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Old 05-01-2013, 09:05 AM
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Default Aquarian texture coated WOW!

after 30 years playing drums, i just tried my first Aquarian drumheads. i tried the texture coated on the batter side of my 14"16" and "18 Ludwig Legacy Classic and they sound great, tune up very easy. to be honest i put them on late at nite, finger tight then a 1/4 plus another maybe 1/8 turn but spent no time evening them out and the sound is killer.
Remo's have been great, but i wanted to try something else, and i'm very pleased. cant wait to try some Aquarians on ther snares next.
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian texture coated WOW!

Yea, Aquarian makes great heads. Their coating lasts forever too.

The heads sound great at all tunings. Tune up those toms to where they really sing; I think you will be impressed.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:24 PM
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Default 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.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:19 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian texture coated WOW!

I only wish they had more options, like some heads with holes in them or thicker 1-ply heads. (or any heads with a black dot...) But as it stands, I think they are in many ways superior to the other guys. Texture Coateds are great and my Super-2s are very, very good tom heads.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:24 PM
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Default Re: Aquarian texture coated WOW!

I do love Aquarian heads.

I love the texture coated (with reverse dot) on my snare. I've used them for years.

I did a full set of Aquarian texture coated all the way around my DW for a while. They were very warm, and gave the kit a vintage style tone. I've since gone to the Super 2, but if (when) I ever get a vintage drum kit, I'll use the Aquarian texture coated for sure.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:51 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian texture coated WOW!

how do the super 2's sound on toms? Emperor like?
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:03 AM
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how do the super 2's sound on toms? Emperor like?
They are 2 mil thinner than clear or coated emperors (5mil and 7mil on Super-2 as opposed to two 7mils on cl/co Emperor). The Response-2 is a double-7mil head that would be most similar to Emperors, so a Super-2 will give you a bit more resonance and such. Not that much, though, they are very similar heads. Usually I hear people talk about Aquarian heads as being brighter than Remo. I don't own any directly competing models from both, so I can't comment on that.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:20 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian texture coated WOW!

switched to aquarian just six months ago.

i bought a ludwig black magic snare for myself christmas of 2011 and they had the triple threat on it. it was amazing!!!

soooo about 6 months ago i was in need of a complete head change around the kit and got some performance 2s. again amazing!!! not a dead head at all. very nice tone with just the right amount of over ring imho.

going to try the super 2s next head change.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:43 AM
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Default Re: Aquarian texture coated WOW!

Yep love Aquarian heads, I really like Hi-Energy and Hi-Velocity on my snares.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:52 AM
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how do the super 2's sound on toms? Emperor like?
Imagine the 1/2 way point between a clear emperor and a clear ambassador.
Now move a little closer to emperor.

And there you have it.
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