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Old 11-02-2008, 01:57 AM
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Default HELP - Evans G1 or G2 coated batter? (for 10 & 14 toms)

i am ordering new heads for my 10 and 14 toms and need a little last minute advise...
i currently have ec2/stock and am looking for something more natural and vintage sounding.
i will be putting these over clear g1 reso's.

should i get coated g1's or g2's?
what's what?
sound? durability?

oh and not to rush, but i need them tomorrow morning...

EDIT: i play pdp fs birch shells...
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:11 AM
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I use G1 coated over G1 clear and I like it
better than G2/G1 combo because the sound
is a good touch warmer, less attack (not enough
for some but that's what I like), and the head feel
softer, less firm... The main overtone is clear and
mid/high pitch (we talk only about my 10" maple tom)
and the sustain is low and verrrrry warm... I love that !!

The durability is good enough and the coating is way
better than the same thing from Remo... don't get me wrong,
I like the Remo Ambassador sound better... it's just the coating...

Hope that it help...

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Old 11-02-2008, 01:21 AM
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thanks man!

i have a hard time discriminating between product descriptions. they all say exactly what you want to hear...

id like to hear some defense of the g2's

EDIT: i am will also be getting either the genera dry or hd dry snare batter... still undecided.
i would like to go 1 ply just to make it a big change...

EDIT 2: big change - i would like to have a different sound out of my drums.
right now they sound good for rock, but id like to have a good natural funk/jazz sound too...
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:30 AM
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For a more natural and "vintage" sound, go with the G1s.
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:50 AM
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For a more natural and "vintage" sound, go with the G1s.
what will the g2's sound like compared to ec2's?
do g2's have oil between the plies?
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:57 AM
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what will the g2's sound like compared to ec2's?
do g2's have oil between the plies?
The EC2 sound dead compared to the G2...
...there is nothing between both ply...

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Old 11-02-2008, 02:13 AM
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The EC2 sound dead compared to the G2...
...there is nothing between both ply...

Phil.
how much less dead are g1s than g2s?
sorry about all the questions... just dont want to be wrong.
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:24 AM
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how much less dead are g1s than g2s?
sorry about all the questions... just dont want to be wrong.
Ok, the G2 is not dead, it's different...
The big difference between G1 and G2 is
the attack part... With the G2, the sound is
a bit lower and the stick definition is more
present (the tic tic sound when hitting the
head). I like the G1 better because for toms,
the stick definition is less apparent...

If you are into jazz stuff or lite playing, go with
the G1, you will love it... For rock or harder
music, the G2 is better... (G2 : lower sound with
a lot of attack = punch) (G1 : higher sound with
lot of sustain without to much attack = warm, smouth)

Oh, just to be sure, I only compared G1 coated with G2 coated...

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Old 11-02-2008, 03:15 AM
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Ok, the G2 is not dead, it's different...
The big difference between G1 and G2 is
the attack part... With the G2, the sound is
a bit lower and the stick definition is more
present (the tic tic sound when hitting the
head). I like the G1 better because for toms,
the stick definition is less apparent...

If you are into jazz stuff or lite playing, go with
the G1, you will love it... For rock or harder
music, the G2 is better... (G2 : lower sound with
a lot of attack = punch) (G1 : higher sound with
lot of sustain without to much attack = warm, smouth)

Oh, just to be sure, I only compared G1 coated with G2 coated...

Philippe
i honestly cannot believe i have played this long and not looked into heads more...

i say that id like something jazzy but i dont play jazz. im looking for a steve jordan stanton moore sound. jazzy, but not jazz. i have been playing alot of pocket trio stuff lately, so thats what im shooting for.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:46 AM
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i went on youtube to listen to some g1s and g2s and i am going with the g1s. thanks for all your help!
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I absolutely love the G2s. They sound great and las a really long time.

I have them on all my kits
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You are very welcome...

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Although the G1's might sound more vintage, I guarantee you will like the G2's better, especially on your FS.
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Default Re: HELP - Evans G1 or G2 coated batter? (for 10 & 14 toms)

i already got the g1's but its no biggie. i didnt spend much. if i dont like them its a learning experience. i actually would like to have multiple sounds to work with my ec2s are still in good shape. i should be able to pull those out for some heavier music if i need...
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