Re: Evans Clear ECS SST or Genera 1 Coated?
I don't think you'd like the EC2s much if you're looking to bring out the tone of the drums. If you're going all Evans, your description matches pretty well with a coated G2- though Remo Vintage Emperors and Aquarian Super-2s are on the same level. For snare, a coated G1 (or Ambassador or Texture Coated) will do you nicely for almost any genre. Make sure you replace the resonant heads as well, a coated G1/Ambassador/Texture Coated will cut down on overtones even more and really warm those Gretsches up.