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Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead  8 IN

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Another Evans exclusive, Hydraulic heads are heavy-duty, twin-ply drumheads that have an oil-filling between the two plies to greatly reduce drum res...Read More

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      Another Evans exclusive, Hydraulic heads are heavy-duty, twin-ply drumheads that have an oil-filling between the two plies to greatly reduce drum resonance and, at the same time, emphasize the fundamental and lower overtones of the drum.

      For that big, fat, wet, '70s sound.


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      by PowerReviews
      EvansHydraulic Glass Drumhead
       
      4.8

      (based on 56 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (46)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Functional (6)
      • Good quality (6)
      • Improves sound (6)
      • Easy to use (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Don't Pass On The Glass!

      These hydraulic glass heads are a great choice for those who want wet attack with depth. I recently purchased a drum set with toms that rang out for days. This is excellent for live...Read complete review

      These hydraulic glass heads are a great choice for those who want wet attack with depth. I recently purchased a drum set with toms that rang out for days. This is excellent for live performances but at practice and in recording it's overkill. I've tried the hydraulic blue on the low tom and it was like pounding a washtub, way too dead for my taste. I thought I'd give the glass a try since they're known for brighter attack and it turned out to be just that.
      Tuned high they still have a bright long sustain for a dampened head. Tuning these batter heads low and the resonant heads very low gave me just the right chest thumping sound for heavier styles. They take some breaking in but are very durable and perfect for small venues and practice spaces. If you have a kit that doesn't resonate a lot or don't like any muffling in your tuning, these aren't for you.
      For others who want to try the Evans Hydraulic line, I own them all and are basically categorized as:
      Glass - Open; Blue - Muffled; Black - Dead.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does one thing well, not my style though

      Like all evans heads, I think the quality is great. However, I am not in a classic rock / 70's cover band, so this is not the head for me- if...Read complete review

      Like all evans heads, I think the quality is great. However, I am not in a classic rock / 70's cover band, so this is not the head for me- if that makes sense. Very little sustain and sort of a wet splat sound with lower tunings. This is sort of like a pinstriped head on steroids. I went to EC2 and am much happier with the more musical sound they give.

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      5.0

      Excellent drumheads!!

      By Nel

      from Bogota, Colombia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Great look
      • Great sound
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

        Hello, these heads are just great, I have them in my 12 and 13 rack toms and I love them!! You just gotta know how to use them properly. For example if you have them on top as batters, then you must have single ply lightweight resonators in the bottom, otherwise you will take off all the sustain and tone of the drum. It's all about balance. If you combine the two ply muffled Hydraulic head on one side with a single ply clear thin head in the other you will keep the perfect amount of sustain and tone and still have a fat sound that is what most drummers look for when purchasing Hydraulics. It doesn't matter if its on top or the resos, as long as you combine them, but if you put Hydraulics or any other double ply pre-muffled head on the batter and also the reso side you will totally kill the sustain and tone of your drum and it will sound dead like a cardboard box. Apart from this is the TUNING aspect. You can have the perfect combination of heads but if they're not well tuned they will SOUND BAD ALWAYS!! So remember: tune the top head lower than the reso head in order to take off sustain from the drum, the higher the reso head is from the batter head, the more sustain it will take from the drum. Also another way is If you tune both heads at the same pitch. That way it will give you the maximum sustain from the drum.

        And the third point is that you have to know the type of wood of your drumset and the thickness of it because that also influences on the sound of the drum. Thicker shells give less tone than thin shells so that means if you have a thick shell drum you might not want to put Hydraulics on it. They suit better on thin shell drums wich give the best musical tone. The thinner the shell the more tone you will hear from the drum. So please take in account all this factors before choosing your drumheads. Now knowing all this you can play with it to get your own Great Drum Sound!! And remember it's all about balance and personal taste!! Cheers!!

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        5.0

        Hydralics Glass

        By Just A Nobody

        from Holopaw

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Just having fun
          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

          I do not call myself a drummer nor do I say I can play. I dabble and being self taught for 7 years. With that being said I believe Evans Hydraulic Glass heads are by far the best heads I have used to date. I have them on all of my Toms as well as my kick. I personally think the have a much better sound than my Remo heads. I do not change heads very often because they last with tuning. After 3 years I finally broke through my first layer on my 10" tom and believe it or not it still sounds great. I will not buy any other head. So from a novice point of view...they are the sound of great rock n roll...now all I have to do is get better. Then I will be able to say I can Play.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Heads Money Can Buy

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          By Josh H.

          from Larksville, PA

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Less Sustain
          • Punchy
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Warm

            Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

            I didn't purchase these heads from this site, but I felt like I was obligated to write a review about these heads due to the wide variety of reviews.

            I was skeptical myself of these heads before I purchased them as well.

            Don't listen to the nay-sayers. They say they have no "tone" and they sound "boxy". These people do NOT know how to tune a drum!

            Straight out the box, tuned just a tad higher than I'd normally have them sound amazing even on my 10" tom.

            It does exactly what it claims. It lowers the sustain of the drum so you don't have a long, drawn out note (even with both heads tuned to the same note, it decays really fast). This is great for and rock/pop/hardcore music because your note will cut and then get out of the way ASAP.

            The attack is accentuated a lot and I find that if TUNED CORRECTLY, you'll hear the tone of the drum easily. They don't sound boxy AT ALL.

            I think I finally found the sound that I've been looking for.

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            5.0

            Punchy. Excellent for decreasing rumble

            By Ruesterlll

            from DC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

                I generally use G2's on my 8"-14" toms, but have an 18" floor tom that I Occasionally add. This head decreases the rumble on the 18", and helps craft a nice punchy, controlled tone, making the 18" very useable.

                In the past, I've used hydraulics on all of my toms to help curb the overall volume of the kit and it works quite nicely.

                I do not recommend them for general studio work. They are designed to eliminate the "warm" frequencies, shorten the sustain, and accentuate the attack and fundamental tone.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The drum head that changed my life

                By NotSoLittleDrummerBoy

                from Maitland, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Easy to tune
                • Fat Warm Tone
                • Improves Sound
                • My Neighbors Love Them

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts At Big Venues
                  • Entertaining Neighbors
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Gigs

                  Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

                  I got these a month ago for my black Tama Stagestar 10", 12" and 14" toms and my 16" gray Enforcer second floor tom, and I have to say, this was perhaps the best purchase I've ever made for the drums. They have more ring than the EC2s that I had used before, but still have a nice, short sustain. Even the plywood Enforcer floor tom sounds amazing with a Hydraulic Glass batter head. I will never use any other batter head for my toms. I most highly recommend this drum head.

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                  (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Don't Pass On The Glass!

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                  By ytndndrummer

                  from Amnesis

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy Tuning
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues
                    • Studio Recording

                    Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

                    These hydraulic glass heads are a great choice for those who want wet attack with depth. I recently purchased a drum set with toms that rang out for days. This is excellent for live performances but at practice and in recording it's overkill. I've tried the hydraulic blue on the low tom and it was like pounding a washtub, way too dead for my taste. I thought I'd give the glass a try since they're known for brighter attack and it turned out to be just that.
                    Tuned high they still have a bright long sustain for a dampened head. Tuning these batter heads low and the resonant heads very low gave me just the right chest thumping sound for heavier styles. They take some breaking in but are very durable and perfect for small venues and practice spaces. If you have a kit that doesn't resonate a lot or don't like any muffling in your tuning, these aren't for you.
                    For others who want to try the Evans Hydraulic line, I own them all and are basically categorized as:
                    Glass - Open; Blue - Muffled; Black - Dead.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    SHAKES THE GROUND!!!

                    By Oh My Soul

                    from Petal, Mississippi

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

                      Im using this drumhead on my 16" Gretsch Catalina Club Rock Floor Tom, and It literally Freaking Shakes the ground when Its hit! IT HAS A WONDERFUL SOUND!!!! Couldn't be happier!! EVANS FOR LIFE!!!

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Greatest head........... EVER!

                      By PDPPlayer

                      from ohio

                      Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

                      It is the ONLY Head I use!
                      Been using them since the Late 70's
                      Most durable head I have ever played. Keeps tone the Longest!
                      Simply the BEST head Ever!

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                      5.0

                      Great heads!!

                      By Ty-8ramI

                      from Elkhart, IN

                      Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

                      these are great heads. they do everything they say they do, and sound great. With a bit of careful tuning, you can eliminate all unnecessary overtones. I have them on all of my toms and they give my drums the exact sound I'm looking for.

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                      5.0

                      no overtones!

                      By classic sticks

                      from Seattle, WA

                      Comments about Evans Hydraulic Glass Drumhead:

                      I have been using Evans Hydraulics for 2 decadesI have tried others way back when, but nothing sastified my ears like the thick & rich & punchy sound that I hear with little or no overtones depending on the tuning and size of the shells.I use larger drums 14x12 rack, 16x14 rack(used as floor tom), and a 16x18 floor. Hydraulics really let the power of these drums shine through; I tune low so the audience can feel the thunder!! Every one hears the sound that comes out of their drums differently. I happen to like the thud sound of the 70's & 80's before all the techno stuff that's why I only use HydraulicsMy drums, my choice. Try em for a big sound!!

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