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The Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead offers an edge control ring mounted under 2 plies of 7-mil film. The EC2S coated drumheads control vibration instead ...Click To Read More About This Product

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

The Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead offers an edge control ring mounted under 2 plies of 7-mil film. The EC2S coated drumheads control vibration instead of eliminating it. It also dampens higher overtones, enhances low-end attack, and supports a broader tuning range.

Evans EC2 Sound Shaping Technology (SST)
Evans improved EC2S drumheads contain Evans' exclusive Sound Shaping Technology (SST). Sound Shaping Technology allows the drumheads to be fully optimized for each individual size by varying the thickness and density of the damping material, ensuring greatly improved performance and tone across the entire kit. Unlike other heads that lack SST, Evans EC2Ss contain the ability to balance attack and tone for each size. The result is a drumhead series fine-tuned for attack, tone, length of sustain, and ease of tuning. Packed with a more balanced and pre-EQ'd sound across the full kit, the vans EC2S with SST will make your toms sound better than you ever thought possible.

Here is what the pros are saying:
"So I just gave the new EC2s a test run overseas. They sound great!! I used them on a Mapex Orion kit. The new muffling rings are nice! After pounding these for a few shows they stayed focused."
-Chris Pennie

"The new EC2s are so incredible! The attack and tone has somehow been magnified, when I'm playing these heads the feel, definition and tone that I'm able to draw out of them is amazing and is so sweet to the ear."
-Camille Grainer

"The new Evans EC2 SSTs are amazing. My toms sound so warm and lush. These drum heads bring out the true sound of the drums."
-Dean Butterworth

"The best just got better - the new EC2 SST drumheads are incredible!"
-Preston Heyman - The Wolfmen and U.K. Session Supremo

FEATURES
  • Frosted 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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EvansEC2S Frosted Drumhead
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (3)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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EC2 batter/ G resonant

Lets face it, reviews can be very biased. But, I will try and be open minded. These heads are very BALANCED. I play Mapex Orion Classics. (Maple). There are a...Read complete review

Lets face it, reviews can be very biased. But, I will try and be open minded. These heads are very BALANCED. I play Mapex Orion Classics. (Maple). There are a lot of factors to consider. the physical properties of your kit, playing style, type of music, etc. I have a very large number of toms. 8,8,10,12,13,14,16,18. Couldn't get a 6, so I tune the 8's differently. Having tried other heads, I found the EC2's to be very midland in all respects, which for me is perfect. Easy to tune and they stay there. Good action. They allow the individual drums to be distinct and expressive. Playing a very lively head on my kit doesn't work for the style of music I play. Rock. With fast runs and a lot of notes, an open head sounds like playing the piano with the loudness (sustain) pedal pressed all of the time. Filling but muddy. I don't like a thud either. Drums should have a voice. EC2's give the drum good attack with just enough sustain without being present to long to disturb the next drum or more notes on the same drum. Even tone. Sound good with or without mic'ing. I also us a wood tip drumstick. It does make a difference, so if you use nylon tips, maybe the EC2 coated would work better. For the bottom. I like the G resonant. The EC resonant is a bit to choking for me. The sound control on the top coupled with the more open and balanced bottom creates a great balance and very flavorful. As with any heads, try one drum first and see if you like it. With the EC2 batter and the G resonant, you don't need any crazy tuning techniques. Match them up and on you go. Because your drum is resonating, find that sweet spot and go with it. You will like it better regardless of what heads you put on. Don't push or pull to much. Highly recommended

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These are great heads for any drum that is 12 inches or bigger but no matter how many ways you try it, they will ALWAYS wrinkle during application on 8 and 10inch drums.

These are great heads for any drum that is 12 inches or bigger but no matter how many ways you try it, they will ALWAYS wrinkle during application on 8 and 10inch drums.

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4.0

This head won't Frost you

By Easter

from Erath County, TX

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

      There are many characteristics to like about the Evans Frosted heads. I just installed 8", 10" and 12" tom heads. I already use a 13" snare batter. The heads have a clear tone that is almost pitch-tunable. An almost scale-like relationship is possible between the drums. The built-in tone ring takes care of unwanted overtones. I like the frosted look because I do not like playing on see-through heads (obviously my preference only), but coated heads deaden too much for the tones I want to hear. I am very happy with these heads.

       
      5.0

      I like

      By Geo

      from Tidewater Virginny

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      Comments about EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

      I like the EQ controlled Evans heads. They are pleasing to my ear.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product over without a second thought.

      By Mike B.

      from Bx N.Y.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

          These heads finally gave me the sound i was looking for with just enough depth and control to overtones!

           
          5.0

          Very good drum head

          By Drumminman

          from central North Carolina

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

            I bought two of these for a 16" bass drum used in a 2nd line band. The old heads rang too much and needed to be replaced anyway. 16" bass drums are not ideal for a New Orleans band, but are ideal for marching since they're easier to carry for smaller framed people. I mounted these head, tuned them and played. Too much ring, some of which could have been because the shell was inexpensive, poor tone, etc. Then I used an old drummer's trick, popular before the newer damped heads came on the market. I cut two 1.5" wide strips from an old terry cloth towel, stretched them across a third of the shell and remounted the heads. Perfect! Plenty of deep tone and no ring. I may try these on my set at some point, but I'm happy with the Evans G12's on those toms.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best head! lol. seriously.

            By JOHNLCUBED

            from Philly, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

                These heads are fantastic! I just recorded drums for a 4 song album and used these on a BucksCounty Drum Company custom maple with mahogany inlay kit. They tune easily and stay in tune. Best uses for these heads are for drummers that love a warm ring and sustain without that weird trebly buzzy overtone you get from other head manufacturer. If you like your drums to sing, and ring, with a warm amazing tone then get these heads! Good luck.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not What I Expected

                By Zbish

                from Lackawanna,NY

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

                First time I've tried these heads on my Mapex kit. Their OK but I like the G2 coated better.

                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Doesn't Play Well With Rings

                By Aaron

                from VA

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                Comments about Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

                I got the original EC2 "Edge Control" heads a few years ago and loved them. They're no longer being manufactured, I believe, as the new generation of EC2 SST heads have taken their place. I got these EC2 SST frosted heads for my church's drum set, hoping they would attain a better sound quality over the stock heads. They do, but they don't quite act as I was expecting them to. We ordered Aquarian rings along with them; however, when I tuned the first tom to my liking and placed the appropriate ring on the head, there was an awful vibration between the ring and the frosted coating. Now don't get me wrong; these heads do sound okay. But if you want your toms to have a quick decay and like use plastic rings to achieve such, these heads will disappoint you. I should've gotten the Evans EC2 SST clear heads.

                Overall, good heads unless you use rings.
                The reason I rated this low is because I don't like the frosted coating.
                Good quality. Well-made. Awesome heads for certain uses.
                They don't go well with plastic rings, so that takes the value down.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                EC2 batter/ G resonant

                By Peart freak

                from Buffalo, NY

                Comments about Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

                Lets face it, reviews can be very biased. But, I will try and be open minded. These heads are very BALANCED. I play Mapex Orion Classics. (Maple). There are a lot of factors to consider. the physical properties of your kit, playing style, type of music, etc. I have a very large number of toms. 8,8,10,12,13,14,16,18. Couldn't get a 6, so I tune the 8's differently. Having tried other heads, I found the EC2's to be very midland in all respects, which for me is perfect. Easy to tune and they stay there. Good action. They allow the individual drums to be distinct and expressive. Playing a very lively head on my kit doesn't work for the style of music I play. Rock. With fast runs and a lot of notes, an open head sounds like playing the piano with the loudness (sustain) pedal pressed all of the time. Filling but muddy. I don't like a thud either. Drums should have a voice. EC2's give the drum good attack with just enough sustain without being present to long to disturb the next drum or more notes on the same drum. Even tone. Sound good with or without mic'ing. I also us a wood tip drumstick. It does make a difference, so if you use nylon tips, maybe the EC2 coated would work better. For the bottom. I like the G resonant. The EC resonant is a bit to choking for me. The sound control on the top coupled with the more open and balanced bottom creates a great balance and very flavorful. As with any heads, try one drum first and see if you like it. With the EC2 batter and the G resonant, you don't need any crazy tuning techniques. Match them up and on you go. Because your drum is resonating, find that sweet spot and go with it. You will like it better regardless of what heads you put on. Don't push or pull to much. Highly recommended

                (1 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                New ain't cool

                By Randy Benson

                from Oklahoma

                Comments about Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

                I got some coated SST heads. They didn't muffle at all! I had to get some tone rings to make them sound good. Never again will I try something new.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Really good on Birch!

                By bananas

                from hancock, mn

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                Comments about Evans EC2S Frosted Drumhead:

                I put these on my gretsch birch kit because i wanted something a little warmer-sounding (i previously had g2 clears, and they were just too bright for an already-bright birch set). i found these and i was pleasantly surprised. they're warm, durable, and give plenty of tone. i'd say it's a good balance between warmth and attack, but like i said, i play birch shells. nice responsiveness too! i can really do dynamics with these.

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