Inspired from the design of the award-winning Hybrid batter series, Evans’ new Hybrid-S (Hybrid-Soft) Marching Snare Batter features two unique fibers that, when blended together, deliver a soft and sensitive feel with a warm, full, and tonally rich sound with superior snare response desired by the world’s top marching ensembles. Without sacrificing durability, the Hybrid-S achieves a softer feel perfect for younger hands and wider response that makes smaller lines sound big, all at a much lower price than the original hybrid.
Designed in cooperation with the Blue Devils percussion staff, the System Blue tenor head is a 2-ply design with 7mil top-ply and 7.5mil bottom. This combination delivers tonal clarity and projection while also increasing durability and pitch stability, reducing the need for frequent tuning. The series also utilizes Evans’ unique Sound Shaping Technology™, a damping technique that targets unwanted overtones and provides the control needed to enhance attack, projection, and note definition. The damping pattern on each head also provides a visual reference for the optimal ‘playing zone’ for each drum, offering a target for less experienced lines.
“Pairing up with the Blue Devils and countless other top marching corps has allowed us unrestricted resources when designing new marching heads,” states Evans Educations Manager, Jim Bailey. “The Hybrid-S Snare Batter Heads and System Blue Tenor heads have been corps tested and player approved, and we’re thrilled about what these new heads are going to do for drum corps and marching bands worldwide.”
Evans’ Hybrid-S Marching Snare Batter heads will retail for $90.00 – $95.00 and are available now, and Evans’ System Blue Tenor Heads will retail for $26.00 – $34.00 and are also available now.
D’Addario & Company, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets complete lines of strings for fretted and bowed musical instruments, drumheads, drum practice pads, and guitar and woodwind accessories under the proprietary brand names D’Addario, Evans Drumheads, Planet Waves, Rico, HQ Percussion and PureSound Percussion. The company also runs theLessonroom.com and Guitar.com. D’Addario products are marketed in approximately 120 countries.