D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads is breaking into pipe band drumming with a brand new, high tension snare batter head.
Designed in collaboration with Stephen Creighton and his world championship-winning drum corps at St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band, Evans sought out new materials to create a head that meets the needs of the modern snare drummer while also catering to those of the traditionalists. Pipe band snare drummers require an extremely bright and articulate sound, and often have to push the limits in terms of pitch and tension on their snare to achieve them successfully. In doing so, drummers would often find their heads breaking right at the point when they are sounding best. Now, the Evans PB SB1 Pipe Band Snare Drumhead is a brand new option that gives drummers the confidence to not only push their heads to the limits, but to achieve the tone and pitch required for a championship-winning corps.
Additionally, pipe band drummers had to choose between a head that offered a bright and articulate sound for solo performances and a heavier head for more projection in outdoor settings. The new Evans pipe band snare batter offers the best of both worlds, which drummers can appreciate on and off the green.
“The new Evans pipe band snare head is by far the best head I have ever played on” Stephen Creighton says. “With its crystal clear clarity, unmatched durability, and ability to maintain pitch and tone, I could play this head all day!”
This drumhead will be available in 14″ for standard Andante and Pearl snare drums, and oversized for Premier HTS 700 and HTS 800 snare drum variations.
Scott Currie Ltd’s company director Scott Currie said “It has been our pleasure to work with D’Addario’s pipe band project team since inception in 2015, and we are proud to be the first retailer to market with the Evans PB SB1 pipe band snare drumhead in partnership with D’Addario and D’Addario UK. We’re very excited about the innovations D’Addario brands have in store for pipe band in 2017 and beyond.”
You can pre-order now ahead of delivery in mid-July, when the head will be exclusively available from us several weeks ahead of official launch in August. All pre-ordered heads will ship the same day they arrive with us, you won’t get them quicker anywhere else.