Re: Aquarian texture coated WOW!
I've used Aquarian Texture coated in the past but have been going through some experimentation with Evans and Remo.
One thing I know is that Aquarian heads are the last to die, especially with coating.
I've had some Response 2's on the toms of my Gretsch (gigging) set for about 3 months. I don't know how they do it but the heads look almost brand new. They sound great without ANY dampening. Great sound for rock/blues/pop/funk.
I have a Modern Vintage on one of my snares as well which sounds great.