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Old 07-14-2008, 08:17 PM
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Default Evans has a new head. G plus.

A new tom batter has been released. A single ply 12 mil. frosted & clear version.

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http://www.evansdrumheads.com/EVANew...px?CodaID=8416
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: Evans has a new head. G plus.

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A new tom batter has been released. A single ply 12 mil. frosted & clear version.

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http://www.evansdrumheads.com/EVANew...px?CodaID=8416
Yeah, heard about them. Ever since I switched to EC1s (14 mil single-ply plus control ring) I've been intrigued by thicker single-plies. Actually, I kind of wish they'd make the EC1 without the ring.

You can expect the new head to have significantly more sustain than regular 10mil single-plies, so they won't be to everyone's taste.

And I confess I don't much like the frosted Evans heads, I think the tone is much better with a regular coating.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:40 PM
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Default Re: Evans has a new head. G plus.

I ran the EC1s on a DW kit and liked them. I switched to coated G2s a while back and like the warm tone they produce. I agree that the normal coating sounds warmer than the frosted versions.

What's interesting is the trend lately seems to be for thicker single ply heads and thinner 2 ply heads. I would guess that these heads are in response to Remo's Vintage As.

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Old 07-17-2008, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: Evans has a new head. G plus.

Now, if only it weren't so expensive to try out heads!
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:38 PM
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Now, if only it weren't so expensive to try out heads!
Yep, I just ordered some Vintage As and a PS3 for my Ludwig kit. I plan on trying the G plus heads on a DW or Yamaha kit. Too many drums, not enough money.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:18 AM
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Default Re: Evans has a new head. G plus.

That's funny because I too am debating between Vintage A and G Plus heads for my new snare. I think I might go with Evans just because their products have proven to be more durable in the past for me than Remo. It may just be a fluke, but I have to go with experience. Even though double-ply heads are generally more durable, I really don't hink 7.5 + 3 is going to equal the durability of a 12, plus I like Evans coating better.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:13 PM
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Default Re: Evans has a new head. G plus.

I really like the thicker Ludwig "Heavy" heads, I've been using the Heavy Coated for years due to their durability and tone. Their "Medium" heads are the thickness of a Remo Ambassador, the "Heavy" are, well, HEAVIER than that!! L0L!! They're absolutely GREAT tom heads! IMO

The tone of them has an old school warmth and still has a new school attack. Think a loud calfskin meets plastic tone, with all the benefits of both.

Probably what these manufacturers are now thinking with the thicker one plies, Ludwig has done it FOREVER!

Problem is, lots of stores don't bother carrying Ludwig heads, they're just not popular enough.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:44 PM
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Now, if only it weren't so expensive to try out heads!
No kidding. Makes me envy the guitarists who can "try out" a new set of strings for five bucks.

"The heads will retail from $24.00 - $47.00."

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