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    What's the difference between Evans 360's and G1's?

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    360 isn't a type of head.

    You can have a Level 360 G1, or a Level 360 EC2

    It's the new design for the collar that helps the head lay flatter to help tuning be easier.
    This video really puts it in perspective:
    http://youtu.be/Mw2cQuqWj1w
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    That is possibly the simplest, most informative video I've ever seen.

    Makes me wonder about switching from Coated Emperors to Coated G2's. I see the difference, but what benefit does Evans claim it brings, easier/more consistent tuning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaosotis View Post
    That is possibly the simplest, most informative video I've ever seen.

    Makes me wonder about switching from Coated Emperors to Coated G2's. I see the difference, but what benefit does Evans claim it brings, easier/more consistent tuning?
    I went from coated ambassadors to 360 ec2s. Yeah I went from an unmuffled to a premuffked head, but the ec2s tuned up so quick and easy. They are great.
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    ^^^

    The Level 360 is basically just an innovation by Evans, instead of the collar touching the head when tuning, they increased the diameter of the head so that all of the actual drum head touches the bearing edge, which is supposed to make it tune easier. I have Level 360 hydraulics on my toms, and a Genera HD Dry on my snare and they were very easy to tune
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazaamski View Post
    I went from coated ambassadors to 360 ec2s. Yeah I went from an unmuffled to a premuffked head, but the ec2s tuned up so quick and easy. They are great.
    I have had EC2's on my kits and liked them, but in the end I liked the overall tone of the Coated Emperors more. They weren't the 360 EC2's, so maybe that would be different.

    I used to like the premuffled sound, but over the last year or so I'm finding I like the slightly more open sound and less stick definition. Interesting how our tastes change over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imperialstar15 View Post
    ^^^

    The Level 360 is basically just an innovation by Evans, instead of the collar touching the head when tuning, they increased the diameter of the head so that all of the actual drum head touches the bearing edge, which is supposed to make it tune easier. I have Level 360 hydraulics on my toms, and a Genera HD Dry on my snare and they were very easy to tune
    This is especially helpful on the older drums that are not as perfectly in round. Also, many newer drums have a single 45 bevel on the inside and the bearing edge sits toward the outside edge of the shell. Putting another shorter 45 bevel on the outside edge and thus moving the bearing edge inward by a few plies has the same effect on tuning ease. It allows the head to sit more flat and even on the edge.
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    The g1 is a reso head. At Least the coated g1 is

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    I'm currently using the coated G1 level 360's as snare batter heads on two of my maple snares. Coating seem to last longer than Remo's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickiHerod View Post
    The g1 is a reso head. At Least the coated g1 is
    Ummm, G1 can be batter or resonant. It is a pretty popular Resonant head, but many many people will play them as Batter as well.
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    I'm using G1's as batter heads over Diplomats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    I'm using G1's as batter heads over Diplomats.
    And Luds sound good

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    Never mind Evans-go with Aquarian!!
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    I have been using the level 360 extra dry on my DW Super Solid snare and it sounds great. Even really cranked up tight, it has virtually no ring. And it is holding up really well to my hard hitting. I rate this as a very good head.
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    With my Gretsch USA, all heads tune up great! So I'm inclined to say more marketing mumbo jumbo.

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickiHerod View Post
    The g1 is a reso head. At Least the coated g1 is
    G1s are not specifically reso heads.

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    But once you put on the rim and start to tighten it down, doesn't the "fit" become moot? Doesn't the head touch the rim all the way around after a couple of cranks? By the time you get anywhere near where we tune our heads normally there is 100% contact, right?

    I guess I don't see the big deal.
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    guy in my shop told me Evans had been doing it for ages but didn't advertise it.
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    I use coated G1's for batters on my Beech kit and it sounds great. and they are just the old Evans and not the 360.. Not that it makes any difference IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markthechuck View Post
    guy in my shop told me Evans had been doing it for ages but didn't advertise it.
    From what I found, they have been doing it since Sept 2012...

    Since I found that on the internet, it HAS to be true!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamashane View Post
    I have been using the level 360 extra dry on my DW Super Solid snare and it sounds great. Even really cranked up tight, it has virtually no ring. And it is holding up really well to my hard hitting. I rate this as a very good head.
    Similiarly I have a level 360 coated hydraulic on my (Ludwig) snare. Cranked tight this snare has awesome projection and punch!

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