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    Quote Originally Posted by dale w miller View Post
    Are you leaving Marlton?
    My Sister lives in Marlton at the moment. I grew up in Willingboro, but am on the other side of the river now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksticks View Post
    I'd give the store that sold you those heads a call, explain your travel situation, and ask them what they suggest you do. The other thing you can do is send a PM to the Evans Specialist who frequents the PDF. He seems like a pretty cool guy.
    Hey that's a good idea. Both ideas really. I'll try GC first and see what they say. But will also PM Evans specialists too! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therocker View Post
    Brand spanking new Evans G2 damaged right out of the box! And yes it's a clear head with a sprayed coating! I hope they don't end up all over my cymbals!
    While this wouldn't have any impact on the performance of the drumhead, I would be happy to send you a replacement. Please PM me your address and I'll get a replacement out ASAP.

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    I've had so many Remo problems I've given up trying, I use almost exclusively Aquarians and an occasional Evans. The only Remos in my world are the Reso Fiberskyn Craviotto logo heads that came with the kits
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    Quote Originally Posted by '][' [[]] [[]] ][, View Post
    These threads are silly. Whether it be about sticks, heads or any other expendable. "I had brand X stick break therefor brand X sucks." I reheaded my whole kit once with Aquarian and broke two of the heads within minutes. Obvious it was a bad batch. I've had bad batches of sticks, snare ribbon that was cut crooked, memory locks crumble and my hi hat stand suddenly bust a gasket and shoot grease all over my foot. Things that get hit with other things will not last forever. If you want you drum head to look new forever then just don't hit it.
    Normally I would agree with you but as a person who both sells and uses Remo and Evans (and Aquarian) heads I think this thread is legit.

    I've got all three of those brands on my various drums right now. I'm about to take off some old Evans Coated G2s which have been on my Ludwig kit for a couple of years now. Those heads barely have any noticeable marks on them. They sound dead at this point but other than some stick marks the coating is totally intact. That same kit has a Remo 14" Coated Emperor on the snare and that head started to lose coating the first day I used it. By the end of the first week it had clear spots that you could see through.

    This has happened with the last 5 or 6 Coated Emperor heads I've purchased. All of those have been for snare drums but I also have snares with Evans Coated G2s and my Vinnie Paul has an Evans Coated Heavy Duty Dry head on it. The drums with the Evans heads have no missing coating and basically still look new. The drums with the Remo Coated Emperor heads have spots where the coating has come off and you can see through the head.

    If this had happened once or twice or just in a specific month or year I would say it's just a "bad batch" but I've been observing this over the past 5-6 years now and it still happens to me consistently.

    We'll see what happens, as I mentioned I'm taking some very old G2s off my Ludwig kit tonight (I'll try to remember to take pictures) and I'm sitting her now with a pile of brand new Remo heads. They're all Coated Emperors, I'm going to do the snare and all three of the toms, so we'll see how these brand new Coated Emperors hold up versus the Evans G2s that have been on there for 2+ years.

    I've never had any problem with any clear Remo head or any "smooth white" Remo head, just with the "coated" heads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hollywood View Post
    Normally I would agree with you but as a person who both sells and uses Remo and Evans (and Aquarian) heads I think this thread is legit.

    I've got all three of those brands on my various drums right now. I'm about to take off some old Evans Coated G2s which have been on my Ludwig kit for a couple of years now. Those heads barely have any noticeable marks on them. They sound dead at this point but other than some stick marks the coating is totally intact. That same kit has a Remo 14" Coated Emperor on the snare and that head started to lose coating the first day I used it. By the end of the first week it had clear spots that you could see through.

    This has happened with the last 5 or 6 Coated Emperor heads I've purchased. All of those have been for snare drums but I also have snares with Evans Coated G2s and my Vinnie Paul has an Evans Coated Heavy Duty Dry head on it. The drums with the Evans heads have no missing coating and basically still look new. The drums with the Remo Coated Emperor heads have spots where the coating has come off and you can see through the head.

    If this had happened once or twice or just in a specific month or year I would say it's just a "bad batch" but I've been observing this over the past 5-6 years now and it still happens to me consistently.

    We'll see what happens, as I mentioned I'm taking some very old G2s off my Ludwig kit tonight (I'll try to remember to take pictures) and I'm sitting her now with a pile of brand new Remo heads. They're all Coated Emperors, I'm going to do the snare and all three of the toms, so we'll see how these brand new Coated Emperors hold up versus the Evans G2s that have been on there for 2+ years.

    I've never had any problem with any clear Remo head or any "smooth white" Remo head, just with the "coated" heads.
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    Just my 2 cents I have played remo evans and Aquarians heads over the years and all have very different attributes

    Remo heads due tend to be warmer in my opinion and often they do not seem to be as white in color as other brands which is merely aesthetic. On the subject of chipping yes my heads have always chipped very quickly. I don't see it as a horrible problem even though it doesn't look as nice but i love the sound of remos so I live with it. I did have one instance where the dot on my CS moved itself because of faulty gluing but I requested a replacement and it was quickly dealt with and I have never had the problem again.

    On the subject of evans I have played a whole set of Evans heads before and the coating doesn't chip as much but it did seem to become just as unusable in a comparable timeframe because Evans coating did not seem to be as textured. It was much flatter and use of the head just made it much worse. It was very comparable to a remo smooth white with an average amount of use. The level 360 does seem to be an actual advance though because it did seem to make the heads sit much flatter on the rim but did not seem to aid tuning much. The Evans heads were just generally flatter sounding which is just how I felt. It wasn't very good to my ears but again it's opinion.

    I have had a few aquarian heads in the past but never a full set. The coating was comparable to remo and the heads seemed to be whiter in color. The choices in heads differ from evans and remo substantially. It seems much easier to find a dry sounding line in evans and aquarian heads but that is just manufacturer choices. The hoops we're made out of slightly thicker material that did seem lighter though I'm not sure how that helps the sound. The for between evans and remo in warmth

    Anyway that is my review of all the brands. I hope my experiences can shed some light on the subject. I would like to say I proudly support remo heads because of their warmth and response however I do see very good things in all lines of heads and always keep an open mind in favor of the best sound. Please ask me any questions you like
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    I'll say this. I do not play hard, and I change my heads probably more than anyone else on this forum (once every 3 months tops and bottoms the whole kit). i noticed when I first started re-heading my kit that when I used Remo coated heads the coating would diminish after 5 to 6 hours of play (this usually coincides with 3 days of play). I will say that my experience with Evans was different and it took a lot longer usually 3 to 4 weeks for a noticeable diminishment of the coating. Aquarians are built to last. I use their snare heads occasionally and have never been disappointed. I have no reason to think that their regular heads would behave any differently. Aquarians hold up longer the Evans, but I also have had issues with Aquarian's not tuning up (could be my poor skills as a tuner who knows =p).
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    I'm an Evans user myself, after years of being a Remo loyalist. When the Level 360 heads came out I immediately tried them and WOW is all I can say. They're easier to tune, stay in tune better/longer, and seem to last longer. They sound fantastic, with excellent overtone control as is, but add the Evans E-Rings and you get lower volume, but incredibly rich, deep, pure tone: perfect for recording or for gigs that don't require brute force. Melodic tuning becomes so easy! I've had nothing but compliments and other musicians tell me constantly they never heard drums that sounded like mine, and that mine are the best they ever heard. The Evans EC type are the ones I use, and the fancy tone ring on the underside will deteriorate if the head is used heavily. I've lost a good bit of it from my snare head but the head still works well, just isn't as pretty with bits of the ring gone. The same goes for a 13" tom I like to hit more so than the other toms in my Big Kit. I have 8 toms in the Big Kit and they all have EC 360s and only the snare and the 13" are showing signs of wear after TWO YEARS of heavy use. But again the tone from the heads, especially the snare, is still great. Best sound EVER from any snare head I've used. The high pitched ringing overtones are muted and the full bodied richness of the snare drum material, wood or metal, is revealed. Then there are bass heads. I went to the Evans EQ3, with 2 control rings, one of which is removeable if you want more sustain. With the Evans EQ1 head (or the equivalent) on the resonant side, I was overjoyed to hear the deepest, most powerful sound from my bass drums that I ever heard before, without too much boominess or any overtones. With both rings on, the EQ3 delivers about one full second of sustain, incredible projection, and on a 22 or 24" bass, you get that chest vibrating feeling of super deep power that's a dream come true for drummers. I use no pillows or muffling at all. So now I'm probably an Evans man, for life!

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    Sounds like the only safe option is Black Dot heads!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi View Post
    Sounds like the only safe option is Black Dot heads!

    Not when the dots fall off though!
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    My Ludwig kit before I changed the heads. The coated G2s are more than 2 years old and have been used at least 6-10 hours a week during that time.
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