The exclusive 12-mil film of the G PLUS-combined with an improved EMAD damping system-delivers increased low-end, punch, and power. It is ideal for heavier hitters looking for a solid sound and more l... Read More
The exclusive 12-mil film of the G PLUS-combined with an improved EMAD damping system-delivers increased low-end, punch, and power. It is ideal for heavier hitters looking for a solid sound and more life to the head but who prefer the feel of a single-ply.
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This head changes everything about your live/recording sound. Mic'd correctly, this head makes a world of difference.
Been playing for years on almost exclusively Evans EQ3 kick drum batters and always liked the wet, deep thud I could get out of them, especially in the studio. Then two years ago, I purchased a 6 piece GMS kit with the EMAD installed and was quickly reminded how important SINGLE PLY drumheads are for a drummer, especially in terms of response. The Powerstroke and EQ4 always left something (for me) to be desired and now I think I know why. The Evans GMAD/EMAD utilize the external dampening ring as opposed to internal. What this does is control the attack of the beater as soon as it strikes the head. With the internal muffling, it's all inertia and intial force onto the head, then through the damening rings and then finally to the front head. Your inital strike is essentially going through a wall of insulation and as we know, this will deplete volume. The GMAD feels better too. Quick doubles and triples with my Trick Pro V are EFFORTLESS and the attack and boom are nothing I've heard from other single ply heads, even the EMAD (thinner at 10mil). I had been using the large Falams pad on my kicks and I eventually learned what many others have found out...it actually "diminishes" the punch and attack. Thankfully, Remo is making them thinner now, with a plastic coating so the smaller dots and doubles now do as advertised. What really sets it apart is the thump...you can actually "hear" it when you strike the head. EQ3 and others, yeah I could, standing in front of the subs. I want to hear and feel it behind the kit and it delivers. No, you don't need extra internal muffling with this head but to erase that kickball on the concrete "ping" picked up by fine studio kick drum mics, it is best to lay SOMETHING inside your kick, just maybe not touching the front and back heads. It will absorb that high frequency. I'm right about this. Anyway, very impressive and that's coming from a Remo Ambassador guy all the way around the rest of his kits.
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