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Old 05-19-2008, 10:03 AM
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Default Aquarian 14" Jack De Johnette Signature Head

Hey guys and girls (do we have any?)

Anybody use the above head at all. Got one on order and not sure about using it either on a snare or on my 14" floor tom for a different sound.

One website says this about the head:
"single ply, a very special, thicker than normal texture coating in black, a favourite of jazz and fusion players, these unique drumheads have a very round, full sound, especially for a single ply head, they are quite flexible in sound and can be used in many musical situations, no tape or muffling needed, "

Could sound amazing with brushes on a floor tom for some exciting fills or different rhythm but has anyone got one or tried this?
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Old 05-20-2008, 04:46 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian 14" Jack De Johnette Signature Head

Yes.

It's a very warm sounding head. Almost like a coated 2-ply. Jack tunes his up around the high side but it sounds good in different registers of tuning depending on what you are playing. He uses them on all of his toms as well as his snare.

I found that this head worked wonders on a Pearl Steel 6.5 x 14 snare. It had enough control to tame the 'pingy' steel sound but not so much as to deaden it. Great for brushes but so are all the coated Aquarian heads.

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Old 05-20-2008, 05:38 AM
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I put it on my Black Beauty and it sounded really good. I think it's good for taming any ringier snares.
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Old 05-20-2008, 07:58 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian 14" Jack De Johnette Signature Head

My jazz drum teacher swears by the DeJohnette Aquarian heads--uses them on snare and toms/floor toms. I dislike the color, but I admit they make the drums sound darn good.

Listen to Nick d'Virgilio's solo, by the way, via drummerworld.com--he uses the DeJohnette heads and his kit sounds great.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:51 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian 14" Jack De Johnette Signature Head

Does anybody know how these differ to Remo Renaissance heads?
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Old 05-20-2008, 10:37 PM
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Does anybody know how these differ to Remo Renaissance heads?
To my ears, these are nothing like the Remo Renaissance; completely different animal, so it's hard to compare.

The Aquarian DeJohnette signature drumheads are the same as an Aquarian Texture Coated drumhead with the exception that a black die is used in the texture, making it a little thicker. This gives the drumhead its unique timbre; darker/warmer sounding than the white Texture Coated drumheads.

I've used them quite a bit over the last 19 years. Early on I had them on my entire kit, but now I just use the 14" in Snare drums (batter side). The last Snare that had a DeJohnette head on it was my Ludwig '67 Acrolite.

The drumhead sounds great with sticks and brushes.

Trying them out on a Snare drum first is a wise decision.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian 14" Jack De Johnette Signature Head

I've used the Jack DeJohnnette head on my snare as well as all my drums for the past five months. They have a really warm sound and the can take any type of tuning.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:49 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian 14" Jack De Johnette Signature Head

Wonderful. Going to just try it with one 14" head on both a snare and my floor tom to compare it to a pinstripe heads I currently use on all my toms. Also think the black would look good on my kit, being a darker red colour.
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