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Old 12-15-2007, 09:42 PM
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Hi anyone experiencing this issue. The plastic strip that keeps the foam dampening ring in place splits and tears away from the foam.

Back to Superkick II for me....sorry Evans
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:16 PM
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Mine isn't that old yet to be able to tell.
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:30 AM
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Yeah, the platic ring on mine has a crack in it which buzzes when the drum is hit. A bit of duct tape fixed it up and stopped the buzz, although its the last time I'll buy an EMAD I think. Back to the EQ4 I'd say.
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Old 12-16-2007, 01:43 AM
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I had the same thing happen. I like the EMADs so I'll put up with it. I change batter heads every six months or so anyway.
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:18 PM
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Yeah, the platic ring on mine has a crack in it which buzzes when the drum is hit. A bit of duct tape fixed it up and stopped the buzz, although its the last time I'll buy an EMAD I think. Back to the EQ4 I'd say.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:51 PM
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Well so much for the Aqurian SK2, it sounded great wide open on my Pearl Masters 22x18 maple but on me Yamaha 22x16 maple absolute it is NOT cutting it. Talking to CDRUMS21 and he suggested the EMAD single ply which I will try, he heard something that Evans may have addressed the issue with the splitting plastic ring? Besides CDRUMS21 has yet to let me down with his expertise.
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:43 PM
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Well so much for the Aqurian SK2, it sounded great wide open on my Pearl Masters 22x18 maple but on me Yamaha 22x16 maple absolute it is NOT cutting it. Talking to CDRUMS21 and he suggested the EMAD single ply which I will try, he heard something that Evans may have addressed the issue with the splitting plastic ring? Besides CDRUMS21 has yet to let me down with his expertise.
You are way too kind Pete :o). I read alot about the EMAD having the trouble you spoke of and when I bought one, I asked my drum dealer if he had alot of complaints about it. He said Evans addressed the problem and that it hadn't been an issue in quite some time. I haven't experienced the problem myself thus far. I've had it on for about 6 months now. I'm going to change it this week, but only because I feel that it may just be starting to lose some sound quality. I'm going to pop another one on and hopefully, it will sound as good as the first one. If there is any problem at all, I'll be sure to let everyone know.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: Evans EMAD issue

I had 2 EMAD heads do this to me, when I tried out Evans. I quickly went back to the industry standard...the Powerstroke 3. It just can't be beat.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:42 AM
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I had 2 EMAD heads do this to me, when I tried out Evans. I quickly went back to the industry standard...the Powerstroke 3. It just can't be beat.
I tend to agree. I went through the Super Kick/EMAD thing, and when the smoke cleared the PS3 is a great head. It's open and boomy, but I like the drums to resonate. It tuned up quicker than any of the other bass batter heads I've tried. Sounds good and feels good.

I'm going to try another one on one of my other kits.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:31 PM
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I had 2 EMAD heads do this to me, when I tried out Evans. I quickly went back to the industry standard...the Powerstroke 3. It just can't be beat.
The powerstroke 3 head does sound great, but with it, I have to use a blanket or small pad to control the amount of resonance in the drum. With the EMAD, I don't and I like that. But if I start to have issues with the EMAD, I will make the switch back real quick.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:24 PM
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I picked up a coated PS3 for my 71' 3-ply Luddies. Pics and reviews coming soon, he he.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:35 PM
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Well it did it again. The plastic strip broke again on my EMAD head. I was hoping Evans took care of this issue but when you think of it, this very thin piece of plastic taking a constant beating in all types of environments I.e, humid, dry weather,setup and break downs etc etc.

So it looks like it's back to the PS3. I did hear the the Evans EQ4 is a good head, any feedback is appreciated.

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Old 09-14-2008, 06:37 PM
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Haven't had a problem with mine, built like a tank.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:08 PM
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I haven't had any problems with the EMADs I bought either. I had a clear one I used for about a year, and then switched to the coated which I've been using awhile now on both bass drums I have and no problems there either. I love the concept of the control rings.

Just wondering, do you keep them tight or loose? Mine are tuned somewhat low.

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Old 09-14-2008, 09:43 PM
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EMAD on my kick for over 9 months now. Playing Metal with no problems yet on batter side ring. The reso side port ring dampener likes to split. I think its because I tune so loose that it moves too much which is causing the small foam ring to split. Other than that, I have gotten great use out of it. It recorded awesome and when its time to replace it, I will get another one.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:52 AM
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Hi anyone experiencing this issue. The plastic strip that keeps the foam dampening ring in place splits and tears away from the foam.

Back to Superkick II for me....sorry Evans
thats what has happened to me
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:49 AM
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Default Re: Evans EMAD issue

Picked up some super glue with the brush type applicator. Pulled out the foam ring and clued the plastic part that tore away. Looks like it's holding OK, will let glue sit overnight and see what happens.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:24 PM
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Well so much for the Aqurian SK2, it sounded great wide open on my Pearl Masters 22x18 maple but on me Yamaha 22x16 maple absolute it is NOT cutting it.
What do you mean, "not cutting it." Too dead? How about trying the SuperKick I, single-ply?
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:30 PM
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Well I gigged friday night and the super glue did the trick (so far) Maybe the SK1 might be something to think about down the road. I also hear that this is a pretty good head too Aquarian Force 1 drumhead. Will wait and see what happens.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:55 PM
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had a gig last week and had the "ring" problem myself, thought I'd missed out on this one, but nope :) went back to a nice feather pillow inside, it's amazing the comments I got "wow your bass drum sounds really good now" from the bass player LOL
Don't think I'll EMAD again
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:05 PM
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What do you mean feather pillow? Are you talking a bed pillow? Is it touching the batter or resonant head or both or is it just sitting there? I used to stuff my bass drum with an old blanket back in the 70's maybe I should go back to that instead of all these new gadgets they come up with that don't seem all that good at times?
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:14 PM
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yeah, a downy bed pillow, I don't think man made fibre pillows would work the same as feathers, not a, incredibly thick one, just touching the lower outer edges of both heads, he said it sounded very fat and punchy :)
So I now have a single ply EMAD without the EMAD part and an EQ3 reso
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