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Old 09-03-2012, 05:31 AM
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Default EC2 vs. G2

Yes, I know. There are probably a TON of threads out there on this topic. But I'm very picky and stuff so I need some more info. Right now I have coated EC2s over clear Ambassadors on my toms, and my hi-tom sounds lovely, but my floor tom, if I tune it to where I almost like it, it makes this really annoying, almost waffly sound, and I can never seem to get it just right.

So, do you guys think I should change batter or reso?

If batter- Clear EC2s or G2s for that awesome floor tom thumpiness.

If reso- (I already know what i'm gonna get :P- Clear G1)

Thank you in advance for all your help.

PS. I mostly play rock.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: EC2 vs. G2

There's your problem right there, Remo and Evans are not getting along together, lol. It sounds to me that it's a tensioning problem. Which head on your floor tom is higher pitched? What ever one it is, tune the opposite head a bit tighter. It could just be sounding a bit flappy from very low tuning. Are both heads in-tune with themselves. I personally have had many problems with dead Evans G2 clear and G2 coated heads in the last couple of months, so if it was me, I would work with the EC2s. In this case, it's probably just a tuning issue.

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Old 09-03-2012, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: EC2 vs. G2

Yes, it seems as though one of the heads is too loose. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:42 PM
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Default Re: EC2 vs. G2

i'm about to experience one or the other..cause I went to the music store to order in a pack of drum heads(12'' 13'' 16'') either G2's or EC2's...so what ever one they get
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:19 AM
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Default Re: EC2 vs. G2

I concur that both should be fine - and that it is probably down to tuning. Some drummers use 1 ply for rock and they sound just fine.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:55 AM
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Default Re: EC2 vs. G2

I had an 18" floor tom once. It had a clear G2 on it and it THUNDERED. I thought a band of horses was coming.

Well, not really. But I did like the sound. EC2's on floor toms sound like THOOOoooom. G2's ime sounds more like DOOOOOooooooM
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: EC2 vs. G2

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I concur that both should be fine - and that it is probably down to tuning. Some drummers use 1 ply for rock and they sound just fine.
I use single ply coated G1 for metal and I absolutely love the sound.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: EC2 vs. G2

I have gone in circles on this one:

G1 Coated - very warm and able to get deep but not as deep as G2

G2 Coated - more warmth but able to get an insane deep sound
G2 Clear - more attack and also deep sound; more bright than the coated

I have a set of EC2's I am going to try. Keep in mind I also have a birch and maple kit so I kinda steer head selection based on what sounds best for the shell material and also the gigs I play.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:15 AM
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Default Re: EC2 vs. G2

With a coated ec2 you should have a very deep and controlled clean Floor tom tone.

sounds like a tuning issue to me, tighten that sucker up a tiny bit.

Try reso and batter tuned the same - try reso higher than batter and try reso lower then batter

one of these combinations is going to unlock the huge low end potential of that head combo.

EC2's are deep and have a ton of low end but you have to tune them up past the rumbly stage.
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