Re: Evans new Level 360 drum heads
After years of trial an error, in my experience, the head makes the drum and vice-versa. For example, I have different heads on different kits for different tones. You cannot go wrong with Remo, Evans or Aquarian. I actually have all three manufacturers heads on different kits. It's really personal preference. You DO have to know how to tune and have proper technique to produce the best tone from the specific tambre of the shell. Head selection is similar to the question, "What brand of drums is best?" Sonor, Yamaha, DW, Pearl, Gretsch, etc., all have intermediate to advanced level of equipment and all sound great. It's really up to you.
For example, here is a breakdown of my gear and head selection:
1. DW Collector Series (lacquered finish)-Remo Fiberskyns
2. DW Collector Series (broken glass wrap)-Evans Coated G2
3. Gretsch Catalina Jazz (white marine pearl wrap)-Evans Coated G1
4. Yamaha Recording Customs (cherrywood finish)-Aquarian Coated Response 2
5. Yamaha Stage Customs (sapphire blue laquer finish)-Remo Clear Emperors
The only head I almost use 100% of the time is Remo Coated Ambassadors on all snare drums. You simply cant go wrong. If you are a heavy hitter, try Remo CS Dot Coated on your snare drum.
I hope this answers your question about head selection. Good Luck!