Evans and Promark Merge

DrumEatDrum

Platinum Member
Is today drum stick manufacturer merger day or something?
Yeah, wow.... Two major mergers in one day??

Hard to believe.

But this makes sense.

Evans drum heads really turned around once D'Addario took them over.

D'Addario already makes stings, picks, guitar and mic cable, and drum heads, so adding sticks really completes them in being a major accessory manufacture.
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Never been called a horse before :p
"Pack" horse, my friend.....pack horse. You carry us all!! :)

In fact I was thinking just recently, about starting a thread questioning why more drum companies wouldn't follow your lead and have a qualified representative here on DW to answer all questions......"Horse" or not, you are a pioneer among drum companies and I value your input. Where else can you hear 'straight from Evans' mouth"??

I just wish Remo, Ludwig and a hell of a lot of others had the same foresight! :)
 

Aeolian

Platinum Member
D'Addario already makes stings, picks, guitar and mic cable, and drum heads, so adding sticks really completes them in being a major accessory manufacture.
D'Addario (which are the only guitar strings I use even though I've been offered free strings from others) has been going public recently with their fight against counterfeit strings. One of the few American cottage industries, they are holding the line for jobs and quality product. But these counterfeit strings are popping up all over the world. I hope Evans and Promark aren't (or don't) suffer the same fate.
 

EvansSpecialist

Silver Member
"Pack" horse, my friend.....pack horse. You carry us all!! :)

In fact I was thinking just recently, about starting a thread questioning why more drum companies wouldn't follow your lead and have a qualified representative here on DW to answer all questions......"Horse" or not, you are a pioneer among drum companies and I value your input. Where else can you hear 'straight from Evans' mouth"??

I just wish Remo, Ludwig and a hell of a lot of others had the same foresight! :)
It's certainly something unique to us; we are very serious about customer service and communicating with musicians. It's all about having an ear to the ground and connecting with people. Drummers are a community afterall.

D'Addario (which are the only guitar strings I use even though I've been offered free strings from others) has been going public recently with their fight against counterfeit strings. One of the few American cottage industries, they are holding the line for jobs and quality product. But these counterfeit strings are popping up all over the world. I hope Evans and Promark aren't (or don't) suffer the same fate.
This is defintely something we (D'Addario) are taking seriously. I wouldn't worry about counterfeit drumheads just yet. You can't really make non-crimped heads on the cheap and without all of the machinery we have. Due to our (Evans) LEAN manufacturing practices, we'd likely be making the heads for less than any counterfeiter could manage.
 

Frost

Silver Member
Just to lodge a compliment, slightly off topic, I love the Evans heads on the new Gretsch Catalina.
 
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mcbike

Silver Member
My favorite heads and my favorite sticks? big win in my book. D'addario is the best in quality control I have never gotten a bad head/strings/snarewires from evans.

I hope pro-mark stays in houston though.
 
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