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Old 10-22-2013, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Heat Gun on Snare Reso Head

Originally Posted by XplosiveDrummer View Post
Wow. Are you trying this hard to sell off your heads because they're not selling that well? All you do around here is "recommend" or talk down about "equivalents". Give it a rest already. Matter of fact I've yet to see you reply to my question on whether you were talking about the character of other two ply heads by your company or other companies two ply heads in a thread about the Gretsch USA Custom. I know it was the latter but I wanted to see if you would man up and admit to talking trash about products from other companies.
In fact, our heads are selling quite well. I don't believe I'm making a hard sell at all. I'm only answering the question that was asked. Many people do believe that a 10mil drumhead is the same as any other 10mil drumhead, which isn't necessarily the case.

As far as recommendations, I make them when people are asking for them or have questions regarding drumheads. Most people seem to appreciate this. I'm not trying to force product on anyone.

Unfortunately, I don't have time to read every thread on the forum. I do my best to catch conversations about drumheads, tuning, etc. as long as the thread title hints at it. I would be happy to respond to any and all questions. The best way to ensure that I see something is to PM me. If you can link me to the thread, I'm happy to jump in. I'm don't believe I've "trash-talked" other companies or their products here.

Originally Posted by XplosiveDrummer View Post
IMO the 360 collar is nothing but a marketing gimmick as having a truer bearing edge and level hoops or rims is what helps to minimize problems with tuning. The better the equipment, the better and less problematic the tuning process will be. What's funny is Remo doesn't have to have a marketer on forums to promote their heads every day or every 5 minutes, their reputation of quality and sound you get from their heads speaks for their self. Not to mention one of the most technical drummers in the world, Tomas Haake, jumping onboard with an "equivalent" recently.
I can assure you that it's not a marketing gimmick. I would strongly recommend trying it out in person to see the fit difference in fit. Having demo'd Level 360 on the highest of high-end drums, I can definitively say that the issue of fit still occurs on the best of bearing edges.

As for my presence on this forum, I'm hear to keep my ear to the ground. I do the same thing with our Facebook page and Twitter feed. What other companies choose to do is entirely up to them, but we choose to be active where the drummers are.

Originally Posted by XplosiveDrummer View Post
Your heads are not the end all be all drum heads that are 100% flawless. I've tried a set of 360 G1's and the 12" had a kink in the head that I had to straighten out myself. The mylar actually had a wrinkle or kink in it because it wasn't molded properly. Not to mention other problems I've had with Evans. IMO you should take a breather from forcing your "recommendations" onto people. It's in bad taste and only makes Evans look desperate for consumers.
While we have some of the highest quality standards, I can't claim that our drumheads are 100% flawless. However, I can assure you that I will do everything in my power to resolve any issues that arise with our products. I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with one of our products. I'd be happy to replace it for you.

It is disheartening to see such negative feedback to my presence here, as I make great personal effort to be available to answer questions, offer assistance, and engage in conversation about drums and drumming.
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