D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads is proud to announce the launch of UV1 — a brand-new series of drumheads that is the very first to market with a newly patented UV-cured coating.

Featuring the latest innovations in percussion from D’Addario, the UV1 is the end result of years of research, experimentation, and product development. Its coating provides unmatched durability and consistency of texture. Designed for durability and versatility, the UV1 also features a new 10mil film known for its warmer tonal characteristics while being more resistant to stretching and denting. Combined with Evans Level 360 Technology™, and debuting a new logo, the UV1 is the most versatile and durable 10mil drumhead for the widest range of sonic possibilities and musical applications.

“The UV1 Snare Head gives you a focused, full sound in the center of the head with a musical balance of usable harmonic overtones — aka ring — at the edge that you don’t have to ‘tune out’ or mute down with tape or gels,” says Omar Hakim. “It’s the perfect sound right out of the box! Excellent tuning range and feel, great for both studio and live, and they look fantastic too!”


As an extremely durable alternative in comparison to other traditional coatings, the UV1 is the number one solution for drummers who are tired of flaked, chipped, and worn out coatings. The added benefit of increased surface texture makes it extremely responsive to brush playing while the UV-cured coating provides unmatched durability.

The UV1 series ranges from sizes 10″–16″.