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Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head  

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The Genera HD yields an aggressive rimshot and balanced response. This durable two-ply head (7.5mil external, 5mil internal) with 2mil overtone contr...Read More

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      The Genera HD yields an aggressive rimshot and balanced response. This durable two-ply head (7.5mil external, 5mil internal) with 2mil overtone control ring barks live, yet is ideal for the studio. Additional dry vents eliminate stray harmonics.

      FEATURES
      • Finish: Coated
      • Attack: Very Defined
      • Tone: Medium Warm
      • Sustain: Very Focused
      • Feel: Moderate

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      EvansGenera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head
       
      4.9

      (based on 81 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (71)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      97%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (32)
      • Good quality (29)
      • Easy to use (24)
      • Functional (22)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (21)
        • Practicing (19)
        • Back-up (12)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (25), Novice (7), Professional musician (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great sounding head!

        I have owned this head for a couple of weeks now and they look and sound gorgeous with no sign of wear and tear. Nice Mid tone sound that has a crack that could...Read complete review

        I have owned this head for a couple of weeks now and they look and sound gorgeous with no sign of wear and tear. Nice Mid tone sound that has a crack that could be heard around the world. I matched it with its snare head product which gives out NO overtones! So it is very nice on the ears.

        What I found with these heads were that they are very easy to tune, took me 5 mins to get the right sound out of the drum (keeping in mind I have nice drums) and all I did was tighten them to a point and tested it out, sounded magnfique.

        If you do not own this head yet; well... you should haha!

        Thank you for reading.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Exactly as described

        I bought this about 6 months ago and I would agree with the description of it to a T. It is exactly as described in every way. I feel for my taste it is...Read complete review

        I bought this about 6 months ago and I would agree with the description of it to a T. It is exactly as described in every way. I feel for my taste it is a little too dry and heavy. I like my snare sound to have a bit of play with the tone, but with this head you won't get it. It's either on or off no in between (so to speak). Not bad for heavy hitters and hard rock/metal music but for an all around sound go with soething different maybe just a g2 coated. Good luck

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        No more Moongels (Buy It)!!

        By James

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

            I have tried several heads from Evans and Remo trying to get "just the right sound". For the past few years, both my snares have had Remo Coated Powerstoke 3 heads. They provided the full sound that I wanted, without too much ring - though there was still enough that I used moongels on them. After continuously reading reviewing and trying out heads, I decided to try one of these and I'm never going back! IT IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT on my Pearl Omar Hakim Signature Snare Drum. I like my snares tuned tight top and bottom (about 87-90 with a drum dial). I pulled off the old head, tightened this bad boy down and it was magic! The tighter I tuned it, the better it got. There is zero ring, and the sound is perfectly snappy, yet full. I can't stop playing it! I will be buying another for my Pearl SMX-1455S Session Custom Maple Snare right after posting this comment!

            BTW, I've been shopping with MF since about 2006, and I've never posted a review on anything (laziness I guess), but I had to comment on this head. It is exactly what I've been looking for. Enjoy your purchase!

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            4.0

            Nice head - very solid - tough to tune

            By CaptainRock

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

                Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                Evans makes fine heads and this is a very high-tech example. Terrific quality. I am a novice though and still learning about tuning. I tried this as a snare batter and never could achieve the described sound. I have two very high quality snares, metal and wood. In both cases, I ended up going back to simple single ply traditional heads and using other means to dampen ring and solidify tone. Try and experiment for yourself.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Tres Bien!

                By DeferDrummer

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Very Damp Sounding

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • All around
                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                Kind of a pain to get on but i think thats just me haha

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good product, good price.

                By Woody

                from IA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                  Love the fast and free delivery.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Only Evans Heads for me.

                  By FJC

                  from New York

                  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 Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                    Evans heads are all I ever use. They work for me.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Snare Sound Yet

                    By JKaiser

                    from Orange County, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                        I purchased a 14x6 Tama Bubinga S.L.P. Snare at Guitar Center and was open to recommendations for a snare head. The clerk recommended this with a Hazy 300 for snare side. My best description for it is that it eliminates all of the unwanted overtones and ring but allows the drum to breathe and speak freely. It's loud and it can cut but it isn't irritating. Quite possibly the best snare head I have purchased and I have bought several types from Remo, Evans, and Aquarian.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great!

                        By Pyromaniac777

                        from Teton, ID

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Anything
                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                          This head replaced my previous horrible sounding clear pinstripe snare head. And this was a huge improvement. It is way, way bouncier than the pinstripe. I can do double stroke rolls so much better on this head. It also improved the overall sound quality greatly. It kills lots of the nasty overtones, but it doesn't deaden the sound at all. The drum is still as lively as can be. Rim shots and rim clicks also sound way better. It is also very sensitive. I would recommend this head to anyone for any musical application.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          "dark"

                          By Thomas

                          from Scranton, PA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Feels Good
                          • Nice "crack" Sound
                          • Price

                          Cons

                          • Harder To Tune

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                            I am newer to drumming. Been playing about 2 years. This is the first time I have tried this head.

                            First thing I noticed is it seemed harder to get a good sound out of on my Tama Superstar 14"x4.5" birch snare. I had to crank the bottom head even further to get it to sound more alive again.

                            It feels nice when hitting it and now after some tuning experimentation, it sounds great. I'll probably get it again unless I find a sweet deal on something else that I find interesting.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Good for certain applications

                            By GCH

                            from Washington, DC

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                                This head came as a bonus with a pack of EC2s, which I was putting on a refurbished Pearl Forum that has a beadless 6" seamed steel snare drum. The drum as it came to me was covered with moon gels. Without them, the drum had an annoying after-ring, like hitting a bell.

                                I think I'd probably hate this head on my better snare drum, but on this particular drum it did the trick to tame the ring.

                                One thing to note, however, is that if you dampen the edges of the dead (as this head does) rim shots sound kind of like hitting a 55 gallon can. This head can tame and overly ringy drum, but if you like to do rim shots, move to the right on the Evans head scale.

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Fantastic Head!

                                By Marcster

                                from Tehachapi, CA

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                                  Great attack, consistent tone, solid durability!
                                  The reduced ring & overtones are what attracted me to this head. It stays true to it's description. My snare drum has never sounded better! Innovative science & functionality...I highly recommend this product!

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