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Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead

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With 2 layers of 7.5 mil film, the ST delivers durability and a full-bandwidth rimshot. It delivers all the volume and ring needed, yet the perimeter...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead is the head of choice for high-powered drumming!

With 2 layers of 7.5 mil film, the ST delivers durability and a full-bandwidth rimshot. It delivers all the volume and ring needed, yet the perimeter-placed dry vents brush the higher harmonics from the picture. Excellent for loud, live playing situations.


The Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead is a favorite of sound engineers as well as drummers! Order today.

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EvansST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (15)
  • Improves sound (14)
  • Functional (10)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Sounding Head

What a great head this is!! Thick, Durable but still has a lot of sensitivity. This will totally be my snare batter head of choice for years to come. I've flipped back...Read complete review

What a great head this is!! Thick, Durable but still has a lot of sensitivity. This will totally be my snare batter head of choice for years to come. I've flipped back and forth with Remo heads for years looking for something that's thick, takes care of high ring or overtones on it's own (without those gel things or tape) but still has sensitivity enough to not sound "dead". I found it. Looks sharp, sounds sharp. I'm glad i tried it, I'm a new Evans fan.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Evans ST (Severe Travesty) Dry

I must say, this head is god-awful. I tuned this to where it sounded excellent... and then it happened. I kid you not, the first actual hit I executed on the...Read complete review

I must say, this head is god-awful. I tuned this to where it sounded excellent... and then it happened. I kid you not, the first actual hit I executed on the snare I did while practicing caused a massive dent to appear. It took three months for one dent to even appear on my last snare head (which happened to be a single-ply Evans Power-Dot head)! I find it really sad because the ST Dry is supposed to be a double-ply head, but yet it dents oh-so easily... well, at least this head anyway. It might've been a dud, but still, I was not impressed with it. I don't even hit hard! Sorry Evans, but I'm gonna stick to Aquarian heads, which sound much nicer anyways.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding Head

By streetdogx

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

What a great head this is!! Thick, Durable but still has a lot of sensitivity. This will totally be my snare batter head of choice for years to come. I've flipped back and forth with Remo heads for years looking for something that's thick, takes care of high ring or overtones on it's own (without those gel things or tape) but still has sensitivity enough to not sound "dead". I found it. Looks sharp, sounds sharp. I'm glad i tried it, I'm a new Evans fan.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The #1 Snare Drum Head in the business!!

By Chico

from Bradford Vt.

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

      These ST DRY Coated Heads work very well on all Snare Drums, wood or metal, however, they work TERRIFIC on any size METAL SNARE DRUM, especially the PICCOLO's...they will make any Metal Piccolo give you that high End Pop with no ringing overtones like no other snare you have heard before. The ST DRY and HD DRY Coated are the only heads I use on my dozen plus Snare Drums!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Evans ST Dry is perfect

      By Retro-6E6yl

      from Alaska

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      Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

      For me, this is the perfect snare head.It is a tiny bit less ringy than a coated emperor(my previous fav snare head) Excellent response,perfect amount of ring, with a nice crack sound.I tune my snare medium and this head is perfect that tuning - nice crack with body and subtle ring (overtones) that give it a natural(not too dry) sound.You really shoudl give this head a try if you think the remo rings steal too much tone from your snare but also don't want that super ringy sound....

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Know what you're in for...

      By NHDrummer2112-y-WQ_

      from Milford, NH

      Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

      this head does not have the tuning range that i was expecting. I could not get it to sound good at all in a medium to medium-tight range, it just had a lot of highs and mids with no low end what so ever. I then tried a different approach and tuned it tight, and I mean really tight, almost like a marching head. it now has the best high end CRACK i've ever heard in my life. In short this is a good head, but you have to want that high end crack sound, if you want a deeper sound with more low end punch, look elsewhere. PS, do NOT use this for jazz!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Does what Evans says it will do

      By TH

      from Woodbridge, VA

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

          The head sat perfectly on the bearing edge all the way around during head replacement. This is a well made batter head that does a very good job of eliminating excessive overtones from my 14x5.5 maple snare, but still delivers a nice rimshot tone. I would definitely purchase this head again.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Heads Up !!!

          By Rev Ronn

          from Hannibal Mo.

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Venues

            Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

            Evans is no stranger to my family of drummers, Our oldest son recently added Evans black Hydraulics to his Rodgers drums (What a sound) and his son plays the same. With the price we get from M.F., its possible to upgrade. Evans like any head will last when played properly, tuned and mounted properly. I have never been a "POUNDER" when playing. Proper tuning and mic's give me all I need for shows. Thanks M.F.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT!

            By Drummer18

            from King William, VA

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Improves Sound
            • Very durable

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Hard Hitters
            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

            I brought this amazing drum head at the beginning of the year and i still use it today! It's really durable and sound really great! This drum head is perfect for any style of music. If your a hard or light hitter metal or jazz this head is for any drummer out there!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Evas ST Dry 13

            By pygmy shrew

            from Calidonia

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            Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

            I bought this head to be used on my 13" steel side snare and it sounds just as I had hoped. The steel shell's overtones are controlled and pleasant now rather than overwhelming and make for a great sounding side snare. This snare really balances the ringing/sustain character with the attack and crack of any snare. Very bright.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            14

            By Drum Head Review

            from California

            Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

            Just got mine today and tuned it up. It lets an appropriate amount of overtones and character through without choking the life out of the drum. It sounds best when tuned tightly and without any muffling. I paired mine with a Evans 200 because I was worried the thickness of the ST would kill articulation. The two sound great together.

             
            3.0

            REALLY DRY!!

            By ODEN!!!!

            from southern Cali

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

              I honestly got this snare thinking it's would give me a sharper snap to my brass snare, the truth it just sounds like a plane snare head, except extremely dry. Over all it does the job, seems durable at the moment, but nothing special.

               
              5.0

              This is my "go to" snare head.

              By Patio

              from Fargo nd

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                I play in 2 different cover bands with a variety of styles, and this head suits them all. I consistently use 2 different metal shells and one wood shell snare and it tunes and plays great.

                 
                5.0

                I will buy these heads again.

                By Blueline

                from NC

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                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                  I have used these heads for years. I put the thicker head (G2) on top and the thinner head (G1) on the bottom, love the sound for the toms. Snare head and batter are great.

                   
                  5.0

                  Evans ST Dry

                  By LevittownUke

                  from Levittown PA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                    Been using Evans HD Dry heads for awhile. Loved those heads but wanted to try something a little different. Went with the ST Dry for a little more muffled sound to dry up the overtones. Wow, love this head. This is now my go to snare head. Live or recording this head will do it all. Thanks Evans!

                     
                    4.0

                    This turned out to be a great fit with the g2's on my Toms

                    By Loneraider

                    from Lakehead,ca

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                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                        I'll send a video

                         
                        5.0

                        The only snare head I'll ever use

                        By Steve D

                        from PA

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                        Pros

                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                          I use this head on both my wood and metal snare drums. No muffling, moongels etc. needed. Absolutely perfect amount of ring and sustain for close miking live. I've played big stages with some of the best pro sound techs in the country, and they all love my fat punchy snare sound. It takes like 10 seconds at sound check to dial it in. Very durable too. I had over 60 performance / playing hrs. on one and it still looked and sounded like new. Coating has not wore off yet and I moved that head to my practice kit and beat on it almost every day still. Tune this head properly and it will reward you. This is the only snare head I buy now.

                           
                          5.0

                          Exactly what you want in a snare head

                          By Drummer mom

                          from Rochester, NY

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                            Bought this for our son as a replacement head. He already has used the ST Dry and loves the sound so it was an easy choice to buy this head again!

                             
                            5.0

                            Finally! No muffling needed!

                            By Drumfreak

                            from Somewhere in Western Kansas

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts

                              Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                              All I can say is wow.... I recently jumped off the Remo bandwagon, for several reasons. I just was growing tired of the sound I was getting and needed a change. The kicks didn't have the sound I was looking for in my head and neither did the snares. Toms were lackluster and so on. I've never heard a bad word against Evans, so when I decided to re head my expansive kit this time around I chose Evans. And man let me tell ya, I'm never going back.
                              This head is just simply amazing, gone are my days of trying to catch airborn Moongels or internal dampening. The Dry in the name does exactly what it implies. A quick with just enough ring fat attack with every hit. If you know how to tune and own a decent snare there is no reason why this head won't work for you. My only annoyance would be it doesn't come in smaller sizes for side snares. Evans by the way have some of the best customer support I've ever encountered. Shout out to them for helping me pick heads during my transition between brands!
                              All in all you can't go wrong with this head, so quite reading all these reviews and get one!

                               
                              5.0

                              Definite improvement over stock. Traditional vintage tone.

                              By NotARockstar

                              from Charlotte NC

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                              Pros

                              • Good Quality
                              • Improves Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                                  Nice tone for classic rock. Not too bright but not too dark either.
                                  Good finish and fit for 13 inch Ddrum snare duo fade.
                                  Eliminated almost all overtones from original stock brand.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Best snare head I've ever used

                                  By Tater

                                  from Detroit, michigan

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good For Brushes
                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                                    This head is by far the best snare head I have played on. Very quick and strong attack with exceptionally good dynamics. I Would recommend this head over Remo counterparts. I use it for Jazz, classic rock, pop, and even punk. Also has a decent surface for brushes.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great snare sound

                                    By Charlie

                                    from Water Valley, MS

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                                    Pros

                                    • Great tone
                                    • Improves Sound

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Concerts
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Evans ST Dry Coated Snare Drumhead:

                                      This head added the life to my snare that my music dearly needed. The best snare head on the market. It only dents because I play long shows and hit HARD.

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