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Old 10-19-2009, 07:30 PM
MadJazz MadJazz is offline
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Default Re: Evans Onyx...anyone tried them?

Originally Posted by trkdrmr View Post
I may try the g-plus clear one of these days.

So far any drumhead I put on my Trick kit sounds good in it's own way. I am after the round and slightly dark sound like Mike Portnoy's kit.

I currently have resonant glass on bottom and pinstripes on top. (Emad on the kick and reverse pc on snare over hazy 300)

bear in mind my kit is tonally neutral, it has no peaky overtones.

I tried the following with the following results on my kit:
- G plus coated--- too dry and a touch flat on my drums
- G2 coated- sounded pretty good, but I was after a "wetter" tone
- Ec-2 clears: these tended to flatten the tone of the smallest toms and get a touch slappy on the larger toms.
- G2 clears: pretty good with a dab of moongel, but they favored attack, and were a bit brighter than I was after.

It may sound picky, but so far, the pinstripes have not been as flattening as the ec's, and don't have that bright slap of the clear g2/ec2's.

That is why I am guessing the g plus clears might be right on the money as well.
There's a huge difference between G plus and Onyx. They're on opposite sides of the spectrum.

Have you tried EC1? If it feels too thick, why not try the thinner EC resonant as a batter.

Instead of going 2 ply on the top, change the reso to G2, especially on floor toms. Keep the batter reasonably subdued. The more muffled the batter, the more attack you get.

Did G plus work out for you? How's the G+ coating? My guess is that G+ must be close in sound to Fiberskyns.

Last edited by MadJazz; 10-19-2009 at 07:44 PM.
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