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Old 01-30-2013, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: Evans new Level 360 drum heads

Originally Posted by larryace View Post
Hey Ben,

Thanks for the info. Are these in stores now? Or are they just in certain areas at present? Will they have a different inking distinguishing the new design from the old?
Hi Larryace,

We've been making most of our heads with the new Level 360 Technology for the past three months without the addition of the new logo, so a lot of what is out in stores features the new collar. Everything we're making now, and the majority of what we're shipping to stores, has the new Level 360 logo. You should begin to see these in stores (particularly local music shops) within the next couple of weeks, depending on the frequency at which they place orders.

Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum View Post
I got a 1st hand demo from Ben at NAMM, and I was pointed to go get a demo from Ben by someone I've known in the industry for 20 years ( who, oddly enough, used to work for Remo).

Seeing them first hand was great. They are as they say they are.

You can thrown them on, and get a decent tone without much effort.

At one point, Ben tuned up the drum, then took off one of the tension rods, and the head retained it's tone.
Thanks for stopping by! You should have seen the look on my face the first time I demo'd this for myself a couple years back. I couldn't believe the capabilities of the collar. I've never been one for marketing B.S. so it's really important to me that this stuff be tangible and 100% real.

Originally Posted by mmulcahy1 View Post
So, am I clear in the thought that you DO NOT need to seat these heads?
Certainly nowhere near the degree of seating that was necesary in the past. The whole point behind seating a drumhead is to break down the collar in order to mold to the bearing edge. With the Level 360 collar, the horizontal plane of the head comes in direct contact with the bearing edge from the moment you put the head on the shell.
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