Evans' new drumheads are called Evans 56. The Calftone heads are Evans' version of a synthetic calf skin. The vintage...
Evans' new drumheads are called Evans 56. The Calftone heads are Evans' version of a synthetic calf skin. The vintage type drumhead has a warm, and fuzzy but focused tone. The looks are truly vintage and give the drums that classic but modern look. The '56' refers to the year 1956 that Evans was founded. Evans 56 are produced for all tom sizes. The bass drum 16" to 26". Bass drumheads are available as Calftone (single ply), EQ4 (with control ring) and an Emad version. Sizes range from 16" to 26".
Watch the video to get a good look at the Evans 56 Calftone drumheads and see them in action.
Ben O'Brien Smith, Percussion Product Specialist for Evans drumheads and Promark sticks, takes you through the new Evans drumheads in...
Ben O'Brien Smith, Percussion Product Specialist for Evans drumheads and Promark sticks, takes you through the new Evans drumheads in two videos, explaining all the new features for the Reso 7 and eMad based 16" bass drumheads. Both drumhead series were introduced at the NAMM Show 2015 in Anaheim, California.
Evans Drumheads has been in the music industry for more than 40 years, and those six words best describe the history and vision of the company. Decades ago, Evans was the pioneer of drumhead manufacturing and design. Today, we are the innovators.
Most people don't realize that Evans invented the synthetic (or plastic, or polyester) drumhead in 1956. Chick Evans was the first person to use polyester film to form a drumhead, succeeding in creating a weatherproof head, and ultimately changing the drum world forever. Chick's accomplishment is clearly substantiated in letters and documents on record, dating back to the 1950s. The plain truth is, Evans was the first.
Since acquiring Evans from owner Bob Beals in 1995, J. D'Addario & Company, Inc., has moved the company from Dodge City, KS, to the state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Farmingdale, NY.