Sale10% Off World PercussionThrough 11/2

Customer Reviews

evans hybrid grey marching snare drum head

Evans Hybrid Grey Marching Snare Drum Head

The Evans Hybrid Grey Marching Snare Drum Head blends two unique high-tensile fibers to achieve only the positive attributes that drum corps, percussion instructors, and players are looking for. To answer the high-tension requirements demanded by...

High School Head

Comments:

Have these heads on two different size Yamaha drums at two different high schools. These heads have lasted a long time and when put under some quality tension, have a great feel. I did find that at one school the heads are fading faster due to water damage from our indoor season, we get snow, which is to be expected. We will be trying black max heads but will be returning to these if not satisfied with the maxs'.

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Charles

Rating:

4.00

Great sound, not so great durability

Comments:

I have used the Evans Grey Hybrid heads on my marching lines for close to three years now. They get a beautiful sound, with rich, punchy lows for powerful accents and rimshots and superb articulation to get those technical passages to cut through like a hot knife through butter, but never overpowering to the overall ensemble. They offer a sharp attack regardless of the stick types being presently used, and just generally sound amazing both outdoor and indoor. However, they are also the least durable batter side head I've ever used. I am not exaggerating when I say that every Evans Hybrid Head I have used on my snare section has unseated, popped or developed tearing within 6 months. Our program doesn't have the available funds for this amount of upkeep. Now, I know several reading this review will assume that it's uneven tuning or some other issue. I can assure all of you that I have taken all the necessary care and precautions tuning these drums, double-checking each tension and not cranking the heads too much too early. These heads, for whatever reason, simply don't stand up all that well.

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Kyle Gorbski

Rating:

3.00

Dynamic Control and Comfort

Comments:

I use these for indoor shows and gives me great dynamic control and it gives me the most comfort out of any head

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Christian Meza

Rating:

4.00

Decent

Comments:

They sounded unique from the max series, but i still prefer the maxes. I found at a low pitch, they weren't as warm as the remo counterpart, but if taken up they sounded pretty good. they felt good but not as amazing as everyone makes it seem, the black max is only a little bit of a harded feel.

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Stephen T

Rating:

4.00

evans heads

Comments:

Evans head may "pull" easier, but this is the result of uneven tension. If you tune with even tension around the head they wont pull. Don't crank the heads too much at a time especially the bottom heads evans makes. Great heads though. Great sound.

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Guy

Rating:

4.00

The best batter side on the market!

Comments:

These batter side heads are probably my personal favorite to play on. I don't crank marching snare heads table top tight, but just below so I can produce a nice warm, wet, crisp sound (close to the sound Phantom Regiment's snareline gets). I've attempted to get the desired warmth, darkness,clarity, and power from other heads, but it has always required excessive tinkering and lots of minor adjustments to achieve the perfect sound (and has always been an even bigger pain to maintain). This head makes it a breeze, because it has been made to produce the ideal sound at any tension. Another big advantage of these heads is that when they're at the optimum tension they feel a lot softer than a White Max or any other comparable head at the same tuning. On other heads that have been cranked, often times a bit too high, that the extremely rigid feel they have can cause wrist pain after extended use, which is a big no-no. At the tension I tune our snares to, the heads have a lot more give and allow the stick to rebound smoother and get a fuller sound, rather than the hardness of a snare tuned to sound like a tinker toy. These heads aren't made for tuned like the heads in Drumline the movie or Cavies 2000 for example, I'm going to assume that the above reviewer's breakage had to do with improper tuning, which other heads aren't as sensitive to. (I would say something like a White/Black Max head is very hard to tune so unevenly that it will break - it's possible, but you would really have put some unequal tension on it, whereas there's a much smaller room for error on this head, but the sound is definitely worth this touchiness). I've found that you don't have to use a a Hybrid bottom head to achieve a great sound, but I would recommend them if you want to get the best sound possible. (On a side note, the snareside Hybrids have weaves of fiber in them so when you tighten them they tend to make indentations on the bottom edge of the shell, this isn't a big deal, but some may find it undesirable. The only con to these heads is that they are very sensitive to tuning - if you don't put equal tension on all lugs I can almost promise that they will pull after a short period of time. There is a much smaller room for error in the tension on Hybrid heads, and a combination of unequal tension and high tension can cause breaking or pulling much more often that other heads, but once you've gotten a feel for how the heads tune this shouldn't be a problem.

Date Posted:

Posted By:

Anon

Rating:

5.00

Dont buy these

Comments:

I am currently a senior and all four years of marching season we have never broke a snare head. We decided to switch to all evans heads season and i alone have ripped through two of these (three counting everyone). Do not buy these, there not worth it.

Date Posted:

Posted By:

anonymous

Rating:

1.00
McAfee Secure