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Old 12-29-2010, 12:10 AM
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I'm putting new heads on my whole kit a Tama Starclassic Performer (all birch).Should I put back my Remo's wich sound great or I wanted to try something different like Aquarian or Evans.What do you guy's think? Can you give me some ideas. I currently use clear emporer on toms,PS3 clear on the kick and ambassador on snare.
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:23 AM
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If you feel that you want to change, Then experiment and have some fun.
There is no right or wrong head to use.
Similar heads from different manufacturers have only subtle differences between each other.

If you don't want to change head types, then don't!

If you go to Aquarian's site there is a drumhead comparison chart there for Aquarian, Evans, and Remo.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:00 AM
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try aquarian performance 2's.

you'll love them, especially on a birch kit! ;)
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:42 AM
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The Performance II is an animal that is all by itself.
I have used them for recording and I liked them.
I didn't like them live though. Way to dead for my tastes.
They do have their place though.
They are great on a floor tom and an 18 inch bass drum.

The Studio-X heads are also interesting and different.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:32 AM
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The Performance II is an animal that is all by itself.
I have used them for recording and I liked them.
I didn't like them live though. Way to dead for my tastes.
They do have their place though.
They are great on a floor tom and an 18 inch bass drum.

The Studio-X heads are also interesting and different.
That's what I was thinking too. Performance heads are really dead sounding...they're pretty much designed to be. I think they would be especially dead on a birch kit.

Aquarian have two other great offerings in the Response 2 and Super 2 if you are looking for a 2 ply head.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:39 AM
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Brady, The Performance II's really sounded good when I close miced them, cranked them up a bit, and I recorded without having any high end studio gear like gates and such.
Just a mixer, some cheap mics, some EQing, a digital interface and they sounded really full and deep.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:22 AM
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Responce 2's .... that's the way to go!!!

Performance 2s are nice, but again, way do dead sounding. Responce 2's are more like and Emperor or G2. They sound great and last longer than any other head I have tried.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:48 PM
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Brady, The Performance II's really sounded good when I close miced them, cranked them up a bit, and I recorded without having any high end studio gear like gates and such.
Just a mixer, some cheap mics, some EQing, a digital interface and they sounded really full and deep.
Good to know. Glad that worked out well for you.

Would you recommend the Performance II in a live situation though?
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:57 PM
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Good to know. Glad that worked out well for you.

Would you recommend the Performance II in a live situation though?
I played them live several times tuned tight. I didn't like them loose like Aquarian recommends.
They were just OK. The 16 inch floor tom sounded best live.
That rack toms not so good.
They are billed as having that 60's sound when tuned loose. I didn't see it that way.
They sounded like cardboard loose. I had them on my Vintage mid 70's Gretsch Mahogany kit.
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