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Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead  12 IN

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Your tom has got to be big and fat, and the Hydraulic heads from Evans deliver. The Hydraulic Black features 2 black-finished plies filled with a lay...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Go Hydraulic Black for all the thick, wet '70s sound you can handle.

      Your tom has got to be big and fat, and the Hydraulic heads from Evans deliver. The Hydraulic Black features 2 black-finished plies filled with a layer of oil, which acts as a muffler to increase your attack without messing up the feel of the head. The attack is very solid with a quick, controlled sustain that rules for rock, live or in the studio.

      FEATURES
      • 2 - 6.5mil plies
      • Black finished
      • Oil filled
      • Fat and wet sound
      • Solid attack
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      EvansHydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead
       
      4.5

      (based on 31 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (24)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

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        (3)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (3)
      • Functional (3)
      • Good quality (3)
      • Improves sound (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (3)
        • Practicing (3)
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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Hydraulic Batter Heads and Tuning

        Evens makes quality drum heads. I have used them along with others. They measure up to the standards set by Remo. Remo has been there forever. I played Remo heads when I was...Read complete review

        Evens makes quality drum heads. I have used them along with others. They measure up to the standards set by Remo. Remo has been there forever. I played Remo heads when I was a kid. Evens heads give a viable alternative to Remo in that they are durable, the tune easily, and they produce good sound without a lot of extra work. That make them a great competitor to Remo and competition is always good because it makes both products better. So try the Evens heads but try Remo and Aquarian and see what works best for your taste.
        I buy the best product for the money. Usually, I find that I get what I want while saving a few sheckles. Practice hard and become a great drummer and all these companies will give you this stuff for free so they can say you use their stuff so stop messing around and get good.
        Anyone who complains of over-ring does not fully understand the tuning process. Hydraulic heads by nature dampen the sound of the drum because the oil and two ply heads decrease the vibration of the batter head. That annoying ring is caused by the differential between the batter and resonant head. I have been playing professionally for 41 years and have used all kinds of heads. The heads don't matter that much!! I know, some of you just choked on your energy drink but the only things that really matter in tuning is even tension and the relationship between top and bottom heads.
        Any evenly tensioned head, tuned correctly in relation to its counterpart resonant head, will provide that great sound. Its easier to tune hydraulics to get that fat low end sound. But you can get the same sound, with more effort, from other kinds of heads. Do the work! Spend time tuning in quarter turns and get what you really want. Try different tensions between the heads. Always tune each head to moderate tension then set the drum on the carpet and do CPR to break the head over the bearing edges. Once that is accomplished, find the sweet spot with regard to tension. Get to know how each drum likes to be tuned. Each drum will perform for you if you learn how to get what you want out of it.
        All head makers have dud heads that crack or seperate. Its the nature of drum heads. We beat the hell out of them. Buy quality heads then try a different set next time. Don't settle!! Professionals don't settle. Playing the same head for years may give you the sound you like but believe me, guitar players change strings because they sound dead, drummers change heads for the same reason. Otherwise play trash cans.
        I've played almost every kind of music live on stages all over the country. Finding your sound doesn't matter as much as learning stick control. If you can't control the sticks, you can't use "your sound" to benefit anyone. Rudiments are the key to being the drummer you really want to be. There is no beat or fill you can possibly do that does not contain rudiments. Get a drum pad, go to vicfirth.com/education and practice, practice, practice. An hour a day minimum. Soon you will forget about the hype of who makes the best heads, sticks, blah, blah, blah.
        The major drum and accessories makers all produce a pretty even product. You may have your favorites, I have mine. Find what works for you.
        Just because something is expensive doesn't mean its the best. Don't buy something because its the most expensive. Buy things that work for you.

        VS

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        Where Does the Sound Go?

        Into the oil, dude. These heads sound really cool once they break in, and they're great for quieter situations but i can't place enough emphasis on the fact that they're Dead As Crap...Read complete review

        Into the oil, dude. These heads sound really cool once they break in, and they're great for quieter situations but i can't place enough emphasis on the fact that they're Dead As Crap And they are very, very difficult to tune as comparable to other two-ply heads. The 13 inch head i ordered was defective, sent it back, got another defective one- not too happy about that. Never buying these again. You'd think these would at least be good for miking since they're dead but they sometimes have some ugly overtones that are a pain to get rid of. They don't really hold their tune, but as i said they break in pretty nicely after like 5 sessions and they are super focused, definitely don't need extra-muffling (you might as well just play underwater) I'd say they are loud enough for small churches and for practicing and that's it. For dead heads, PII's mike up alot better and give more back when you hit harder. Hydraulics just swallow up every decible they can get their greasy hands on.

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        2.0

        Didn't fit right

        By Oz

        from NY

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Functional

          Best Uses

            Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

            The head wouldn't set right in the rim. The size was correct. The old head of the same brand fit snug. No returns or exchanges are allowed.
            The head might work on another kit.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Evans Hydraulic Heads

            By SamLauck95

            from Cheyenne, WY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

              The Evans Hydraulic drumheads give every drummer what they are looking for: Great sound and even better quality. I switched to these heads in September of 2013. Best drumheads I have ever used.

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              5.0

              Hydraulic Toms Rock

              By SirSticsalot

              from Tucson, AZ.

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

              Best sound with no difficult tuning required.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              excellent product

              By Larry Law

              from Plains,Kansas

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

                will buy these again

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Evans Hydraulic Black Batter Drumhead 18"

                By Tyldagull

                from Aubrey,Texas

                Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

                Overall, I see Evans as equal competition in the drum head world. They set high standards and that makes the difference.
                I use this head on my 18" Ludwig floor tom from 1978. It gave me that classic tone I needed. I played this head, with mic live, the very same day I received it. 7000 watts of power for my kick and floor tom through a sub can't lie. Serious bottom tone. My 78 Ludwigs make the biggest difference but this head allowed the real tone of my drum have its optimum effect.
                Good quality. No popping or cracking while tightening the head down on the drum. That means a good solid ring at the connection point. I tried to get it to pop by doing CPR on the drum but all that happened was that the head formed all the more to the bearing edge. Awesome
                This head was several dollars cheaper than the Remo pinstripes I normally use but no discernable difference in quality or sound.

                Comment on this review

                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Hydraulic Batter Heads and Tuning

                By Tyldagull

                from Aubrey,Texas

                Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

                Evens makes quality drum heads. I have used them along with others. They measure up to the standards set by Remo. Remo has been there forever. I played Remo heads when I was a kid. Evens heads give a viable alternative to Remo in that they are durable, the tune easily, and they produce good sound without a lot of extra work. That make them a great competitor to Remo and competition is always good because it makes both products better. So try the Evens heads but try Remo and Aquarian and see what works best for your taste.
                I buy the best product for the money. Usually, I find that I get what I want while saving a few sheckles. Practice hard and become a great drummer and all these companies will give you this stuff for free so they can say you use their stuff so stop messing around and get good.
                Anyone who complains of over-ring does not fully understand the tuning process. Hydraulic heads by nature dampen the sound of the drum because the oil and two ply heads decrease the vibration of the batter head. That annoying ring is caused by the differential between the batter and resonant head. I have been playing professionally for 41 years and have used all kinds of heads. The heads don't matter that much!! I know, some of you just choked on your energy drink but the only things that really matter in tuning is even tension and the relationship between top and bottom heads.
                Any evenly tensioned head, tuned correctly in relation to its counterpart resonant head, will provide that great sound. Its easier to tune hydraulics to get that fat low end sound. But you can get the same sound, with more effort, from other kinds of heads. Do the work! Spend time tuning in quarter turns and get what you really want. Try different tensions between the heads. Always tune each head to moderate tension then set the drum on the carpet and do CPR to break the head over the bearing edges. Once that is accomplished, find the sweet spot with regard to tension. Get to know how each drum likes to be tuned. Each drum will perform for you if you learn how to get what you want out of it.
                All head makers have dud heads that crack or seperate. Its the nature of drum heads. We beat the hell out of them. Buy quality heads then try a different set next time. Don't settle!! Professionals don't settle. Playing the same head for years may give you the sound you like but believe me, guitar players change strings because they sound dead, drummers change heads for the same reason. Otherwise play trash cans.
                I've played almost every kind of music live on stages all over the country. Finding your sound doesn't matter as much as learning stick control. If you can't control the sticks, you can't use "your sound" to benefit anyone. Rudiments are the key to being the drummer you really want to be. There is no beat or fill you can possibly do that does not contain rudiments. Get a drum pad, go to vicfirth.com/education and practice, practice, practice. An hour a day minimum. Soon you will forget about the hype of who makes the best heads, sticks, blah, blah, blah.
                The major drum and accessories makers all produce a pretty even product. You may have your favorites, I have mine. Find what works for you.
                Just because something is expensive doesn't mean its the best. Don't buy something because its the most expensive. Buy things that work for you.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautifull

                Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

                I hit this head once after tuning and already loved it. You can feel the warmth of the head. I would deffinently say that these heads are better than g2's. Tune the head where its about a qaurter turn past finger tight and you will love it. I have my bottem head tuned a little bit higher and they sinc. very well. I would 100 recomend this head.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP

                Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

                Ahhh...Hydros. Well, i must say that I've had a love/hate relationship with these heads. After having played them for a couple of years now (same heads) I consider them to be "specialty" heads. I've played drums for 11 years and have tried many different makes and models of heads for my toms. I play an 80s Ludwig 5 pc. These heads will give you a unique sound--that much is for sure. Tuned high, they have an excellent "boing" sound that a marching band quad player would certainly appreciate. Tuned low, they sound like rolling thunder. The range in between sucks. I've tried everything to get great sounds out of these heads and have been disappointed half the time. However, I have come to realize that the optimum tuning for my style is a pretty low tuning. Tuned in this way, the heads have a loud and dead sound. If you use these heads tuned in this way, people will definitely comment on the sound of your toms because these heads provide a VERY unique sound that can be achieved in no other way (that I've tried). Good luck with these heads if you buy them. You might want to have a spare set of more conventional heads lying around. Oh, I should mention that the durability is excellent. I've used these same heads almost daily for a couple of years.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Killin' it

                By Illegaltg

                from Bloomsburg PA

                Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

                I got the blue hydraulics for my 70's ludwig, and the toms destroy. I also have the evans genera glass as resonants, and the sound of the toms is unbelievable. The lower toms take more time to tune, but once you get it right it was worth the while

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                THEE BEST HEAD EVER!

                By Drum4Life-9J4Na

                from Minnesota

                Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

                This is the best drumhead I have ever seen, heard or felt. They look good with any kind of drum you have. They sound AMAZING, if you tune them right. My buddys all thought that they were worth more than what I paid for them, I have them on all of my toms, and I have just purchased one for my kick, too. Great work, Evans!

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