Re: New onyx heads- yay or nay...
I like the look of them on your kit though I think that coated white heads would also look quite nice. In terms of sound, I've found that you really achieve the punchy characteristic of the Onyx heads when they're tune to their lowest possible pitch with the reso tuned a full step higher. The EC2S tends to have a punchier sound across a wider tuning range. That being said, these characteristics will certainly vary from kit to kit, depending on the bearing edge, the ply configuration for the drum, not to mention the sound of the room.