The Evans J1 etched is an extremely sensitive drumhead, perfect for brushes.
The Evans J1 Etched is made with a single ply of 10mil film, and a coating that is etched onto the drumhead rather than applied. This means the coating will not chip away, and will respond excellently to even the lightest touch. This drumhead is perfect for brushes, providing a great sounding and sensitive playing surface. The J1 Etched is also very responsive to light and moderate drumstick playing, making this a great option for more delicate stick work.
Sound-wise, the Evans J1 Etched provides a lot of tone, sustain, and character. It has a mild attack, allowing it sit well in a mix with other instruments. Leave this drumhead open to hear a full sound with a long sustain. or dampen it to create a more controlled and fatter sound that retains the responsiveness. For a thinner drumhead, the sound is well balanced. The J1 Etched is not as bright as similar heads, with harsher high frequencies slightly reduced.
The Evans J1 Etched is a great choice for low and moderate volume drumming, especially when played with brushes.
The J1 Etched is available for snare drums and 12″ to 16″ toms.