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Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head   

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Evans Onyx tom heads are made with two plies of 7.5 mil film that provide improved durability while giving your drums strong projection and attack. O...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Evans Onyx tom heads are made with two plies of 7.5 mil film that provide improved durability while giving your drums strong projection and attack. Onyx drumheads have a micro-clear matte black coating for a cool dark appearance, while enhancing low-end punch.

      Midnight black heads with powerful Evans tone.

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      EvansOnyx 2-Ply Drum Head
       
      4.9

      (based on 28 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (26)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (10)
      • Improves sound (9)
      • Functional (7)
      • Easy to use (6)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (9)
      • Concerts (8)
      • Back-up (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      PERFECT

      I bought a couple of these from a local music store based on an employee's advice. They cost a little more than what I used to buy, but I was hooked as soon as...Read complete review

      I bought a couple of these from a local music store based on an employee's advice. They cost a little more than what I used to buy, but I was hooked as soon as I put them on my toms. They have a nice deep, solid sound. The heads don't have an excessive ring to them (I just HATE that "ping"ing sound). With other heads, I would spend an hour trying to tune out that ring. These went right on and sounded perfect. Heavy hitters like myself will find that there's no other drumhead that's closer to indestructable. As an added bonus, they look awesome on my black drums. You will not find a better drumhead than these.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Wasn't likin' it

      I'm obviously in the minority here. I like Evans heads. The G12s sound good on the toms for all-around playing (soft to loud), and the EC2 clears are similar to Remo Pinstripes,...Read complete review

      I'm obviously in the minority here. I like Evans heads. The G12s sound good on the toms for all-around playing (soft to loud), and the EC2 clears are similar to Remo Pinstripes, but a little less harsh, and in my opinion best for really loud or really soft playing, but have a strange "slap" at moderate volumes. I tried the Onyx on a 14" tom - no joy. It did muffle the overtones a bit, but to get it to sound like anything other than a box required tuning it much higher than is required for the ECS's or the G12's. Apparently a lot of people like these, but I'm not one of them. I wanted to like them because they look cool, but I finally had to take the thing off the drum after I just couldn't stand the sound of it any more.

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      5.0

      MY PERSONAL CHOICE

      By ANIMAL

      from SHARON PA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

        WOULD NOT USE ANY OTHER HEADS ON MY TOMS.

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        5.0

        STICK WITH WHAT YOU KNOW

        By ANIMAL

        from SHARON PA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

          THIS IS THE 3RD SET OF DRUMS IVE PUT THESE HEADS ON --- THIS ONES A BOP SET-- IT TAKES A DAY OR SO OF HITTING AND RETUNEING-TO GET THEM WHERE I WANT THEM ---- ITS WORTH THE WAIT.

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          5.0

          THATS THE SOUND I WAS LOOKING FOR

          By ANIMAL

          from SHARON PA

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • All Around Uses
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

          I BOUGHT AQUARIAN HEADS WITH THE BUILT IN STUDIO RING-THEY WOULDNT STAY TUNED TO MY LIKING-- SO I BOUGHT THE EVANS BLACK ONYX 2 PLY HEADS-- PUT THEM ON TOP AND THE AQURIANS ON THE BOTTOM --I PUT A SET OF AQUARIAN ADD ON RINGS ON -MAN YOU SHOULD HEAR THOSE PEARL EXPORTS THUNDER---PRAISING GOD.

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Looks good ; But........................

          By Oz

          from NY

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • Wouldn't Fit Right

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

          Due to my unique drum set this head fit sloppy and loose. The only head that I found that could work is the Evans EMAD. The rim surrounding the drum head is thicker than this head. There was no recommendation as to what brand of drum heads would be best when the set was purchased.

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          5.0

          Fantastic, dark, rich, durable.

          By Secret

          from Utah

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

            It is much deeper sounding than my previous heads. Which is what I wanted.

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            5.0

            great heads, Awesome sound

            By percusioncinc76

            from Salem, Oregon

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime
              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

              sound as good as they look!

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Wasn't likin' it

              By GCH

              from Washington, DC

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              Pros

              • Cool Appearance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Storing In The Box

                Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

                I'm obviously in the minority here. I like Evans heads. The G12s sound good on the toms for all-around playing (soft to loud), and the EC2 clears are similar to Remo Pinstripes, but a little less harsh, and in my opinion best for really loud or really soft playing, but have a strange "slap" at moderate volumes. I tried the Onyx on a 14" tom - no joy. It did muffle the overtones a bit, but to get it to sound like anything other than a box required tuning it much higher than is required for the ECS's or the G12's. Apparently a lot of people like these, but I'm not one of them. I wanted to like them because they look cool, but I finally had to take the thing off the drum after I just couldn't stand the sound of it any more.

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                5.0

                Awesome sound

                By percusioncinc76

                from Salem, Oregon

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Situations
                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

                  Used REMO heads for about 38 years,, switched all to these Evans heads. For me,, great improvement in the sound quality.

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                  5.0

                  Doesn't dent at all...I tried

                  By Metaldrummerguy

                  from Alaska

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                  Pros

                  • Extremely Durable
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Hard Hitters
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

                    once you go black, you never go back. enough said

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good, Durable Drumheads

                    By Matt

                    from South Carolina

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Recording

                      Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

                      I purchased these heads for my toms after listening to some samples of how these heads sound on the evans website. I was first made aware of these heads by reading other reviews praising the durability of these drumheads. I will concur that these heads are extremely durable. Though I didn't list any cons, I will say that a downside for some drummers might be that with the extra durability of these heads there is loss resonance and some tone. If you really enjoy the sustain on your toms these may not be the heads for you. I tend to tune my toms rather high (think Neil Peart's sound from the late 80's-mid 90's) so with these heads I found that my higher tuning practice increased attack and gave me a tone which quickly died after the initial hit. This worked well with my playing style (fusion style playing) so I found the sound pleasing to me.

                      What I found surprising is how well the heads record. I have a little home studio and upon playback of some recordings I have done, the toms still have a punchy sound to them. With the increased attack, the toms came through well in the mix and the quick little doubles I often like to employ can be clearly heard.

                      My personal conclusion would be that these heads work well in a medium to lower tuning range. If you're a drummer looking for durablitiy without giving up a whole lot of sound, try these heads out.

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