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Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead 10 in.

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The Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead offers an edge control ring mounted under 2 plies of 7-mil film. The EC2 drumhead controls vibration instead of eliminating it. It also dampens higher overtones... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead offers an edge control ring mounted under 2 plies of 7-mil film. The EC2 drumhead controls vibration instead of eliminating it. It also dampens higher overtones, enhances low-end attack, and supports a broader tuning range.

Evans EC2 Sound Shaping Technology (SST)

Evans improved EC2 drumheads contain Evans' exclusive Sound Shaping Technology (SST). Sound Shaping Technology allows the drumheads to be fully optimized for each individual size by varying the thickness and density of the damping material, ensuring greatly improved performance and tone across the entire kit. Unlike other heads that lack SST, Evans EC2s contain the ability to balance attack and tone for each size. The result is a drumhead series fine-tuned for attack, tone, length of sustain, and ease of tuning. Packed with a more balanced and pre-EQ'd sound across the full kit, the vans EC2 with SST will make your toms sound better than you ever thought possible.

Here is what the pros are saying:

"So I just gave the new EC2s a test run overseas. They sound great!! I used them on a Mapex Orion kit. The new muffling rings are nice! After pounding these for a few shows they stayed focused."
-Chris Pennie

"The new EC2s are so incredible! The attack and tone has somehow been magnified, when I'm playing these heads the feel, definition and tone that I'm able to draw out of them is amazing and is so sweet to the ear."
-Camille Grainer

"The new Evans EC2 SSTs are amazing. My toms sound so warm and lush. These drum heads bring out the true sound of the drums."
-Dean Butterworth

"The best just got better - the new EC2 SST drumheads are incredible!"
-Preston Heyman - The Wolfmen and U.K. Session Supremo

Features
  • Clear Batter Drumhead
  • Contains Evans' exclusive Sound Shaping Technology (SST)
  • Eliminates vibrations
  • Dampens higher overtones
  • Enhances low-end attack
  • Supports a broader tuning range
  • 6"
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EvansEC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead
 
4.4

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (15)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Improves sound (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Easy to tune (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Durable, Beautiful, Sound great!

It has been a year and these heads are still holding up, haven't had to tune them often as they are durable! With Evans G1's on the bottom they give off a nice...Read complete review

It has been a year and these heads are still holding up, haven't had to tune them often as they are durable! With Evans G1's on the bottom they give off a nice deep sound with no overtones.

I would recommend this product to all drummers who are looking for easy heads to tune and want a sound that is always perfect!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Will Not Tune

These heads were a major disappointment. High spots and low spots in the heads prevent them from being tensioned evenly, without adjacent lugs being loose. The problem is definitely in the heads, I...Read complete review

These heads were a major disappointment. High spots and low spots in the heads prevent them from being tensioned evenly, without adjacent lugs being loose. The problem is definitely in the heads, I ruled out the bearing edges and the rims by rotating the heads and rims 180 degrees, individually. The problems stayed in the same spots on the heads. This is after having them mounted for several days and allowed to stretch.I do not recommend buying these heads.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I should have switched ages ago...

By Wraith

from Chicago

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

I have been using Pinstripes for 25+ years and really just took them for granted as the standard. Only recently I started demanding a bit more from my old cheapo Rockstar DX kit from 1992, and the Pinstripes weren't delivering. I needed more brightness and clarity and definition, despite the fact that their big power toms.

Looking for a brighter sound, I actually tried the G12 but found it was too "barky" and dented way too easily, so after watching a few product reviews, I settled on the EC2 hoping at least that it would cut down on resonance a bit more than the Pinstripes. Wasn't happy about retaining a darker sounding head, but to me if I could improve definition, then that would be good enough.

Construction is key: Because of how these heads are made, there is a bit less overhang on outside of the bearing edge than that of the pins (i.e. the opposite of what happens with a tympani head, and that equates to a slightly tighter sound and another unexpected benefit: better tuning (more on that later).

So the goals I had set were met: more definition, better attack, and surprisingly, the heads are a bit brighter as well. Durability is excellent.

As for the tuning aspect... because of how these are made, they are a bit harder to tune and are less forgiving than the pinstripes, and in turn, not as wide a tuning range, which may be why some people have complained about them. Simply put, if one tension rod is off, these heads will sound awful, with terrible overtones and zero projection. BUT... once you get all of the rods right... these heads absolutely sing and explode with rich sound and perfectly replicate the drum's fundamental tone and resonance. Pinstripes don't come close.

Yes, they're hard to tune if you're not finicky or don't have a lot of experience with tuning... or if you have a damaged bearing (make sure your bearing edges are perfect). But that just means you have to apply yourself and learn how to do it.

You will be rewarded!

 
5.0

Super easy to tune and deep/fat/low sound!

By Tim Kerr

from Clearbrook MN

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

    I needed a drum head that sounded good for live shows and in the studio and this head is exam what I needed! These heads are really easy to tune and play.

     
    5.0

    Yes I would purchase again

    By Vincent

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

    Great heads at a great price , I use these heads for on a new pearl export series with little to no dampening. Great attack and tone

     
    5.0

    adds depth to anything

    By Phil

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

    Great head for your floor toms. Really helps control them while giving you that gut busting sound at the same time.

     
    5.0

    I will purchace again

    By Richard

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

    Working artist
    Great item. Last a long time will take the beating.

     
    4.0

    yes

    By aleman

    from cy press .ca

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

      All good

       
      4.0

      Evans EC2 SST clear batter heads

      By David

      from Nevada City, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

          Evans set out to develop the perfect head with the SST series; the perfect amount of sustain, attack, punch, depth and warmth. In some ways they succeeded but there is a drawback in that you have to tune them just right. If they are tuned too low the head will not rest on the drum properly (it will flap) and if it tuned too high it sounds a bit chocked. The bottom line is that even tuning to the sweet spot they still flap, but when they work they sound amazing.

           
          4.0

          Evans EC2 SST clear batter heads

          By David

          from Nevada City, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

              Evans set out to develop the perfect head with the SST series; the perfect amount of sustain, attack, punch, depth and warmth. In some ways they succeeded but there is a drawback in that you have to tune them just right. If they are tuned too low the head will not rest on the drum properly (it will flap) and if it tuned too high it sounds a bit chocked. The bottom line is that even tuning to the sweet spot they still flap, but when they work they sound amazing.

               
              5.0

              JD (just drums) Power Award for this tom head!

              By ANGELPAD

              from Castaic, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

              As what most drummer say "you have to test it to believe it". I have 3 acoustic drum set and tried Remos and other Evans tom head on my mahogany and maple toms. The best sound I heard came from this EC2 SST. These are my words to descrbe this head "fat, warm, easy to tune, strike-driven sound, respond very well to your tuning/sound you like". I only have to use my drum dial once to even out all the tensions, and let my ear and hand-tunng adjust to my preference.

               
              5.0

              It came quickly and sounds great!

              By Drummer17

              from Middletown, MD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans EC2 SST Clear Batter Drumhead:

                Love this brand!

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