At 14mil, the Evans G14 Coated is a very thick 1-ply drumhead. The G14 gives a nice amount of sensitivity and responsiveness, while also adding projection and durability. This is a very versatile drumhead, perfect for both softer and louder environments.
The Evans G14 Coated is made with a single ply of 14mil film, plus a top coated layer. As far as single-ply drumheads go, the Evans G14 is one of the thickest available. The coated top layer gives a responsive surface for brushes, and reduces the higher frequencies. This head is well balanced, with a slightly warm sound and a nice amount of sustain. The thick single ply provides a good attack, as well as extra durability.
The Evans G14 Coated is playable across a wide range of music styles, and at most volume levels. The thicker design allows for a bigger attack which is perfect for medium and higher volumes of music. This drumhead is also sensitive enough for lower volumes due to the 1-ply construction, with lighter touches coming through quite well. This makes the Evans G14 Coated a great choice if you need a versatile drumhead for different drumming styles.
Sound-wise, the Evans G14 Coated has a balanced-warm tone. The coating cuts some of the higher frequencies, making this drumhead slightly warmer sounding than the Evans G14 Clear. Compared to thinner single-ply drumheads, the G14 is warmer and more controlled, but still keeps a fairly open sound. There is a full sounding moderate-length sustain, and a moderate amount of overtones to add colour to your drum sound. The open sound of the Evans G14 gives it another tick in the versatility department… Leave this head open for a fuller and more colourful sustain, or add dampening to control your drum sound a little more.
If you’re looking for a slightly warmer and more durable 1-ply drumhead, the Evans G14 Coated is for you. Play louder, while still keep an open and resonant sound. The Evans G14 Coated is a great middle ground between the responsiveness and character of thinner drumheads, and the durability of thicker heads.