Evans Onyx Standard Set Coated, ETP-ONX2-S, drum head pack containing: Evans 12" - 13" - 16" Onyx Fellen, Black, doppellagig, features two plies of 7.5mil film that will deliver enhanced durability while make the drums cut live, a frost coating gives the Onyx heads a matte black appearance and increases low-end response and attack
I had used various heads in the past before I came across this set.
For metal, these are great. I was looking for the perfect combination of a very prominent attack, little boominess and the ability to withstand hard beating.
The sound: I use them in combination with the same series as resonant heads and they just fit perfectly together. They have an aggressive attack. This makes them easier to stick out in a dense metal mix. They also do not have that annoying long ringout which you do not need anyway in fast heavy music. Overall, these heads sound deep and clear and it is easy to get a good tone out of them.
The tuning: I love the level 360 thing. Tuning has never been that easy. I noticed a huge difference right when I put the head on the rim: It slides around really easily which indicates a very plain surface, making the tuning much easier. I have gotten great results with traditional tuning, the Masshoff Method and with a tune bot. Although I read that these heads do not need stretching in I still would recommend doing that as you will need to retune them quite often in the beginning (which is normal). All in all with these heads, the tuning was the easiest I have ever experienced.
Durability: As with all heads, the durability depends on your playing. I am hitting pretty hard and these last quite long compared to other heads. The tone stays clear and defined even after weeks of use.
I would recommend these heads to anyone looking for durable and great sounding heads for metal drumming. Get the matching set for the resonant side for maximum tone.
I play nothing but Black Chrome Heads now. As a metal drummer, they look cool, but more importantly, they sound and feel fantastic. These heads are effectively self-dampening and you can wring out those pesky overtones with relative ease. This is my second set of these heads and I doubt I'll be changing for some time. The down-side is that when I play any other kit now, it feels terrible by comparison. Highly recommended for metal drummers who want their fills to sing.
a very easy to mount skin with a smoking hot look the onyx set tuned up very quickly and evenly, even with a rather cheap nasty torque key. the set has quite a high attack rate even when tuned quite low. even without control rings they cut pretty quick and overtones aren't a problem. coupled with the evans hydraulic black snare skin i got the sound i was looking for at a very good price. they seem very hard wearing and dont appear to dent or lose the coating and i tend to be a bit rough as many amateurs are. i would give them a five star rating for sound and durability. the only downside to them is, overall volume is diminished compared to the skins that came with my gretch g2 studio kit but i guess if you mic up its not an issue. they will most likely become my standard set in future purchases.
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Head`s Type: Double Ply
Damper Ring: No
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