The Evans G2 Coated Tom Batter Head Standard Pack boasts a unique feature available to all products within the range, which finds an Edge Control ring mounted underneath two plies of 7mm film. This ring enhances low end and attack by isolating and dampening higher overtones, enabling a much broader tuning range.
Here's what Evans have to say about the Evans EC2 Clear Batter Head series:
Evans G2 tom batter heads feature two plies of 7mil film ensuring consistency and durability. The perfect blend of depth, sustain and attack make small toms sing and floor toms growl. The coated version delivers additional warmth, focus, and depth, plus a unique translucent appearance.
- Two plies of 7mil film with optimized attack and tone
- SST Edge Control Ring delivers an extremely well balanced and pre-EQ'd sound
- Enhanced low end and attack while isolating and dampening higher overtones
- Type: Tom
- Diameter: 12", 13", 16"
- Finish: Coated
- Skin type: 2 ply 7 Mil Mylar
- Ported: No
- Dotted: No
Basic Guide to heads
There are 2 kinds of head on each drum. The side that you hit is the batter head while the bottom skin is a resonant head.They come in single- or two-ply (1 or 2 layers of material) construction in a variety of materials and finishes.
You get an increased resonance and sustain with one-ply heads, while heavy hitting music can sound better on the heavier double-ply heads.
The drum head's thickness is another thing to consider. Thinner, single layer heads have a sensitive response, with bright, resonant sound and complex overtones.
Thicker single-ply heads are more durable and have a higher tuning range with less sustain and more attack than thinner heads.
Two-ply heads have less attack and a quicker decay for a focused tone. They can take a serious pounding so if you're slamming away with a double pedal this might be your best choice.
Some batter heads have a dot affixed to the top or bottom of the head to muffle excess ring. This gives you a more focused, drier sound. Some players still put a line of duct tape on to achieve this same effect but the results are unpredictable and it really spoils the look of the kit.
Note: If you use brushes you're going to want to stick with heads using dots on the head's underside to avoid snagging a bristle.
Drum heads with a white or black coating give a subtle muffling effect. Some have internal sound rings embedded around their outer perimeter to control excess ring.
Many jazz drummers put clear heads on the toms and a classic white-coated head on the snare drum, as the texture of a coated snare head sounds better with brushes. The bottom head on the snare drum is known as the snare-side head, a transparent, extra-thin head that maximizes response to the snare wires.
Bass Drum heads
Bass drum heads can include an internal dampening system on the batter head to provide a controlled sound and a port hole for improved tone and to make it easy to fit a mic. Port hole protector rings are also available to prevent your drum head from ripping or denting when fitting a mic.