Evans EMAD2 Clear Bass Drum Head, 22 Inch Reviews

Evans EMAD2 Clear Bass Drum Head, 22 Inch

  • 22" drum head made using two plies of film. An outer ply of 6.5mil and an inner ply of 10mil film
  • Externally Mounted Adjustable Damping system allows the player to adjust attack and focus
  • Very versatile head for all music genres; a true working drummer's choice
  • All Evans drum heads are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA
Change the amount of ring in seconds with the included damping rings. Maximizes attack and low end. With the included damping rings, the user can change the amount of ring in seconds to maximize attack and low end. 2-ply head.

List Price: $ 46.99 Price: $ 44.99

3 thoughts on “Evans EMAD2 Clear Bass Drum Head, 22 Inch Reviews

  1. Bope
    20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    He likes it!!, June 29, 2010
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    Bope (Ontario, Canada) –

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    Since I am an old lady, I can’t properly review this drumhead. I bought it for my daughter’s boyfriend who plays in a very heavy metal band. However, I am pleased to announce that he is very happy with it. He really likes the response to his double kick and the sound is definitely what he is looking for with his genre of music. We added a kickport to the bass and he’s in heaven.

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  2. DrummerBoyInCalif
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Finally, the kick sound I was looking for, June 3, 2011
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    DrummerBoyInCalif (Culver City, CA) –

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    This review is from: Evans EMAD2 Clear Bass Drum Head, 22 Inch (Electronics)
    I play on a church band, playing mostly Hillsong/Passion music.

    I’ve been toying around with different heads and dampening methods for my kit, but the kick drum by far has been the most difficult to tinker with. With traditional heads, I tried several schemes with commercial dampening gear and also by taping things (a small towel, foam, even diapers) to the inside of my kick batter head — which sort of did the trick, but the sound was still lacking. If I started pounding on the kick, it sounded too “rubbery” or “boing-y”, which was a shame given the decent shells I have.

    Putting a pillow inside and mic-ing the drum was an option I did not like–the pillow choked the sound too much and the kick did not sound lively. Sure you can add all the enhancement you want with a mic, but sitting behind the drums the kick seemed underpowered compared to the rest of the kit. The sound tech may like the pillow/mic option, but hey, it’s gotta sound good to the guy playing the drums.

    Then I tried the EMAD2 — boy, I should have done it years ago. My kick now has the sound I’ve been trying to make. It’s got a nicely defined, punchy “thud” to it with a short, controlled sustain while not losing the volume you’d expect from a 22-inch barrel. All this in a neat package that requires no additional dampening. It’s an added bonus to be able to see the uncluttered insides of the kick drum.

    The kit sounds much more balanced now, and it’s a joy to hear the kick again and again. The bass player on the band used to complain that my kick sounded too mushy and was difficult to hear over the mix, but he noticed the improvements right away.

    If you can, go give it a try at a local music store — I’m pretty sure a decent store has a kit or two on display with this head on it (the choice of heads & tuning make a far greater difference in the overall sound than the material of the shells). You can compare it with other bass drums as well…

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  3. C. Parr
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect kick sound in minutes., July 25, 2011
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    C. Parr (Missouri) –
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    This review is from: Evans EMAD2 Clear Bass Drum Head, 22 Inch (Electronics)
    I’m currently using this head on a 22″ Gretsch Catalina Maple bass drum with the stock resonant head. There’s nothing inside the drum at all, no tape or anything else on either head inside or out…not so much as a sticker…and my kick sounds phenominal.

    The head comes with two foam dampening rings that can be changed out in about a minute. Using these rings (or not using them) changes the amount of sustain you will get from your drum. You have the option of three levels of sustain and you can change them between songs if you care to.

    It’s another innovation from Evans and another reason that I won’t consider buying a drum head with any other brand name on it.

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