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Old 02-23-2011, 03:53 AM
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Default Evans EQ4, Wow!

Just got this bass drum head a couple days ago, and it's probably one of the best BD heads I've played.

It has almost no muffling, just a thin EQ Ring. So if you like short dead bass drum sounds, I wouldn't recommend this.

You actually have to tune fairly high to get good sound, which leaves it with a kinda short tuning range, but when you hit that sweet spot, Wow!

I have both my batter and reso tuned med/high, but don't get me wrong, it's incredibly deep and big (how a bass drum should be), even at this tuning. Great for any genre, especially blues/jazz/funk/gospel/classic rock. Works in hard rock too.

And all this is just me listening to it sitting right next to it. I'm sure it will sound AMAZING recorded.
If you like a big open deep bass drum sound (In other words a real bass drum sound), check out this head!
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: Evans EQ4, Wow!

This is exactly why I have used Remo PS3's as long as I have been drumming. They are essentially the same head. I haven't tried the coated version of either head yet. Unfortunately I have to use Evans heads when they come stock on my new kit. The builder uses Evans as an OEM head. I got to pick which heads I want though.

As with most bass heads, if not all of them, people need to tune higher than they think. Just above wrinkle doesn't cut it IMO. On this big 26" I'm getting, once the Evans heads die or I can't take it I'm going with a Coated Emperor over Smooth White Ambassador. Tone and BOOM!!!
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:17 PM
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This is exactly why I have used Remo PS3's as long as I have been drumming. They are essentially the same head. I haven't tried the coated version of either head yet. Unfortunately I have to use Evans heads when they come stock on my new kit. The builder uses Evans as an OEM head. I got to pick which heads I want though.

As with most bass heads, if not all of them, people need to tune higher than they think. Just above wrinkle doesn't cut it IMO. On this big 26" I'm getting, once the Evans heads die or I can't take it I'm going with a Coated Emperor over Smooth White Ambassador. Tone and BOOM!!!
You might just find you like that Evans better! A convert perhaps!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:12 PM
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I've been singing high praises of the Evans EQ4 batter bass drum head for more than four years. I use it on five of my bass drums with a Remo PS3 on the other.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: Evans EQ4, Wow!

I got an EQ4 from a friend of mine. He got an endorsement with a custom drum company, and they shipped him two or three different batter heads with his kit - he gave me the EQ4. I've had it on my kick for nearly a year - so it's nice and broken in.

I agree, it is possibly the best batter head there is. My kick drum is 18x22, but I typically like bigger kick drums. This head lets me get a big deep sound out of my kick, while still having enough attack to play with a rock drum - I guess what I'm saying is my kick drum is very 'Bonham' in sound and feel.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:51 PM
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I also love the EQ4. Switched out my EMAD for this head on my bass drum and I love it. I use a small pillow in my drum now and it has just enough resonance and tone; more so than the EMAD. Also hits harder - during my last practice I shook things off of my shelves.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:49 PM
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I've been singing high praises of the Evans EQ4 batter bass drum head for more than four years. I use it on five of my bass drums with a Remo PS3 on the other.

Dennis
You obviously like the EQ4, how would you compare the PS3 to the EQ4?
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I agree about tuning bass drum heads up a bit. I like the best tone I can get, and that usually means tuning both heads up. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:35 AM
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Are you guys using a EQ4 on batter and reso or batter only?
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:52 AM
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Are you guys using a EQ4 on batter and reso or batter only?
Just as the batter head.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:57 AM
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Batter only but I honestly have not experimented much with reso heads.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:47 PM
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Default Re: Evans EQ4, Wow!

ie just changed from standard pearl pro tone reso and batter. I replaced these with an eq4 and an eq3 coated. brilliant combination. no muffling inside bass drum. I do have foam porn rings on their way to me which I will experiment with. might lower the sustain a little bit more.

great combination. im using these on a 22x18 birch kick
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:34 AM
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I do have foam porn rings
That's a new one.......
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my typo's are atrocious on that post. porn rings.... they sound kinda cool lol
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