film was able to withstand these playing conditions. The 3 mil thickness became Remo’s Snare Side Ambassador® head. Mounting two plys together resulted in the Ambassador®, (7.5 + 3 mil), and the Emperor®, (7.5 + 7.5 mil). By mid-1958, all three of these heads were known by their given name and were in production, filling orders.

For more than 50 years, Remo has been consistently breaking new ground in the drumhead industry. Ever since we led the industry in the 1960's to standardize drumhead sizes, we've been at the forefront when it comes to crafting, designing and manufacturing drumheads. Because of our technologically advanced R&D on all things drum, we continue to break new ground in developing new technologies to meet the discriminating demands of the world's top drummers