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Old 04-23-2007, 01:26 PM
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Default Evans Hydraulics?

Has anyone had much experience using evans hydraulics on their toms? I currently use pinstripe clears for batter and ambassador clears for reso but am cotemplating a change as those heads have been on quite a long time. I have never really felt I have been able to tune my toms exactly right but have got them acceptable and I use moongel to get rid of a few overtones. I think I'm going to have a big go at tuning them up better when I get a bit of time but not that optimisitic that I will get them much better as they are reaonably used now.

Anyhow, if I do decide to change can anyone recommend hydraulics? I think I am looking for the sound that they are supposed to produce, very little overtone short sustain etc. but are they really so dead that they sound like a cardboard box? If so I guess I would be looking again at pinstripes or maybe aquarian performance II's?
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Old 04-23-2007, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: Evans Hydraulics?

Try some coated Pinstripes.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:49 PM
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Default Re: Evans Hydraulics?

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but are they really so dead that they sound like a cardboard box?
yes. hydraulics sound horrible, in my opinion. but hey, if that 70's, cardboard box sound is what you're going for, have at it. i'll take drums that actually resonate.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:41 PM
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I currently use pinstripe clears for batter and ambassador clears for reso but am cotemplating a change as those heads have been on quite a long time.
If those heads are older than 6 months and you play every day, they are probably worn out. If you're putting moongel on a Pinstripe head, you indeed may want to check out the Hydraulic Evans head, or the Aquarian.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:04 PM
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Default Re: Evans Hydraulics?

Yeah, if you don't think pinstripes with moongel sound like cardboard box, you won't think hydraulics sound like cardboard box. I think they might be just what you're looking for. If you're still really sceptical, just buy one head and check if you like the sound, then complete the set if you do.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:17 AM
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Default Re: Evans Hydraulics?

just buy a set of studio rings. You can put g1 batters or pinstripes and they wont kill the drum. they just take out the overtones a bit. I use them at times when needed and they work alot better than moongel to me.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:36 AM
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Default Re: Evans Hydraulics?

I think you'll find that the hydraulics won't only kill sustain, they'll also kill quite a bit of volume. You'll have to really whack them to recognise any kind of tone from your drums.

Have you considered heads like Aquarian's Studio-X or Evans' EC2? Both are available in clear and coated and they both have a built-in "overtone control". I think the studio-X is a single ply and the EC2 is double ply (I may be mistaken).

I use clear Studio-X's and couldn't be happier with them.
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:42 AM
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Default Re: Evans Hydraulics?

Yeah, and Evans just came out with the EC1 as well!


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