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NAMM 2019: Evans aids quiet practice with SoundOff mesh drumheads

NAMM 2019 (opens in new tab): Playing acoustic drums at home is not a viable option for most drummers, particularly if you have neighbours who don’t see the merits of 2am paradiddle practice. Thankfully, Evans has a quiet practice solution in the shape of their new SoundOff drumheads.

In the past, Evans SoundOff products have consisted of rubber mutes laid over your existing drumheads and cymbals. SoundOff drumheads feature a single-ply of black mesh material and fit between the shell and hoop like a standard head. The mesh dramatically reduces the volume of everyday drumming and, because the heads can be tensioned, drummers can dial in their desired feel too.

Volume-reducing drum gear has become a big trend in recent years, and the SoundOff drumheads would make a perfect pairing alongside Zildjian’s L80 (opens in new tab) or Sabian Quiet Tone (opens in new tab) cymbals. Add triggers and a module/interface into the mix and the SoundOff heads can also act as silent drumheads for an electronic drum setup.

SoundOff heads are available for toms, snare and bass drum in sizes ranging from 8" to 24".


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I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.