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Powerpito 04-04-2014 08:34 PM

Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
I'm torn between the Aquarian Performance 2's and Response 2's for my kit that I will be using for live unmiced gigs. Can anyone help me out?

Doug Masters 04-04-2014 08:59 PM

Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
Response 2 would be my choice

ncc 04-04-2014 09:14 PM

Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
Unless you are doing hard pound R&R, Response 2 would be my choice as well.

Mongrel 04-04-2014 09:21 PM

Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
"Probably" Response 2's...

I say "probably" because I am trying out a Performance 2 now on a 12" tom and it's a little too "dead" for me. i.e.-like a Pinstripe. Which is exactly what it is supposed to sound like as it has a control "ring" around it similar to a Pinstripe.

I wanted to try a Response 2 but they only had the Performance 2 where I went.

For a live unmic'd situation you probably want something with less "control" and more sustain....

Winston_Wolf 04-11-2014 06:41 PM

Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
Picked up a set of Performance 2's for my 10/12/14/16 kit, and I agree that I don't quite love them on the smaller toms, but they're really nice on the floor toms.

After trying a lot of different heads I'm moving toward using gradually thicker heads as the drum size increases. So I'd probably try either a Classic Clear or Super 2 on the 10" tom, a Response 2 on the 12" tom, and save the Performance 2's for floor toms.

Dre25 04-11-2014 07:15 PM

Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
Response 2 gets a nice slappy attack like emperors. Haven't tried supers but on paper they remind me of pinstripes too.

porter 04-11-2014 08:33 PM

Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dre25 (Post 1250005)
Response 2 gets a nice slappy attack like emperors. Haven't tried supers but on paper they remind me of pinstripes too.

You mean Performances, right? Supers are thinner and usually come with no ring.

Emmaticus00 04-22-2014 01:04 AM

Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
I played my Response 2 on a steel snare with a 50-some people band. Later on, I couldn't hear myself play on the recorder.

ron s 04-26-2014 05:48 PM

Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
I tried performance-2's on a maple set with deep power toms and it cut the ring nicely.

I have a birch set 10,12,16,22 that I gig with and found the coated response-2's let enough sustain come through that we don't have to mic them for small rooms. The coated response-2's give a warm full sound. I had tried super-2's , but the heads got dented rather quickly.

best choice may depend on the type of set- birch has less sustain than maple all things equal.

BillRayDrums 04-26-2014 06:27 PM

Re: Aquarian Performance 2's or Response 2's (live unmiced gigs)?
 
Response 2 is my vote. Check out the Super 2's as well. They're a bit thinner but still 2 ply.


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