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Old 08-28-2011, 11:57 PM
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Default What heads you suggest? Evans.

Hey guys, ive got a Tama Super Star Hyperdrive kit... Shallower toms compared to traditional ones with die-cast hoops. I play metal.. and i love a low dark sounding tom sound. Currently i am used G2 coated on all my tom heads and a EMAD clear on my bass

Im on their website and from what i can tell.. by their chart. Onyx 2-Ply or EC2 with sound shaping technology for Toms.

EMAD Onyx for bass and a Genera for the snare.

Does anyone have experince with these heads and will these be worth trying out for the sound im looking for ?

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Old 08-29-2011, 01:35 AM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

I use the EC2 over EC Resonants on my toms (on my Pearl Kit). I love the way they sound. The bottom head matters just about as much as the top head.

On my small Gretsch kit I have G2 clear over G1 clear on the toms. They sound good too. Good luck getting the sound you want.
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

You're right on track with those heads given the style of music you're playing. I would recommend checking out the Genera HD for the snare though, since you'll likely be hitting it pretty hard (and would probably appreciate the attack of a two-ply head on your snare).

The Onyx heads will be a bit more durable than the EC2's (due to the 7.5mil plies vs. 7mil) and will resonate a bit more freely. If you want overtone control built into the head, definitely check out the EC2's.

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Old 08-29-2011, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

Yeah, i guess your right with the Genera HD... i havent popped my G1 coated yet :P im a fairly hard hitter :). I guess ill go with the Onyx as your saying. bigger ply fitting for my music.. and the built in dampening. i can always pop moongel on the heads if the onyx have a little over tone on them :)

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:19 PM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

Healdo....I own a tama superstar hyperdrive that i use for my band at out practice space and I recently was using Evans EC2's coated on batter and G1's for resos but I was happy with their sound volume when I was playing by myself, once I was playing with the band I had a hard time hearing my toms. I decided to swap out the batter heads for Aquarian Super 2 clears and I noticed a difference as well as the other guys in the band.

The Aquarian Super 2's are equivalent to Evans G plus or Remo AmbassadorX. If you are using this kit with a band I would go with one of the heads i suggested or even thinner like Evans G1's, Remo Ambassadors, or Aquarian Classic Clears. If your kit is being used just to jam by yourself then go with the onyx since it sounds like that's what may give you the sound you're after.

Anyway...I'd actually be curious to hear my hyperdrive toms with those onyx heads on them but since this kit is used for band practice and live playing I need all the tone I can get, next head swap I'm just going to single 10 ply clear heads.


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Old 08-30-2011, 08:52 AM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

Yeah man, its mainly just for myself practicing and jamming a little. If i come to that bridge and most likely when i play live ill at look a more brighter head :) Im funny when it comes to my drums haha.



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Old 08-30-2011, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

I've used the onyx heads and I like them for some situations. They are darker than regular coated heads and when tuned low they tend to have a dead thuddy sound, which I like for rock and metal. The attack on them is very good. Personally I find they are really good on bigger size toms. On my 10" they sounded ok.

I switched to the EC2 SST a few weeks ago and really like the heads, they are much warmer but these heads are versatile. I tried them tuned high and low and both sounded great. The only thing I didn't like was that the heads dented on the first day. Could've been a number of things and I'm not a heavy hitter, but people tell me it's the vater fusion sticks I use that are rounded. Even still, I've never dented other heads before so I'm weary about the quality and durability of these heads.

Like PeteN, I put some Aquarian heads on order. Super 2's and Performance II with classic clears on the bottom. I should get them in a couple weeks so I'll let you know how it goes.

I'm very particular with sound and even though I've only been playing for 8 months I'm already trying to figure out what sound suits me and my music best. I still haven't found it.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

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Yeah man, its mainly just for myself practicing and jamming a little. If i come to that bridge and most likely when i play live ill at look a more brighter head :) Im funny when it comes to my drums haha.



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ok kewl, that's what I thought! When you put those onyx heads on let us know your thoughts, take care!
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

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The Aquarian Super 2's are equivalent to Evans G plus or Remo AmbassadorX.
close. super2's are 2ply, one ply of 7mil, 2nd ply 5mil, which does equivilate to the 12mil of a gplus or ambassadorX, but i believe those are both 1 ply. :)
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:13 AM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

Hi, I replaced my drum heads not so long ago on my budget crappy stagg kit, but it's sounding so much better now with my new heads. I bought some Pinstripe twin ply Remo heads, and if you wanna play metal/rock drums they are brilliant. Also I got some O-Rings for them to dampen them slightly, but that's only if you really play on the toms alot and do alot of fills
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:02 AM
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Default Re: What heads you suggest? Evans.

I use EC2 SST's over EC resonants also and they sound great. I have had them on for quite some time and have had no durability issues.
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