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Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead  16

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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....Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      A killer replacement head!

      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 64 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (52)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      95%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (12)
      • Good quality (10)
      • Easy to use (8)
      • Functional (8)
      • Easy to tune (6)

      Cons

      • No issues (4)

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (11)
      • Practicing (8)
      • All types of music (3)
      • Back-up (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), Professional musician (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect GROWL for my floor tom!

      Deep sound, BOOOOM. Is the sound you will get from this head, you will not be disappointed.

      Easy to tune, that is one of the great features of Evans...Read complete review

      Deep sound, BOOOOM. Is the sound you will get from this head, you will not be disappointed.

      Easy to tune, that is one of the great features of Evans heads. It is surprising how easy you can tune this head in minutes without hassle.

      I have a Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage Noveau which is gorgeous in every way. This head that I bought compliments the floor tom I got it for.

      Thank you Evans!

      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 64 customers

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      4.0

      Heads that sound great, but won't last!

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      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Sound Great

      Cons

      • Low Durability

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Short-term Use

      Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

      I try to experiment with different drum heads. I want to find drumheads that are durable, fairly inexpensive, and sound great! I wanna help you with the same so here's my review.

      This was my first time getting the G2s. When I first put them on I was amazed because they really sounded great. I also forgot to mention earlier, I am a harder hitting drummer so that's why I seek durability in a drumhead. Anyways, after about 3 weeks of using them now I'm starting to notice a lot of pitting, which upsets me a bit because I really enjoy these heads. This is of course a problem because I don't have the extra money laying around to replace these heads often.

      My overall review. They are worth a try. They sound really great and if you don't hit that hard they will probably last you quite a while. I still recommend the Remo Pinstripes over these, if you like a head like this, just because the Pinstripes are a lot more durable and sound really good.

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      5.0

      Reliable Great sound

      By 

      from milwaukee wi

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

          I bought some G2s for my Ludwig kit I was looking for a deeper power sound and I was amazed how good the sound was compared to my single ply coated heads. ive been using them for about 3 months now every weekend and still sounds great.

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          5.0

          More bang for the buck

          By 

          from Houston,Texas

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          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

            I buy only Evans heads for me the give a nice attach sound

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            5.0

            Love the attack

            By 

            from Scottsburg, Indiana

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

              My no1 pick for both my kits (except snares)

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              5.0

              The best sound!

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              from Water Valley, MS

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              Pros

              • Fat Punchy Tone
              • Focused Attack
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

                These are the best heads hands down. The only reason that the heads dent is because I play many gigs (up to 2 a week) and I play very forcefully. They sound good even with the dents!

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                5.0

                Great sounding heads

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                from Tulsa, Oklahoma

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

                  Use these heads on all my drums. I play shows 3 and 4 nights a week. They have great tone and last longer than other heads.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect GROWL for my floor tom!

                  By 

                  from Abbotsford, BC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Evans G2 Clear Batter Drumhead:

                    Deep sound, BOOOOM. Is the sound you will get from this head, you will not be disappointed.

                    Easy to tune, that is one of the great features of Evans heads. It is surprising how easy you can tune this head in minutes without hassle.

                    I have a Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage Noveau which is gorgeous in every way. This head that I bought compliments the floor tom I got it for.

                    Thank you Evans!

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                    5.0

                    Nothing Beats these heads

                    By 

                    from New Jersey

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                    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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      New Favorite Tom Head!

                      By 

                      from Baltimore Maryland

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                      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!

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                        5.0

                        Friendly Advice.

                        By 

                        from Coldwater, MI

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                        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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