EC snare heads each consist of a 7 mil top ply and 10 mil bottom ply for maximum durability, each with the sophisticated edge control system that banishes unwanted overtones. A translucent frosted coating lends a unique, attractive look. Despite the head's relative thickness, it has a forgiving feel; ghost notes project tremendously well; rim shots offer a "tweaked" palette of rich overtones; and center-of-the-head strokes yield fat, focused tones.
The EC head is not damped, it's treated around the edges to tweak the overtones and response. For snare drums it's particularly effective and yields a pre-EQ'd sound that will please both player and sound engineer.
*Note: Evans is in the process of updating their product packaging. Rest assured that while the packaging you receive may differ from what's shown here, the same great Evans heads you rely on are still inside.