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Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead  

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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
       
      4.6

      (based on 34 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (3)

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        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (6)
        • Concerts (5)
        • Back-up (3)
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          • Experienced (5)

        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

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        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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        5.0

        indestructible thunder

        By old school rocker

        from salisbury, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

          These are definitely as advertised. Very heavy with a quick decay and a thunderous boom. I would say they are indestructible and you feel like you can beat the heck out of them. I still prefer the remo pinstripes for recording as they have a very light overtone. These are great for rock or heavy metal and especially great for live music.

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          5.0

          Just what I wanted

          By Lobo1023

          from Blackwood, NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

            Wanted heads that sounded great but also allowed my neighbor's some respite. Got my kit set up in my upstairs bedroom for practice/fun. These heads really did the job of getting my 72 Slingerland Champagne Sparkle set in perfect condition for reliving some great memories.

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            5.0

            Great Sound

            By astralsleep

            from Corona, CA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Easy Tuning
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Handles Low Tuning
            • Improves Sound
            • No Dampening Needed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead:

              I love this drum head. Very easy to tune up and handles low end very well. It gives a very warm tone without too much overtone. Also love the natural dampening that a hydraulic head gives. I don't recommend using dampening rings or gels with this head, really kills the sound. Bottom line I really recommend picking up this head.
              I play doom/sludge metal.

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              2.0

              Didn't fit right

              By Oz

              from NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              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.

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                  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.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    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

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    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.

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                      (12 of 12 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.

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