Re: Evans G1 or G2? Clear or Coated?
I've been asking this very question my whole life. At least you know you want Evans heads.
I use clear one-ply heads with studio rings over stock clear resos for the toms on one kit, and coated two-ply heads over clear one-ply heads on another kit. The first has a balanced attack, medium sustain, and slightly dark tone. If you go just G1 clear over clear Genera resos, you'll get something similar, but with a longer sustain and more defined attack. Add some rings and you'll get a more balanced attack like on my kit. The other kit has a more defined attack with a warmer, focused tone, and the sustain is slightly longer. If you go with G2 coated over Genera resos, you'll get similar results.
5A Sticks--Coated Heads--Acoustic Drums--Cast Bronze Cymbals--Heavy-Duty Hardware