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Old 11-15-2011, 12:46 AM
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I put a hole through my Evans Emad2 so I'm looking to replace it with a 2ply head, preferably one that won't be penetrated so easily.

any suggestions
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:40 AM
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I put a hole through my Evans Emad2 so I'm looking to replace it with a 2ply head, preferably one that won't be penetrated so easily.

any suggestions
Ummm, the EMAD2 is a 2-ply head and it's pretty durable (6mil + 10 mil layers). Did you have a "patch" on it where the beater(s) strike the head?
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Old 11-15-2011, 01:45 AM
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Default Re: hole in my bass batter : (

you can try an aquarian superkick 10.. its 2ply of 10mil, but yeah breaking an emad2 isn't healthy... if you didn't have a patch i'd use one of those, also don't push your foot through it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:44 AM
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Default Re: hole in my bass batter : (

Flam patch and technique. Play to the head not through the head.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:49 AM
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Default Re: hole in my bass batter : (

Max, how long did the head last? What type of beater are you using? Do you consider yourself a pretty hard hitter?

If you could post a photo of how the head broke, that'll give me a better idea of what the issue was. As always, a patch will help prolong the life of the head, but the EMAD2 can take a decent beating regardless. That being said, all batter heads will break given enough playing.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: hole in my bass batter : (

I used to be a heavy hitter, was always breaking heads and sticks, till I found that I was only hitting that hard to get the sound I wanted out of 2 ply heads, after switching to singly ply I found I was now getting the tone I was looking for at a lower volume and not only did I stop breaking heads and sticks it allowed my playing to become more dynamic.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:40 PM
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Default Re: hole in my bass batter : (

I'm rolling an eMad2 with an aquarian kick pad (Kevlar one) and I find I'll wear through the pad in about 6 months. Having said that, I'm playing 6 nights a week and I'll wear the felt off of an iron cobra beater in 5 months.....

Sadly, anything you repeatedly strike will eventually wear out. When I get the chance, I'll replace a batter kick every 3-4 months. Toms every 6 weeks and a snare every 2-3. It's expensive, but it keeps everything sounding consistently good.
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