At Nicko McBrain’s Drum One we have new stock arriving all the time, from acoustic drum sets, right through to state-of-the-art, electric drum kits from brands such as ATV. Every day we aim to provide our customers with the best drumming experience possible, striving to source new and exciting drumming options, and help our customers where we can.
Today is no different as we’re pleased to announce the new UV2 Coated drum heads from Evans…
The newest addition to the UV range, UV2 features the same UV-cured coating you came to know and love with UV1, however, the UV2 now offers drummers two plies of reinforced 7mil film. Extensively tested with some of the heaviest of hitters, these heads set a new standard for durability in one of the most tried and true two-ply forms. UV2 makes for a versatile snare head or a warm, focused tom head with lots of attack and unmatched durability. Available in sizes 8″ through to 18″, and in Standard, Fusion and Rock tom packs what’s not to like?
HOW IMPORTANT ARE DRUM HEADS?
Ok, we might be preaching to the converted here, but if you’re reading this as a drummer you’ll know just how important drum heads are. So in short, yes, drum heads are important.
ARE EVANS DRUM HEADS ANY GOOD?
Ask any drummer to name drum brands, and the name ‘Evans’ is never going to be far away. It’s probably going to be one of the first brands they mention, certainly top 10, and there’s good reason why they are so recognisable. It’s not just because of the number of players that use Evans drum heads, it’s because they are as good as their reputation suggest, so yes. They are very good, and the UV2 expands on this promise.
BUT WHY CHANGE YOUR DRUM HEADS?
Just like with guitarists and changing strings, as Drummers we are possibly guilty of not changing our drum heads as often as we should, or ideally, would like to. But that’s ok, drum heads last longer and are more durable than guitar strings, aren’t they?
Yes to a degree that is true, but there’s also a few reasons why a diligent and committed guitarist will change their strings so regularly, and funnily enough, these rules also apply to drummers.
1. NEW DRUM HEADS = BETTER SOUND
There’s no doubt about it, fresh heads make for a better sound better. Ditch the gaffer tape, let go of those well battered servants. Find the drum key and treat yourself to a new set of Get the sound you deserve. Whether boomy, heavy, slack or really tight and crisp, we have the Evans drum head for you. That said, if you want to go heavy, we can’t recommend the double ply UV2 enough…
2. NEW DRUM HEADS MEAN BETTER PLAYABILITY
We get it. We’re drummers. We’ve been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. There’s something very reassuring about having worn in drum skins. There’s a comfort, like your favourite hoodie. But that said, can you really beat that fresh sound? That bounce and responsiveness you get from new skins? It’s certainly a great feeling tuning in and working new drum skins on a kit, there’s no denying that.
3. OTHER PEOPLE WILL APPRECIATE IT
Ok, stay with me here – My band had a gig and we had a sound guy who was an ex-roadie and sound tech for New Order. He really understood the sound out front and obviously knew his stuff. The longest part of the sound check was the drums. Why? Because even he struggled to get a decent signal from my kit because the drum heads were so battered. Eventually he managed it, (god bless gaffer tape!), but we were late as sound check over ran and it limited our set time. I felt bad on the band and no-one wants to be that guy!
Later, I changed my heads and we did a recording session with the same guy producing. It sounded unbelievable with the drumhead change. Moral of the story? We all make mistakes at times, but change your drum heads. Lesson learnt!
Now I’m thinking about it, I think it’s time I go and replace my drum heads…
Evans UV2 drum heads are available in store now and will be available on our website shortly. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this product or any others from Nick McBrain’s Drum One, and thanks for reading this blog, you can check out more of our blogs here.