Evans ST Dry Drum Head
Evans’ ST Dry snare drumhead is a very small batter head featuring precisely drilled holes around the edges of the head to give it a very dry and crisp sound; it’s surprising how little the holes interfere with brush playing. It performs much like a single ply head in that it has a lot of tone that’s dry without sounding clipped or cheated. The textured white coating creates the ideal sound which works great in all genres of music along with a nice pop for rim-shots.
I often play a different head for Jazz gigs using a lot of brushwork, but I’m usually pretty comfortable playing with brushes on this head if an alternative is not convenient. It has two layers of 7.5 mil film that are very strong and durable; the ST in the product name stands for Super Tough, meaning these drums rarely break. I’ve never broken a ST Dry snare head and I use them on almost every gig that I play.