Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head  

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Fast bass damping adjustment without head removal.

The Evans EMAD Clear Batter Drumhead comes with 2 damping rings, each of which affects the head's sound and pedal response. EMAD stands for Externally Mounted Adjustable Damping and this external system maximizes natural attack characteristics. It offers tremendous dynamic range (even at low dynamic levels where other systems fall short). The Evans drumhead also allows quick, easy adjustments without having to remove the head from the drum—an especially valuable feature during recording sessions. Evans EMAD bass drumheads come in 18", 20", 22", and 24" sizes.


If you're recording bass drums, the Evans EMAD will make your life easier. Order this replacement drumhead today.

 
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EvansEMAD Clear Batter Head
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

Great Sound!!

By T. Dalton

from Sanford, NC

Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

Amazing!!! So, I played with an EQ3 head and loved the sound but I figured Id try the EMAD head to see what it could do. I put this on yesterday and tuned it up just prior to playing and I must say this is the single best sounding head Ive used. No need for pillows or foam dampening because the adjustable rings does it for you. Much more depth then any head Ive used. What I really liked was that I no longer have to worry about snare rattle. Usually Id need to tune and adjust for the snare but after I put this on, I could loosen or tighten the snare with no rattle. My only concern would be the comments people have posted about this head not lasting but well see. I put it on 08/11/09 and Ill re-post if and when it breaks. But for now, Im lovin the thing.

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5.0

Does wonders

By David-3Kolb

from Richland, WA

Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

This drum head is awesome. I have a 18x14 bass drum, and it has some guts to it now cause of this head. Never had any problems with it and I love it. Once I got it on and tuned it good, I fell in love with the sound and wanted to play my drums even more.

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4.0

Excellent but does not last

By James-oL1fB

from Nevada

Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

I have been using this head for years. I love the sound it produces, is easy to tune, etc. The big down fall to this head is that the outer ring that holds the foam ring in place BREAKS. This has happened to me with every single one I have had. I would estimate at least 25 of them I have used. When it breaks you will get a flapping noise and or type of rattle, UN WANTED SOUND. I play a DW Collectors set and I did not pay all that money to have it sound terrible from a skin that does not last. 2 months of playing is the best I have gotten. The head is not worn out at that time, it is just broken and time to spend another 36.00. I am now going to try the new Remo and see how it works. Until this new Remo came along there is no other head that can match that E MAD sound for me. I always sucked it up and got another one on the way or if I had enough money at the time and ordered 2, I would put another one on. Its the price to pay for your sound. EVANS SHOULD REVAMP THIS SKIN TO MAKE THAT OUTER HOLDING RING MORE DURABLE. If they did that I would never switch. EVER. I will write a Review on the Remo vs Evans as soon as I get the new Remo skin and put it to the test.

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5.0

Sweet!

Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

I play a Gretsch Catalina Club, with the 18 bass. Replacing the standard head with the EMAD is like adding inches to the size of the drum. The coated one-ply Evans the kit came with is a decent head, but the drum tended to sound like a floor tom on its side, especially when played with some force. With the EMAD, I now have a grown-up booming bassdrum with the bottom end expected from much larger shells. Sweet! The the local musicstore recommended this head in combination with a EQ muffling pad, but even the small ring gives me enough control over the sound. The muffling pad on a 18 bass fitted with the EMAD is a waste. That's how good this head is.

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5.0

WOW.

By Wes-jlxCY

from Bristol, IN...USA

Comments about Evans EMAD Clear Batter Head:

Ok. So i have this mediochre drumset called a Royce. You've probably never heard of it. Well, me niether. My cousin got me this drumset at a moving sale for $45. Its a complete set, just really cheap. You could put it up against a CB or a Verve drumset. The kick on this kit sounded incredibly horrible. So i put one of these EMAD heads on it. Good lord, this kick is a rocket now. Seriously, now i put my kick up against my buddies' Tama all-birch Starclassic. Blows his kick out of the water(his head is a Remo PInstripe). I've had the head on there for about 6 months, I play everyday, and the only wear on it is the kick-pad is shredded and the head has a large beater dent in it. But thats after 6 months of severely hard double pedal playing( I have lead-feet ). I'm buying a new one today, and I'm confident it'll last me at least another 5-6 months of playing shows, band practice, and personal practice. This is by-far the best kick drum head available.

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