Evans Hydraulic Series Drumhead - 12", Red

12" Hydraulic Tom Batter Drumhead, 2-ply - Red
Evans Hydraulic Series Drumhead - 12
Evans Hydraulic Series Drumhead - 12
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That Early-'70s Drum Sound

Evans Hydraulic series drumheads deliver deep, fat impact, without overhang. It's the classic drum sound of early-1970s rock. Constructed of two plies of thin film, Hydraulic heads are known for their ease of tuning, which makes them an ideal choice for problematic drums or novice drummers seeking instant sonic gratification. Outfit your kit with Evans Hydraulic heads, and your drums will deliver the short sustain, punchy attack, and pronounced bottom end that launched a thousand hit records.

Evans: top-quality drumheads for top drummers

Evans Drumheads has been in the music industry for more than 40 years, and pioneered the original plastic drumhead in 1956. These weatherproof heads changed the drum world forever. Evans' state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Farmingdale, NY produces heads that are unparalleled in consistency, durability, and sound quality. Evans is the choice choice of top drummers such as Dennis Chambers, Keith Carlock, Kenny Aronoff, and Pat Mastelotto - as well as many of the drummers here at Sweetwater. You're in good company with Evans heads on your drums.

Evans Hydraulic Tom Batter Drumhead Features:
  • Diameter: 12"
  • 2 plies for deep, fat impact, without overhang
  • The classic sound of early-1970s rock
  • Short sustain, punchy attack, pronounced bottom end
  • Easy to tune; an ideal choice for problematic drums
  • Color: red
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Tech Specs

Batter/Resonant Batter
Clear/Coated Clear, Red
Size 12"
Thickness 2-ply
Manufacturer Part Number TT12HR

Customer Reviews

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I've always been a 2 ply guy! If you like you sound fat and wet! These are the poop!Great sound and looks! Perfect with some moon gels!
Music background: Experienced

Like playing an old friend

I have played almost nothing but Evans heads for the last 25 years. A long time ago, I also used the hydraulic heads, but somewhere along the way, my tastes changed, and I went to another series of Evans heads for a more open sound. Looking through the new gear on the Sweetwater site a couple of weeks ago, I saw the red hydraulics, and just on a whim, I ordered one for my 12 inch tom and my 16 inch floor tom. I thought they would look cool with my chrome finish drums....and they do! When I put them on, they tuned up very quickly and I was immediately taken back to the days when I used to play the hydraulics....and man, there was "that sound" again. It really was like taking a walk down memory lane. I felt like I had met a long lost friend all over again. These heads are really good for the style of music my band is playing: Nice and fat, but with muted overtones. Where this head really shines for me is when I mic them.... and also run them through my drum monitor (as well as the house system of course) Wow, talk about adding some punch to your kit. If you have the luxury of a decent drum monitor, and mic your kit, these puppies are just killer for fat toms. (For my kick I use an Evans EMAD, which also has an incredible amount of fat punch to it, and the Evans Genera dry snare head) One of these days, I may go back to the more open sounding heads again, but for the moment, I'm really enjoying getting reacquainted with an old friend.
Music background: Drummer over 40 years, soundman over 20.
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