I have some version of a bottom dot on all my snares. I have never had an issue. Back in the day, I used clear CS with top dots. Those would eventually bubble but it took a very long time.
I appreciate the offer EvansSpecialist, it's very generous, but it's been around two years since my Emad experience. I really loved the sound from them but the plastic retaining rings cracked every time causing a buzzing sound. I bought three in less than a year. I was disappointed mostly because they sounded great and I really wanted them to work for me.Hit me up with the details on your experience with the EMAD. I'd love to help and figure out what the issue was. I'd be happy to send a replacement.
I'm actually very concerned about this as we've yet to have a single instance with a defective head that was manufactured since the change. It's entirely possible that, though you ordered the heads recently, they were manufactured prior to the date of engineering change. I'm very serious about wanting to provide a replacement and requesting the date code from the side of any failed product you may have. Please send me a PM or an email at ben.smith (at) daddario.com if you're interested. Thanks!I appreciate the offer EvansSpecialist, it's very generous, but it's been around two years since my Emad experience. I really loved the sound from them but the plastic retaining rings cracked every time causing a buzzing sound. I bought three in less than a year. I was disappointed mostly because they sounded great and I really wanted them to work for me.
The reason I heard for the move to Mexico was the reason why a lot of US companies move their manufacturing to the far East or South America - cost of labor.I've heard of this dot problem on Evan's heads before, so it can happen. Maybe a bad batch of adhesive, or adverse weather conditions f'ing them up in storage. I think a lot of Remo's problems have been a result of tougher environmental regulation forcing them to adopt changes that aren't as durable. This is likely why Aquarian moved their manufacturing to Mexico.
Glad to hear that you're enjoying the heads! The slots do help with stress-relief. Still, if anyone ever experiences any sort of issue, I'll happily take care of it. Email is always the best way to get in touch with me but I'll always be present here in the forum.I felt bad turning down Roy's offer of replacement, but I'm glad it forced me to check out Evans again.
For the record - I've used TONS of the Power Center and Power Center Reverse Dot heads since switching to Evans, and have never had an issue with the dot coming off the head, no matter how long I've been playing it. I think it may be partially due to the stress-relief slots on the design of the dot?
Let me know if you're interested in checking out some other options.I just had issues this week with the black dot on the underside coming off while playing. It was starting to peel within 5 minutes and was halfway off in 30 minutes. Remo has a replacement on the way to me.
My other snare has had one of these on it for 6 months or more and has been through gigs, rehearsals, and recording. Never had a problem with the dot.
Again, it's inconsistency with Remo. The coating on some heads comes off almost immediately, while it stays there for along time on others. Same with the dot. I don't get it.
I think they're changing stuff up, because how else could this be so inconsistent?
If you ever experience something like that, I'm definitely interested in finding out more about the issue and sending you a replacement. Do you still have the head? Feel free to send a message to me with the details and I'll send you a replacement.I have always used evans emad bass heads and always bought them musicians friend. only had the last head I bought have the plastic ring come unglued from the head in spots and it was after about 3 months of playing, the 3 previous emad heads before that never came loose or unglued from the head and I played on them for a year each.
Hey! Thanks for replying. Remo did send me two replacement snare heads, which was nice. I really do love the tone of those heads, but I've experimented with Evans a few times and just made the full jump to Evans on one of my kits.Let me know if you're interested in checking out some other options.
Glad to hear that you've been checking out the Evans heads and enjoying them! That's quite the story about your great aunt- definitely a small world.Hey! Thanks for replying. Remo did send me two replacement snare heads, which was nice. I really do love the tone of those heads, but I've experimented with Evans a few times and just made the full jump to Evans on one of my kits.
Just bought the frosted versions of the EQ3 bass batter and EC SST tom batters and a coated version of the G1 for my snare. Put these on my Yamaha Live Custom kit and they rock!!!
Also... I've never said this before on here, because it's not a huge deal. But my Grandma's sister (my great aunt) married Bob Beals before he started Evans and grew that company with him. So... I was related through marriage, but only met him once and it was long before I started playing drums. We had alot of round stickers around the house that said "evans drum heads - dodge city kansas" on them.
What a bummer! Wish I was deep into drums back when I met him!!
Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of the head, you're mailing address, and size of the head, and I'll send you an Evans head to check out.I have had exactly the same problem with the reverse dot coming apart from the head with two different remo heads. Musiciansfriend replaced it once, and it happened again. For the record, I am not a hard hitter.
Wow... You're right. Anyone that doubts some people's accounts of the Remo coating wearing within minutes or the dot falling off should be pointed to this video.I had my doubts about remo, and this video confirmed it.
The coating on both top toms is worn all the way to the mylar within minutes, and the dot on the CS dot is peeling off from the head by the time ten minutes is up. Granted we have Thomas Lang playing.