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    I just got new Evans G1 Clear 360 heads for the batters and resos on the toms on my Pearl Forum kit. The old resos were not the 360 heads, but were the older G1Evans heads, and the batters were already the 360 heads. Now on the 10" tom, there is a boingy sound which I never had before. I have tried everything, believe me, and nothing has worked. I suspect it is because the 360 technology heads fit different than the bottom ones that were on there previously. Any thoughts on this or has anyone had the same problem?
    Last edited by Mountain; 03-16-2020, 10:39 AM.

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    the 360 technology was used by Evans well before they started putting it on the packaging by at least a year. Chances are head you use that wasn't labeled 360 is made the same way as the new head. It could be a bad head, that's possible as well.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by drummaman1 View Post
      the 360 technology was used by Evans well before they started putting it on the packaging by at least a year. Chances are head you use that wasn't labeled 360 is made the same way as the new head. It could be a bad head, that's possible as well.
      The reso heads I just replaced were for sure not the 360's. They were on there for 7 years! I just got done playing and the strange noise on the 10" tom is no longer there for some reason. Who knows.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mountain View Post
        The reso heads I just replaced were for sure not the 360's. They were on there for 7 years! I just got done playing and the strange noise on the 10" tom is no longer there for some reason. Who knows.
        I tried to upload a photo of my drum kit, but it kept showing upside down! What gives?

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        • #5
          Well, if it's sounds fine now... Maybe it just need to seat itself? Also it may have detuned a bit after being on there awhile and after playing too. I haven't had any problems out of the 360s they tune up super quick and can get soooo low, which I love.
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          • #6
            Sometimes heads need to be " broken " in. Drummers at times forget this ( been guilty myself ) One of the key things I always do now when tuning a new head is this - when I think I'm at the right point sound wise, I'll press down as hard as I can on the head, stretching it out. It instantly goes from the right sound to not the right sound. I'll tune it again and wham, perfect. Chances are the boing stopped because the head stretched itself out.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain View Post
              The reso heads I just replaced were for sure not the 360's. They were on there for 7 years! I just got done playing and the strange noise on the 10" tom is no longer there for some reason. Who knows.
              7 years is a long time for a drumhead to be on anything 😄
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ArchxAngel View Post
                Sometimes heads need to be " broken " in. Drummers at times forget this ( been guilty myself ) One of the key things I always do now when tuning a new head is this - when I think I'm at the right point sound wise, I'll press down as hard as I can on the head, stretching it out. It instantly goes from the right sound to not the right sound. I'll tune it again and wham, perfect.
                Do this with a new head after turning the tension rods with drum key 2 full turns. Push down on center of head with heel of your hand and often you will hear a cracking sound. Then back off the tuning to what you need.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kiwi View Post
                  Do this with a new head after turning the tension rods with drum key 2 full turns. Push down on center of head with heel of your hand and often you will hear a cracking sound. Then back off the tuning to what you need.
                  Actually, the Evans 360 heads aren't supposed to need all the breaking in that other heads do, but yeah, all heads need some time to conform to the drum.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by servant000 View Post
                    7 years is a long time for a drum head to be on anything ��
                    I agree!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by servant000 View Post
                      7 years is a long time for a drumhead to be on anything ��
                      I bought an old (25-30 year old) pearl tom. It still has the original reso and doesn't sound half bad. I'll replace it eventually, but for the time being it's actually doing a pretty good job. Crappy resos (in my experience anyhow) tend to reduce resonance (duh!), but you're still left with a short, fat, funky sound. Sometimes it sounds pretty cool.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Andy H View Post
                        I bought an old (25-30 year old) pearl tom. It still has the original reso and doesn't sound half bad. I'll replace it eventually, but for the time being it's actually doing a pretty good job. Crappy resos (in my experience anyhow) tend to reduce resonance (duh!), but you're still left with a short, fat, funky sound. Sometimes it sounds pretty cool.
                        I left the resos on for 7 years because the kit never left the house. The heads still looked new and sounded fine, but I thought it was time for new ones anyway.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mountain View Post
                          Actually, the Evans 360 heads aren't supposed to need all the breaking in that other heads do, but yeah, all heads need some time to conform to the drum.
                          The new 360 Evans heads don't work on my drums at all. I went to Remo with Clear Emperors on the batters an Clear Ambassadors on the resos amd they sound tremendous.

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                          • #14
                            Well, I am still using Remo Emperors for the batter heads and Ambassadors for the resos on my Forum 10" and 12" toms. The heads themselves sound great on this kit but after playing for a short while, 15 or 20 minutes, they are out of tune and have strange annoying overtones. I just got the drums back from Precision Drum Company and got the bearing edges redone, thinking at least now I would know that is not the problem. I really have to get extremely picky about how I tune the drums and they sound fine with earplugs in, but when I play, like I stated, for a short while the toms sound bad. Now, I know that a lower end kit is not going to sound like a higher end kit, but I guess I have to finally realize that I will have to get a better set of drums to sound better.

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                            • #15
                              Be sure to check your lugs and tension rods and see if any have loosened.
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