There's a reason why the "Evans" logo can be found on the top (and bottom) of tom-tom drums around the world: when it comes to heads, Evans reigns supreme. In fact, founder Chick Evans was the first to use polyester film to create a weather-proof drumhead. Over 40 years later, the Evans catalog is jam-packed with tom-tom heads to suit every drumming style. Just take a look through this section and see for yourself: whether you're a hard-hitting headbanger or an intricate, soft jazz percussionist, this selection of Evans tom-tom drum heads has what you need to make your beats and accents stand out.
As you can imagine, Evans' lineup of tom-tom drum heads is an extensive one - for this reason, it helps to understand how different types of heads can affect your sound. For example, clear heads are often used for tom batters (the top of the drum) because of their open, bright tone and top-notch resonance. Coated heads are applied with a fine white powder - the result is a warmer sound that's favored by many funk and jazz drummers. With this all being said, one drum head style is not better than the other, and the best way to find out what's right for you is to experiment with a wide variety of tom-tom drum head types.
If you're in the market for a resonant tom-tom head, Evans has plenty of top sellers here, including the EC Resonant Drumhead and the Genera Resonant Clear Drumhead. Both are durable, affordable and will no doubt improve the sound of your performance. As for batter heads, take a look at the G2 Coated Batter Drumhead: a 2-ply model that's available in multiple sizes and very popular with pro-level players. Another top-rated item is the Hydraulic Black Tom Batter Drumhead. Featuring 2 black-finished plies, this head is filled with a layer of oil that acts as a muffler to increase your attack without influencing the feel of the head itself. On stage or in the studio, this drumhead produces a fat sound and a very controlled sustain.
In addition to individual drum heads, Evans also offers an impressive variety of pre-packs here, so take your time in this section. By giving each and every one of these Evans tom-tom drum heads careful consideration, you can be more positive that the first choice you make is the right one.