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Old 11-23-2012, 08:17 PM
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Default Evans Strata 1000

I have almost completed buying the entire Evans line of heads. Yesterday I ordered 12, 14 and 16 inch Strata 1000 heads to give them a try. they are supposed to be a mellow, almost calf sounding head. Of course I will let you know.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:04 PM
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Default Re: Evans Strata 1000

I've been digging mine on both my fiberglass concert toms, and Legacy drums. I don't know if calf is quite the right vibe, even though Evans described them that way. But they're a nice blend of clear & coated, and are my head of choice when I want a round, musical sound (as opposed to a punchy sound.)

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Old 11-23-2012, 09:52 PM
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Default Re: Evans Strata 1000

Thanks for your response. I have tried a lot of Evans heads and thought these sounded good only by their description. The Remo Fiberskin sound a wee bit tinny.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:57 PM
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I've used them in the past and I like them overall. Like Bermuda said I don't think they quite reach the faux calfskin sound but they have a nice midrange quality I like, especially when used as a bottom head to warm up the tone of a colder top head like an EC2.

My only issue with them is the coating doesn't seem to adhere to the film well. Every one I've used had problems with the coating peeling off. One brand new head was literally stuck to the box and had to be torn free from the cardboard, but all of them had issues being sticky to other things more than the film itself.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:11 AM
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This is a great head for what I like to play. I am not a set drummer, and like to play traditional rudimmental solos. I find that these are great when paired with the Genera 200 on the snare side. Very sensitive and pleasant combination. That is also the standard combination that Black Swamp snares ship with.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: Evans Strata 1000

I'll be curious to hear what you think. I'm actually trying them on my jazz kit right now. The coating was developed to simulate the warmth of tone and a general color similar to calf but it's definitely not meant to be a full-on synthetic calf head.

Looking forward to hearing your feedback!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:53 PM
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I think jazz would be an ideal genre for the Strata heads, on the apporopriate shells of course. For example, I wouldn't put them on power toms, or thick '80s shells. The right edge will let them sing, and they do that very well.

This head is a well kept secret, it could easily be marketed across other applications, not just in the "concert" category.

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:57 PM
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Interesting :) Does anyone have experience of these heads vs. Aquarian's Modern Vintage heads?
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:31 PM
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Interesting :) Does anyone have experience of these heads vs. Aquarian's Modern Vintage heads?
I do. They're brighter and more open than Modern Vintage, but more mid-rangy than a standard coated G1. They also feel thinner than a MV because the coating is quite thin and translucent.
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Default Re: Evans Strata 1000

Well after about a week of playing them I'm not disappointed but not quite breath taking sound either. After trying G2 coated, G14 clear, Fiberskyn(remo), EC2 SST's and now Strata 1000's I am going back to the coated G2's over clear G1's when the time comes. Havin tried all of these they sound the beast on my Gretsch Renowns. I gave each about six months worth of listening. I will continue to tweek the strata and see what happens. I just think it's wonderful to have so many choices
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:40 PM
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Grunt, can you comment on the G14 vs G2s? Same total thickness, just 1 vs 2 ply.
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Default Re: Evans Strata 1000

I can - the G14 sings much better than the G2, and has better attack. It's not as inherently punchy as the G2, but that's a simple matter of damping and EQ. Actually, when hit hard enough, the G14 is plenty punchy. :)

I've switched from G2 to G14 on my Keystone touring kit, and to G+ (12mil 1-ply) on my in-town Keystone kits.

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:19 PM
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Thanks, Bermuda!...............
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: Evans Strata 1000

The only issue I found with the G14 was the thickness seemed to hamper the head from wrapping properly around the bearing edge. Even when tuned to where I want them they seem to not sit on the bearing edge well. But it could be an optical illusion. I really have no problem with the sound, but after testing all of Evans heads, on my set the coated G2 sounds the best.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: Evans Strata 1000

Correct me if I'm wrong, but these should be equivalent to Remo's Renaissance Ambassadors. It looks like the same build, they are advertised the same, and they are both popular timpani heads.
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Default Re: Evans Strata 1000

They're similar but not exactly the same. Strata has a coating whereas Renaissance is a textured film.
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