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Post Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:43 pm

Im soon getting new Evans G2 drumheads...and im not sure if i want coated or non coated...can someone please compare the 2
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Post Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:48 pm

personal preference. before you buy them, find a drum kit with coated on and a drum kit with clear on and see what you like more. i found coated has a little more of a pronounced attack while clear have a bit richer tone. but then again, the drums are gonna have an impact on the sound too. try to find a fllor tom or something with a coated and one with a clear head and give a few smacks so you can hear for yourself and decide what you like more
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Post Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:47 pm

As drummert2k wrote it's a matter of personal taste. I find coated heads to have a more warm tone
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Post Mon May 28, 2007 2:23 pm

you can chose what ever you want it doesnt really make a diffrence
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Post Tue May 29, 2007 7:18 am

personal preference, though i like the feel of non-coated heads much more.

i go through phases...

always coated on the snare though... always...
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Post Tue May 29, 2007 1:01 pm

i agreee with sarcasm, always coated on snare. i personally like the warmer sound of coated heads on toms but noncoated look better imo.
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Post Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:10 pm

always coated on the snare though... always...[/quote]

of course u always use a coated head on a snare, do sum ppl really think u kan make a snare sound good with a clear head?
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Post Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:06 pm

you can make a snare sound great with a clear head, not that i'd ever be caught dead with a clear head on my snare drum. but some drummers perfer it.
as for toms i like clear heads for good kits and coated heads for not so great kits. the clear heads will really let your drums sing. if you have a nice kit thats good, if you have an old basswood piece of crap your better off putting coated skins on it to "mask" a bit of that bad sound.
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:22 am

non coated heads sound alot more punchy and wet. coated heads only sound a little warmer
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Post Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:54 am

drummert2k wrote:personal preference. before you buy them, find a drum kit with coated on and a drum kit with clear on and see what you like more. i found coated has a little more of a pronounced attack while clear have a bit richer tone. but then again, the drums are gonna have an impact on the sound too. try to find a fllor tom or something with a coated and one with a clear head and give a few smacks so you can hear for yourself and decide what you like more


I personally prefer a coated snare head (Evans ST Dry) and clear tom heads (Evans G2 for batter, G1 for reso). And Tim, my band is coming back to Middleburg on August 11th. Be there, or I'll be forced to smack you around.
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:34 pm

coated heads if you plan to use brushes. if not it doesn't really matter, your just going to break the damn thing eventually anyways.
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:13 pm

i use both g2 coated and clear, i prefer the clear but i think the coated versions r well suited 4 slower accents and fills
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:19 pm

flip a coin they both sound good. but get some Evans E-rings to make em' sound better because they stink without them just practicing by yourself. and during live shows were you play rock, take the rings off.
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Post Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:45 pm

those heads defiantly dont suck without e-rights, e-rings cover the bearing edge of the drum, so they choke the resonation as opposed to controlling it. your alot better off with moongels than remOs or e-rings
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Post Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:15 am

Just a matter of preference in my book; I like clear on my toms right now, but I used to use coated.