Evans Announces Calftone Drumheads
By HC News |
D'Addario's Evans Drumheads brand is proud to announce the release of Calftone, a premium drumhead line designed to mimic the sound, look, and feel of vintage calfskin. Calftone is manufactured using D'Addario's patented Level 360 Technology, and optimizes the sonic properties of vintage drums while giving newer ones a distinctly classic tone; big, warm, boomy bass drum sounds, and full, round tone from toms.
Calftone pre-orders are available now. Bass Drumheads are currently shipping, with tom and snare heads coming later in the summer of '16.
Calftone is the first line of products under Evans' newly minted '56 series. The product line features drumheads designed to give players mid-century sonic range and features Evans' vintage logo. The '56 series is named in honor of Chick Evans' 1956 invention of the synthetic drumhead and the founding of Evans as a company, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.
Evans developed Calftone to offer players the warm sound and classic look of calfskin drumheads without sacrificing the consistency and durability of a synthetic. Calfskin is a natural product made from cowhide, one of the primary materials used to manufacture drumheads until the 1950s. It is known as much for its warmth and tone as it is for its inconsistency, fluctuating in sound and responsiveness as a result of changes in temperature and humidity.
"The new Evans '56 Calftone heads have just arrived and let me just say, they are superb!" says Evans artist Mark Kelso. "For any drummer searching for the warm sound and cushiony feel of a vintage head then the "56 Calftone is for you. The rebound response is excellent and the sound is pure tone. Love that slick new logo as well. The 56' Calftone is welcome new/old addition to the already fine line of Evans drumheads."
D'Addario & Company, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under several product divisions: D'Addario Fretted and Orchestral Strings, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, Puresound, D'Addario Woodwinds, and D'Addario/Planet Waves Accessories. A family-owned and operated business with roots dating back to the 17th century and 1,100 employees worldwide, the company manufactures 95% of its products in the U.S. employing Toyota's Lean manufacturing principles. D'Addario musical accessories are distributed in 120 countries, serve more than 3,000 U.S. retailers, all major e-commerce sites, and are the preferred choice of professional and serious amateur musicians worldwide including Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, Lenny Kravitz + more.