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Old 10-08-2009, 02:58 PM
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Default Coloured heads

When I was looking at buying my first kit, one I looked at had pink and blue heads on it.

At first I didn't like it, but now I do... and I'd like to get them, but have no idea where.

Does anyone know about them? Where to get them?
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:00 PM
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Default Re: Coloured heads

They were probably Evans Hydraulic heads. If you want them purely based on the colour, I'd advise against it. They get their colour from a layer of oil sandwiched between the two plies of mylar, which effectively make them the deadest heads on the market. Some drummers want that, but I'd test them on one drum before ordering a full set for your kit.

Here's a picture of the Evans Hydraulic. Is this how it looked?
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Coloured heads

Since I posted this, I found the hydraulic ones. I suppose they were it, since I cant find ANY other coloured ones - but they can't be bought in Australia!

(Unless I go off ebay, where the delivery is $70!)

I suppose Ill have to make do with my boring clear heads =(

thanks for the little review though, it makes me feel better about not being able to get them!
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: Coloured heads

Originally Posted by laxation View Post
...it makes me feel better about not being able to get them!
Hey, not so fast! Neil Peart used these heads back in the early 80s and they sounded really good on his drums (although I have no idea how he did it).

But yeah, worst heads on the planet IMO - I actually put them on my own toms back then just because Neil did. Hated them from the word go, and they weren't cheap. Plus, I bought the boring clear ones!
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:02 AM
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Default Re: Coloured heads

Not a fan Hydraulics either, there's too many other choices out there if you going for the warm two ply tom sound. I am not a 2 ply guy. For Evans I love the sound of their single ply J1 head.

Back in the day Evan's made Hydraulics in red which was pretty cool. The first drum kit I ever played on was a 60's Ludwig Sparkle Blue Downbeat with red hydraulic heads. This was during the bottom heads off craze mind you. I thought they sounded awesome, but then again any set of drums sounded good to me because I did have any of my own to compare them to.
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