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Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head 14 in.

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The Genera HD yields an aggressive rimshot and balanced response. This durable two-ply head (7.5mil external, 5mil internal) with 2mil overtone contr...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Genera HD yields an aggressive rimshot and balanced response. This durable two-ply head (7.5mil external, 5mil internal) with 2mil overtone control ring barks live, yet is ideal for the studio. Additional dry vents eliminate stray harmonics.

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  • Finish: Coated
  • Attack: Very Defined
  • Tone: Medium Warm
  • Sustain: Very Focused
  • Feel: Moderate
  • Durability: High

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EvansGenera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head
 
4.9

(based on 136 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (74)
  • Improves sound (71)
  • Easy to use (57)
  • Functional (51)
  • Easy to tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (51)
  • Concerts (47)
  • Back-up (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (53), Professional musician (25), Novice (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great sounding head!

I have owned this head for a couple of weeks now and they look and sound gorgeous with no sign of wear and tear. Nice Mid tone sound that has a crack that could...Read complete review

I have owned this head for a couple of weeks now and they look and sound gorgeous with no sign of wear and tear. Nice Mid tone sound that has a crack that could be heard around the world. I matched it with its snare head product which gives out NO overtones! So it is very nice on the ears.

What I found with these heads were that they are very easy to tune, took me 5 mins to get the right sound out of the drum (keeping in mind I have nice drums) and all I did was tighten them to a point and tested it out, sounded magnfique.

If you do not own this head yet; well... you should haha!

Thank you for reading.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Exactly as described

I bought this about 6 months ago and I would agree with the description of it to a T. It is exactly as described in every way. I feel for my taste it is...Read complete review

I bought this about 6 months ago and I would agree with the description of it to a T. It is exactly as described in every way. I feel for my taste it is a little too dry and heavy. I like my snare sound to have a bit of play with the tone, but with this head you won't get it. It's either on or off no in between (so to speak). Not bad for heavy hitters and hard rock/metal music but for an all around sound go with soething different maybe just a g2 coated. Good luck

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy!

By Drumluck114

from Wisconsin

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Character
  • Great Pop
  • Great Sound
  • Little To Not Ring

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

      I play in a southern rock band and this head hit the sweet spot! Great response with almost no ring or sustain, just full on beat-keeping power. I have a pork pie "big black" used a drum dialer to tune it in, 80 on the resonator 90 on the batter, girls were gushing through their panties. Love it!

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sounding head!

      By SamJ2014

      from Abbotsford, BC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

        I have owned this head for a couple of weeks now and they look and sound gorgeous with no sign of wear and tear. Nice Mid tone sound that has a crack that could be heard around the world. I matched it with its snare head product which gives out NO overtones! So it is very nice on the ears.

        What I found with these heads were that they are very easy to tune, took me 5 mins to get the right sound out of the drum (keeping in mind I have nice drums) and all I did was tighten them to a point and tested it out, sounded magnfique.

        If you do not own this head yet; well... you should haha!

        Thank you for reading.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My favorite snare head

        By Al Sosa

        from St. Petersburg

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to tune
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

            Controls overtones without the deadening caused by o-rings or Moon Gel. You get a big, cracking backbeat with just the slightest amount of ring. The new Level-360 design lets the head sit very flush on the bearing edge, which makes tuning super easy.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No more Moongels (Buy It)!!

            By James

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                I have tried several heads from Evans and Remo trying to get "just the right sound". For the past few years, both my snares have had Remo Coated Powerstoke 3 heads. They provided the full sound that I wanted, without too much ring - though there was still enough that I used moongels on them. After continuously reading reviewing and trying out heads, I decided to try one of these and I'm never going back! IT IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT on my Pearl Omar Hakim Signature Snare Drum. I like my snares tuned tight top and bottom (about 87-90 with a drum dial). I pulled off the old head, tightened this bad boy down and it was magic! The tighter I tuned it, the better it got. There is zero ring, and the sound is perfectly snappy, yet full. I can't stop playing it! I will be buying another for my Pearl SMX-1455S Session Custom Maple Snare right after posting this comment!

                BTW, I've been shopping with MF since about 2006, and I've never posted a review on anything (laziness I guess), but I had to comment on this head. It is exactly what I've been looking for. Enjoy your purchase!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great!

                By Pyromaniac777

                from Teton, ID

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anything
                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                  This head replaced my previous horrible sounding clear pinstripe snare head. And this was a huge improvement. It is way, way bouncier than the pinstripe. I can do double stroke rolls so much better on this head. It also improved the overall sound quality greatly. It kills lots of the nasty overtones, but it doesn't deaden the sound at all. The drum is still as lively as can be. Rim shots and rim clicks also sound way better. It is also very sensitive. I would recommend this head to anyone for any musical application.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great, quick, crack!

                  By Gabe

                  from New Jersey, US

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                    This snare head is for anyone who wants a dry, quick, pop. Tune it tight and you've got a great gun-shot like snare sure to catch the attention of the listener.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great sound

                    By drummerboY1

                    from York Pa.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great For Big Room Sound

                    Cons

                    • Band Complains That It Is
                    • Too Loud

                    Best Uses

                    • Big Stage Gigs
                    • Concerts

                    Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                    I bought this head for my pearl 14 in. snare that I use with my Slingerland Classic Kit and I love the crack and short sustain. Make sure that you don't have a premadona in your band that is afraid of a big sound from your drums.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My go-to Snare Batter since 1991

                    By Drumbo Thunder

                    from USA

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                      The late Larrie Londin (Elvis/Journey/Chet Atkins) turned me onto Evans heads. The Genera HD Dry was a revolution in snare drum batter heads when it first appeared and after almost 20 years as a loyal user, I still believe it to be the best all-around coated snare batter on the market. It's adaptable to any situation from small combo jazz brush work to hard pounding stadium rock and even traditional concert band. Many of the heads on the market today are one-trick ponies that do what they do as-good or better than the Genera, but, even Remo Ambassadors, in my opinion, don't incorporate the versatility of Generas. I use VF Ralph Hardimon signature 17", .710" diameter sticks for concerts and I hit hard, but have never broken (or even significantly dented) a Genera. Generas hold their tuning and I know when I go to rods or brushes, the head will speak and respond in a predictable way. I must have a dozen used Generas as snare batter back-ups, because they aren't worn out, they just have stick marks or a bit of the coating worn away - so durability without losing response is a plus as well. While CS black dots, pin stripes, hydraulics, fybrskin and other "specialty" heads all have their place in various applications, Generas remain my go-to "general purpose" snare batter on all my snare drums.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Solid Thud

                      By sax student

                      from Calif.

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                      Pros

                      • Functional

                      Cons

                      • none

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                      Tuned up right away. Has that 2-ply thud when hit dead-center. Great for Rock and Metal.
                      Added a moongel at the edge, barely needed. Probably will record well with very little overtones
                      that would need (or want) muffling.
                      Not much for press rolls or jazz or fusion nuances. For that get yourself a 1-ply without coating.
                      For backbeat? Thumbs up. For drag-ruffs, buzzrolls, fancy and tricky stuff, meh, not so much.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      i would buy it again

                      By luis

                      from undisclosed

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                      Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                      superdooper

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Evans.....say no more

                      By sticks53

                      from NYC

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                      Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                      sounds great on my brass snare

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent

                      By Just a Drummer

                      from Orlando

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                      Pros

                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                          Been using this one for years. Love the HD and non.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Yes, I have a smaller aux snare, This is my favorite head

                          By Yo momma

                          from Somewhere, usa

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                            U

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            very clever

                            By Black Dragon

                            from Saratoga springs NY

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                            Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                            .........and it works, too. Recently, I placed these on two very different snares with equally fantastic results, a Tama SLP G-maple and a Trixon 14 x 5.5 inch, hammered copper. (No, that's not a typo. Google Trixon. It's an interesting story. And I assure you, that drum is the nicest piece of work you will EVER find at twice the price!) Anyway, throw out your duct tape, felt strips, gooey, plastic snot-wads and put this head on any snare you've got, (excepting maybe an aluminum snare as they are often dry enough.) I assure you, you will be pleased and amazed. Ring out - tone in. Big bash or ghost notes, it doesn't matter. The thing just sounds great.

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best Snare Sound Yet

                            By JKaiser

                            from Orange County, CA

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                            Pros

                            • Good Quality
                            • Improves Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                                I purchased a 14x6 Tama Bubinga S.L.P. Snare at Guitar Center and was open to recommendations for a snare head. The clerk recommended this with a Hazy 300 for snare side. My best description for it is that it eliminates all of the unwanted overtones and ring but allows the drum to breathe and speak freely. It's loud and it can cut but it isn't irritating. Quite possibly the best snare head I have purchased and I have bought several types from Remo, Evans, and Aquarian.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Good for certain applications

                                By GCH

                                from Washington, DC

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                                    This head came as a bonus with a pack of EC2s, which I was putting on a refurbished Pearl Forum that has a beadless 6" seamed steel snare drum. The drum as it came to me was covered with moon gels. Without them, the drum had an annoying after-ring, like hitting a bell.

                                    I think I'd probably hate this head on my better snare drum, but on this particular drum it did the trick to tame the ring.

                                    One thing to note, however, is that if you dampen the edges of the dead (as this head does) rim shots sound kind of like hitting a 55 gallon can. This head can tame and overly ringy drum, but if you like to do rim shots, move to the right on the Evans head scale.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    yes its that good!

                                    By Roy

                                    from Baltimore Maryland

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Concerts
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                                      so I wanted to try yet another snare head to find the sound I was going for on my new tams alp power maple snare drum and I came across the genera hd dry coated heads on the site here. I read a bunch of the reviews which raved about the head being so good so I bought 2 of them and tried them out. It took about 5 minutes to get it tuned, using 2 keys and turning them in pairs until it felt right and it was done! On a tune bot I was around 280 top and 320 bottom and I couldn't believe the sound. I always shoot for that ambassador or emperor or g2 coated head with a little piece of moon gel which gives me a fat tone with just a tiny bit of ring and this head did it all by itself! Needless to say I turned around and bought 10 of them to put on all of my snares. I have never seen one head capable of sounding good on all of my snares but again I was surprised by this one. Yes it sounded good on all of my snares. The funny thing is that I tried the regular genera dry and absolutely hated it. It sounded dead and not unlike hitting a thick cardboard box. The bottom line is this..these reviews...are spot on! Try this head out and see if it works for you, especially if you have a finicky drum thats difficult to tune or a drum that you have tried a bunch of heads on and are still unable to get sounding the way you want it to sound. This could be your savior!

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      The best snare drum head out there

                                      By Giovanniav

                                      from Bogotá, Colombia

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Focused
                                      • Functional
                                      • Good Quality
                                      • Improves Sound
                                      • Keeps Dynamics

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Concerts
                                      • General Puspose
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                                      I've been a Remo user for about 7 years before meet Evans. 15 years later, I'm still trusting the quality, consistence and sound improvement of the Evans drumheads. This one is my favorite head for all my snares. Add warmth and "roundness" to all snares of all sizes. Helps to control undesired overtones, but keeping the natural sound of each shell. Very recommended.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Nice drumhead...so far

                                      By Drumstickered

                                      from The Shoals, Alabama

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                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Concerts
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                                        A lot of crack. Low overtones. Nice drumhead so far. (This is my first time using this particular head).

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Best Snare Head

                                        By Marz

                                        from Stony Point, NY

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good Quality
                                        • Improves Sound

                                        Cons

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                                            Comments about Evans Genera HD Dry Batter Coated Snare Head:

                                            I was always a Remo Ambassador fan for my snare but I tried out this Evans head and was THRILLED with its quality and how easily it can be tuned. Provides a precise and dry "crack" without comprising any other areas. Highly Recommended!

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