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Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head   

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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 156 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (136)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      96%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (27)
      • Improves sound (27)
      • Functional (19)
      • Easy to use (17)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (20)
      • Practicing (18)
      • Back-up (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (19), Professional musician (9)

      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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      5.0

      As always, Evans never lets me down

      By 

      from Columbus, Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans EMAD 2 Clear Batter Bass Drum Head:

        Musicians Friend dropped the ball again and sent me Reed cases and not drum heads but as usual Evans made up the difference in sound and professional quality.

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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!

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                  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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                  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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