G12 is Evans' equivalent to the Ambassador X. Haven't tried a 14mil single ply, that's a lot of mylar in one piece. I guess similar to the 2x7mil of a G2 or Emperor, maybe a tiny bit brighter, but the 12mil heads are already quite muted compared to 10mil.An I hijacking the thread to ask about the Evans G14's? They're 14 mil thick but only a single ply? Anyone have any experience with them? I guessed they'd be a little more open than the G2 since they are a single ply, but still have the same durability. Would they have the same fullness and punch?
100% agree!I really dislike Evans heads , as mentioned previously they have a real plasticy sharp attack and stuff feel that I just don’t like .
I have come back to Remo after a long absence and will stay with them from now on . They have a feel and sound that are just perfect to my ear .
This. My experience after more than 15 years of being a Remo only guy.Coated G2 and coated emperors Are the most requested head’s for our drum rentals. As such, I have quite a bit of experience with both putting hundreds of heads on a year.
Durability: Evans heads tend to last longer which can be a big deal to many players.
Cost: Evans heads are generally cheaper
Coating: Evans heads coating is far superior to Remo’s coatings. This actually has a lot to do with the durability comment above. It’s not necessarily that Remo heads wear out more quickly; it’s that every stick mark is very noticeable on Remo coated heads. Stick marks are hardly noticeable on Evans heads.
Color: Evans heads are “whiter” (more blue) in appearance and Remo has more yellow in it’s coloring. No big deal of course, but Evans heads tend to look “newer” and Remo slightly more “vintage”. Not overly important some players might want to take that into account.
Break-in: Hands down, Evans heads require less break-in period. Far quicker to get them to hold pitch than Remo.
Quality control: while both companies produce high quality products, I have run into a three or four “duds” from Remo over the years. These were heads that produced no tone at all when tuned up. I’ve never had that with Evans. I’ve heard the same from other reputable sources.
Tuning range: I find that Remo heads tune a little lower than Evans heads overall. This is important since so many contemporary music styles tend for lowest possible tuning.
Tone: this is subjective of course, but I tend to think Remo heads sound a bit warmer and perhaps more “musical”. Evans head’s do have a bit of a “plastic” quality. These differences are subtle but exist.
Overall: I would suggest taking all these comments into consideration and determine what is most important to you. Both types of heads are great.
It's been my observation on virtually all online communities that comparing two brands of anything can be very polarizing. Readers often forget each one of us are merely stating their own opinion based on their own subjective experiences.What a bummer of a statement. We've got to work on our etiquette. It's a sad day when someone has to preemptively apologize for having an opinion about drum gear.
Evans all the way!The title says it all. I currently have coated Ambassadors on my toms (Ludwig Classic Maple). Coated on top and clear on bottom. I like the sound but do find I have to use some muffling when recording. I used to use Pinstripes but I felt they were a little too thuddy and I didn't care for the pronounced plastic attack sound. I much prefer coated heads and thought maybe I should try either Emperors or G2s. They are very similar but I'm sure there are differences. What would you choose and why? I have no specific brand loyalty. For snares, my two favorite heads are the Remo Controlled Sound and Evans HD Dry. Both are fantastic so the brand doesn't really matter to me.