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Old 12-23-2011, 09:33 PM
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Default A Review of the new Aquarian Triple Threat

Some of you may have heard that Aquarian has recently come out with the world's first 3 ply drum head. Well, I must say, it does not disappoint.

Some of you might be wary of it because it's 3 plies, so you might think it would be too dead; considering 2 ply heads are more "dead" than single ply. But this head truly is not. It is one of the best sounding and versatile heads I have ever played on. It has a very powerful and lively crack, but with incredible sensitivity and definition at all volumes. I can play cutting blast beats one second, and switch to something with lots of really quiet ghost notes the next and it will still sound fantastic. Overall it has a very consistent tone to it, meaning it has relatively the same response at all volumes.

And this thing is an absolute monster for durability. It feels much like an Emperor X, but has a sound similar to an Evans ST Dry but with a bit more power and body. As you would imagine, it doesn't have too much ring due to being 3 plies, but it has an incredible tone to it and I would highly recommend it. I would also recommend tuning it high.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: A Review of the new Aquarian Triple Threat

Nice! What snare did you try it on? It's always seemed to me that thicker heads need higher tuning on snares, having it cranked up should have great feel, the thickness = power!
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:23 PM
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So how long have you worked for Aquarian? :)
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: A Review of the new Aquarian Triple Threat

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So how long have you worked for Aquarian? :)
I work for me, myself, and I my friend. Hahaha

Although, when I got this head (for free) they also sent it with 3 flyers of their new "power trio". Maybe they're trying to get a message across. :P

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Nice! What snare did you try it on? It's always seemed to me that thicker heads need higher tuning on snares, having it cranked up should have great feel, the thickness = power!
A 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite from 1985

I always like to use thicker heads on my snares. I love the sound of a cranked up snare, but with thinner heads they lose all the body if you go to far. With thicker heads this doesn't happen nearly as much. Especially with the triple threat. I love it!
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