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Old 02-20-2011, 08:47 PM
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Default Switched to the eq4

I have a 24x14 kick I used to use Evans EMADs for years but I got tired of the plastic ring breaking and spending alot of money replacing them so I switched to Aquarian Superkick I's or II's for about a year. I really like the superkick because it's easy to dial in a great round fat bass drum tone. They are really thunderous, but I always felt there was something lacking on the attack. Dynamically I could go from quiet to about 3/4 loud but it would hit its max volume and no matter how hard I hit it wouldn't get any louder.

I picked up an eq4 on a whim and threw it on my kit friday. The attack is alot louder and punchier and I still get the 24" thunder behind it. It isn't as warm as the superkick II but it's worth the trade off. I was amazed how much tighter my bass player was with me. He strictly keeps his vocals only in his monitor, not that our monitors can push a kick drum anyways but we locked it so much better. I swear the people in the crowd stayed on rhythm better too. Usually we get the typical terrible audience clapping anywhere but on the beat but they locked in friday night. Saturday night was pretty much the same deal.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:51 PM
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Glad to hear that you're digging the EQ4. Just as an FYI, we redesigned the EMAD a littler over a year ago to fix the issue that you described: http://evansdrumheads.com/EVMediaDet...9&MediaId=9036
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:36 PM
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Default Re: Switched to the eq4

I must have gotten a good one off the shelf, cause my original EMAD is over 2 years old and recently put it on my cousin's kit, he is very happy with how it made his ELX come alive. I have never had any ring problems with EMAD or EMAD2 which I am currently playing.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:00 PM
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Glad to hear that you're digging the EQ4. Just as an FYI, we redesigned the EMAD a littler over a year ago to fix the issue that you described: http://evansdrumheads.com/EVMediaDet...9&MediaId=9036
great news! 24"s are hard to find on the road sometimes, but most guitar centers stock 24" emads so I will pick up the emad next time.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:14 PM
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Glad to hear that you're digging the EQ4. Just as an FYI, we redesigned the EMAD a littler over a year ago to fix the issue that you described: http://evansdrumheads.com/EVMediaDet...9&MediaId=9036

Any way to ID these potential bad seeds? Numbers on the box... anything etc?

There's still gonna be 2009 EMAD bass heads in some stores.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:27 PM
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The Evans EQ4 bass drum batter heads is all I ever use. I've been using them for about three years.

Oops, I forgot. I'm using the DW (Remo) coated batter on my DW Classics, but I will try an EQ4 when I need to change it.

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:22 AM
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Any way to ID these potential bad seeds? Numbers on the box... anything etc?

There's still gonna be 2009 EMAD bass heads in some stores.
The defining factor is the design of the plastic sleeve that holds the foam ring. The outside curve should be more of a curve/radius instead of a 90 crease of sorts. I should mention that we only actually had issues with the cracking in a small percentage of the old heads, so even if you find an old one, the odds are that it will be fine.
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