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Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead  16 in.

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The Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead features a warm, controlled sound with a dynamic tuning range. The 6 drumhead has 2 plies of 7-mm film, an E...Read More

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Heads that are warm, dense, focused, and with a clear attack in all tuning and dynamic ranges.

The Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead features a warm, controlled sound with a dynamic tuning range. The 6 drumhead has 2 plies of 7-mm film, an Edge Control Ring, and Sound Shaping Technology.Edge Control Ring Instead of entirely erasing edge vibrations, the Edge Control Ring controls them. It dampens high overtones and contributes to the drum™s overall attack. As a result, low frequency tones are enhanced for a warm, desired sound.Sound Shaping Technology The drumheads in this series are carefully designed with the sound of the entire drum set in mind. They can vary in overall thickness and in the density of the dampening material. Optimized for each drum size, the Sound Shaping Technology promotes a balanced sound and attack for each individual drum and for the blended sound of the whole set. Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumheads are endorsed by many professional drummers including Chris Pennie, Dean Butterworth, Camille Grainer, and Preston Heyman.

FEATURES
  • Clear Batter Drumhead
  • Contains Evans' exclusive Sound Shaping Technology (SST)
  • Eliminates vibrations
  • Dampens higher overtones
  • Enhances low-end attack
  • Supports a broader tuning range
  • 6"

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EvansEC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead
 
4.4

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (17)
  • Improves sound (15)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Functional (12)
  • Easy to tune (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Durable, Beautiful, Sound great!

It has been a year and these heads are still holding up, haven't had to tune them often as they are durable! With Evans G1's on the bottom they give off a nice...Read complete review

It has been a year and these heads are still holding up, haven't had to tune them often as they are durable! With Evans G1's on the bottom they give off a nice deep sound with no overtones.

I would recommend this product to all drummers who are looking for easy heads to tune and want a sound that is always perfect!

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Will Not Tune

These heads were a major disappointment. High spots and low spots in the heads prevent them from being tensioned evenly, without adjacent lugs being loose. The problem is definitely in the heads, I...Read complete review

These heads were a major disappointment. High spots and low spots in the heads prevent them from being tensioned evenly, without adjacent lugs being loose. The problem is definitely in the heads, I ruled out the bearing edges and the rims by rotating the heads and rims 180 degrees, individually. The problems stayed in the same spots on the heads. This is after having them mounted for several days and allowed to stretch.I do not recommend buying these heads.

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5.0

I should have switched ages ago...

By Wraith

from Chicago

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

I have been using Pinstripes for 25+ years and really just took them for granted as the standard. Only recently I started demanding a bit more from my old cheapo Rockstar DX kit from 1992, and the Pinstripes weren't delivering. I needed more brightness and clarity and definition, despite the fact that their big power toms.

Looking for a brighter sound, I actually tried the G12 but found it was too "barky" and dented way too easily, so after watching a few product reviews, I settled on the EC2 hoping at least that it would cut down on resonance a bit more than the Pinstripes. Wasn't happy about retaining a darker sounding head, but to me if I could improve definition, then that would be good enough.

Construction is key: Because of how these heads are made, there is a bit less overhang on outside of the bearing edge than that of the pins (i.e. the opposite of what happens with a tympani head, and that equates to a slightly tighter sound and another unexpected benefit: better tuning (more on that later).

So the goals I had set were met: more definition, better attack, and surprisingly, the heads are a bit brighter as well. Durability is excellent.

As for the tuning aspect... because of how these are made, they are a bit harder to tune and are less forgiving than the pinstripes, and in turn, not as wide a tuning range, which may be why some people have complained about them. Simply put, if one tension rod is off, these heads will sound awful, with terrible overtones and zero projection. BUT... once you get all of the rods right... these heads absolutely sing and explode with rich sound and perfectly replicate the drum's fundamental tone and resonance. Pinstripes don't come close.

Yes, they're hard to tune if you're not finicky or don't have a lot of experience with tuning... or if you have a damaged bearing (make sure your bearing edges are perfect). But that just means you have to apply yourself and learn how to do it.

You will be rewarded!

 
5.0

Super easy to tune and deep/fat/low sound!

By Tim Kerr

from Clearbrook MN

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

    I needed a drum head that sounded good for live shows and in the studio and this head is exam what I needed! These heads are really easy to tune and play.

     
    5.0

    Yes I would purchase again

    By Vincent

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

    Great heads at a great price , I use these heads for on a new pearl export series with little to no dampening. Great attack and tone

     
    5.0

    adds depth to anything

    By Phil

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

    Great head for your floor toms. Really helps control them while giving you that gut busting sound at the same time.

     
    5.0

    I will purchace again

    By Richard

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

    Working artist
    Great item. Last a long time will take the beating.

     
    5.0

    Bring life to your toms, without the annoying overtones!

    By Drumfreak

    from Somewhere in Western Kansas

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    Pros

    • Easy to tune!
    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

      All I can say is wow.... I recently jumped off the Remo bandwagon, for several reasons. I just was growing tired of the sound I was getting and needed a change. The kicks didn't have the sound I was looking for in my head and neither did the snares. Toms were lackluster and so on. I've never heard a bad word against Evans, so when I decided to re head my expansive kit this time around I chose Evans. And man let me tell ya, I'm never going back! These heads are fantastic, and my setup is crazy enough I've got about all of the sizes.... I have 10,12,13 racks in front, 16,18 floor toms on the right and 14 floor tom on the left. The toms cut really well, plenty of attack and that wet sound we all love about clear heads but the ec2 ring really helps dial back the overtones to very pleasant levels. The floor toms are nice and fay with plenty of low end and punch. I've always struggled making my 18" floor tom more usable than a coffee table but this one is just effortless. I paired them with the G1 series for my resonate side
      By the way Evans, has some of the best customer support I've ever encountered. Treated me like a big name endorse during my brand transition, helping to choose what heads are right for me. All in all you can't go wrong with these heads, so quite reading all these reviews and get some for your kit!

       
      5.0

      Great snare drum head

      By SuperDave

      from Austin, Tx.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

        I use 2 snare drums, one eight lug birch and one 10 lug maple. I have this head on both and I think its the best thing to come around in a long time for my use.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Made me a real beleiver.......!!!

        By BK Schyster

        from Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

          Made in the good ole' U.S. OF A

          .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. were not My First Choice! "Remo Pinstripes"

           
          4.0

          Evans EC2 SST clear batter heads

          By David

          from Nevada City, CA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

              Evans set out to develop the perfect head with the SST series; the perfect amount of sustain, attack, punch, depth and warmth. In some ways they succeeded but there is a drawback in that you have to tune them just right. If they are tuned too low the head will not rest on the drum properly (it will flap) and if it tuned too high it sounds a bit chocked. The bottom line is that even tuning to the sweet spot they still flap, but when they work they sound amazing.

               
              4.0

              Evans EC2 SST clear batter heads

              By David

              from Nevada City, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

                  Evans set out to develop the perfect head with the SST series; the perfect amount of sustain, attack, punch, depth and warmth. In some ways they succeeded but there is a drawback in that you have to tune them just right. If they are tuned too low the head will not rest on the drum properly (it will flap) and if it tuned too high it sounds a bit chocked. The bottom line is that even tuning to the sweet spot they still flap, but when they work they sound amazing.

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