We try out the Evans red hydraulic heads.
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Author: Drummers guide to gear
I’ve been using Hydraulic glass heads on two of my rack toms for quite some time and loved them but when I started making videos of myself playing I began to see the downside of the heads. As they state on the Evans site they have very little tone and sustain,, and even though because of that I tuned both reso and batter to the same pitch to get the maximum resonance, I still was never able to get the sound I wanted. So first I added a third rack tom to my set and put it as the first tom but this time I put a G2 clear on the batter and a Genera resonant on the reso side and noticed a big change right away. At first I didn’t like it much cause it had so much tone and sustain but then I got used to it and started to like it more than the other two toms with hydraulics, then when I made videos it sounded so much better also, but I think they can still sound even better so now I’m changing the hydraulics for some clear G1’s that are even more resonant than G2’s and will see how it goes.
Apologies if i missed it in your initial description, but what reso heads are being used?
I like them on the toms, not crazy about the snare but I think they’d be cool on my acrylic kit
Sonido bien apagado y mate , solo suena el redo esos parches hidraulicos lo descubri despues de comprarlos.. sls
The bass drum head is also red?
oh, wow…if these are on amazon, in the sizes of all the drums i play ( maybe with exception of my timbale snare ), i’m going on a shopping spree tonight.
Killer looking heads! I personally like the blue a bit more though.
sound good. i used to use evans hydraulic. they last forever.
They sound really good.
I use the clear versions of these on my sit down Gretsch as well as my stand up cocktail kit (I play Rockabilly) and love them. The host was right on when he said they offer just enough damping not to have to use any outside help.
The sound & durability is just perfect.
I really like the clarity of those heads. I have to imagine those would sound monstrous through a PA.
now I’m really curious how those would sound in my very dry drum recording mini studio, using coated G1’s and doing some experiments with miking;
which reso heads did you use in the video?
i guess not bad for certain things, but that kick is soft and weak
Haven’t used these heads in years….since they featured the flexible “flesh hoop” counterhoop. Your tuning (‘tensioning”) is impeccable and notwithstanding a couple of frustrated souls’ opinions below, I liked your playing a lot. Furthermore you coaxed some really contemporary and retro-Krupa tones from the hydraulics; gave me ideas. As far as some of the comments, I disabled them long ago on my site to avoid guys who got up on the wrong side of the bed. But this is not about me: It’s about you. Nice playing and those heads were nicely pitched and sounded great with a single o/h mic. Sounds like a felt beater, maybe not; I’d use a plastic but otherwise ….hmmmm. Did I say nice work? Best Tbw
Great sound & drumming!!
Anyone know what China this is?
Two things, the recording is shit, secondly, the drummer was/shit. Not a good review at all… Stay tuned to my channel. I don’t make videos hardly ever, but I will purchase these heads just to give a proper review.
Nice drumm solo) I like it
snare sounds fantastic
Crazy question from a newb..but are both sides of the toms red heads, or just the tops? Looking to replace my ddrum heads, and wanted to know if I needed to double up, or if the bottom head being red would be more aesthetic than functional! Thanks!
Cool man.. Never thought about putting one on a snare, I just bought some blues ones and mounted them on a roto tom experiment I am trying. I bought four 10″ rotos and one 16″! Yeah it sounds kind of weird but what the hell! They were pretty available and resonable on ebay. They sound pretty good and are a lot louder than I thought they would be which is a good thing.
You’re right, there is plenty of tone and sustain in those heads. TON of attack (which is good or bad, depending on the style of music). Hey, I noticed you’ve got your small tom to the right. Bernard Purdie and some others do that too. What’s the rationale behind that? Great playing, BTW.
What do you have for for bottom heads? These sound dope!
Simply Awesome! Earned a sub. + like!
what is the resonant head on the kick?
Yay!! They have returned! bout time.
Hey what cymbals are you using in this vid?
bought the floor tom and high tom and recently recorded them with drum mics and everything and the best part of that kit’s recording were those toms. they’re really sick
“THUD MASTER” : it’s a GOOD thing!!!
Gotta get me a Zoom Q8
A very nice choice
Next road of drum heads…I am getting THESE!!!!