Evans Calftone drumheads have a synthetic coating that gives the look and sound of calfskin. Warm, responsive, and open, these drumheads are a great choice for low and medium volume live playing, and studio recording.
A single ply drumhead, made with one 7mil ply and a special synthetic fiber top layer. The Evans Calftone is designed to have the look and sound of calfskin, with an added boost to the midrange and low-end frequencies. This drumhead has a warmer sound than other thin drumheads, while still giving a little brightness to the attack. The thinner construction makes this drumhead responsive to lighter touches, and allows for a moderate amount of sustain (although less than other thin drumheads). The synthetic fiber coating also helps to reduce overtones, making tuning easier.
The Evans Calftone drumhead is usable with brushes, although the surface is not textured enough to make brush strokes clearly pop out.
Note: this is the Snare Drum and Tom version of the Calftone. Slightly thicker bass drum versions are available (including models with an EQ ring or EMAD ring).
Note: Evans lists the thickness as 7mil, however the addition of the synthetic fiber means this drumhead is slightly thicker.