At Winter NAMM 2017, D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads showed its new UV1 series of drumheads, which feature the company’s newly patented UV-cured coating. UV1 series head sizes range from 10″ to 18″.

The UV1’s coating is designed to provide durability and consistency of texture. The head 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 aims to be a versatile and durable 10mil drumhead for the widest range of sonic possibilities and musical applications.

According to D’Addario the UV1 is the 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.

In this video, D’Addario Percussion Product Specialist Sergio Bonsignore stopped by Stringletter Media’s NAMM booth to tell us about the UV1 series.

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