NAMM 2016 – No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of this Evans Calftone Head

If you’ve ever played a drum with an actual animal skin head, you know it’s quite an experience. As one of my music teachers told me in middle school, “you’re working with the spirit of a dead creature.”


So maybe you don’t want to be messing around with the dead, but you enjoy the sound of a calfskin head. That’s why Evans is coming out with the Calftone series of drumheads, an all-synthetic head modeled to sound and feel like animal skin. Super weird, and pretty cool. We got a rundown, check it out:

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