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Post Fri May 23, 2008 6:28 pm

My friend recently put some Evans EC1s on his Tama Rockstar, and he told me that he got a great kinda deep sound from these even with the stock bottom heads on. I was just wondering what people thought of them? and do aftermaket heads work just as well with stock bottom heads rather than aftermarket? or is it just best to purchase evans for the bottom if evans are on top? cuz my Pearl forum came with some weak Pearl heads, that are already denting only after maybe 2 months of not hard and not really that often of playing.
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Post Fri May 23, 2008 7:32 pm

I dont do the 1-ply thing
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Post Sat May 24, 2008 7:23 pm

whats wrong with 1-ply?
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Post Sat May 24, 2008 7:29 pm

Not durable enough for some players. I myself stick with 2-ply heads as well.
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Post Sat May 24, 2008 8:14 pm

Mitchell? wrote:Not durable enough for some players. I myself stick with 2-ply heads as well.


also they dont have a focused enough sound for me
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Post Sun May 25, 2008 9:35 pm

I hear the ec1's are way easier to tune. My cousin has them and said he tried them after the ec2 and said the sound equally as deep just the ec'1 are easier to tune.
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Post Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:03 am

I have tried EC2's and EC1's and I definitely prefer the EC1's which are 14 ml as compared to 10ml on a standard single ply head. They are livelier, easier to tune and yet the ring controls harmonic overring while allowing good sustain on the fundamental tone.
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Post Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:27 am

xdoseonex wrote:
Mitchell? wrote:Not durable enough for some players. I myself stick with 2-ply heads as well.


also they dont have a focused enough sound for me


True, that's also something to consider.

1-ply can sometimes be 'too' open, and might not sit well in a mix, but I don't think you have to worry about that in EC1s, since they're thicker, and with the tone control ring.
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Gotta check those out!
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Post Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:26 pm

what do you guys think about aquarian response II's on poplar shells?
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:07 am

I haven't heard them on poplar shells, but I definitely recommend them. I heard them on premier basswood. They were like the 8" deep bass drum/gigging drum set. They really brought out the depth of the drum, they sounded like normal size drums.
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