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Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head  #602 Bistro Black

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EC Reversed Dot snare heads come with a unique "reversed dot" made with the same 3mil material as the ring. Each head consists of a 7mil top ply and ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Instead of dampening, edge treatment tweaks the overtones and response.

EC Reversed Dot snare heads come with a unique "reversed dot" made with the same 3mil material as the ring. Each head consists of a 7mil top ply and 10mil bottom ply for maximum durability, especially with the reversed dot version (which totals 20mils thick at its center). This features the sophisticated edge control system that banishes unwanted overtones.

A translucent frosted coating lends a unique, attractive look. Despite the head's relative thickness, it has a forgiving feel; ghost notes project tremendously well; rim shots offer a "tweaked" palette of rich overtones; and center-of-the-head strokes yield fat, focused tones. The stress-relieved reversed dot patch has the unique effect of eliminating some mid-range frequencies, yielding a desirable crack in all tuning ranges.

For snare drums it's particularly effective and yields a pre-EQ'd sound that will please both player and sound engineer.


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EvansEC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head
 
4.0

(based on 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hit The Target!

I rate this a "9" overall, because on my Ludwig 14" x 6.5" snare, I absolutely have to keep it tight. (That may be inherent to...Read complete review

I rate this a "9" overall, because on my Ludwig 14" x 6.5" snare, I absolutely have to keep it tight. (That may be inherent to the drum; every head so far needs to be tuned high-loose just has no pop.)

I have found that this head must be hit exactly DEAD CENTER to sound right. The revese dot also has "tone rings" that interfere a bit with the clarity of the snare response if you hit them instead, and although it's the idea to hit the center, I for one like to get the ring from going off-center, but this will not support that tone without a lot of buzz (yes, my snare side is TIGHT!)

Generally, the tighter I go, the better this head sounds, and it sounds GOOD, but I bought it for the overall extra thickness and the desired effect of allowing loose tuning which ain't happening.
Lots of "features" for a drum head! Multiple thickness, coated, reversed dot, and overtone rings!
EVANS makes very high quality products; even the cheap stuff (which this ain't!)
Recently the price came down which is good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the best on the market, but not the worst.

Overall, If you absolutely positively need a new snare head then yeah pick it up. Just be warned that it's not the greatest.

- The coating looks and feels different than...Read complete review

Overall, If you absolutely positively need a new snare head then yeah pick it up. Just be warned that it's not the greatest.

- The coating looks and feels different than Evans other snare heads. Leading to more of a ringier overtoned sound.

- The Edge Control (EC) 'comb' will fall off in places if the drum head is hit at around the edge. Albeit, it affects the sound in NO WAY whatsoever, it just begins to look flimsy and cheap after a couple of months.
Obviously it features a reverse dot. The edge control part of the drum head isn't the greatest. The coating on it just doesn't feel "right" compared to my old Evans power center reverse dot.
The 'Edge Control' part of this drum head will fall off right out of the box if you happan to hit it directly with your sticks. Granted, it won't alter the sound of the drum head at all, it still came off as kind of 'flimsy' to me.
The price difference between this and a Evans Power center reverse dot are almost the same price, if you're going to buy a new snare head anytime soon go the extra 5 bucks, you'll be happier.

I happaned to score this drum head along with a hazy 300 snare side and a set of nylon sticks for a steal, but I wouldn't buy this drum head given a wider variety of Evans snare heads.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hit The Target!

By talltallbill

from Simi Valley, CA

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Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

I rate this a "9" overall, because on my Ludwig 14" x 6.5" snare, I absolutely have to keep it tight. (That may be inherent to the drum; every head so far needs to be tuned high-loose just has no pop.)

I have found that this head must be hit exactly DEAD CENTER to sound right. The revese dot also has "tone rings" that interfere a bit with the clarity of the snare response if you hit them instead, and although it's the idea to hit the center, I for one like to get the ring from going off-center, but this will not support that tone without a lot of buzz (yes, my snare side is TIGHT!)

Generally, the tighter I go, the better this head sounds, and it sounds GOOD, but I bought it for the overall extra thickness and the desired effect of allowing loose tuning which ain't happening.
Lots of "features" for a drum head! Multiple thickness, coated, reversed dot, and overtone rings!
EVANS makes very high quality products; even the cheap stuff (which this ain't!)
Recently the price came down which is good.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best on the Market

By D-gP8F1

from BILLINGS, MT

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Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

The best snare head I've used and I've use most of them.
Sounds great on my Gretsch 10 ply maple and Pork Pie Big Black Brass.
Very Good. Its an Evans.
Excellent. Takes a beating and keeps on cracking like a snare should.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is currently my favorite all around snare batter head.

By jamsoid

from Long Island, NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

    This head helps any drum sound the best it can.. It is good with no added muffling.. It preserves the sensitivity and enhances the tonal beefy-ness.. I add only just small amounts of tape or a moon-gel like dampner if the drum ringing is too prominent.. Also tightening or loosening the head tension can alleviate unwanted overtones effectively without having to muffle the drum with tape or an internal muffler. It works great on my Ludwig 5.5 inch Supraphonic and my 6.5 inch Pearl Free Floating Steel shell snare drums..

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Very Disappointed!

    By bg17

    from North Texas

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • It Looks Cool!

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Kills Good Sound

    Best Uses

    • Frisbee!

    Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

    Good to see others here having the same bad experience that I had with this head. Trying to improve upon my HD Dry, I took a chance of this one hoping to control a bit of the overtones. Wow....this things totally killed my snare sound, and made the overtones worse. As another user mentioned, maybe I got a bad one but I can't get any desirable sound from my snare with this thing installed. Booo!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    holds up well for a guy who tunes really high and hits hard

    By Nate

    from Murray kentucky

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

      I always trust evans heads to deliver a wuality product and once again they do!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is the real deal

      By 10diamond

      from florida

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

          I am a very heavy hitter. I can kill an old remo pinstipe in one night. This Evens head is the only one I have found that will last me about 10 shows. Worth every penny.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not the best on the market, but not the worst.

          By william olsen

          from Hayward, California

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          Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

          Overall, If you absolutely positively need a new snare head then yeah pick it up. Just be warned that it's not the greatest.

          - The coating looks and feels different than Evans other snare heads. Leading to more of a ringier overtoned sound.

          - The Edge Control (EC) 'comb' will fall off in places if the drum head is hit at around the edge. Albeit, it affects the sound in NO WAY whatsoever, it just begins to look flimsy and cheap after a couple of months.
          Obviously it features a reverse dot. The edge control part of the drum head isn't the greatest. The coating on it just doesn't feel "right" compared to my old Evans power center reverse dot.
          The 'Edge Control' part of this drum head will fall off right out of the box if you happan to hit it directly with your sticks. Granted, it won't alter the sound of the drum head at all, it still came off as kind of 'flimsy' to me.
          The price difference between this and a Evans Power center reverse dot are almost the same price, if you're going to buy a new snare head anytime soon go the extra 5 bucks, you'll be happier.

          I happaned to score this drum head along with a hazy 300 snare side and a set of nylon sticks for a steal, but I wouldn't buy this drum head given a wider variety of Evans snare heads.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

          I first played this head that was mounted on a tama snare drum at my local music shop. It was love at first listen. For snare drums, I love the fat, yet still crisp sounds from the drums of classic rock. This head does it all and I am very satisfied.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Unique Sound

          By zildjian player

          from australia

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          Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

          This head has a unique sound. It has a little overtone, exept it sounds good. It is very durable. If you don't want overtone at all, get a REMO Ebony Pinstripe, if you absoluetly want overtone, get a REMO Fiberskin Diplomat.If you want that perfect sound, get this head!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best snare hear ever!

          By GregO

          from Arizona

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          Comments about Evans EC Reverse Dot Coated Snare Batter Head:

          I've had this head on my snare (Sonor SQ 2 Acrylic 6x14") for over 1 year now, talk about durable. It's very fat and crispy sounding, at all tuning levels. I highly recommend it! Records well in my studio with very little Eq applied.

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