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    The kit that I and Paulm542 play at church is in need of new heads. The local store has Evans fusion packs on sale so my choice is from the following...

    Ec2, G1, G2, Hydraulics or Onyx.

    Also coated or clear?

    Straight up question, which would be the better choice for a Meridian Maple played in a live environment with no mics?

    Thanks,

    BWB
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    Ec2 Coated.

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    Thanks nio, is that what you have on your Gretsch CR? That is a stunning looking kit btw. Very nice!
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    I have EC2 clear on mine over EC1. If you want a warmer sound then go coated. I personaly never liked the coated leaving too many stick marks on cymbals etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BallywalterBeats View Post
    Thanks nio, is that what you have on your Gretsch CR? That is a stunning looking kit btw. Very nice!
    Thanks BWB. I actually still have the stock G1 coated heads on my Gretsch set with the ST Dry Coated on the snare. I also have another set (Sonor) which has Remo Pinstripe which I am looking to replace with the Ec2 coated heads. These coated Evans heads just give you that deep warm tone with minimal over tones....which also makes it easier to tune.

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    It really depends on the venue and what the audience wants, if you want the drums to be big and loud go with coated G1's, more controlled EC's

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    Wow, EC2's take an early lead! Added to the fact that a friend of mine with Saturns rocks EC2's and I love the sound of his drums, might have to go with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Redneck View Post
    It really depends on the venue and what the audience wants, if you want the drums to be big and loud go with coated G1's, more controlled EC's

    Thanks NR, I would like the loud open sound of G1's but i'd be worried about their durability as I teach 3 kids on a saturday and the toms get a pretty heavy beating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BallywalterBeats View Post
    Thanks NR, I would like the loud open sound of G1's but i'd be worried about their durability as I teach 3 kids on a saturday and the toms get a pretty heavy beating.
    Teach them to play properly and that wont be a problem

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    Touche!
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    I'd go for coated G2's, they're a nice middle ground between G1's and EC2's. I have them on my kit and love the sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Redneck View Post
    Teach them to play properly and that wont be a problem


    Easier said then done, all they want to do is play really LOUD lol



    Ec2s seem to be the way to go :D
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    Well, I use EC2s on my Renowns and G2s on my Catalina Jazz kit. Both work well but I do lean more to the EC2s for overall performance. Tune them up and have fun.
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    I prefer g2 clears -because- they have depth, attack -and- I can always add moongel. I do use ec2/sst on large toms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STACK57 View Post
    Well, I use EC2s on my Renowns and G2s on my Catalina Jazz kit. Both work well but I do lean more to the EC2s for overall performance. Tune them up and have fun.
    Ok, thanks for replies. Just had a look and EC2's (10/12/14) are 8 ($12) more than the equivalent pack of G2's. Worth it?
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    In my opinion yes, I used tone control rings or moon gel before but with the EC2s no need. They seemed to tune up a bit easier also. As with all things drumming, still comes down to personal preference. Enjoy
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    I have tried them all G1, G2's and now EC2's and am very happy with the sound. Just ordered EC1's for my reso replacing the original Ambassadors. I also put a EC frosted with reverse dot on my snare over Hazy 300 and the sound is incredible.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    Well, just back from a little shopping trip. Ended up getting the G2's with E-rings. Mainly because they were in stock and 30 was the budget.

    They sound awesome, especially on the 14" floor tom, a real growl!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BallywalterBeats View Post
    Well, just back from a little shopping trip. Ended up getting the G2's with E-rings. Mainly because they were in stock and 30 was the budget.

    They sound awesome, especially on the 14" floor tom, a real growl!
    Pic:
    I still cant believe how AWESOME the 14" sounds, its beautiful :D
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    Looks good BWB.
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