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Old 05-12-2013, 02:27 PM
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Default Evans 'Black Chrome' heads - complaints

First of all, thanks for being there.. I've been lurking for years!
My first two questions:

1. I play rock/funk oriented jazz and have decided to drill my 22" Sabian ride cymbal
to diminish some ring, with three or four rivets. Where to put them?

[Arky/mod: Please ignore the 1st question - I've created a dedicated thread in the respective forum section.]
22" Sabian ride cymbal - want to drill some rivets
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...d.php?t=106819

2. Is there a Complaints Department here in the Drummeworld forum?
I'd like to complain that the two brand new Evans 'Black Chrome' heads
I just purchased are dead/dull sounding compared to the ancient white coated
Remos they replaced.. 13" and 16".. they both sound like hydraulic heads of old.. I'm
quite disappointed in their dead response, so how to tell EVANS about it?

Sincerely, Cowboylips

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Old 05-12-2013, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: Evans 'Black Chrome' heads - complaints

There's a guy named "EvansSpecialist" (i think) who is on this forum occasionally, he works for Evans. He may be able to help you. However, I know that there are members of this forum who have these heads and like them, especially at higher tunings. I would encourage you to try those higher tunings, and especially replace your resonant heads as well- that will make a huge difference in sound.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: Evans 'Black Chrome' heads - complaints

I almost bought these Black Chrome heads for my Rockstar, I ended up getting emperor heads though. But the reason for my post is that I just wanted to say that the Evans reso heads I got are amazing. They are Level 360 Genera Resonants. I was gonna just get G1's, but the drum shop guy recommended these and they work great. So, ya, try these resonant heads before you put the nails in the coffin on Black Chrome.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: Evans 'Black Chrome' heads - complaints

EvansSpecialist is a member here and has been helpful to me, but the correct way to address a complaint like this is to contact the company directly, IMO. Evans has contact info on their website, including phone numbers and email.

Other than the suggestions to try different tunings, Evans are the only ones who have any power to make things right, not us.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: Evans 'Black Chrome' heads - complaints

In most cases, drum heads are trial and error. We all have different taste and expectations for our drums/heads. Tuning is certainly a large factor. The best thing to do is to find reviews on heads that you're inquiring about to see if they fit your needs. I like Evans clear EC2 heads. That doesn't mean that the next person does. Does that mean that he should complain about them to the company? Research is critical in head selection. Also, buying one head and putting it on your most commonly used drum will give you a good idea if that head is for you or not.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: Evans 'Black Chrome' heads - complaints

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I'd like to complain that the two brand new Evans 'Black Chrome' heads I just purchased are dead/dull sounding compared to the ancient white coated Remos they replaced.. 13" and 16".. they both sound like hydraulic heads of old.. I'm quite disappointed in their dead response, so how to tell EVANS about it?
The Black Chrome is a 2-ply head. If you're comparing to a coated Ambassador, that's kind of unfair, as that's a 1-ply head and almost 1/3 thinner.

I've used the Black Chrome on 12/13/16 toms, and they behaved pretty much like a normal 2-ply, but were far from dead and not at all reminiscent of the old (or new) hydraulics.

A 2-ply head is more controlled and doesn't "sing" like a 1-ply. It's not going to be as bright or have the same clear resonance. That said, I typically use 1-ply heads on toms, and the kit that had the Black Chrome heads has been sporting G14s ever since (I hit hard.)

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:00 PM
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In most cases, drum heads are trial and error. We all have different taste and expectations for our drums/heads. Tuning is certainly a large factor. The best thing to do is to find reviews on heads that you're inquiring about to see if they fit your needs. I like Evans clear EC2 heads. That doesn't mean that the next person does. Does that mean that he should complain about them to the company? Research is critical in head selection. Also, buying one head and putting it on your most commonly used drum will give you a good idea if that head is for you or not.
I agree that is is trial and error. One concept for this I heard was to buy like 4 or 5 heads for your 12" tom (or whatever is your main tom) and if you find the head that sounds best on your 12" - follow through with the rest of the toms.
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