Responding to a need for greater projection and durability, especially in drum corps activities, Remo produced the new Clear Emperor Crimplock tenor heads. The Clear Emperor Crimplock heads are more durable and louder than standard tenor drumheads today.
In recent years, most drum corps have added an additional tenor player (five instead of four) in order to gain more volume and articulation from the section. The increased projection of the Clear Emperor Crimplock responds to this need as well as benefits the performers, allowing them to hear themselves more clearly.
In addition to their increased tone, attack and projection, the Clear Emperor Crimplock heads feature two plies of specially selected high-strength film, totaling 15-mil in thickness, for increased durability.
“Today’s drumheads have to withstand the demands of drum corps, both musically and physically,” says Bruce Jacoby, manager of education at Remo. “The Clear Emperor Crimplock is a drumhead that can be heard in any situation and can stand up to countless hours of the most demanding playing.”
Remo tested the product with world-class organizations such as Riverside Community College, Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps as well as Dartmouth High School.