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Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head  18 Inches

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      Fast bass damping adjustment without head removal.

      The Evans EMAD Clear Batter Drumhead comes with 2 damping rings, each of which affects the head's sound and pedal response. EMAD stands for Externally Mounted Adjustable Damping and this external system maximizes natural attack characteristics. It offers tremendous dynamic range (even at low dynamic levels where other systems fall short). The Evans drumhead also allows quick, easy adjustments without having to remove the head from the drum—an especially valuable feature during recording sessions. Evans EMAD bass drumheads come in 18", 20", 22", and 24" sizes.


      If you're recording bass drums, the Evans EMAD will make your life easier. Order this replacement drumhead today.

       
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      EvansEMAD Clear Batter Head
       
      4.8

      (based on 109 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (94)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (6)
      • Easy to use (5)
      • Good quality (5)
      • Functional (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Best Bass Drum Head Ever!, Don't waste your time with others

        Best sounding bass drum head ever. It includes two different size dampening rings (depending on your taste) I've tried every other BD head. Remo powerstroke 3, pinstripe and evans EQ 3 and...Read complete review

        Best sounding bass drum head ever. It includes two different size dampening rings (depending on your taste) I've tried every other BD head. Remo powerstroke 3, pinstripe and evans EQ 3 and 4. Nothing compares to the EMAD. Gives your bass that perfect THUMP! You could put this head on cardboard box and it would make it sound good

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        Make mine a Super Kick 2

        Tried this with high expectations after all the positive reviews - the head gives very little muffling, even with the wider muffle ring. I found I had to put additional muffling into the kick...Read complete review

        Tried this with high expectations after all the positive reviews - the head gives very little muffling, even with the wider muffle ring. I found I had to put additional muffling into the kick drum; so what is the point of having this head? The Aquarian Super Kick II is a much better head if you like your kick muffled.

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        5.0

        There's no downside.

        By GCH

        from Washington, DC

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        Pros

        • Easily Customized
        • Easily Tuned
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any Drumming Situation

          Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

          I gigged around a lot 70s and 80s but just recently got back into playing and had to catch up with the new technology. Using a 20" bass drum these days and experimenting with a number of heads and combinations, I've found that the EMAD (one ply) with the smaller dampening ring and coupled with an Evans EQ3 reso with no port, the drum sounds punchy, low, and full. There is absolutely no need for any internal muffle (ie. a pillow). Get the EMAD and EQ3 and you are GTG.

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          5.0

          What a difference this head made!

          By dfurr

          from Indiana

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

            I'm a beginner drummer, but my brother is a full time drummer in Austin. I asked his advice on the best kick drum head, and he recommended this one. I could not have been happier with the improvement in sound over the previous head.

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            5.0

            Like getting a new drum with this head

            By johnlenin1

            from Michigan

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

                My kick drum sounded good before this head. Now it sounds *amazing*. Like a thumping EQ'd drum on a good club sound system. Just amazing. Using an EMAD resonant as well.

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                5.0

                Great sounding on my Tama Silverstar

                By Joe_nismo

                from Richmond, VA

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                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

                  I always liked the sound I got out of my 22inch silverstar. I had the original Tama head on it for over a year and decided to upgrade to Evans across the set. With the new head, this sounds so much better. I didn't think it could get better. I use one pillow and this emad head. Wow. It's such a solid, prominate punch. I have speed cobras with original beaters and it sounds great with fast double or grooving single bass. Many of my band mates agree that Evans across the set has brought a much sweeter sound to the all birch shells.

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                  2.0

                  Make mine a Super Kick 2

                  By Markington

                  from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional
                  • Not Much Muffling

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

                    Tried this with high expectations after all the positive reviews - the head gives very little muffling, even with the wider muffle ring. I found I had to put additional muffling into the kick drum; so what is the point of having this head? The Aquarian Super Kick II is a much better head if you like your kick muffled.

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                    5.0

                    the BEST kick drum head ever. period.

                    By Senor Mistakes

                    from Tauranga, New Zealand or Chicago, IL

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

                        Many of us are not loyal to one brand or another. swapping out our heads when we feel a change is due. i am pretty sure i have tried every head ever made on my toms and many different ones on my snare. the one thing that remains the same is an Emad on my kick. i have owned 20", 22", and 24" kicks and they all get an emad. there is simply no better sounding kick drum head. it is not my opinion, it is a fact. The Emad is a single ply 10mil head and though it is not the most durable it has by far the best sound. the Gmad and Emad2 are a bit more durable but lack the same fullness and the standard Emad. in my opinion it is worth changing heads a bit more often to get the perfect sound.

                        i still to this day am surprised that not everyone in the world uses Emad.

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                        5.0

                        The best!

                        By Donny Tomlinson

                        from DFW

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

                          As a former endorser for Aquarian I have to say this beats the super kick hands down. I changed out all of my bass drums to this head.

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                          5.0

                          superb

                          By Rod Erceg

                          from Mandurah Western Australia

                          Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

                          my kit is a Tama Superstar double base 24" and 22"complete with 6 x concert toms, 1 floor tom,4 octobans,3 roto toms and 11 zyldjian cymbals...ive spent 32yrs with the front heads removed from both the base drums and a slab of foam mattress stuck in each....I thought they sounded good until i put the Evans Emad heads on and the sound blew me away!!! Stand in front of these base drums and you can feel the power through your body!!! Just like dancing in front of the stage at a pub with miked up drums..So far ive only used the small foam sound ring. ive also fitted the EQ pads..These Evans Emad Skins are simply the most fantastic addition to my old faithful kit and cant see any reason to ever try anything else..Have fitted Evans inked skins to the front and this has reduced the power of the drum but are about to fit the Kickport and see if the power comes back..If i was playing live without being miked up i would remove the front skins but with the drums miked the front skins help with mixing and are more controllable..superb....superb.....luv em'
                          interchangable external damping ring is a great idea to tailor your sound
                          so far appears to be excellent as tuned up easily and had no issues with stretching or breaking as of yet...my old Remo heads have been on for 30yrs so hope these last that long....
                          great value as i dont imagine i will be replacing them any time soon

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                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Best Bass Drum Head Ever!, Don't waste your time with others

                          By Steven Veroxie

                          from Long Island, NY

                          Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

                          Best sounding bass drum head ever. It includes two different size dampening rings (depending on your taste) I've tried every other BD head. Remo powerstroke 3, pinstripe and evans EQ 3 and 4. Nothing compares to the EMAD. Gives your bass that perfect THUMP! You could put this head on cardboard box and it would make it sound good

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Amazing

                          By Adam

                          from Denver

                          Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

                          This made my bass drum sound very good. Its very durable, and is the best bass drum head i've used. Buy it, you wont be disapointed. Just put in 1 pillow, with this head, and tune it low, and youll have an amazing bass drum sound.
                          The foam ring it has does muffle it, but not enough by itself. I put one pillow in my bass drum and tuned it pretty low and it sounds absolutley AMAZING.
                          It's very durable, and I have not had 1 problem with it.

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