Evans ST Dry Snare Head

graysonator

Well-known member
I’m in the process of changing my old Aquarian heads out and I wanted to try out some Evans heads. I already have a G14 for my 13” bubinga snare drum and it sounds so thick and rich and I love it so much! I have an ST dry on the way for my 14” cocobolo snare and I’m excited to try it out. Have any of you guys used this head before and if so what do you like about it?
 

Tamaefx

Silver Member
I dont know if it will help, I bought once an Evans HD dry and promised myself not to ever ever buy that kind of vented snare head Once again. It completely killed the personality of the snare, and the buzz roll sounded weird. It may be interesting for a side effect snare: tuned low, but too caricatural for a main snare.
I like my drums to sing, that kind of head make them sound really different than a equipped with a standard head.
 

graysonator

Well-known member
I dont know if it will help, I bought once an Evans HD dry and promised myself not to ever ever buy that kind of vented snare head Once again. It completely killed the personality of the snare, and the buzz roll sounded weird. It may be interesting for a side effect snare: tuned low, but too caricatural for a main snare.
I like my drums to sing, that kind of head make them sound really different than a equipped with a standard head.
The hd dry has a control ring on the underside while the st dry just has the vents and no control ring
 

Frosticles

Silver Member
Been a fan of the Genera & the Genera Dry for a while now. Tried everything over the years but these are now my go-to depending if its wood or metal.
 

bermuda

Drummerworld Pro Drummer - Administrator
Staff member
It does tame the overtones.
Absolutely! I have it on a couple of snares that would howl with my go-to ST head. Not really resonance, just a long note for some reason. I couldn't seem to out enough padding on the snare to stop it. The ST Dry head cured it!

Of course it can be used as a batter on any snare, but it is a dry head!

Bermuda
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
I use HD Dry on a couple of my snares - brass and oak.
The ringing and overtones were pretty ridiculous before.
They still ring a bit, but they sound more in the normal range now.
 

graysonator

Well-known member
So the head finally came today! I put it on the snare and tuned it to a medium low setting. It has a nice amount of dryness while still retaining a nice pleasant ring. gonna go for some UV2's on toms next!
 

graysonator

Well-known member
Ok... So I did some experimenting with the ST Dry and I put a reverse dot underneath it! It sounds incredible! Made it sound 10000x better!!!
 

graysonator

Well-known member
No, I peeled off the dot from my old head and I put it on the underside of the ST Dry. Now the ST dry head has a reverse dot on it.
 

graysonator

Well-known member
I mean the dot doesn't really make it dry, I wanted a bit more of a fatter dry sound, so that is why I came up with the combination!
 

Hollywood Jim

Platinum Member
I mean the dot doesn't really make it dry, I wanted a bit more of a fatter dry sound, so that is why I came up with the combination!
YES ! Fat and dry. Good idea.
They ought to sell a reverse dot that you can peal and stick to the bottom of a drum head. I did a search and found a dot that sticks to the top of the head. Sweetwater

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