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Old 04-10-2007, 11:39 PM
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Default EC2 coated vs. G2 coated?

Currently, I'm using EC2 clears on my beechwood vintage Sonors. I'm considering switching to coated to have a less plastic-y sound. I also don't like the ring on the 16" floor tom as well, so I stick Moongel on it. I want a deeper, more bellowing sound than what I am getting...perhaps it's the beechwood...perhaps it's the heads, I'm not sure.

Would switching to coated kill the punch and be a mistake, as I play in an instrumental guitar-based band that gets very loud?
What are the big differences between EC2s and G2s? For my kit and style of music, would you suggest EC2s or G2s (coated/clear)??

Thanks for any tips.

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Old 04-11-2007, 12:22 AM
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Default Re: EC2 coated vs. G2 coated?

I've never heard of silent drums! If you can't follow, tell the band to play softer.

Why not check the other thread on coated G2's first:
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=25748

It can't be beech since I also have beech drums and don't have a problem with ringing floor toms. Have you checked the bottom of your floor tom?

The only difference between EC2 & G2 (except for EC's hazy coating) is that the former have built in rings, which will kill most ring if not overall sound (and volume) as well. If you need volume -> single plies. But if you need to control resonance, take a thicker reso head and tune it slightly above the batter. Coating will keep high ring under control. For the rest, check the other thread.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:17 PM
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Default Re: EC2 coated vs. G2 coated?

I thought 2 plies were louder if they are unmuffled... more plastic in motion.

clears are louder. less muffling, brighter tone, more resonance, that much i can tell you. and the less muffling you use, the more volume youll get, though that seems self apparently now that i am reading it...
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:05 PM
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The only difference between EC2 & G2 (except for EC's hazy coating) is that the former have built in rings, which will kill most ring if not overall sound (and volume) as well. If
Not at all....it helps with the overtones is all...they both have 2 7mm layers ...w/ the EC2 showing much warmer and focused on the scale....

If you want a deeper more bellowing sound like you said,....go with what I did ( a tip from Evans [that I orignally saw here and confirmed w/ Evans cust. service]).

Go EC2 coated on top, and a clear G2 on the bottom of your 16". I did this on a birch 14x16...very nice!!
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: EC2 coated vs. G2 coated?

How would an EC2 Clear instead of coated on top and G2 clear on bottom go?
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Old 05-13-2007, 01:45 PM
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How would an EC2 Clear instead of coated on top and G2 clear on bottom go?
Yes if you want a very dry sound. I'd go coated G2 top, clear G2 bottom. If you need more muffling, use moongel.

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14 millimeters?? Do you know how thick that is!
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Old 05-13-2007, 02:05 PM
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14 millimeters?? Do you know how thick that is!
They talk about mylar thickness in 'mil', not 'mm'. I'm sure what a 'mil' translates to in mm, but it's a hell of a lot thinner.
Can you imagine trying to play 14mm (3/5") thick heads?
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:54 PM
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I'm sure what a 'mil' translates to in mm,
1/1000". App. 0.025mm
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1/1000". App. 0.025mm
Cool, cheers. And twenty more characters...
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:03 PM
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If I'm a hard hitter, would the coating on the G2s wear off? And how quickly?
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