Replacing your drum heads is a great way to restore the sound of drums that have lost their punch and give new power to your kit. Improving your drums' sound can make a huge difference to your play. Whether your kit is fresh out of the box or practically antique a new set of heads that are designed for your style can really increase the quality of your tone.
Variety really is the spice of life and with the Evans G2 Fusion Coated Tom Batter Head pack. This series of Tom Batter Haeds really is incredibly versatile, providing an ideal solution for the working drummer who switches between styles. This two-ply head (7mil each) features extraordinary consistency and durability. Evans Level 360 technology is incorporated to extend the level playing surface of the drumhead 360 degrees around the drum. The vertically enhanced collar design guarantees even contact with the critical bearing edge of the drum shell, resulting in ease of tuning, extended pitch range and optimum quality of sound, resolving the age-old dilemma of traditional synthetic heads consistently not fitting the drum shell without using considerable force.
Here's what Evans have to say about this head
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.
- Type: Tom
- Diameter: 10",12",14"
- 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.