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Old 11-10-2010, 07:55 PM
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Do we like the Evans EQ3 batter head or do we dislike it? I was thinking of trying one.Thanks
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Evans EQ3 Yes or No

I like the EQ3. Between that and Remo's PowerStroke 3 it's a toss-up. It's not a bad head so I wouldn't see it being a waste to try it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:02 PM
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Default Re: Evans EQ3 Yes or No

The EQ3 is a decent head as is its PowerStroke counterpart from Remo. All in all however I prefer the EMAD head over both of these.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:38 PM
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I'm currently using one and I really like it. Basically the same thing as a Powerstroke 4. I've been wanting to try a Superkick 2 though.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:25 AM
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Thanks for the input. Has anybody tried a EQ2? just wondering the difference.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: Evans EQ3 Yes or No

I've tried a miriad of heads over the years. Recently, I've been trying different bass drum heads. I gave the EQ3 a try. It's a nice head, but for me, it's just missing something. I think a Remo PS3 sounds a little bit better. The Remo seems to have more body and balls.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:53 PM
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I approach my bass drum heads on a drum to drum basis. The EQ3 and the EQ1 are the best sounding heads I've put on my Tempus. The PS doesn't sound right at all. That being said, my Oak Custom sound best with a PS.

I'd say give the head a shot. They respond well to low tuning and sound full in my experience. The ONE downside to Evans BD heads is when they die they die quickly. Remos seem to have a longer "passable" period.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:27 AM
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Default Re: Evans EQ3 Yes or No

Thanks gang I'm putting it on a Tama Starclassic Performer 18x22in all birch kick.I just put an Onyx head on my 12in tom and it sounds great.Has anybody used them?
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Old 11-14-2010, 01:57 AM
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I'm using the EQ2 and it's (in my opinion) an amazing head. Great deep tone, really defined clear attack, almost 'clicky' using a plastic beater, but also has enough boom to it.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:48 AM
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I approach my bass drum heads on a drum to drum basis. The EQ3 and the EQ1 are the best sounding heads I've put on my Tempus. The PS doesn't sound right at all. That being said, my Oak Custom sound best with a PS.
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That's a good point that I should have clarified. The drum I am referring to is a 22x18 DW collector's X shell. The EQ3 sounds the "thinnest" when compared to a PS3 or EMAD. The EMAD sounds best on that drum in my opinion. I tried an Aquarian superkick on my Yamaha maple custom absolute kit after reading rave reviews about them and it sounded boingy, no low end balls whatsoever. The PS3 sounded best on it. Experimentation is the key I guess, it just sucks that the heads aren't cheap and if you don't like it, you're hosed.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: Evans EQ3 Yes or No

I play one and it has a very nice warm quality to it.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:48 PM
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Thanks for the input. Has anybody tried a EQ2? just wondering the difference.
I'm running an EQ2 with a PS3 reso on a 16"x20" and it's great. The two-ply gives it a little more oomph and resonance than you might normally get out of a 20".
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:29 PM
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Default Re: Evans EQ3 Yes or No

LeadFoot, alot of guys here think the same number is automatically what you should compare to the competition. IT'S NOT. The equivalent of a PS3 is an EQ4. The EQ2 and 3 are heavier heads with I believe 2 ring layers underneath.

The EQ4 (identical to PS3 except for the film I believe) and EQ1 are the best EQ's I've used. The EQ1 is like the EQ4 and PS3 but with 2 rings, and dry vents.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:14 PM
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I'm currently using one and I really like it. Basically the same thing as a Powerstroke 4. I've been wanting to try a Superkick 2 though.
Tried the SK2, wasn't a big fan, was told they were great so I thought I'd give it a shot. I found it very hard to hear it, to my ear while playing it was so muted. Basically I feel like I blew $70.
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:49 AM
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Default Re: Evans EQ3 Yes or No

I ran a Clear EQ3 on my Tama Superstar kick (22x20") and it sounded great. It pretty much sounds EQ-ed right out of the box, which is certainly nice. In my opinion, it lacks the volume that the EMAD has, which is why I currently play the EMAD. I also think the EMAD has a tad more "balls" and low-end to the sound, but that's just my opinion. I'm sure you'll be happy with it if you decide to purchase it, though. Good luck!
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