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Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head  18 in.

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Using the included damping rings, the user can change the amount of ring in seconds to maximize attack and low end. 2-ply head....Read More

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      Apply just the right amount of dampening to your bass drum.

      Using the included damping rings, the user can change the amount of ring in seconds to maximize attack and low end. 2-ply head.


      Infinitely adjustable bass drum tone is now in your power. Order yours today.

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      EvansEMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head
       
      4.8

      (based on 155 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (135)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      96%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (26)
      • Improves sound (26)
      • Functional (19)
      • Easy to use (17)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (19)
      • Practicing (17)
      • Back-up (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (19), Professional musician (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Extremely durable, great sounding head!!

      I absolutely love the new Evans EMAD 2 clear drum head, I have a 24" Tama Silverstar birch bass drum, and this head with the included dampining rings have givin my bass...Read complete review

      I absolutely love the new Evans EMAD 2 clear drum head, I have a 24" Tama Silverstar birch bass drum, and this head with the included dampining rings have givin my bass such a great sound, also in combination with the Evans EMAD black resonate head, that I have absolutely no internal dampening in my bass drum what so ever! Sounds great acousticlly, miced live, and in the studio. Great sounding and durable product :)

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not the greatest nor worse

      I was in the market for a new batter skin for my kick drum and saw this puppy. I replaced it with a Remo and noticed the Remo was thicker than this skin. Also...Read complete review

      I was in the market for a new batter skin for my kick drum and saw this puppy. I replaced it with a Remo and noticed the Remo was thicker than this skin. Also I compared sounds from the two and the Remo had more of a thicker sound and very little sustain. Also the ring of the skin fit nicely around the shell and the mount to tighten the skin was nicely fitted. This skin will sound good if properly tuned and has a longer sustain, even with the thickest padding offered. It was a bit of a hassle to put the rings on the skin. I have a 20 inch ddrum and the ring of the skin didn't fit nicely around the drum and when tightening I had to force the ring to place as I tighten to have it evenly flushed to tune it correctly. Overall a good skin but when I need another batter skin for my kick I'll look elsewhere. Now the sound, as I mention if tuned properly it sounds nice. Good attack reasonable sustain and mic'ed up on a concert sounds nice with all the elements working together. If you like tone and sustain on your drums this is for you, if you like more of a "thud" type sound, look elsewhere. I'm sticking to Remo or try the other brands. One more thing... this looks like an average skin but with a pocket glued to it to add the padding.

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      3.0

      Not the greatest nor worse

      By 

      from Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

        I was in the market for a new batter skin for my kick drum and saw this puppy. I replaced it with a Remo and noticed the Remo was thicker than this skin. Also I compared sounds from the two and the Remo had more of a thicker sound and very little sustain. Also the ring of the skin fit nicely around the shell and the mount to tighten the skin was nicely fitted. This skin will sound good if properly tuned and has a longer sustain, even with the thickest padding offered. It was a bit of a hassle to put the rings on the skin. I have a 20 inch ddrum and the ring of the skin didn't fit nicely around the drum and when tightening I had to force the ring to place as I tighten to have it evenly flushed to tune it correctly. Overall a good skin but when I need another batter skin for my kick I'll look elsewhere. Now the sound, as I mention if tuned properly it sounds nice. Good attack reasonable sustain and mic'ed up on a concert sounds nice with all the elements working together. If you like tone and sustain on your drums this is for you, if you like more of a "thud" type sound, look elsewhere. I'm sticking to Remo or try the other brands. One more thing... this looks like an average skin but with a pocket glued to it to add the padding.

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        5.0

        The best head bar none

        By 

        from Byron, GA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

          Why it's taken me so long to buy one of these I'll never know! So easy to set up and tune and the dampening ring (choice of 2)makes such a big difference to the sound. The head lets you get that extra projection and is so easy to mike up. Fantastic.

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          5.0

          Best kick drum head Evans mead 2

          By 

          from Rochester,mn

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

              Musician friend is very kind people to deal with n price is very good they even match price. Also shipping is very fast. I'll buy again. A++++++++

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              5.0

              Perfect Sound

              By 

              from PA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to tune
              • Good Quality
              • Great Sound
              • Improves Sound
              • Strong

              Cons

              • Hard To Get Foam Ring In

              Best Uses

              • Hard Rock
              • Metal
              • Rock

              Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

              Although I'm a new drummer, I can tell you that this is the head you want to buy if you're looking for a durable, inexpensive, and great sounding head. I primarily play metal, rock, hard rock and this head fits the music soooo well. You know those awesome sounding bass drums you hear in most metal music? This is spot on! I am probably one of the worst people at tuning drums but this head was NO problem what so ever, I winged it (making sure all the tension was even) and tried it out and was immediately impressed. If you are looking for a nice drum head for hard rock/metal this is the head for you!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              THE IDIOT PROOF KICK Drum Head

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              from Macon, GA.

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

                Been using the Emad system for about 8 yrs. Use Onyx on two of my kits and began with the original. Find the Emad 2 to be easy to use and versatile. Took all of 5 mins. to dial it in. By changing beaters or standard patch to Kevlar patches.You Can easily cover warm softer tones to biting quick foot work of Metal and Hard Rock. Like I said ..Idiot proof.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Two Stick Way Up!

                By 

                from Jacksonville, AL

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                Pros

                • Easy Tuning
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Shows
                • Studio

                Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

                The Evans EMAD 2 is amazing. It pairs up awesome with the Evans EC2 Clear heads for the toms. I use the larger dampening ring in the EMAD it realy gives it a great low end punch. Throw away the pillow. This is by far the best bass head I have ever played.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best kick head ... EVER.

                By 

                from Alexandria, VA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

                    There is just none other than the Evans EMAD 2 ... as a professional studio musician, the integrity, resilience, and tonal quality of this head--nevermind it's near-perfect attenuation, requiring very little (if any) internal dampening--leaves no other choice among other kick heads on the market. You will NOT be disappointed.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best bass drumhead ever!

                    By 

                    from Conway, Arkansas

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

                      In 1976 I bought a Ludwig Black Vistalite Power Factory kit. I've been through a lot of drum heads on this kit. I now have the bass drum sound I've been looking for. Right out of the box my 24" bass drum now has the punch and power I've always wanted and I haven't even put it through the PA yet. I put the Emad batter and resonance heads on and man what a difference. I'm sold!!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Head i would buy this again

                      By 

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

                        If you want a thump sound, get an Aquarian, if you want a controlled sound, possibly add some lower end to your drum, decrease overtones, get this head. I still have a boomy sound, i personally do not like this, but I'm quite positive this is from the drum itself and resonant head. I have the 22 inch model, and I think its great. For me, it was between this and Remo's Powerstroke 3, I'm very satisfied with my choice.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Impressed with this head

                        By 

                        from Chico, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dampening Is Perfect
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

                            This head instantly improved the sound of my kit. I haven't tried the heavier, thicker dampening ring, but the lighter one seems to work perfectly. No annoying overtones, plenty of attack and depth. A great value at this price for sure.

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