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Old 10-25-2008, 05:22 PM
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Default Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

Has anybody had any experience with these? I'm looking for new drum heads and stumbled across the Aquarian Performance II Power dot head. I am currently using Remo pinstripes and they sound ok, but I have to muffle my drums a lot.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

I would think that head would produce a very deep, low tone, but the dot would get back some of the stick attack sound, and control more of the tones.

The stick sound on the non-dot head would probably be a little softer sounding.

From what I remember of that head (without the dot), I doubt you'd need any additional muffling at all.

I'd be a slow responding head, but the dot could probably get some of the response back.
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

If you have to muffle your pinstripe then the Performance II is definitely the head you're looking for. Just remember that Aquarian heads dont have to be cracked (CPR type) or push seated, just install, fit & tune furthermore you'll notice that these heads wil begin to sound better after few days or even few weeks of playing them.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:42 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

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If you have to muffle your pinstripe then the Performance II is definitely the head you're looking for. Just remember that Aquarian heads dont have to be cracked (CPR type) or push seated, just install, fit & tune furthermore you'll notice that these heads wil begin to sound better after few days or even few weeks of playing them.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:51 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

I use these heads. You will not need to muffle them, trust me. They give that low 70's or 80's thud. They are not very loud on small drums tho. I use them on 14, 16 and 18 toms. I have alo used them on my 10, 12 and 14 toms. They are meant to be tuned loose and like metioned above, do not stretch them. Just simply put them on and tune them up say... medium loose. I have also used them with the dot and without. don't see a difference of 1 being better than the other.

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Old 10-28-2008, 04:38 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

thanx for the responses guys. This head seems like its worth buying.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:30 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

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Because Aquarian dont use the same kind of glue/epoxy and the collar at the hoops isn't crimped, Aquarian use the safe T-lock system for fixing the mylar to the hoop. If someone use the CPR type to crack an Aquarian head, he might damage his new head.
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Old 10-31-2008, 01:39 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

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I use these heads. You will not need to muffle them, trust me. They give that low 70's or 80's thud. They are not very loud on small drums tho. I use them on 14, 16 and 18 toms. I have alo used them on my 10, 12 and 14 toms. They are meant to be tuned loose and like metioned above, do not stretch them. Just simply put them on and tune them up say... medium loose. I have also used them with the dot and without. don't see a difference of 1 being better than the other.
These are great heads to get an awesome thud.
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Because Aquarian dont use the same kind of glue/epoxy and the collar at the hoops isn't crimped, Aquarian use the safe T-lock system for fixing the mylar to the hoop. If someone use the CPR type to crack an Aquarian head, he might damage his new head.
Not true.

While it's true he cracking on Remo heads IS the epoxy, the reason your Aquarian head sounds better "after a few days of play" is because it's been seated on the edges, and the film has stretched and settled.

The REASON to press on the center of the head is to seat the head and stretch it a little so the head will seat.

You can NOT ruin a head by pressing on it.

You can't ruin it even by standing on it if it's all ready tensioned to where you kinda want it either.

After you press on it, it will sound lower, and you tension it back to the pitch you want. Some people do this multiple times.

Doing this also alleviates the need to keep re-tuning the head while you are playing.

When you play one or 2 songs and then you notice the head is lower in pitch, and you have to re-tension it, it's because the film hasn't stretched enough and seated to the bearing edge enough.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:49 AM
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I never do this with Aquarian heads. Never. I put them and dial them in. Period. My heads stayed in tune for weeks before the needed a slight tweaking. There is no point in doing this when its not needed.
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:34 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

Performance IIs will be perfect.

But think of the seating process like this: Aquarians don't need to have CPR enacted on them to sound fantastic, but if you do, it won't hurt the head.
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:43 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

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The REASON to press on the center of the head is to seat the head and stretch it a little so the head will seat.
Not need to be done at all

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You can NOT ruin a head by pressing on it.

You can't ruin it even by standing on it if it's all ready tensioned to where you kinda want it either.
Then I Invite you to do it with Aquarian head... I have heard so many people damage their Aquarian head by over-pressuring their heads (The head wouldn't tension evenly and loss all tone) but the good new was that Roy Burns accepted to mostly replace them all.
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:50 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian Performance II Power Dot Drumhead...

On my 13" tom, I have a Remo Ebony Pinstripe. Very warm and resonant.

On my 16" floor tom, I have a Performance II without the Power Dot. It just gives a "thud." But I like it better than the pinstripe, so I'm getting a matching one for the rack tom.

I'm very curious to hear how it could possibly sound lower on the 18" tom.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:45 PM
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Not need to be done at all



Then I Invite you to do it with Aquarian head... I have heard so many people damage their Aquarian head by over-pressuring their heads (The head wouldn't tension evenly and loss all tone) but the good new was that Roy Burns accepted to mostly replace them all.
True. Very true. You will do the head in by over-doing it.
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