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Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head   

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Controlled low-end rumble and focused attack make the EQ3 the perfect live head. A double-ply head with fixed internal overtone control ring and remo...Read More

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Controlled low-end rumble and focused attack make the EQ3 the perfect live head. A double-ply head with fixed internal overtone control ring and removable EQ muffle ring, it will hold up under heavy hitting.


If you play different styles, you need an EQ3 bass head. It covers them all beautifully. Order today.

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EvansEQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

More resonance than an EMAD

For a few months I had been using a G2 batter with an Aquarian regulator resonant head on my 18x20 bass drum with ok results. The only muffling I used on the G2 side...Read complete review

For a few months I had been using a G2 batter with an Aquarian regulator resonant head on my 18x20 bass drum with ok results. The only muffling I used on the G2 side was a felt strip placed on the inside of the G2 head going vertical on the right side. I found the sound after awhile to be lacking both in resonance and low end; time for a change.

I purchased an EQ3 clear batter and a smooth white EQ3 resonant head. Both heads come built with a muffle ring. The resonant head has no mic hole. Upon tuning the resonant EQ3, I heard immediately the low end and resonance that I could not get from the Aquarian regulator (FYI, the aquarian regulator has a large felt pad glued to the center back of the head). Once I began tuning the batter head, I noticed that the low end was there but the punch was becoming apparent as well. After getting the heads seated and in tune, I took a beater and struck the batter side. There again was a nice thump followed by the lower frequencies. It was a pleasing sound; the lower frequencies did not get in the way or drown out the punch from the beater.

This is a fine head for a player wanting a little more than just the punch one gets from an EMAD. I find the EMAD deadens the overall sound too much for my taste. If you have been looking for a bass drum head that can give you the punch and the low end boom you expect from your bass drum, try these heads out.

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not happy with this head

I got this head about a week ago and was not happy with it. It doesn't even come close to the Aquarian Super Kick 2 head. I will never change from the Aquarin head...Read complete review

I got this head about a week ago and was not happy with it. It doesn't even come close to the Aquarian Super Kick 2 head. I will never change from the Aquarin head again. Aquarian's head sound so much better and you can actually hear and feel what your playing. It's all up to you though, so try it and see what happens.

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5.0

My favourite bass drum batter head.

By rexbmusic

from Loganville GA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

    Used this as a batter head for years. Easy to tune and has a great sound.

     
    5.0

    Would buy again. Nice tone.

    By Dave

    from Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

      Use for Gretsch 22". Works well, nice tone.

       
      5.0

      Yes

      By Lzabala

      from Toa Alta, PR

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

        Good product

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A GREAT XMAS GIFT AND IT ARRIVED ON TIME

        By KITTY

        from SANTA ROSA, CA

        Pros

        • My Son Loves It

        Cons

        • Great Gift For Any Drumme

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

          MY SON XMAS GIFT AND HE IS VERY HAPPY AND I WAS HAPPY THAT YOU DELIVERED ON TIME. THANK YOU

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Boom/thud

          By Oracle

          from Central PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

            I needed a new head. (Yes, I know.) This one works.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            More resonance than an EMAD

            By Matt

            from South Carolina

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

              For a few months I had been using a G2 batter with an Aquarian regulator resonant head on my 18x20 bass drum with ok results. The only muffling I used on the G2 side was a felt strip placed on the inside of the G2 head going vertical on the right side. I found the sound after awhile to be lacking both in resonance and low end; time for a change.

              I purchased an EQ3 clear batter and a smooth white EQ3 resonant head. Both heads come built with a muffle ring. The resonant head has no mic hole. Upon tuning the resonant EQ3, I heard immediately the low end and resonance that I could not get from the Aquarian regulator (FYI, the aquarian regulator has a large felt pad glued to the center back of the head). Once I began tuning the batter head, I noticed that the low end was there but the punch was becoming apparent as well. After getting the heads seated and in tune, I took a beater and struck the batter side. There again was a nice thump followed by the lower frequencies. It was a pleasing sound; the lower frequencies did not get in the way or drown out the punch from the beater.

              This is a fine head for a player wanting a little more than just the punch one gets from an EMAD. I find the EMAD deadens the overall sound too much for my taste. If you have been looking for a bass drum head that can give you the punch and the low end boom you expect from your bass drum, try these heads out.

               
              5.0

              This is my bass head for life

              By Bobert0516

              from Des Moines, IA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Everything
                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

                This head makes my bass drum sound the way I envisioned the perfect bass sound. It is powerful, deep, hard. I was considering getting the EMAD at first but I am glad I opted for this one instead.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                simply yes

                By jon greene

                from huntsville alabama

                Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

                has the built in eq ring on the rim to cut out overtone
                for 40 bucks, this bass head is amazing. just add a little muffling in your bass drum and depending on how you tune it(which is super easy) you can get the studio bump or the piering thud, which i like, out of it.
                i think most ppl use this as a resonant head? no need. this works beyond great as the beater side. and it comes with a little circle pad thing to make the head last longer.

                 
                5.0

                A head above the rest

                By Luis Mancias

                from Texas

                Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

                This is the best bass batter head I haver set foot on. It sounds great and produces a nice deep tone when muffled. No need to be an expert at tuning either... If it's good enough for Thomas Pridgen it's good enough for anybody!

                 
                5.0

                Oh...my...lord

                By Dylan Frazier

                from New Hampshire

                Comments about Evans EQ3 Batter Clear Bass Head:

                Maybe it's the fact that I went from a stock CB batter head to this or the fact that this is an amazing head... I got this head because they were out of EMAD's where I get my drum stuff and my oh my this thing may surpass the EMAD's that I have played on in the past. It made my bass sound like a cannon. The one thing I had to do was place a blanket in the bottom of my bass slightly up on the edge of the head because after tuning it to par it still sounded a little plastic and rattly because of the ring.I also put a Gibraltar double bass Click Pad on this beast and it sounds amazing. Don't bother wasting your time triggering your bass, get this combo.

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