Re: G1 on Snare Trouble
It is quite possible that you received a bad head from Evans, I've had a few which I returned to the Five Star shop where I bought them. Mine were G2 coated and clear heads and from the feedback from the guys at the shop, mine were not the only returns.
I would take the G1 off the drum and re-seat and tune it. If you don't have better results, return it for something different, maybe a Remo Ambassador, lol.
I don't know if it matches your type of music, but on most of my snare drums I use an Evans Power Center Reverse Dot batter head.