Evans™ EMAD™ Heavyweight series features two plies of film. The combination of two identical plies of 10mil film provides maximum durability and a compressed attack while maintaining a wide dynamic range. The EMAD Heavyweight contains two interchangeable damping rings that maximize attack and low-end without removing the head or reaching inside the drum. The unparalleled industry standard Externally Mounted Adjustable Damping (EMAD) system allows the player to adjust attack and focus.
The EMAD Design
The EMAD series bass drum head is named for the externally mounted adjustable damping system. This system allows each player to control the attack and focus of the drum head by choosing one of two removable foam damping rings. Choosing the thinner foam ring allows for punch and focus without sacrificing resonance while choosing the wider foam ring maximizes the low end and attack of any bass drum. The EMAD system is available in a variety of options including single and two-ply, and clear and coated versions to accommodate each drummer’s preferences.
Level 360 Innovation
Evans is now offering the EMAD series of bass heads with its revolutionary Level 360 technology. With Level 360, Evans has made it easier to tune and get a wider tonal range from your drums than ever before. Applying this new collar shape to our EMAD bass drum head allows it to seat itself properly and in turn, provides a head that is easy to tune and a sound that is studio ready.
The EMAD line is comprised of a variety of options with varying thicknesses, plies, and coatings. The original EMAD is comprised of a single 10 mil ply and is available in clear, coated, and the Evans Onyx choices. The EMAD2 is made up of a 6.5 mil ply and a 10 mil ply for added durability and is available in a clear option. The GMAD series takes the single-ply construction of the EMAD and adds extra strength by using a 12 mil ply. The Evans EMAD Heavyweight rounds out the line with 2 clear high-performance 10 mil plies. The EMAD Heavyweight is designed to withstand heavy-hitting and provide maximum attack.