The Evans EQ4 Frosted is an open, resonating bass drum head that gives you a balanced thud and a strong sustain.
The Evans EQ4 Frosted bass drum head is made with a single ply of 10mil film, a frosted top coating, and an underside inlay ring. The frosted coating is semi-transparent, and is slightly lighter than a regular white coating. The underside inlay ring (the “overtone control ring”) helps to reduce overtones, and creates a slightly focused sound. The design of the Evans EQ4 Frosted allows this drumhead to resonate very well. Importantly, the inlay ring doesn’t choke the head, with the EQ4 giving a very good sustain.
The single 10mil ply makes the Evans EQ4 very responsive to lighter playing… This bass drum head is a great choice for sensitive bass drum work. At medium and higher volumes, the Evans EQ4 Frosted is also very usable. It is important to note, however, that the thinner design may not hold up well in extremely hard hitting or very loud situations. Get a kick drum patch to protect this head if you play a little harder.
Sound-wise, the Evans EQ4 Frosted has a balanced-warm attack, followed by balanced tones. There is a strong sustain that has very good depth. The EQ4 is great in low and medium volume drumming, or in louder environments with a microphone on the bass drum. The frosted coating gives a slight boost in warmth, and reduces the attack slightly compared to the Clear EQ4. While the inlay ring adds focus and reduces overtones, it doesn’t reduce the sustain too much. The Evans EQ4 Frosted will allow you to hear the fullness of your bass drum shell… Tune it low for a fat smooth rumble, or increase the tension for a more cutting boom.
The Evans EQ4 Frosted is made for bass drums, and is available in sizes 18″ to 26″.
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