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Evans Red Hydraulic Drum Head 8 in.

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Evans Red Hydraulic series features a thin film of oil between two plies of 7mil film offering maximum durability, a fat, deep and short sound pionee...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

A colorful and durable drum head from Evans.

Evans Red Hydraulic series features a thin film of oil between two plies of 7mil film offering maximum durability, a fat, deep and short sound pioneered by early '70s rock and roll. Hydraulics are famously easy to tune, making them a perfect fix for troublesome drums and players with little tuning experience.

FEATURES
Sizes & Purpose
  • Size(s): Multiple
  • Quantity: Individual
  • Styles: Multipurpose
  • Type: Tom
  • Side: Both
Construction
  • Texture: Clear
  • Plies: 2
  • Material: Mylar
  • Thickness (mil): 14mil
  • Weight: Heavy
  • Collar: Standard
Other
  • Dampening Ring: No
  • Country of Origin: United States

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EvansRed Hydraulic Drum Head
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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5.0

Wicked Thud

By EndlessDark

from KS

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Evans Red Hydraulic Drum Head:

      I tune these as low as they can go to the point just where there are no wrinkles in the top head. Accompanied by EC resonants on bottom tuned a step or two higher than the batter. Wicked fat sound with very little sustain and absolutely no ring. Perfect, fat and thuddy sound. Danny Carey would cut his ear off if he heard my toms! Not for the individual who would like to hear the drum "speak" so to say.

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      5.0

      Sounds great, like an old friend

      By Ampdrum

      from Vista ,CA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evans Red Hydraulic Drum Head:

          Sounds better than hydraulics I used to use. Sill has some ring and is great as a batter and experiment with different bottom heads. Makes my floor tom fill with tone and then a nice round decay. Also different hoops wil affect the sound as well. I have s-hoops on this drum and it just kills. This is sill has the tubby hydraulic sound with the right amount of zing. Live a little and try one.

           
          5.0

          No need for ring control!

          By Commander

          from Tucson, AZ.

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Studio

            Comments about Evans Red Hydraulic Drum Head:

            I've been using the hydraulic heads since the late 80's and I just can't say enough good about them. For those that say they make your drums sound like "cardboard boxes" you need your hearing checked. Good tuning skills will make these heads sing and that's really all it takes. No need for Moongels or other ring control devices with these as the oil does that for you. Just fit them on and bang away. It's really that easy.

             
            5.0

            Red is your colour for good sound

            By Commander

            from Tucson, AZ.

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Evans Red Hydraulic Drum Head:

              I've used Evans hydraulic heads for a long time and 100% dismiss any talk that they make your drums sound "like cardboard boxes". If tuned right, they do not. The durability of these is superb and the main reason I use them is I don't need Moon Gels or any other ring suppression device. The oil does that for me. The hydraulics simply work and do what I need of them. That alone is worth the money.

               
              1.0

              These Heads SUCK!!

              By Ronny

              from Arizona

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                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans Red Hydraulic Drum Head:

                  I've been playing drums over 35 years and have played many brands of drums, heads and so on...
                  I have played everything from blues to top 40 to hard rock and metal for the most part and was looking for a more controlled sound, not a completely dead thumpy plasticy sound. These heads have got to be the Worst I have ever played! The Only thing they've got going for them is the red color. If Evans were to remove the oil from within the two plies, this would be a great head. But the oil is what ruins them. I just think... WHAT was Evans thinking when they came up with this big FAIL?!!

                   
                  5.0

                  Love these for recording

                  By Walt

                  from Melbourne, florida

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Evans Red Hydraulic Drum Head:

                    Use in home studio

                     
                    5.0

                    I Love this new head!

                    By Famous Amos

                    from West Virginia

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound
                    • Looks great too

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All the time
                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Evans Red Hydraulic Drum Head:

                      I recently changed from Evans blue hydraulic to the new red 360 series. I was not planning to put this series on my small 8x10 tom to keep a difference between it and the rest of my toms. After tuning my other toms in I had to do this one also, wow! I have the tension much tighter on this drum and I have great response, a deep punch yet it is bright, very warm and for the accent sound I have used this tom for the new head is perfect. I feel like I have better response and a defined tone that projects well and I use no dampening of any type, without an uncontrolled over ring.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great flashy red head!

                      By Famous Amos

                      from West Virginia

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Evans Red Hydraulic Drum Head:

                        I am an Evan's fan, I have many happy years of using the Blue hydraulic heads. This is bright, rich, a warm tone. It needs less dampening, allows the tone to stay lower while the head is tighter, and a more natural sound. I am very impressed with the new sound and the feel while playing, the appearance. It give a great warm red reflection on the underside of my cymbals.

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