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Old 10-05-2010, 08:53 AM
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Default A trip down Evans memory lane......

Here for your enjoyment (the older guys) and for your information (the younger guys), here is an Evans drumhead from back in the day, when they were still being made in Dodge City, Kansas (and Neil Peart was using them). Note that great, white ceramic collar! These are the drumheads like what was on the drumset Steve Gadd used on "Aja".

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:14 AM
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Ah! The good ol' days! I actually had a MIRROR finish front head for my bass drum long ago. I think it was also a hydraulic! Sigh....
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:54 AM
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Ah! The good ol' days! I actually had a MIRROR finish front head for my bass drum long ago. I think it was also a hydraulic! Sigh....
And a pry bar to get it off............I thought my dad was going to kill me!


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Old 10-05-2010, 01:06 PM
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EVANS, bring back Gold HYDRAULIC

I still remember the bad resin batch they had, particularly with the GENERA DRY'S, heads would pull out on contact, that's when I gave up on EVANS.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: A trip down Evans memory lane......

As I remember >> they did a run of RED hydraulic skins for a while.

I have a white set that would look good with RED heads, they have the Blue on them now.
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Old 10-05-2010, 03:39 PM
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EVANS, bring back Gold HYDRAULIC

I still remember the bad resin batch they had, particularly with the GENERA DRY'S, heads would pull out on contact, that's when I gave up on EVANS.
I don't think Evans heads have had that problem ever since D’Addario bought them in 1995. They make a very consistent, quality product now.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:30 PM
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I don't think Evans heads have had that problem ever since D’Addario bought them in 1995. They make a very consistent, quality product now.
Right you are! Lots changed when we started making Evans within the D'Addario facility. The quality control here is superb. We were also the first to become ISO9001 compliant. Lots has changed since the older days.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane ;-)
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:22 PM
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I don't think Evans heads have had that problem ever since D’Addario bought them in 1995. They make a very consistent, quality product now.
I've used several hundred Evans heads in the last 10 years, and have had ZERO problems. Compare that to Remo, where every 3rd or 4th Pinstripe or Emperor had problems and wouldn't tune (due to the plies not laying flat against each other.) Remo's quality control... well, there's the oxymoron.

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Old 10-05-2010, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: A trip down Evans memory lane......

What company makes the film for Evans heads? How about Remo and Aquarian? They can't be from the same company, they sound too different.

Well maybe Aqaurians resemble Remo a little, but Evans have a different sound than the others.
I use Evans with zero problems as well.
Plus Evans spelled backwards is almost "snare"
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:21 PM
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Plus Evans spelled backwards is almost "snare"
Glad you're happy with our product! Wish we could turn this into a marketing campaign...

"Evans, it's snare spelled backwards...almost" ;-)
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:33 PM
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I use Evans with zero problems as well.
Plus Evans spelled backwards is almost "snare"
HAHA. I'm really glad that I'm not the only one who stares blankly at his heads while practicing and plays word games :)
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:36 PM
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Put some Snaves on your Staves
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:23 PM
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I remember those back in the day. I was always interested but I always went with Remo Pinstripes. I guess I thought the Evans Hydros were too dead. I should have just tried them out.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:26 PM
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Glad you're happy with our product! Wish we could turn this into a marketing campaign...

"Evans, it's snare spelled backwards...almost" ;-)
Way ahead of both of you, sort of. From 2002:



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I remember those back in the day. I was always interested but I always went with Remo Pinstripes. I guess I thought the Evans Hydros were too dead. I should have just tried them out.
The old hydros were pretty dead. The D'addario version has much more life.

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