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Old 05-02-2011, 04:41 AM
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Which Evans bass drum head would give me that kick in the chest feel? I need something that would cut threw in an unmiced situation.My kick is a 22in Tama Starclassic Performer all birch. Thanks Bang On!
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:11 AM
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Personally, I think the EQ2 is a great head, but some people swear by the EMAD.

You've asked this exact same question so many times now I don't think there have been any new heads created in the last few months that could be recommended instead of the ones you've already gotten feedback on. I don't think there's any new ground to be broken here, no new discoveries to be had.

What would be cool is to finally read about what YOU think about the head YOU'VE finally bought and played on YOUR drum.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:38 AM
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Are you aware that more than half of your posts (42) are threads about drum heads?

Just sayin...
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:45 AM
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What would be cool is to finally read about what YOU think about the head YOU'VE finally bought and played on YOUR drum.
The Wolf has a good point mate. Life was not designed to be experienced from the sidelines.....dive in, get your feet wet and have a crack. All these questions with no answers relevant to yourself, must be doing your head in.

Go on, deal....on something...anything. How else are you ever gonna figure stuff out if you don't take a plunge every now and again? :-)
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:44 PM
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Sorry gang.No more post from me.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:26 AM
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Sorry gang.No more post from me.
Not at all mate. Post away, that's what this forum is for.

But the point was, at some stage you're better off acting on all this research you've been doing. It's fine to ask questions in a thread....but when you start getting some answers, then it's time to get off the computer and start investigating some of these sounds for yourself.....not start yet another thread on the same topic. You're the one who plays your drums and only you truely know what it is you like. I'm all for being well researched, but if you never experience any of these things for yourself then it doesn't really equate to much IMHO.

As I said, sometimes you've just gotta take the plunge and make the final decision yourself.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:07 AM
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Thanks I guess I just keep listening to different kits with different heads and they all sound good and bad depending on the drum.It's hard to find Aquarian heads I had a Evans Emad2 and I loved it.To me it sounded like a cannon but I played a gig unmiced and the bass player from the first band said you got a great foot too bad we couldn't hear your kick.Most of my gigs I'm unmiced maybe I should just play what I feel sounds good to me.I've used Remo for a long time and I feel they don't tune up as well as they used to.Evans I have no problem tuning.The only thing that bothers me IMO is that some kits I hear with G2s sound dull.You guy's are wright.I'm going to pick up a G2 and try it and I'll let you know.Thanks for listening.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:54 AM
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Have you listened to the sound samples on Evans' website? All of the bass drum samples are a little on the muffled side for my taste but it might help give you some additional ideas or help rule some options out.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:17 AM
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What heads do you use I also have a birch kit?
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:52 AM
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Default Re: Evans bass drum heads

I usually use an EQ2 batter with an EQ1 resonant side.

Lately I've gone back to the stock Powerstroke 3 resonant (with a small hole) paired with an Aquarian SuperKick 2 batter.

I like them both a lot. The SK2/PS3 combo is very big, thick, and round sounding, but the hole cuts a little sustain.

The EQ2/EQ1 has a little more sustain and boom, but also a little more punch.
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Sorry gang.No more post from me.
Sorry about my comment, that was really unnesecary.

It's all good, this forum is for answering questions after all.
But like others have said, you'll have to try them out yourself to get a good feel for them.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:30 AM
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Thanks Gang.Going to try some Evans unless I can get some Aquarians.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:54 AM
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I used an Evans EMAD2 Clear coupled with an Evans EQ1 Resonant. If you like you kick to have a nice but subtle rumble, then this would be the perfect combination. If you want it more dead, then the EMAD resonant would be the way to go.

Obviously, there is competition from other manufactures, ie. Powersonic3, Super Kick 2, All good heads, it's down to personal preference. I think Aquarian wouldn't be the worst choice you can make. Evans EMAD comes with 2 foam rings which are interchangeable. The PS3 and SK2 are fixed and and cannot be changed. Same deal with the EMAD resonant - 2 foam rings that are interchangeable. At least that way you have a choice!
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