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Old 12-11-2012, 09:52 PM
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Default Evans or remo?

Hey,

Whats the best head to play hard rock?

Also, what are the top remo heads and top evans heads name?
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: Evans or remo?

Try both and choose for yourself. I got my kit mic'd up yesterday and completely prefer Evans. The toms are snappier versus the Aquarians I put on, by miles.

But basically...
  • Remo Ambassador - 1 ply head in coated or clear, clear will yield brighter results and more sustain, coated will yield warmer tones and softer attack.
  • Evans G1 - same thing as the Ambassador but brighter with a more durable and thicker coating on coated heads.
  • Remo Emperor - Same as Ambassador but is 2 ply (thicker) yielding more attack but less sustain. Coated 2 plys are regarded as very warm heads.
  • Evans G2 - Evans uses the numbering system here. Same thing but 2 ply (G-2). Same coating rule applies.

Attack is what I define as the initial stick sound when it hits the drum. Sustain is how long that note rings out. So 1 ply will give you an onomotopeia of "doooooooooooo", 2 ply will give you "Doooooo"

Those are basic and most popular for drums. There are other heads such as the Evans EC2 and the Remo Pinstripe that are muffled for a "studio-ready" sound as well as jazz heads and calf skin and power dot. Check out the websites of each manufacturer and read the description of all their heads. Evans even has a sound sample for each of their heads to help you decide what tones you're after.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:01 PM
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Default Re: Evans or remo?

You're approaching this from the wrong angle mate. Both manufacturers make a variety of quality heads to suit certain sounds and applications. There is no "best" or "top" head for everything. Commonly, many hard rock players will use a two ply batter over one ply reso head (from either manufacturer and many also use Aquarian too).....but that is certainly not a hard and fast rule. Head selection is a very personal choice too, so for evry person who suggests one combination, another will come along and say he's had better results using something else. You've really just gotta start experimenting.

There's literally tons of threads discussing heads here. Suggest you do a search and start reading.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:39 PM
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Default Re: Evans or remo?

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You're approaching this from the wrong angle mate. Both manufacturers make a variety of quality heads to suit certain sounds and applications. There is no "best" or "top" head for everything. Commonly, many hard rock players will use a two ply batter over one ply reso head (from either manufacturer and many also use Aquarian too).....but that is certainly not a hard and fast rule. Head selection is a very personal choice too, so for evry person who suggests one combination, another will come along and say he's had better results using something else. You've really just gotta start experimenting.

There's literally tons of threads discussing heads here. Suggest you do a search and start reading.
Whats a ply?

Im not english sorry...
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:01 AM
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Whats a ply?

Im not english sorry...
think of plies like sheets of notebook paper. 1 ply would be like one piece of paper, 2 ply would be 2 sheets of paper...except in this case we're talking about a film called 'mylar'. if you take the sheet of paper and stretch it out and hit it with a pen it's going to sound lighter than if you stick 2 sheets of paper together and do the same thing. Granted this is a stretch but hopefully you can understand this.

one ply heads are said to be 'open' sounding...thinner, brighter, 'higher', more sustain, etc
two ply heads are said to be 'heavier' sounding...thicker, less sustain, darker, etc.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: Evans or remo?

I prefer Remo than Evans. I think that for rock music, Remo pinstripes are very popular
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: Evans or remo?

I would recommend going two-ply. Check out Evans G2 (great attack and sustain with a full frequency response) or EC2S (more controlled tone for a focused, punchy sound) and I think you'll be quite happy. The Black Chrome series has also gone over quite well- great for maximizing your depth of tone- and they look cool too!

Evans G2Evans EC2S
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Evans or remo?

I was going to switch over to Evans but ended up trying out Remo Emperors and I really love the low end they bring out in my birch shells.
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