The new Evans PB SB1 high tension pipe band snare drumhead was designed in collaboration with Stephen Creighton and his world championship-winning St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band drum corps. 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 get those sounds. The Evans pipe band snare batter is a new option that gives drummers the confidence to push their heads to the limits and achieve the tone and pitch required for a championship-winning corps. Previously, 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 Evans PB SB1 batter offers the best of both worlds, which drummers can appreciate on and off the green. This groundbreaking drumhead features a thin top laminate for increased sensitivity, a tightly-woven fabric for strength and durability and a built-in UV-inhibitor for defence against harmful sun rays. Finally, the head settles at performance pitch immediately and does not require long break-in. This drumhead is available for 14” pipe band snare drums in both standard (for Andante and Pearl) and oversized (Premier HTS 400/700/800) variations.