Re: New onyx heads- yay or nay...
Started out with the onyx on my birch kit, then switched to coated ec2's and just switched back to the onyx. To me the onyx sounds better than the ec's on the birch shells. Much deeper and punchier and they sound great mic'd. The ec heads do have a little more tone to them but they are to ringy for my taste. As has been stated before they do sound best when tuned as low as possible almost like a bass drum head ( just enough to get the wrinkles out)
" A fool is like the big drum that beats fast but does not realize it's hollowness."