D’Addario’s Evans Brand Announces Calftone Drumheads, Part Of New Evans ’56 Series

Mike Lawson • Instruments & Gear • June 10, 2016

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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(TM), and are designed to optimize 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.


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