A great balance between control and focus when struck in the center, and colourful overtones on the edge. The Evans Power Center Coated is a versatile snare drum head.
The Evans Power Center Coated is made with a single 10mil coated ply, and a 5mil center control dot on the top of the drumhead (the “Power Center”). The Power Center’s control dot adds a little more focus and attack when this drumhead is struck in the center. Overall, this is a versatile snare drum head that can be used across a huge range of music styles.
The Evans Power Center Coated has a very balanced sound. This drumhead can produce a very good attack and nice projection, which is great for medium or higher volume drumming. The Power Center helps to reduce sustain and overtones when this drumhead is struck in the center, adding a little bit of control to the sound. While the Power Center gives some focus, the overall tone is still fairly open… The design allows this snare drum head to resonate well. When struck towards the edge, the Evans Power Center Coated will give a wider range of overtones. Compared to the Clear Evans Power Center, the Coated Power Center is slightly warmer sounding with a smoother attack. While the attack is smoother than the clear version, this drumhead is still capable of giving a big cracking snare drum sound (especially when tuned high).
While the control dot reduces this drumhead’s sensitivity a little, the 10mil single ply means that the Evans Power Center stays responsive to lighter touches… Ghost notes and subtle hits come through nicely, which is great for sensitive snare drum playing. Tip: If you need slightly more sensitivity, take a look at the Power Center Reverse Dot. The Power Center a versatile drumhead that can be used across a wide range of musical styles, and from low to higher volumes. The Evans Power Center’s control dot also adds some extra durability, which allows you to hit a little harder when needed to get a bigger snare drum sound. Again, this makes the Evans Power Center Coated a versatile head.
If you’re looking for versatility, a little bit of focus, and a durable yet sensitive drumhead, the Evans Power Center Coated is a great choice. The Power Center keeps overtones in check, without choking the drumhead. Leave it open to get a fuller tone, or add extra dampening if you need a tighter sound.
Note: The control dot is on the top of this drumhead, which means it will get in the way of brush strokes. If you’re planning on using brushes, get the Coated Power Center Reverse Dot instead.
The Evans Power Center Coated is designed for snare drums.