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Evans EMAD 2 Bass Drum Heads

Evans EMAD 2 Bass Drum Heads

Evans’ EMAD 2 bass-drum head is a two-ply version of the original single-ply EMAD head, which is the world’s fastest-selling bass-drum batter head. If you aren’t familiar with these heads, EMAD is an acronym for Externally Mounted Adjustable Damping bass drum head. Perhaps they should call it the EMAD system, since this head is designed to offer several different muffling choices that can be easily applied to the surface of the head. So if you’ve ever stuffed a funky old pillow, shredded newspaper, Styrofoam peanuts or packing blankets in your bass drum, read on.

Affixed to the batter-head’s perimeter is a black plastic sleeve that holds either of two black-foam rings against the head. These rings come in two different thicknesses that offer different degrees of bass-drum muffling and alter the playing feel of the drum head. The head can also be used without the rings for a more open sound. But the main advantage of the rings is that you don’t have to remove the head to change your bass-drum sound.

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