Evans Calftone or Calftone-EQ4?


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After 5 years with the stock Gretsch head, I want to change the resonant head on my bass drum and the Calftones have peeked my interest. Does anyone use these heads as resos?

Both Calftones are the same, except the EQ4 version has a 10 mil overtone control ring - same as my current Gretsch head.

I'm not sure which one I should drop $40.00 on.

Any comments on these or other heads I should consider are welcome.


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I've used a Fiberskyn Powerstroke 3 as a reso for a long time and I like it a lot. The Calftone EQ4 should be essentially the same. I think if you're used to the extra bit of control from a Powerstroke-type reso head I'd stick with that.