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Overview

  • 2-ply
  • Powerful, fat, focused attack
  • Ideal for live or studio use
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      A 2-ply head with incredible consistency. Has a powerful, fat, focused attack and full, controlled sustain. Ideal for live or studio use.

      Features

      • 2-ply
      • Powerful, fat, focused attack
      • Ideal for live or studio use

      Order the G2 and put some pounds on your sound.

       
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      EvansG2 Clear Batter Drumhead
       
      4.6

      (based on 57 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (46)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      92%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No issues (4)

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (6)
      • All types of music (3)
      • Practicing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      New Favorite Tom Head!

      Believe folks I have tried just about every head out there on my kits, including Remo, Aquarian and Evans and finally landed on the G2 batters over the Resonant Glass heads on my 74...Read complete review

      Believe folks I have tried just about every head out there on my kits, including Remo, Aquarian and Evans and finally landed on the G2 batters over the Resonant Glass heads on my 74 Rogers Holiday kit. I tend to tune a bit low for that thick, attack filled thud and these have been the best at getting this sound. I admit that they are very close in tone to the clear emperors which I like a lot also but there was just something extra that I got from the G2 clear batters that I didn't get with any other heads out there. I also tried the coated G2 batters and didn't like them as much. They didn't have as much life as the clears. If you have an older kit that is finicky to tune and are looking for something to maybe end your tom head search then give these a try. I mainly tune by ear, but as a reference try tunebot or idrumtech numbers of 146 over 174 for a 12x8 tom and about 103 over 110 for a 16x16 floor tom. Since I landed on these heads and these approximate tunings, I now play more than I experiment or tune! Give it a try!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I was disappointed

      My tom drums have Keller VSS 6 ply maple shells with the bearing edges custom formed by Portland custom drum maker Jeff Kirsch (awesome quality!) To my memory, he had recommended Evans G1...Read complete review

      My tom drums have Keller VSS 6 ply maple shells with the bearing edges custom formed by Portland custom drum maker Jeff Kirsch (awesome quality!) To my memory, he had recommended Evans G1 coated heads, which I have had on my toms for a long time. I thought I could improve the tone with the G2 clear, but I am disappointed almost beyond words. A single thickness head can resonate, but a dual thickness head appears to give a thud, but not much tone. I tried a looser tuning and then a medium tuning. Both were unacceptable to my ear. I re-installed the G1 coated, and I am content with that sound. (Hint: with a drum dial tuner, the G1 sounds good with a tension of 71 on the batter, and 73 on the resonant heads. Try tighter if you want more boing and less Indian tom sound.)
      If you buy these, try just one at first, like I did. At least that limited how much money I was wasting.

      Reviewed by 57 customers

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      5.0

      Nothing Beats these heads

      By joey riott

      from New Jersey

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • On My Pearl Export Selects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Only Heads I Use On Toms

        Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

        These heads drive the sound of my drums , the attack and tone is superior for what I look for on my pearl export select s . Sound man have complemented me quite often.

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        5.0

        New Favorite Tom Head!

        By Kid Blues

        from Baltimore Maryland

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

          Believe folks I have tried just about every head out there on my kits, including Remo, Aquarian and Evans and finally landed on the G2 batters over the Resonant Glass heads on my 74 Rogers Holiday kit. I tend to tune a bit low for that thick, attack filled thud and these have been the best at getting this sound. I admit that they are very close in tone to the clear emperors which I like a lot also but there was just something extra that I got from the G2 clear batters that I didn't get with any other heads out there. I also tried the coated G2 batters and didn't like them as much. They didn't have as much life as the clears. If you have an older kit that is finicky to tune and are looking for something to maybe end your tom head search then give these a try. I mainly tune by ear, but as a reference try tunebot or idrumtech numbers of 146 over 174 for a 12x8 tom and about 103 over 110 for a 16x16 floor tom. Since I landed on these heads and these approximate tunings, I now play more than I experiment or tune! Give it a try!

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Friendly Advice.

          By wuhanman2112

          from Coldwater, MI

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

            To the drummer stating that one must tune a 2 ply batter head tighter than a one ply batter head. That is not always true. A lot of factors will come into play. Example. Shell ply thickness, shell depth.Shell material and the angle of bearing edge degree to name a few. My drums are Pearl masters Birch Studio. I have used nearly every head type available to us and I can assure you this. Nearly every head type will give your kit a different voice. I would like to suggest that you take your visual tuning device and place it in a drawer and try listening with your ears to tune and not your eyes. Also don't be timid on tuning these heads low. Just get them tight and apply a little pressure with the palm of your hand to the middle of each drum.Do this to your bottom heads too. This will lower the pitch a little. Then try re-tuning the drums up ever so slightly. I believe you will be happy with the end result. Good luck and happy drumming

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            5.0

            Lively And Easy

            By WileeD16

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Drums Come To Life
            • Easy to tune

            Cons

            • No Issues

            Best Uses

            • All Types Of Music

            Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

            I admit I resisted using Evans again. I've used them before with OK results. But I ended up trying Level 360 clear G2s as tom batters and clear Level 360 G1s as resos. Immediate improvement. The drums came to life like never before. The toms tuned up quickly and easily. I also have a power center reverse dot on the snare and a clear GMAD on the kick. I've finally found my sound!

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            5.0

            Lively And Easy

            By WileeD16

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Drums Come To Life
            • Easy to tune

            Cons

            • No Issues

            Best Uses

            • All Types Of Music

            Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

            I admit I resisted using Evans again. I've used them before with OK results. But I ended up trying Level 360 clear G2s as tom batters and clear Level 360 G1s as resos. Immediate improvement. The drums came to life like never before. The toms tuned up quickly and easily. I also have a power center reverse dot on the snare and a clear GMAD on the kick. I've finally found my sound!

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            5.0

            Lively And Easy

            By WileeD16

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to tune

            Cons

            • No Issues

            Best Uses

            • All Types Of Music

            Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

            I admit I resisted using Evans again. I've used them before with OK results. But I ended up trying Level 360 clear G2s as tom batters and clear Level 360 G1s as resos. Immediate improvement. The drums came to life like never before. The toms tuned up quickly and easily. I also have a power center reverse dot on the snare and a clear GMAD on the kick. I've finally found my sound.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Lively And Easy

            By WileeD16

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Drums Come To Life
            • Easy to tune
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • No Issues

            Best Uses

            • Great For All Music

            Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

            I admit I resisted using Evans again. I've used them before with OK results. But I ended up trying Level 360 clear G2s as tom batters and clear Level 360 G1s as resos. Immediate improvement. The drums came to life like never before. The toms tuned up quickly and easily. I also have a power center reverse dot on the snare and a clear GMAD on the kick. I've finally found my sound!

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            5.0

            sing with no ring

            By pdrummer

            from Indiana

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

                  Just tried this combination on my Saturn toms (12,14,16).... G2 clear on top with ec2 clear reso on bottom .... oh my do they ever sing with the ec2 reso taking away any ring. Very happy drummer!!!

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                  5.0

                  Correction to my previous bad review

                  By Ken W in Portland, OR

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Novice

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Easy Tuning
                  • Good tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Good Without Muting
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

                    Hey, I'm sorry. I put in a scathing review on the Evans G2 clear head shortly after I tried it. The problem is, I didn't know that a two ply head needs to be tuned tighter than a single ply. Then I checked the recommended settings that came with my DrumDial indicator, which corrected my thinking. It needs to be higher, like 75 to 77. (I had been using 71 to 73 for my single ply batter head.) Once I tuned it as the indicator recommended, I was happy with the results. I am now ordering one for my 13" tom (the first was for my 16"). A thread on the internet reviews recommended using a single ply on the small toms, so I will probably try a G1 clear single ply on my 10" tom.
                    I was impressed that this head required no gaffers tape for muting, and seems easy to tune. It appears to be forgiving of minute tuning errors.
                    Try it out. Good stuff.

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                    1.0

                    I was disappointed

                    By Ken W in Portland, OR

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Novice

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • A Very Poplular Head

                    Cons

                    • Poor Tone

                    Best Uses

                    • To Give A Thud Sound

                    Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

                    My tom drums have Keller VSS 6 ply maple shells with the bearing edges custom formed by Portland custom drum maker Jeff Kirsch (awesome quality!) To my memory, he had recommended Evans G1 coated heads, which I have had on my toms for a long time. I thought I could improve the tone with the G2 clear, but I am disappointed almost beyond words. A single thickness head can resonate, but a dual thickness head appears to give a thud, but not much tone. I tried a looser tuning and then a medium tuning. Both were unacceptable to my ear. I re-installed the G1 coated, and I am content with that sound. (Hint: with a drum dial tuner, the G1 sounds good with a tension of 71 on the batter, and 73 on the resonant heads. Try tighter if you want more boing and less Indian tom sound.)
                    If you buy these, try just one at first, like I did. At least that limited how much money I was wasting.

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