Friday, July 6, 2012

Balanced Set Drumhead System

Upon releasing our Evans G14 heads, we started experimenting with various combinations on the drum set. We started thinking about gearing each head on the kit to the size of the tom it was going on, and came up with the Evans Balanced Set. The idea would be a set of heads with graduated thickness to better suit the tonal qualities of different sized drums.  We can directly connect it with the Pearl Reference line of drums. Pearl Drum Company did research on what wood and ply combination works best with each size drum.  We applied the same principle to the drumheads and were presently surprised with our discoveries.

What is depicted in the picture above and below is a G1 on the 10” tom, a G Plus on the 12” tom and a G14 on the 16” floor tom. This is not an exact science, but more of a general concept. Being that drum sounds are very much based on personal preference, you may want to experiment with different combinations to suite your needs.

This idea came from trying to achieve what every drummer strives for; tone. Sometimes, depending on the physical dimensions of your drums, one head thickness won’t yield the optimal tone for each drum in a set. This concept focuses on maximizing the tonal quality of each drum on your kit.
For more information on any of our heads visit the product portion of the Evans website.

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