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Old 08-13-2011, 09:24 PM
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Where are you located? We have plenty of Evans blue hydraulics in stock ready to ship. Let us know your retailer name and we will contact them. Thanks, Rick
As is shown in my info, I am in Norman, OK. When I was in the market, no one in Norman or even the entire OKC area stocked Evans blue hydraulics. They could all order them. I wound up finding them on line from a tip from one of the drum web sites I am on. I have purchased what I need. But I have three questions:

1: Last year at Tulsa's The Big Beat - Drum Day, where I had my first Zickos set, I met a rep from Evans who told me after I showed him my kit (as I suspected) that Evans made the original blue hydraulic heads for Zickos with the Zickos logo on them. Is this true?

2:The original heads had plastic counter hoops and I had one separate rendering it useless. I replaced it with an Evans and all was well. My second set that that I pieced together didn't have blue heads and I put new Evans heads on it. At first they sounded very dull and lifeless to the extent that I almost replaced them, but over time they have come alive and are giving me the sound I like. Do you have any explanation for this?

3: My favorite sticks are Regal 5-B Maple and I have not found any other manufacturer that makes a comparable stick. I understand that Regal is discontinuing this model. I even went out and bought 9 pair so I would have them for a while. I don't go through sticks very often, so they should last me a while.. Any chance Pro Mark might pick it up in the future?
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:48 PM
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Me too but I think we may look at reformulating it. Personally, I liked that head and thought it brought another sound color to the table.
Another vote here for the EC1
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:07 PM
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Another vote here for the EC1
I bought the last EC1 Coated heads that my local shop had.
I was told that they were discontinued.
I hope that they return with a great version of these heads.

The EC1 Coated heads have this wonderful, warm, mellow, sustained tone that lingers in my head long after the head was struck.
I love them!
I did find that I had to fuss with the tuning until I understood these heads.
They are not good heads for a novice at tuning drums.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:03 AM
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Rick in another thread I posed the question why is your hazy 300 clear? Bob said to ask you. And also, what are the sonic characteristics of the glass 500? In what ways do they change the tone? Aren't you glad you decided to come here?
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:18 PM
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I got my new snare head today! It looks and sounds amazing. Thanks again!
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:09 AM
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Back to a possible new stick designation system you promised you would spearhead lol....printing the diameter in mm and the length in mm and N for nylon tip (or not) on the butt of the stick instead of the side of the stick would be great. The ink wears off and I can't make out the 5A or 5B. That's probably too expensive to do though. I'd like it printed or laser burnt on the butt of the stick because they would be easier to read in my stick bag. But a laser burnt designation/logo (if that's possible) on the side would be superior to ink because the ink wears off with my disgusting finger acids. I know that it's not a major issue but since I have your ear...can't hurt to mention

Rick, if I was on your development team, (and I am available for hire, just say the word) the first project I would do (for $100,000 a year w/ full benefits, company car, and drumheads for life) is to make a complete line of white film drumheads. Crazy aggressive marketing, for a line no one else has. Sales would double at least because white film sounds great. Everyone would have to try every model, think of it. I want them myself.
I am listening and am working on the smooth white coated head. Stay tuned....Pun intended.......Rick
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:10 AM
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Back to a possible new stick designation system you promised you would spearhead lol....printing the diameter in mm and the length in mm and N for nylon tip (or not) on the butt of the stick instead of the side of the stick would be great. The ink wears off and I can't make out the 5A or 5B. That's probably too expensive to do though. I'd like it printed or laser burnt on the butt of the stick because they would be easier to read in my stick bag. But a laser burnt designation/logo (if that's possible) on the side would be superior to ink because the ink wears off with my disgusting finger acids. I know that it's not a major issue but since I have your ear...can't hurt to mention

Rick, if I was on your development team, (and I am available for hire, just say the word) the first project I would do (for $100,000 a year w/ full benefits, company car, and drumheads for life) is to make a complete line of white film drumheads. Crazy aggressive marketing, for a line no one else has. Sales would double at least because white film sounds great. Everyone would have to try every model, think of it. I want them myself.
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:12 AM
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I bought the last EC1 Coated heads that my local shop had.
I was told that they were discontinued.
I hope that they return with a great version of these heads.

The EC1 Coated heads have this wonderful, warm, mellow, sustained tone that lingers in my head long after the head was struck.
I love them!
I did find that I had to fuss with the tuning until I understood these heads.
They are not good heads for a novice at tuning drums.
I am talking to our team about reintroducing that head....Thanks for your patience. I liked that head a lot too. Rick
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:22 AM
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I bought the last EC1 Coated heads that my local shop had.
I was told that they were discontinued.
I hope that they return with a great version of these heads.

The EC1 Coated heads have this wonderful, warm, mellow, sustained tone that lingers in my head long after the head was struck.
I love them!
I did find that I had to fuss with the tuning until I understood these heads.
They are not good heads for a novice at tuning drums.
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As is shown in my info, I am in Norman, OK. When I was in the market, no one in Norman or even the entire OKC area stocked Evans blue hydraulics. They could all order them. I wound up finding them on line from a tip from one of the drum web sites I am on. I have purchased what I need. But I have three questions:

1: Last year at Tulsa's The Big Beat - Drum Day, where I had my first Zickos set, I met a rep from Evans who told me after I showed him my kit (as I suspected) that Evans made the original blue hydraulic heads for Zickos with the Zickos logo on them. Is this true?

2:The original heads had plastic counter hoops and I had one separate rendering it useless. I replaced it with an Evans and all was well. My second set that that I pieced together didn't have blue heads and I put new Evans heads on it. At first they sounded very dull and lifeless to the extent that I almost replaced them, but over time they have come alive and are giving me the sound I like. Do you have any explanation for this?

3: My favorite sticks are Regal 5-B Maple and I have not found any other manufacturer that makes a comparable stick. I understand that Regal is discontinuing this model. I even went out and bought 9 pair so I would have them for a while. I don't go through sticks very often, so they should last me a while.. Any chance Pro Mark might pick it up in the future?
Re:1 - I'm not sure but will try to find out.
Re:2 - There was a period in Evans history when their flesh hoops were made of epoxy. The original Hydraulics were made with the epoxy hoops.
Re:3 - I'll research the specs on that model and see if we have something close. Thanks, Rick
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:30 AM
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I bought the last EC1 Coated heads that my local shop had.
I was told that they were discontinued.
I hope that they return with a great version of these heads.

The EC1 Coated heads have this wonderful, warm, mellow, sustained tone that lingers in my head long after the head was struck.
I love them!
I did find that I had to fuss with the tuning until I understood these heads.
They are not good heads for a novice at tuning drums.

There amazing! a little bit plastic sounding at times, i found them much easier to tune than another head i tried to replace my dead ec'1s with a dead ish emperor and couldnt do it haha ?? they tune nice and low, there warm and still have some nice attack would be nice if the were maybe a mm thiner ?
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:37 AM
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There amazing! a little bit plastic sounding at times, i found them much easier to tune than another head i tried to replace my dead ec'1s with a dead ish emperor and couldnt do it haha ?? they tune nice and low, there warm and still have some nice attack would be nice if the were maybe a mm thiner ?
I agree, Just a slight bit thinner may do the trick for a new EC1 Coated. I believe that you meant to say mil in your post instead of mm but I understood what you meant.
I normally tune tight but I did learn that I liked the EC1's slightly looser. I also set my reso's loser with the EC1's on top.
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:37 AM
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Very refreshing to see you on here,I like it when management takes a hands on approach.I have a couple comments and a question or two.I have used Evans heads before,Gen quality has not been an issue,and I get the impression that along with a good marketing campaign that E is not resting on its laurels,I see improvement of the products and I like that E is always bringing new and different products to the marketplace,so I think that you all will do your best to bring the Pro mark division up to snuff.I recently put some G plus heads on toms of my gigging rock kit and like them,they are 12 ml and seem to hold up well while using 5 b hickory and like sized but heavier pro mark oak 5-b and 808 sticks.Seeing the g plus heads inspired this question about 10 years ago I bought an Evans 22 kick head that I loved,it had a semi translucent tan/slunk head look to it,was textured or texture coated like the g plus,and had the tone ridge,so it was 2 ply at the edge extending out a couple of inches,the beater or outer head part was single ply.I looked on your website for it but could not narrow down the correct model if indeed it is still made.Any ideas if it is still being made?Next topic,I like to play with wood tipped sticks that have a longer thinner taper because they seem to be faster and easier to control,and I use them when practicing and they last a decent amount of time,but when gigging in a classic rock band I tear them up pretty quick so I have been using 5-b sticks that have been thicker at the shoulder and shorter tapered for durability but at the expense of speed and control. Recently some one gave me a pair of wood tip Pro mark 5-B's and I like them a lot,and also bought some oak 808,s,I like the sound,and the shoulder and tips have held up really well,but they are a bit heavy especially by 3rd and 4th set of the evening.I was wondering if there is and oak model that was a little lighter like a hickory 5-A or B,with a longer thinner taper.The problem is that while almost all the retail outlets in atlanta carry pro mark,most only carry three or four base models,a few wood and a few nylon.
I'll get back to you on your drumhead question. Regarding your question on the weight of the sticks - there is a fairly significant range in the weights of any model stick with each production run. You may see a variance in weights of more than 25 grams from the lightest to the heaviest sticks within the batch. That's why we weight sort and then tone sort each stick before pairing. You can visually see a bell curve among the sorting bins. Usually, you will find these variances within the stick display at your store.

Regarding the tapers, you will see a host of new tapers from Pro-Mark in the next several months. Rick
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Old 08-15-2011, 03:39 AM
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As i already stated by the posts of Evansspecialist Ben Smith (or Mike or Jim):

I explicit support the cause and the way you step in to show your position.

We clearly see, where it comes from and it helps a lot to bring clarity to some long pending questions - and all coming from the Pres himself - what can we ask for more?

GREAT - and yes, this is the real stuff, not spam!!!

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:26 AM
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I agree, Just a slight bit thinner may do the trick for a new EC1 Coated. I believe that you meant to say mil in your post instead of mm but I understood what you meant.
I normally tune tight but I did learn that I liked the EC1's slightly looser. I also set my reso's loser with the EC1's on top.
my bad, mil haha it could be i love the coateds i tune them till the wrinkles are out with g1's for reso but seeing as the ec1's are discontinued i don't know what to get next I need something fat,deep,warm with a still solid attack
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:04 AM
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So I just now noticed that the head that was shipped to me also included a free magnetic drum key! This thing is awesome, but sadly the lugs on my Rockstars are just too small for it. It works wonders on my snare and Pedal adjustments though! So, for like the eighth time, thanks again Rick!
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:41 PM
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So I just now noticed that the head that was shipped to me also included a free magnetic drum key! This thing is awesome, but sadly the lugs on my Rockstars are just too small for it. It works wonders on my snare and Pedal adjustments though! So, for like the eighth time, thanks again Rick!
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Don't mean to be a pest but, you never answered my questions.
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Don't mean to be a pest but, you never answered my questions.
Actually he did about 8 posts up.
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Old 08-22-2011, 06:05 AM
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Oops, sorry. BTW, the original Zickos heads have epoxy hoops, FYI.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:48 AM
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I agree with you've gotta go with what works for you. Regal Tip and Vic Firth make great products.
+1 for not bashing other companies, and actually supporting them. That's something you don't tend to see every day.

I also wanted to say, I really like the clear/ hazy coating you guys use, brings new aesthetic life to drum heads. The white coated, blue hydraulic, and clear.. er well clear heads was really starting to get old. Way to keep things fresh over at Evans. Are you guys planning on making all your coated heads with this coating? I ask because i also have noticed it lasts alot longer.

In regards to pro mark, The tenor line im captain for this year uses the Jeff Ausdemore snare sticks and they sound amazing on tenors and snare. I love the feel of them, and as far as drum set sticks go, I have alot to say.


First things first, I love the Billy Ward wood tips, but I think you guys should consider making pairs of them with the bulb on one stick and not the other, for those of us who play traditional. I find the bulb gets in my way when i try to play traditional. Just a suggestion but I know it would take a lot more work as far as getting matched pairs. On another hand before i found the billy wards, I played with the Joey Jordison Signatures, i don't much like his style of drumming but i love the smaller diameter and heavier weight/ front heavy feel of his sticks. Never really have had a problem with the quality of them.

Sorry for such a long post but I must agree with everyone else here, you are really a brave guy for coming out into the public where you can get such mixed emotions and taking on the public yourself. But it does show your really dedicated to making your company better. Im sticking with evans and promark for sure now.
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Old 08-23-2011, 04:13 AM
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Rick, here's a question for you..

First off, wouldn't you agree that it's a fact that some heads, brand new, are just duds? I just got my first one recently, from GC. I failed to do the tap test. My black beauty drum just would not cooperate. Finally I put the old head back on (same type) and voila, there's my drum. I tap tested the dud head when I took it off. It was a G2 that sounded like it had a 3rd layer of film. I tap tested the old head before I put it back on and it sounded like it was supposed to.
So, what is going on with the duds? Can you explain why this happens?
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:29 AM
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Oops, sorry. BTW, the original Zickos heads have epoxy hoops, FYI.
then they are definitely from Evans before D'Addario acquired them which was 1995. Rick
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:37 AM
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Rick, here's a question for you..

First off, wouldn't you agree that it's a fact that some heads, brand new, are just duds? I just got my first one recently, from GC. I failed to do the tap test. My black beauty drum just would not cooperate. Finally I put the old head back on (same type) and voila, there's my drum. I tap tested the dud head when I took it off. It was a G2 that sounded like it had a 3rd layer of film. I tap tested the old head before I put it back on and it sounded like it was supposed to.
So, what is going on with the duds? Can you explain why this happens?
Did you happen to notice if the head had a slight ripple in the bottom ply of film? When we make two ply heads like the G2 or EC2, we make sure the orientation or direction of the film is going the same direction. The direction is determined when the film is produced. I can go into that in another post. Anyway, another thing we do is remove the static electricity before the two plies are joined together. I believe that one of two things occured to that head, air was trapped between the plies or static electricity built up in the head. Either condition will produce a head that gives you the thud you describe. It is also possible to bring the majority of those heads to life by working the collar of the head. I'll see if I can find some dead heads and demonstrate on a video. Rick
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:49 PM
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Absolutely love Evans, I use G2 batters and Black Resonant's on my Recording Customs and they've never sounded better!

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Old 08-26-2011, 11:04 PM
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Hi Rick,

I commend you on wanting to get involved with the community and hear first hand what people have to say.

So to my question/comment.

I'm a fairly new drummer (at the tender age of 36 hahaha), been playing for about 8 months but only started getting serious since March. I learned early on that drum head choice is personal preference so I've gone through a few heads to find the sound that I like. I've tried Evans G2's over G1's, Onyx heads, Remo Pinstripes, emperor coated over ambassadors and most recently EC2 SST's.

I must say I really like the sound of the EC2 Heads however my 10" Tom and 14" Tom both have dents on them. I'm not a super heavy hitter and my sticks are Vater Hickory fusion sticks with the rounded tip. My toms have a very slight tilt to them as well. Could be technique of course by coming over the top but all my other heads don't have dents in them...not even one. They dented the very first day I got them and I've only had them for a few weeks. 3 on the 14" and 2 on the 10"

Have there been any complaints about the quality of the EC2 SST? It's not a huge deal really, the heads still sound great especially the 14", but I'm a little concerned about the quality of these heads and If i'd buy them again.

Again, really appreciate and respect the fact that you are taking your own time to answer our questions.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:22 PM
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Threw some new G2s on my Saturns. Sound great as always.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:45 AM
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I just wanted to chime in and say I've been using Evans heads since 1964 when I switched over from calf skins on my Slingerland little 4 piece jazz set.

I am using EC2 batters and reso's on my two Sonor sets. A set of Sonorlite's and a set of Sonor Signatures plus a set I made with Keller rock maple shells about 15 years ago. Been through a lot of Evans heads over the years and still us the Hydro's on the bass drums and still love them. As I remember only one Evans head ever broke on me and it was a 16" floor tom tuned real floppy low and hit real hard a lot.

I started using Pro Mark sticks in 1973 or 1974. Herb used to ship me 808's (Billy Cobham's at the time) and 707's ( Ed Shaughnessy's). Herb would ship me a brick of each whenever I needed them anywhere in the world. He even gave me artists pricing. Great sticks from a great guy. Real hard to break those sticks and the tips last forever. I only use wood tips. I still have three or four pairs of each from an order of two bricks each in I think it was 1979 or 1980. I don't go through too many stick. I don't break the shoulders and like I said the tip's almost never chip.

I won't say I have never tried other brands of sticks and heads, 'cause of course I have. Most if not all of them. That said, I always come back to Pro Mark and Evans. Loved the hydros on everything in the mid to late 70's. Got killa snare sounds in the studio with hydro and a Buddy Rich COB snare and a Superphonic 400. I wish I still had those drums along with my Gene Krupa snare and my 6.5 Dyna sonic COB.
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Hey just posting in to say I got my Evans white coated resonant bass drum head yesterday. I got to play it with an EMAD single ply coated batter head, and i very small pillow in the drum. The drum sounds huge and looks great. My very most minor complaint was that the Evans logo was at the top of the head instead of the bottom. I liked the way it looked on the bottom of my EMAD Resonant head. I plan on getting a clear EMAD 2 and using the thicker ring so I can take the pillow out. Also going back to clear G2's over EC resonant heads. Might just go with the Power Center reverse dot again. Thanks again EvansPrez!





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Hey just posting in to say I got my Evans white coated resonant bass drum head yesterday. I got to play it with an EMAD single ply coated batter head, and i very small pillow in the drum. The drum sounds huge and looks great. My very most minor complaint was that the Evans logo was at the top of the head instead of the bottom. I liked the way it looked on the bottom of my EMAD Resonant head. I plan on getting a clear EMAD 2 and using the thicker ring so I can take the pillow out. Also going back to clear G2's over EC resonant heads. Might just go with the Power Center reverse dot again. Thanks again EvansPrez!





Hi, Sorry, that I haven't been on the forum for a number of days. I am traveling for a couple of weeks to the U.K., Germany, Hong Kong, China and Australia. Thanks for the photos and your are very welcome. Glad it is working out and yes, in the future we will put the logo on the bottom. Rick
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Currently using Clear EC2's over stock resonants, a little too wary to venture out and buy different resonant heads to try, any experience anyone?

Been using Evans for a number of years, very reliable and consistent heads, much impressed by the work you do Rick!
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Is Evans ever going to make a "Smooth White" G1 and G2 heads?
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It is also possible to bring the majority of those heads to life by working the collar of the head. I'll see if I can find some dead heads and demonstrate on a video. Rick
1+ I appreciate a video. Sounds interesting.

I put most drum heads submerged in hot water in the bath tub. Seems to make them sound better and tune better. Is this recommended?
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Hey Rick, I had a question about the evans torque drum key I just received.

Is there supposed to be no tension from settings 0-4? The handle part goes freely back and forth at these settings. Is this how it's supposed to be or is something wrong with mine?
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Hey Rick, I had a question about the evans torque drum key I just received.

Is there supposed to be no tension from settings 0-4? The handle part goes freely back and forth at these settings. Is this how it's supposed to be or is something wrong with mine?
Hi man, I can answer this for you. I own that same key. There's nothing wrong with yours, these keys have almost no tension from 1 to 8 or something. The thing is that you don't only have from 0 to 10 to go, actually you have something like from 0 to 30 (after you get to ten, keep turning it). ;)

For instance, I tune my toms at around "2" on the second turn and snare around 4.

BTW, keep in mind that the torque is just to get faster to a ballpark.. then you have to fine tune by ear.

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Hi man, I can answer this for you. I own that same key. There's nothing wrong with yours, these keys have almost no tension from 1 to 8 or something. The thing is that you don't only have from 0 to 10 to go, actually you have something like from 0 to 30 (after you get to ten, keep turning it). ;)

For instance, I tune my toms at around "2" on the second turn and snare around 4.

BTW, keep in mind that the torque is just to get faster to a ballpark.. then you have to fine tune by ear.

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I knew it went multiple times around, just wasn't sure of the first few. Thanks for the confirmation!
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Hi man, I can answer this for you. I own that same key. There's nothing wrong with yours, these keys have almost no tension from 1 to 8 or something. The thing is that you don't only have from 0 to 10 to go, actually you have something like from 0 to 30 (after you get to ten, keep turning it). ;)

For instance, I tune my toms at around "2" on the second turn and snare around 4.

BTW, keep in mind that the torque is just to get faster to a ballpark.. then you have to fine tune by ear.

Cheers!
Good feedback and correct. Another thing to remember about torque keys is if you need to make sure your tuning rods and lug casings are free from dirt as that will give you false reading. Rick
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Getting the material to test now. I hope to have an answer for you soon. Rick
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1+ I appreciate a video. Sounds interesting.

I put most drum heads submerged in hot water in the bath tub. Seems to make them sound better and tune better. Is this recommended?
Frankly, I never tried it but will. With all those heads in the tub, I'm going to have find a spot for the rubber ducky..... Rick
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Currently using Clear EC2's over stock resonants, a little too wary to venture out and buy different resonant heads to try, any experience anyone?

Been using Evans for a number of years, very reliable and consistent heads, much impressed by the work you do Rick!
I'm not sure what your stock resonant heads are but I tend to go back & forth between a 10mil clear or a 7.5 mil head dependent upon the music I'm performing and the room I will be playing. On my DW bebop kit I have coated G1's top and bottom. I like the rounded sound the coating brings on that kit.

To save money I would bring in one tom to a retailer and see if you can try out different heads in the store on the resonant side. You're not going to hit the resonant side so there should be any marks on the head. You may want bring some cotton gloves to keep the oils from skin marking the heads. Rick
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First I would like to say that I have always been ea big fan of Evans drum heads because I feel that they are very consistent and they sound great. But I do have one issue.... I am a drum line instructor and I recently bought evans mx frost drum heads for the tenors and even though they sounded great after a few weeks the "frosting" started wearing off. What disappoints me the most about this is that it is changing the way the head sounds. I just thought I would bring this to your attention because that is definitely rough on a high school band program that cant afford new heads all of the time. Even though I have to wait until next year to get new tenor heads I did want to say that your new system blue heads look pretty sweet.
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