Let me start with this. I'm an Evans drum head guy, but I love these Remo Falam Slam Pads. They're strong, sturdy, add tons of protection, and do not take away from the resonance of your bass drum. They're made of Kevlar, so they're able to be very thin, yet still take a beating. I have actually had trouble finding them in my local music stores. If you do order them online, I'd suggest purchasing them with another item like I did. I tried once to purchase these by themselves and I decided to wait because the shipping was more than the cost of the pads.