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Old 08-13-2006, 11:00 PM
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Default Coated EC2s!

I was just surfing around Evan's website, and came across this:


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EVANS EXPANDS WILDLY SUCCESSFUL EC2 LINE


Snare & Coated Versions Now Available

FARMINGDALE, NY, July 13th, 2006 - The Evans EC series is Evans' most popular new technology, loudly heralded by the drum industry. Denoting "edge control," EC heads incorporate a proprietary design on the underside circumference that tweaks desired overtones and eliminates unwanted ones. Not merely a blanket pre-muffling system, the EC-treated head is fine-tuned to retain a focused fundamental while retaining contemporary ambience, sustain, and sensitivity.
In that light, Evans is proud to introduce the EC Snare series, available in diameters from 10" through 14" and with or without a unique "reverse dot" made with the same 3mil material as the ring. Each head consists of a 7mil top ply and 10mil bottom ply for maximum durability (especially the reverse dot version which totals 20mils thick at its center), each with the sophisticated edge control system that banishes unwanted overtones. A translucent frosted coating lends a unique, attractive look. Despite the head's relative thickness, it has a forgiving feel; ghost notes project tremendously well; rim shots offer a "tweaked" palette of rich overtones; and center-of-the-head strokes yield fat, focused tones. The stress-relieved reverse dot patch has the unique effect of eliminating some mid-range frequencies, yielding a desirable crack at all tuning ranges.
"At its heart," says Evans Product Manager Michael Robinson, "the EC head is not damped. It's treated around the edges to tweak the overtones and response. For snare drums it's particularly effective and yields a pre-EQ'd sound that will please both player and sound engineer."
Also new to the EC2 line of tom heads is a coated version. For each tom diameter, from 6" through 18", we've introduced an EC2 head with a fine, translucent frosted coating. The result is a warm tone and additional focus.
Adds Mike Robinson, "The EC concept is really a contemporary alternative. It's not a haphazard muffling system but a true, targeted tone enhancement. Its twin-ply with 7mil layers makes it the same as our clear EC2 head, but the translucent coating answers a call from drummers for a coated EC2, makes an amazing tonal difference, and simply looks great."
Evans' EC Snare heads retail for between $30.00 and $36.00 (depending on size). Evans' EC2 coated tom heads retail for between $27.00 and $45.00 (depending on size). They will both ship starting August 1.



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Old 08-13-2006, 11:50 PM
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hmm still not sure on these heads. I still think that Pinstripes sound just as good for low tuning. I think that being coated it may kill the sound a bit.
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Old 08-14-2006, 06:56 AM
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Default Re: COATED EC2S!!!!

Yes, but I've been putting off getting new heads until I could get some coated EC2s. I knew it would happen sooner or later, or I guess I would have given in eventually and just gotten some more G2s. But now I can get tham and not have to worry.

That is, once I see some in stores.
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:32 PM
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Default Re: COATED EC2S!!!!

I would wait and let someone else Beta test these expensive heads.. I would also wait for a price drop...it will happen.


With that being said, has anybody seen a site selling EC2 coated. Ive been to Midwest, MF, GC??
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:47 PM
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No, I havent seen them in stores either. I expect within another month or 2.
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I just spoke with Musicians Friend and they have no expected date for the coated. So I shall order the G2's and give them a test drive.
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:51 PM
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Maybe I'll try to drop Evan's a line, see what's going on.
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Ok, just sent them an Email, we'll see what happens.
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Old 08-16-2006, 12:03 AM
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Well here goes my first step in to coated heads :-)will be seeing how available they are and at what price when I come to replace my existing EC2s
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:53 PM
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MASSmusic is the only spot I have seen them listed, and they are saying late August.
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:32 PM
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Default Re: COATED EC2S!!!!

This is what I'm been waiting for. I was thinkin when Evans was going to make the EC2s coated. FINALLY!!! Thanx for the tip!
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This is what I'm been waiting for. I was thinkin when Evans was going to make the EC2s coated. FINALLY!!! Thanx for the tip!
MY PLEASURE...LET ME KNOW HOW YOU L;IKE THEM...UPS JUST DELIVERED MY G2'S TO THE DOOR.
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:57 AM
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MY PLEASURE...LET ME KNOW HOW YOU L;IKE THEM...UPS JUST DELIVERED MY G2'S TO THE DOOR.
Haha, that's too bad.

I'm thinking I should be able to afford some EC2s very soon. And boy, do I need them!
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:05 AM
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i'm using the EC2 clear and they are the best heads i've ever played on... i hope they'll make the coated EC2 ... i prefer coated heads....some thing in the way it looks make you play different....
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Old 08-23-2006, 03:15 PM
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My Guitar Center (Canton, MI) has them....picking mine up in a few days....SNARE too!
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Default Re: COATED EC2S!!!!

What a cooincidence! These just might be the heads I'm looking for ... plus I can get Evans at cost, too. This sounds exciting!
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What a cooincidence! These just might be the heads I'm looking for ... plus I can get Evans at cost, too. This sounds exciting!
wait, coated ec2's are the heads you're looking for? i thought you were thinking about

buying pinstripes or hydraulics? i need to go read your thread.

edit: no new posts. are you thinking that coated ec2's are going to be as warm as pinstripes or hydraulics?

i hope not.
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Well I guess not, I just thought that maybe its another possibility. You'd think maybe that they could be as warm as pinstripes though, maybe? I dunno...
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Old 08-24-2006, 08:36 AM
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i wasn't too crazy about the original clear ec2s. that silver ring makes a creaking noise when i press on it. overall they sound decent but not as good as the less expensive g2.
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Old 08-24-2006, 12:21 PM
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Well I guess not, I just thought that maybe its another possibility. You'd think maybe that they could be as warm as pinstripes though, maybe? I dunno...
I think they could definitely be as warm as the pins. The are also more versatile. Pins pretty much only sound good one way, low and loose. The Ec2's have a wider tuning range without being "boingy" at higher tunings. Not nearly as dead as the Hydaulics either. Try one of these coated EC2's with a coated reso and you might hit that warm sound you're looking for. (especially on maple drums). I use the clear Ec2's with a clear reso and the attack is very aggressive, the coating should calm that down a bit.

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I just re-headed my kit yesterday with these. They sound great. They give a very warm and dark sound. I'd recommend the Coated EC2 w/the reverse dot snare head to any hard rock or metal drummer.
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Where are you finding coated EC 2 with a reverse dot??
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Where are you finding coated EC 2 with a reverse dot??
No, he means the EC2s on toms, and A Power Center Reverse dot for his snare head.
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if there is a website that i can see a coated EC2 and buy it , i would love to know about ?
there is no mention of the coated EC2 , even at EVANS DRUM HEADS website...
so, where i can find it ?
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if there is a website that i can see a coated EC2 and buy it , i would love to know about ?
there is no mention of the coated EC2 , even at EVANS DRUM HEADS website...
so, where i can find it ?
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I only started this thread when I saw the press release on the Evan's site. I'm not sure if they've added it all over the site yet.

Also, I'm not sure which retailers are carrying it. I'm just gonna wait a while.
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I only started this thread when I saw the press release on the Evan's site. I'm not sure if they've added it all over the site yet.

Also, I'm not sure which retailers are carrying it. I'm just gonna wait a while.
o.k thanxx ,
i even asked people from drums shops and they didn't know what i was talking about...
i really like the clear one's and coated ( if there are coated...? ) will be great .
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o.k thanxx ,
i even asked people from drums shops and they didn't know what i was talking about...
i really like the clear one's and coated ( if there are coated...? ) will be great .
thank you man.
Yes, kazzman said up in the thread that he put some on his kit and loves the sound.

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I just re-headed my kit yesterday with these. They sound great. They give a very warm and dark sound. I'd recommend the Coated EC2 w/the reverse dot snare head to any hard rock or metal drummer.
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No, he means the EC2s on toms, and A Power Center Reverse dot for his snare head.
No actually there's a coated EC with the reverse dot on it.

And I found the heads at Guitar Center if that answers the previous question.
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:59 AM
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No actually there's a coated EC with the reverse dot on it.

And I found the heads at Guitar Center if that answers the previous question.
No way. Is that true? I don't believe it.
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:09 AM
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I'm actually dead serious. I'll try to have a picture of it up within the next few days for you guys.
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Mass music have the coated EC2s with the reverse dot on it. I think they will be going fast though!
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Well I'll have to say Im confused..I just searched GC on line and they dont have the EC2 coated, and made no mention of EC2 coated with reverse dot...I also checked MusiciansFriend, which is basically the same company as GC and they dont have them either. Kazzman where do you live...I really want to find these heads.
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Old 09-03-2006, 05:38 PM
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Well considering the new snare head isn't an EC2 w/ reverse dot, no wonder you can't find it. Read the actual press release from Evans. The snare head is just EC w/reverse dot, not an EC2. They are similar in construction but considered a different line. They will be lumped in the snare head catagory.
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My exact point, I read it several times and have been to the Evans web site a few times also...and yet someone has them installed on their drums. Just wondering.... thanks.
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Well considering the new snare head isn't an EC2 w/ reverse dot, no wonder you can't find it. Read the actual press release from Evans. The snare head is just EC w/reverse dot, not an EC2. They are similar in construction but considered a different line. They will be lumped in the snare head catagory.
Yeah, when I was typing my initial response out, I accidentally typed EC2 regarding the snare head. Sorry for all the confusion.

anyway,

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Well I'll have to say Im confused..I just searched GC on line and they dont have the EC2 coated, and made no mention of EC2 coated with reverse dot...I also checked MusiciansFriend, which is basically the same company as GC and they dont have them either. Kazzman where do you live...I really want to find these heads.
Near Pittsburgh, PA. Both of the GC's in Monroeville, PA and Robinson, PA had them. I'm still a little surprised that GC doesn't have them listed on their inventory online. Of course though, they had just gotten them in the day before I bought them.
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I picked up a coated EC2 for my 14 X 14 and 16 X 16 tonite at GC. I'm thinking the coating may take a little of the growl and rumble out of the bigger toms.

It's late so it'll have to wait until morning to put the sticks to em.
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I mounted the coated EC2 head on my 16 last night and played it today. The head did take a little of the growl and rumble out of the big tom, but there is still plenty of sustain. It's hardly a dead sounding head.

The coating is kind of a frosty translucent color with a rough texture like what is usually found on coated heads. The sound seems slightly more focused than the clear version.

It might be a good option to tame down large drums, and still have plenty of tone and body.

I didn't mess with the tuning range much.
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I mounted the coated EC2 head on my 16 last night and played it today. The head did take a little of the growl and rumble out of the big tom, but there is still plenty of sustain. It's hardly a dead sounding head.

The coating is kind of a frosty translucent color with a rough texture like what is usually found on coated heads. The sound seems slightly more focused than the clear version.

It might be a good option to tame down large drums, and still have plenty of tone and body.

I didn't mess with the tuning range much.
So, I'm thinking if I add EC2's into Stu's approach to heading toms, I should have:

G1's on 8" and 10"
G2's on 12" and 13"
EC2's on 14" and 16"

...In order to get each drum having similar sustain. Interesting.
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So, I'm thinking if I add EC2's into Stu's approach to heading toms, I should have:

G1's on 8" and 10"
G2's on 12" and 13"
EC2's on 14" and 16"

...In order to get each drum having similar sustain. Interesting.
That approach makes a lot of sense. The smaller toms need to be woken up more than the medium to large ones to balance the volume.

I'm thinking using different reso heads might help to. Glass heads on the small toms to give them a brighter sound.

The Pearl Reference series uses different woods and bearing edges. I think we can create a similar sound by using different head combinations.
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That approach makes a lot of sense. The smaller toms need to be woken up more than the medium to large ones to balance the volume.

I'm thinking using different reso heads might help to. Glass heads on the small toms to give them a brighter sound.

The Pearl Reference series uses different woods and bearing edges. I think we can create a similar sound by using different head combinations.
Yep. I'm pretty sure the point of the Reference series was to eliminate the need to do this kind of thing. But for those of us without $3000 sitting around, it makes for a pretty good way of getting a good sound.
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