Re: Drumheads that won't fit
The crimped dw remos fit perfectly - they have a much wider flat area, so the collar is steeper. However, they don't have the same tone of coated ambassadors (which have a certain "sandy" attack to them from the coating. Dw's is less grainy). I wished they made coated ambassadors crimp-sytle!
Certainly like the dw's as clear bottom heads. Easier to tune than the clear ambassador equivalent. Same same but not different (in that role).
That said, I found that my set has seated itself (or however you might call it) over the last year. It's now much easier to fit the heads. Had a chat with garrison from dw about it and he thought it might be some wood-tension thing that can happen after you ship a set from SoCal to snowy Switzerland. All sets have some sort of "aging", don't they?
Drummers perspective or death. -Slippy