Anybody play Evans G14?

jwildman

Senior Member
I'm working on getting new heads for my DW Maple set. I want to go with coated heads because my clear G2's are sounding too plasticy and I want the warmth. Does anybody have any sound samples of the G14 Coated? Or can somebody tell me what they sound like?
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
I am playing the G14 clear but not the coated and love them. I was afraid the coated may dampen too much.
 

EvansSpecialist

Silver Member
The coated G14's are still quite open-sounding, though with a slightly "warmer" sound due to the presence of the coating. In general, the G14's have a bit more low-end response and can be tuned lower than any of our other single-ply heads. Cheers!
 
i haven't had a chance to try the tom heads yet, but i've got the snare head on my 6 1/2x14 gretsch mahogany snare and i luuuurv it. it's got a slightly more subdued sound compared to a g1, but it's much louder and more sensitive. same results on toms? i wouldn't know.
 

mcbike

Silver Member
I just bought some for my kit, about to try them. Right now I have g2 coated's.

I have been a huge fan of the evans GPLUS which I think is a 12 mil thick head, the g14 is 14mils. I'll try to report back after tonight.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Don't like them. They are too thick and wonky sounding to my ear. Even the 12 mil head sounds too thick to me. I like a responsive feeling and sounding drum and the thicker heads lose responsiveness IMO. 7.5 mil heads sound too thin and die off too soon, 10 mil heads have just the right balance of low end and crisp attack and sustain. Would like to hear a 10.5 or 11 mil head.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
Tried the G14 clears on my Ludwig Keystone (oak) 13 & 16" toms tonight, and I like them! I think it's important to note that these heads need to played with a medium or larger stick, at least a 5B, to pull the most sound out of them. That is, they're not jazz heads. Don't try to play them with 7As! I'm thinking for moderate volume gigs, the G-Plus (aka G12) will probably work better for me.

That said, I think the G14s will be great on my touring kit (also Keystones) where I can really lay into them. The tone is pure with a surprisingly long decay for a 'thick' head. I've currently got G+ on my touring toms, and really dig them, but the G14 should give me even more oomph.

Bermuda
 
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cdrums21

Gold Member
I'm trying a G14 coated as my snare head here in a few days. I currently use a coated G2 on my 6.5x14 JN maple snare and I really like it, just seeing if the G14 will give me a little more presence and bite with the durability of the G2. I play 2B wood tip sticks, so I should get the balls out of it. We'll see, I'll give a report after I play it.
 

timmdrum

Silver Member
Hi, umm... EvansSpecialist- I have the typical fusion tom sizes, 10/12/14. I get that the thicker tom heads give a little better low-end tone than thinner single-ply heads (supposedly- haven't tried them myself, yet), but I wonder if that trait would sorta... work against itself, so to speak, with smaller toms, being that the general pitch/tone of those isn't really supposed to be all that low...? I'm thinking they'd sound great on 14" & larger toms, maybe ok on 12/13, not so hot on 8/10...?

I suppose, since I'm gonna try 'em anyway, that I could get them 1 at a time, starting with my 14" FT, & if I like it, try the 12, then the 10, keeping my current G+ heads handy to put back onto each drum that I may not dig the G14 on. I already kinda don't dig the G+ on the 10", but maybe the problem is with that particular one. I realize each instance of the same item isn't *exactly* identical. I won't judge it from the one & only G+ I've had on it- just the same as I won't write off a restaurant from just one so-so dish...
 

EvansSpecialist

Silver Member
Hi, umm... EvansSpecialist- I have the typical fusion tom sizes, 10/12/14. I get that the thicker tom heads give a little better low-end tone than thinner single-ply heads (supposedly- haven't tried them myself, yet), but I wonder if that trait would sorta... work against itself, so to speak, with smaller toms, being that the general pitch/tone of those isn't really supposed to be all that low...? I'm thinking they'd sound great on 14" & larger toms, maybe ok on 12/13, not so hot on 8/10...?

I suppose, since I'm gonna try 'em anyway, that I could get them 1 at a time, starting with my 14" FT, & if I like it, try the 12, then the 10, keeping my current G+ heads handy to put back onto each drum that I may not dig the G14 on. I already kinda don't dig the G+ on the 10", but maybe the problem is with that particular one. I realize each instance of the same item isn't *exactly* identical. I won't judge it from the one & only G+ I've had on it- just the same as I won't write off a restaurant from just one so-so dish...
Hi Timmdrum,

You are correct, the G14 carries a bit more low end. I've been happy with them on my 10" and 12" toms, though as of the beginning of July, I started using the G1 on my 10", G Plus (aka G12) on my 12", and G14 on my 16" tom. The result has been phenominal. It's a perfectly balanced set. Here's some more information (that's actually my kit in the photos) http://evansdrumheads.com/EvansBlog.Page?ActiveID=3605

Cheers!
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Timmdrum,

You are correct, the G14 carries a bit more low end. I've been happy with them on my 10" and 12" toms, though as of the beginning of July, I started using the G1 on my 10", G Plus (aka G12) on my 12", and G14 on my 16" tom. The result has been phenominal. It's a perfectly balanced set. Here's some more information (that's actually my kit in the photos) http://evansdrumheads.com/EvansBlog.Page?ActiveID=3605

Cheers!
That graduated approach is very interesting, & not something we've tried. We'll order some up & see how they play.
 
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nhzoso

Guest
That graduated approach is very interesting, & not something we've tried. We'll order some up & see how they play.
Hey KIS, Did you end up trying this? How did it go? Thinking of trying a g+ on my 12" and 13" and a g14 on the 16" (saturn)

Anyone else ever try the gradual approach?
 

PDL

Senior Member
Evans power reverse centre coated. You get the durability of a thick centre but keep the sustain and over tones of a thin head.
 
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