How to Choose a Drumhead | With Evans

We had our good friend Paul Pearl from Evans stop by to give us a rundown on what exactly we should be looking for in our drumheads. There’s definitely some variety out there, and we want to know what we’re talking about! So, with that in mind, Paul gives us a nice no intimidation look on everything we need to know about choosing a perfect drumhead. Check it out!

So What’s the Big Deal?

When it comes to drums, a lot of people focus on Kick, and Snare, but Toms can play a huge role in how you shape your individual sound.

What tone are you into? High and tight? Low and pitch bending? These are all great questions that can set you apart from the percussion pack.

 

Affordable Options | The Evans Pro Pack

These are tom packs that include a 14″ snare head.

Options 

  • Fusion 10″, 12″, 14″
  • Rock 10″, 12″, 16″
  • Standard 10″, 12″, 16″

Types of Heads

G2 Clear

  • 2-Ply Head
  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Full/Open Sound
  • HD Dry Snare Head to Prevent High Pitch Overtones and Shorten Sustain

EC2S

  • Similar to G2
  • Overtone Control Ring to EQ the Sound a Bit
  • HD Dry Snare Head to Prevent High Pitch Overtones and Shorten Sustain

Hydraulics

  • Oil Between the 2 Layers of Film
  • Drops the Pitch of the Drumhead
  • Deep/Fat Sound
  • Easy to Tune
  • Comes with UV1 Snare Head

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.