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adamteasdale1407 09-12-2013 07:12 PM

Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
Which Aquarian drumheads are good for jazz? Both batter and reso.

Preferably coated snare head, coated tom head, clear tom reso, coated bass batter.

Thanks

AlaskanPipeline 09-12-2013 09:46 PM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
Aquarian Modern Vintage, Jack Dejohnette series, or plain texture coated for snare and toms. For the bassdrum, the Modern Vintage with the felt strip

simmsdn 09-12-2013 09:57 PM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
You can't go wrong with Classic Clear on the reso side.

Everything else like he says. They're all good heads. I'm also partial to the Studio-X Coated heads...they take just enough ring out for me.

MrInsanePolack 09-13-2013 03:24 AM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
You might look at the Hi-Energy snare head. I know the are marketed towards heavy hitters, but they are very responsive and will do just about anything you ask of them. I can't speak for using brushes on them as I have never tried it, but I believe the head is textured so brushes should work fine.

simmsdn 09-13-2013 03:27 AM

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You can kinda get away with brushes on a Hi Energy, but not really...any Aquarian coated head is great for brush work however, their coating is phenomenal.

mind_drummer 09-13-2013 07:54 AM

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I pretty much dig their Modern Vintage heads with clear reso and you can try the Coated force I as bass drum batter.

Rhino66 09-13-2013 09:26 AM

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Agree with him on the Modern Vintage, you may indeed like them.
In the past, Ive used the Jack DeJohnette heads that they make, and theyre really awesome; crisp and very dynamic. Slightly thicker coating for brushwork..
Beyond those, just the standard Texture Coated is wonderful too- like a coated Ambassador.
Classic Clear for resos, and the coated Force 1 or DeJohnette model on kick .

porter 09-13-2013 02:42 PM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
I've heard good things about the New Orleans Special on snare. It's a clear head with a power-dot coating over most of it instead of a traditional coating. Not sure how it works with brushes but it might be something to try.

zarrdoss 09-13-2013 02:52 PM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
Aquarian texture coated is just a single ply coated head and should work fine. Aquarian makes some pretty unique heads and I suggest to give them a try. I like the Hi-energy ( not texture coated ) and the Hi-velocity but don't think they will work well for what you want.

brady 09-13-2013 08:14 PM

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I use either the Modern Vintage or Texture Coated heads. I get a great sound out of either combination.

I also use the Texture Coated heads on the reso side.

AlaskanPipeline 09-21-2013 07:43 AM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
Nah the Hi Energy's have the dot on the top and when you sweep the brushes, it gets caught on the dot.

Shedboyxx 09-21-2013 06:49 PM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AlaskanPipeline (Post 1179775)
Aquarian Modern Vintage, Jack Dejohnette series, or plain texture coated for snare and toms. For the bassdrum, the Modern Vintage with the felt strip



Time for my 'Me Too' on this. :)

I've used all of these and my favorite for drums that will be used primarily for jazz gigs is the Modern Vintage. The Satin Texture Coated (single ply coated) and Jack Dejohnette are great heads too but not quite the same as the MV.

If you are mixing it up style wise I'd recommend the Texture coated as it is more versatile. IMO, the JDJ head is a great head for metal shelled drums. Jack has no problem with them on all of his drums. :)

Jim

evans_69 10-08-2013 12:24 PM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
Quick question, would a focus x be ok as a reso head for 12 and 16" toms. I have run out of heads and my resos are knackered.

brady 10-08-2013 02:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by evans_69 (Post 1187345)
Quick question, would a focus x be ok as a reso head for 12 and 16" toms. I have run out of heads and my resos are knackered.

I've used a Focus-X head as a reso on one of my excessively ringy floor toms. It just happened to work fine. I'm not sure it would work as well on a 12" tom. You'll have to try it and see if it takes out too much ring.

evans_69 10-08-2013 03:54 PM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
Thanks. The floor tom is my main problem. Its thumpy enough but rings out a lot.

Mcxnarf 10-11-2013 02:22 PM

Re: Aquarian Drumheads Help
 
I recently, after great advice on this post, researched Aquarian Modern Vintage. They seem to be exactly what I am looking for. Mostly jazz in small venues. Waiting for my Ludwign Maple Vintage Black Oyster Pearl to arrive. Plan to take off the Ludwig heads and replace them with the Aquarian. Once again thanks for the advice!


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