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Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head  14 in.

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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

      Midnight black heads with powerful Evans tone.

      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.

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      EvansOnyx 2-Ply Drum Head
       
      4.8

      (based on 26 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (24)

      • 4 Stars

         

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      • 3 Stars

         

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (9)
      • Improves sound (7)
      • Functional (5)
      • Easy to use (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (7)
      • Concerts (6)
      • Back-up (4)
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        • Experienced (8)

      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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      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

      THATS THE SOUND I WAS LOOKING FOR

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      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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      5.0

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

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      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.

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      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

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        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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          2.0

          Wasn't likin' it

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          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

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            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

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              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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                4.0

                Good, Durable Drumheads

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                from greenville, sc

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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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                  5.0

                  Great two-ply heads

                  Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

                  Very easy to tune. Made my vintage Ludwigs sound much better than single ply heads---good attack and low sustain, but still full sound. Good for rock or pop in small rooms.

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                  5.0

                  Inexpensive upgrade

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                  from ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Evans Onyx 2-Ply Drum Head:

                      Bought 10, 12 , and 14 inch heads for a Yamaha Stage Custom kit that has been through heck and back. Replaced my old Genera's with these heads and my toms sound like toms again. I was a bit skeptical at first because of the matte finish, but, was impressed once I put them on.

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