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Old 12-19-2012, 08:52 PM
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The local shop was out of Vintage Emperors,my usual snare head. I decided to try an Evans ST,as it is the same thickness. I picked up an ST,for my main snare, and an ST Dry to try on another unruly drum.

They tuned up quicker and more evenly than any head I have ever used. They sound great and after 3 hours of play ,the ST looks brand new too.

When it's time for new tom heads I might try some coated G2s. i bought a few Evans heads 20 years ago and remember being indifferent to them.

These have made quite an impression,though.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:54 PM
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I really like Evans heads, for all my drums. Other heads are good, but I prefer the consistency of Evans. They are always easy to install and tune easily. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:55 AM
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I've always liked the Evans G2 clear and coated heads, up until a few months ago. I'm still liking their G1 heads though.

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:22 AM
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You also might wanna check out the EC2s and EC reso's. I was pretty pleased with the combo, but I'm still experimenting ... trying to find THE combo ....
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:09 AM
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If Evans would make a black dot head I'd be using them all the time ;)
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:54 PM
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If Evans would make a black dot head I'd be using them all the time ;)
What's wrong Bo? Cant hit the center without a target? :)
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:57 PM
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I always thought Evans had too many choices. I get confused as to which one is the right one.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:07 PM
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The local shop was out of Vintage Emperors,my usual snare head. I decided to try an Evans ST,as it is the same thickness. I picked up an ST,for my main snare, and an ST Dry to try on another unruly drum.

They tuned up quicker and more evenly than any head I have ever used. They sound great and after 3 hours of play ,the ST looks brand new too.

When it's time for new tom heads I might try some coated G2s. i bought a few Evans heads 20 years ago and remember being indifferent to them.

These have made quite an impression,though.
Glad to hear it! We're definitely not the same Evans of yesteryear. There have been many huge improvements in our production/manufacturing as well as other aspects of the company.

Cheers!
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:31 PM
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I picked up an ST,for my main snare, and an ST Dry to try on another unruly drum.

They tuned up quicker and more evenly than any head I have ever used. They sound great and after 3 hours of play ,the ST looks brand new too.
ST is my favorite snare head (it's on 9 out of 10 of my drums!) and the Dry does indeed tame the occasional howling snare. It's slightly heavier than a G2, but what a difference!

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:15 AM
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I wish STs came in 16" and 18". i would put them on my toms.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:32 AM
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I switched to coated G2s on my toms last year. They have never sounded so good. Haven't had the guts to switch from an Emperor X to an Evans equivalent (don't even know which one)
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:33 AM
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What model are your Ludwigs? I have Classic Maples and I love the G Plus heads on my toms.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:43 AM
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What model are your Ludwigs? I have Classic Maples and I love the G Plus heads on my toms.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:51 AM
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You have great taste! Those drums really sound warm with single ply heads. The G Plus are 12 mil, and if you want a little thicker head that is still single ply, the G14 is 14 mil.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:59 AM
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Bo, buy a G2 clear and paint a dot or find a decal black dot for the inside of the head. Bingo black dot.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:11 AM
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The local shop was out of Vintage Emperors,my usual snare head. I decided to try an Evans ST,as it is the same thickness. I picked up an ST,for my main snare, and an ST Dry to try on another unruly drum.

They tuned up quicker and more evenly than any head I have ever used. They sound great and after 3 hours of play ,the ST looks brand new too.

When it's time for new tom heads I might try some coated G2s. i bought a few Evans heads 20 years ago and remember being indifferent to them.

These have made quite an impression,though.
I agree, Evans heads are extremely easy to tune, especially on snares. ST and HD Dry are great heads.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:50 AM
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I've been a big fan of the clear G2's for a few years now. I ended up trying the Onyx series heads, but had bad results. I just switched to the EC2's and i don't think I'll ever look back. I find they're dampinged excellent for my toms but also have perfect warmth.
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Always been a big Evans fan. I was turned on to the hydraulic heads in the 70s and 80s and never tried another head.

Currently I use g2 coated on the toms and G1 clear for the reso.

Snare has an HD Dry and emad on the bass.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:42 AM
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I too now use coated ST's on my snares. I play 2-3 gigs per week and after about 5 months of continuous use the heads still are in tune and coating still all intact. Love!
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:27 PM
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After all these years, I'm still a Remo fan - despite the fact that almost all of the batter heads on my kit are currently Evans! When Evans heads were first introduced, they were ... well ... less than stellar. But the new Evans are far, far advanced over the other manufacturers when it comes to build quality. They tune easier, fit better, last longer, retain their tone longer, and don't mar or flake as easily as the others. So, why am I still a Remo fan? Sound quality. And that does not mean that Remo sounds better than Evans - they just sound different, and I like that particular difference. So, I'll be going back to Remo - for now. But I'll be recommending that everybody else buy Evans - that way I know they will not be disappointed.

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Old 07-06-2015, 04:13 PM
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And that does not mean that Remo sounds better than Evans - they just sound different, and I like that particular difference. So, I'll be going back to Remo - for now.

GeeDeeEmm
Thanks for your feedback. We also agree- they do sound different and certainly tune differently. Out of curiosity, which Evans heads are you using now and which do you prefer from Remo?
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:01 PM
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Thanks for your feedback. We also agree- they do sound different and certainly tune differently. Out of curiosity, which Evans heads are you using now and which do you prefer from Remo?
I currently use Evans coated G1s on my toms. I still have a relatively new set of coated G2s that I tried before the G1s. I like the G1s much better. I like the Remo coated Ambassadors for the mounted toms, and coated Emperors for the floor toms. The reason is quite easy to describe: the Remos, for a while, have a very pronounced hi-midrange pronouncement that, while preserving lower frequencies, give a very distinct "cut" and "crispness" to the sound of the head. After a few months of playing, that distinction goes away, and the Remos start losing their tone quite rapidly. Just the opposite is true with the Evans. These coated G1s have been on the set for well over a year, and they sound exactly the same as they did when new. You guys are making the best heads on the market, no doubt.

Of course, the end of all opinion posts like this need to end with, "But, what does the audience hear? Any difference?" Nope. This is purely a "pilot's seat" observation. But I'm being anal here, so that's the one quality I like about the Remos that I wish the Evans heads have. Just a touch more accentuation of the mid-high frequencies that will stay there once the heads wear in a bit.

By the way, thanks so much for caring enough to ask our opinions. I wish other companies cared that much.

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