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Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter  16"

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Oil-filled, 2-ply head. Fat and wet sound with dry, short sustain. The oil decreases sustain and enhances attack without affecting feel. General use,...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Get the blues.

      Oil-filled, 2-ply head. Fat and wet sound with dry, short sustain. The oil decreases sustain and enhances attack without affecting feel. General use, rock, live, or studio.

      FEATURES
      • Oil-filled, 2-ply head
      • Fat and wet sound
      • Dry, short sustain
      • Warm tone
      • Soft feel
      • Moderate attack
      • Moderate durability

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      EvansHydraulic Blue Tom Batter
       
      4.7

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      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (45)

      • 4 Stars

         

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        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (5)
      • Improves sound (4)
      • Functional (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (3)
      • Practicing (3)
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        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Evans Hydraulic Heads

      I only use these heads on my Crush clear acrylic drum set as they have a sharper sound. These Evans blue heads warm the kit up to an almost wooden sound and gives me...Read complete review

      I only use these heads on my Crush clear acrylic drum set as they have a sharper sound. These Evans blue heads warm the kit up to an almost wooden sound and gives me just what I need.

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      Misleading Reviews - Do your homework

      Okay...Let's get started with the "battering." (No pun intended...Chuckle...Chuckle.) These heads were everything that I have ever dreamed of until I actually bought...Read complete review

      Okay...Let's get started with the "battering." (No pun intended...Chuckle...Chuckle.) These heads were everything that I have ever dreamed of until I actually bought them. I put these heads on a couple of days ago and to my dismay...I have heard better tonal quality from a dead carp than from these heads. I am a big fan of Evans' products but these Hydraulics are a bit disappointing. The product reviews regarding Evans Blue Hydraulic heads were fairly convincing and favorable in relation to the sound I was attempting to achieve. However, the sound produced is dead, non-sustaining, and virtually inapplicable to any live setting that I will ever encounter. The good part is that I will transfer these heads to my studio kit and use EQ to get the desired recorded sound. In short, I would have to say that the live sound is dead and if you want that "warm" focused sound, go with the G2 Coated heads for the live stuff and use these Blue Hydraulics for the studio work.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fat, Full Sound

      By 

      from Tennessee

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Long Playing Life
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

        If you're after a funky full natural sound these are the heads to use. The venues I use them in are horn band funk, jazz, and fusion. I've been using these heads since the 70's. I've tried many other styles of drum heads, still my favorite.

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        5.0

        Great Heads!

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        from Fayette County, PA.

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Need Moongels On Some

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

        This is a first time for me using Evans hydraulic heads. I saw them around 35 years ago, and I shouldn't have waiting that long to try them. They make your lower toms sound like cannons. They do eliminate alot of the overtones, but I use some extra moongels on my 10 12 & 14 toms. I replaced all 9 of my drums with these. They sound great and look awesome. I also added a clear evans patch for my bass drum to help the head last longer from my double bass pedal. Don't wait as long as I did to try them!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I like how fast this head is to tune

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        from Beech Grove,IN.

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        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

          I like this brand. I like the fat sound. easy to tune.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          evans drum heads

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          from White River Jc. Vt.

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          Pros

          • Actually Better Than A L
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All the time
            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

            I have been playing for 48 years, have never come across a drum head like an Evans. I have an Evans head on my bass drum and on my 12" tom. What a sound quality it produces !! I need one now for my 13" tom to improve my sets sound. When my 16" goes, I will definetly get an Evans!

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Evans Hydraulic Heads

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            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

              I only use these heads on my Crush clear acrylic drum set as they have a sharper sound. These Evans blue heads warm the kit up to an almost wooden sound and gives me just what I need.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Head

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              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

              Easily the best head I have ever used. I've tried: Evans G2, Remo Ambassador/AmbX, Remo Pinstripe, Remo Black Suede, Evans G1, Aquarian II, Remo Renaisannce, and a few others. The Hydraulic head provides a deep, punching, yet resonant tone. It's honestly the tone i've been looking for ever since i started drummer. Also, it doesnt require muffling rings or moon gels. Phenomenal drum head. Please just buy this head, I don't know how else to convince you.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for heavy players :)

              Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

              This drum heads are amazing they work great for hardcore,death metal music. They are really muffed so if you want something loud this is not for you but if your into muffed/Dark drums this is for you.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A personalized sound

              By 

              from Maryland

              Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

              Swapped my Aquarian 2's out for these and was much impressed with the Hydraulics' warm, bloomy sound. However, I was much impressed ONLY AFTER I HAD TUNED THEM CORRECTLY. Unless I matched them up with the EC Resonant heads and tuned each drum to the note I wanted, the heads sounded muffled and cardboardy. Once I had them tuned, though, they opened up and gave me a large, fatty tone. You'll have to tune these accurately, but they do offer a beautiful sound if you take the time.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sounding heads

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              from Palmer, Alaska

              Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

              I got these heads after a friend recommended them to me. They sound great and have a nice resonance to them.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sound

              Comments about Evans Hydraulic Blue Tom Batter:

              A great sounding head for toms.I put the Evans EC Resonant on the bottom and a great sound became better. Tension these heads tight on the top and bottom and you still get a low sound with a very short sustain. Tuning is a breeze and the sound is a must have.

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