Evans Hydraulic Drum Heads – B14HB – Drum Head with Layer of Oil – Supresses Unwanted Overtones – Ideal for Rock, Metal, & Funk

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Color Blue Brand Evans Material Metal Model Name B14HB Item dimensions L x W x H 15 x 1.11 x 15 inches LAYER OF OIL: 14″ drum head with a thin layer of oil between two plies of blue film to suppress unwanted overtones TWO PLIES: Two plies offer consistency and durability for longer playing…


Product Description

Coated for snare, the two-ply and oil-filled Hydraulic has a short sustain that brings out the fundamental tone of any drum. A blanket cure for troublesome snare drums and reflective rooms.

From the Manufacturer

Hydraulic Blue Snare Series Overview

Evans Hydraulic Blue snare heads feature two plies of 7mil film with a thin layer of oil in between, offering maximum durability, and a fat, deep, and short sound pioneered by early 70’s rock and roll. Hydraulics are famously easy to tune, making them a great fix for troublesome drums.

The revolutionary Evans Level 360 drum head technology is found in the proprietary collar design that extends the level playing surface of the drum head 360 degrees around the drum. This vertically enhanced collar design ensures balanced contact with the critical bearing edge of the drum shell, resulting in:

• Ease of fit
• Ease of tuning
• Extended tuning range and quality of sound

Available on all Evans 6 – 20 inch Batter and Resonant Drum set, Snare Side, Concert and Marching Tenor heads. Evans Level 360 technology solves the age-old dilemma of traditional synthetic heads consistently not fitting a variety of drum shells without using force that chokes the responsiveness of the head and the drum’s performance.

The Level 360 Blueprint

The benefits provided by Evans Level 360 technology stem from a groundbreaking collar design:

Steeper Collar:
Extends the level plane of the drum head to ensure balanced contact with the critical bearing edge of the drum shell.
Roll-over Hoop:
Provides strength and stability where the film meets the hoop, for greater durability without diminishing performance.
Balanced Contact:
For ease of tuning and enhanced quality of sound.
Greater Tonal Range:
Wider tuning options result in higher levels of responsivness and resonance, giving you the confidence to tune your drums high or low.

From the manufacturer

Evans Hydraulic Drumheads

Evans Hydraulic Drumheads Family
Available in Snare, Tom and Bass

A Well Oiled Machine

Evans Hydraulic heads feature a thin layer of oil between two plies of 7mil film, offering maximum durability and a fat, deep sound, pioneered by early 70s rock ‘n roll. Hydraulic series heads take much of the guesswork out of tuning, all while giving you the fattest and roundest sounding tone.

Evans hydraulic Sound icon System

Evans Level 360 Technology


Level 360 Technology extends the level playing surface of the drumhead 360 degrees around the drum. The vertically enhanced collar design initiates even contact with the edge of the drum shell, creating a perfectly level fit.

Additional information

Weight 0.61 kg

13 Inch, 14 inch

Included Components



Black, Blue, Red

Item Weight

0.61 Pounds, 9.8 ounces

Country of Origin




Item model number


Date First Available

April 4, 2007

Color Name


Material Type


Percussion Diameter

14 Inches


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