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Old 02-17-2012, 08:44 PM
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Default EMAD plastic ring split?

I am an Evans user. All the way around my kit. If my drum shop doesn't have the head I need, I drive to one that does instead of getting any other brand. I use an EMAD 2 Clear batter on my 24" kick and an EMAD resonant and LOVE the sound, no muffling needed.

That being said, I have never been able to get a decent life out of my EMADs. The plastic ring that holds the muffling ring always splits and I can hear the difference in tone and a slight clicky buzz of the plastic vibrating after it splits. Has anyone else had this problem?

I have never found the sound I wanted until I used the EMADs, but this is getting crazy! Also what's the deal with not offering the ONYX EMAD in 24"?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:03 PM
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Default Re: EMAD plastic ring split?

Was an Evans user myself until I found that I could get Aquaian for less money and they lasted twice as long and sound just as good if not better.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:08 PM
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I have been using Emads for years and I have never had an issue with the plastic ring.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: EMAD plastic ring split?

Correct me if I'm wrong here: Evans redesigned the plastic ring. It has a less sharper angle where the ring slides underneath. This has supposedly fixed the issue. Try a new EMAD but make sure the plastic edge is the new one.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:14 AM
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I believe that they redesigned them about a year ago. Maybe you got a new, old stock head before the current design change. That 24" head could have been sitting for some time.

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Old 02-18-2012, 02:39 AM
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I am an Evans user. All the way around my kit. If my drum shop doesn't have the head I need, I drive to one that does instead of getting any other brand. I use an EMAD 2 Clear batter on my 24" kick and an EMAD resonant and LOVE the sound, no muffling needed.

That being said, I have never been able to get a decent life out of my EMADs. The plastic ring that holds the muffling ring always splits and I can hear the difference in tone and a slight clicky buzz of the plastic vibrating after it splits. Has anyone else had this problem?

I have never found the sound I wanted until I used the EMADs, but this is getting crazy! Also what's the deal with not offering the ONYX EMAD in 24"?
Precisely the reason I don't use EMAD on any bass drum that doesn't leave the studio/practice room/rehearsal space. If the ring breaks, it rattles when you hit the head. If it never breaks, it's one of the best sounding bass drum heds you can buy.

I had pretty good success with Powersonic. But you're an Evans Guy. So buy an EQ1 with a felt muffling strip and play away!! Or EQ4 that one's nice, too.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:33 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong here: Evans redesigned the plastic ring. It has a less sharper angle where the ring slides underneath. This has supposedly fixed the issue. Try a new EMAD but make sure the plastic edge is the new one.
We did in fact redesign the plastic fixture that holds the foam rings. I will PM you to get your mailing address so I can send you a replacement head.

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:34 PM
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Default Re: EMAD plastic ring split?

I just responded to another post about these heads. I too use the EMAD 2's and have always had a problem with the plastic retaining ring. It's annoying to say the least. Unfortunately, because I love the sound it produces, I keep buying them. I can honestly say that to date (and for reference I just bought one approximately 4 months ago) that the problem on my latest head has reared it's ugly head again. My typical short term solution is to get out the duct tape and make a small "fix" to the ring, but I really shouldn't have to do that. Giving Evans the benefit of the doubt, it's altogether possible that I bought a NOS head. I have to ask, is there any way to visually identify the new design so the next time I buy one I'll know to stay away from the old design?
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: EMAD plastic ring split?

I had trouble with the plastic ring a few years ago. But my current GMAD has been on my kit since May and it's trouble free. I love Evans.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:05 PM
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I just responded to another post about these heads. I too use the EMAD 2's and have always had a problem with the plastic retaining ring. It's annoying to say the least. Unfortunately, because I love the sound it produces, I keep buying them. I can honestly say that to date (and for reference I just bought one approximately 4 months ago) that the problem on my latest head has reared it's ugly head again. My typical short term solution is to get out the duct tape and make a small "fix" to the ring, but I really shouldn't have to do that. Giving Evans the benefit of the doubt, it's altogether possible that I bought a NOS head. I have to ask, is there any way to visually identify the new design so the next time I buy one I'll know to stay away from the old design?
There are no definitive markings and the change is difficult to identify without comparison. As I mentioned above, if you have an issue with the plastic ring before the reasonable lifespan of the head is up, please let me know and I'll replace it for you.

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: EMAD plastic ring split?

As I said in the other thread when both of my kicks went (at the same time after I stripped, cleaned and retuned them - they didn't like being handled apparently) I contacted Evans UK and had my new heads within a week.

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Old 02-23-2012, 09:37 PM
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I just wanted to give a public, big THANK YOU to EvansSpecialist. Your company is amazing and I can't thank you enough for the free head (that's more innocent than it sounds). I am an Evan's user for life!
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