Evans J1 Etched Drumhead

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Best of both worlds.

Non-coated texture delivers the attack and sustain of a clear head, with the warmth and depth of a coated head. For timbales and toms.


Features
  • Coating-Color: Etched
  • Attack: Moderate
  • Tone: Warm
  • Sustain: Open
  • Feel: Soft
  • Durability: Moderate

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EvansJ1 Etched Drumhead
 
5.0

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5.0

The veritable bomb for tom toms

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Comments about Evans J1 Etched Drumhead:

Based on the other reviews here, I decided to give these a try. I am a jazz drummer and put the J1's on both sides of my Gretsch 12" and 14" tom toms. Wow! Both drums haven't sounded this good since I gave up using calfskin years ago. Warm tone with great resilence and feel. They are thin and would not hold up to the rigors of a heavy hitter. The etched surface responds well to brushes. I agree with the reviewer who cautioned against their use for a snare batter as I think they would result in too much over-ring. Maybe they would be OK for brushes only, though, but how practical would that be? Like all Evans heads, the J1's fit perfectly, tuned right up indicating they are made consistently, and well. Highest recommendation short of calf skin.

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5.0

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from freelance

Comments about Evans J1 Etched Drumhead:

This a excellent snare drum head with good tone and clarity. It sounds good "wide open" or I am using one MoonGel to dampen it slightly. I will buy these heads again.

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5.0

Several applications of J1 Etched Drumheads

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from Easton, PA

Comments about Evans J1 Etched Drumhead:

Over the couse of a year, I have tried Evans J1 Etched drumheads on a variety of snare drum batterside, tom batterside, and tom resonant side, in combination with other drumheads. I can offer some useful generalizations. The J1 Etched heads do NOT make acceptable snare drum batterside heads, as they generate mid to high frequency overtones and the snare drum's tone suffers from lack of tonal depth and tightness. I have tried them on metal and wood shelled snare drums as a batterhead, but the results were consistently unsatisfactory; however, Evans does not market the J1 Etched heads for this application. However, the J1 Etched drumheads make a fine choice for tom batter heads. They seat well against the bearing edges at a variety of tuning tension levels, provide a softness of initial attack, and a giving, soft stick feel. Very suitable batterside tom heads for traditional jazz and low-volume acoustic venues. The tone is warm, full, and mellow - a servicable alternative to calf heads. However, the J1 Etched are NOT recommended as batterside heads for heavy playing styles, as their thickness feels to be somewhere between a Remo Ambassador and Diplomat head. Cosmetically, the heads will show marks from every stick that touches them, due to their suede-like surface treatment. Ultimately, I have decided that the best application for the J1 Etched heads are for tom resonant sides. When used as a resonant head on my toms, they provide for excellent sustain and a natural mellowness, with no plasticy overtones that some clear single-ply resonant heads exhibit. In this application, the J1 Etched head film thinness does not limit their use to light playing alone. The J1 Etched heads are suitable for woodtip stick playing and have noteworthy longevity when played gently at medium head tensions. Soft mallet (Vic Firth American Custom T3 Staccato) playing on the J1 Etched when used as batter heads did not produce the optimal results, compared with other single ply head offerings. Soft mallet playing sounded soggy and lacked tonal focus for acoustic venue concert tom playing. In summary, these heads are quite suitable for traditional jazz players who are looking for a servicable alternative to calf heads. They shine as tom batter heads, but more so as tom resonant side heads. A fine choice for enclosed intimate acoustic spaces, where volume and projection are not critical requirements.

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(22 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

warm and articulate

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from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Evans J1 Etched Drumhead:

I put these heads on yesterday and played them for the first time on my jazz trip gig last night. I absolutely LOVE the way the J1's sound and feel. They have a wonderful, resonant, singing quality to them. I put them on the toms (top and bottom) of my custom-made Eames kit and the kit just opened up with a focused, articulate tonality. I also really like the stick rebound from these heads -- very natural. I will be replacing my snare batter head with a J1 next...the etched texture provides a very nice brush surface. Highly recommended!

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(61 of 119 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent jazz heads

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from Oakland, CA

Comments about Evans J1 Etched Drumhead:

I find these heads to be the best for jazz I've experienced. I was a confirmed user of Remo Ambassadors, but these work so much better. Like a perfectly worn-in Ambassador, these heads are incredibly sensitive, have a perfect coating for brushwork and tune beautifully.

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