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HMNY 08-16-2012 06:38 PM

Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
I have been having a lot of luck with Aquarian heads recently, after struggling to tune other brands, the Aquarian heads go on and tune up with the minimum of fuss.

So, having 'dressed' my snare and toms in Aquarian finest, I'd like to try an Aquarian head on my bass drum.

What recommendations/experiences could current Aquarian bass drum head users offer?

Thanks

tard 08-16-2012 07:31 PM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
Super Kick 1 with a ported regulator front head, I have been using that combo for years with nothing else in the drum for muffling, tuned at JAW its thuddy and can be tuned up just a but if you want a more boomy sound which is where I tune mine, you can get both heads, plus a double kick pad as a package from music123 for $62 with free shipping.

http://www.music123.com/drums-percus...-drumhead-pack

The Old Hyde 08-16-2012 08:12 PM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
Super Kick 2 without anything inside the bass drum and a ported outer head. Thats on my 22 inch bass. The heads come with kind of a foam ring stuck to the inside so you dont need a felt strip to calm the ringing.

HMNY 08-16-2012 09:14 PM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
Appreciate the feedback, Thanks.

Am I correct in assuming the SK II will have a more damped, "thumpy", sound as it is a two layer head?

The Old Hyde 08-16-2012 09:46 PM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
I think it will, but I have never played them side by side too see which one sounds better. Good bass heads though. Does their website say anytthing that may help?

HatedRonnie 08-22-2012 01:44 AM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Old Hyde (Post 1035683)
Super Kick 2 without anything inside the bass drum and a ported outer head. Thats on my 22 inch bass. The heads come with kind of a foam ring stuck to the inside so you dont need a felt strip to calm the ringing.

I gotta plus one this, mine has a thud sound to it, loud as hell too.

HMNY 08-22-2012 03:36 PM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
Thanks for the feedback, I picked up an SK1 at the weekend, and it's now on my 22" bass drum, with the pillow removed. The muffling ring does a great job I have to say. At present the head may be a little too 'thumpy', but I'm happy to working on fine tuning to my liking, as the overall improvement from my old head is massive.

soulfly28 08-31-2012 02:25 AM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
I have the superkick 2 on my 20" bass drum. Love it.

Bonzo_CR 09-11-2013 04:40 PM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
Hi all,

I noticed this thread and I know it's a bit old, but thought I'd share my experience with these.

I just got a second hand Catalina Maple kit and it happened to have an Aquarian Superkick 2 on the bass (22"). I have no experience of Aquarian heads, and my first reaction was 'well, I can always change it'. But I spent a few minutes the other night tuning it and my word, it sounds great! Solid and punchy with a little boom, just how I like it.
It also kind of reminds me of my Masters kick (which has PS3 front and back).

I won't be changing it any time soon! This is a really nice kick head.

mind_drummer 09-12-2013 03:58 AM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
I'm a Superkick I user but I must admit I really, I mean, absolutely dig even if it's not prefer the Force I bass drum head.

porter 09-15-2013 12:37 AM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mind_drummer (Post 1179551)
I'm a Superkick I user but I must admit I really, I mean, absolutely dig even if it's not prefer the Force I bass drum head.

Agreed. Most people know aquarian for the SK but the Force I is more versatile and IMO just one of the best heads out there. Basically a Powerstroke, by Aquarian. Great stuff.

simmsdn 09-16-2013 02:52 AM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
Even more rare, I play the Impact II. Tune it up fairly high (well above JAW, that is).

jackplaysdrums 09-16-2013 11:37 AM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
i have the superkick 2 on my kit currently, great head plenty of low end and thud!! I have a Sonor SQ2 ordered and its coming with a clear powerstroke 3 on the batter side, so when it comes through to me i think im gonna throw a Superkick 1 onto it, try it out and ill report back here!

masonni 09-16-2013 09:50 PM

Re: Aquarian Bass Drum Heads
 
ANY of the Super Kick heads will work great.

Personally I use the new SuperKick 10, it's a super thick double ply head.
I use this is because I have a mic build into my kick drum. Having the mic that close to the batter head creates a lot of attack, the SK10 gave me more low end Vs. that bright, clicky sound from a thinner head.

I also use a regulator on the reso side. It's the perfect marriage. Just these two heads, no other muffling.


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