VINTAGE SOUND FOR A MODERN WORLD
Calftone drumheads are a synthetic alternative to traditional calfskin. These heads embody the calfskin look and sound but with the consistency, fit, and tuning range made standard with Level 360 Technology™. Made with a 7mil film base and blended with unique materials, these heads are thinner than our bass heads to help optimize the sound for smaller drums, higher tunings, and greater tonal response. They bring out the best of a vintage kit and evoke a classic appearance and sound from modern drums.
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.
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.
Snare Drums: 12″, 13″, 14″
Toms: 8″, 10″, 12″, 13″, 14″, 16″, 18″
EQ4 Calftone Bass Drums: 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″
EMAD Calftone Bass Drums: 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″