DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Drum Gear > Heads and Sticks

Heads and Sticks Discuss Heads and Sticks

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-13-2015, 08:13 PM
4AD3008's Avatar
4AD3008 4AD3008 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 18
Default Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium or Thin

I'm looking at trying some Aquarian Modern Vintage heads in place of my old Coated Ambassadors.

Question: is there a great deal of difference between the Thin and Medium ranges?

Cheers in advance
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-13-2015, 11:29 PM
Winston_Wolf's Avatar
Winston_Wolf Winston_Wolf is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 1,227
Default Re: Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium or Thin

The mediums are 10 mil, like an Ambassador, the thins are 7 mil, like a Diplomat.

I'd go with the mediums, personally. They're closer to what you're used to, weight wise.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-14-2015, 11:27 AM
4AD3008's Avatar
4AD3008 4AD3008 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 18
Default Re: Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium or Thin

I was going to go for Thin top and bottom, but maybe I should go for Medium in that case. Thanks Winston_Wolf.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-15-2015, 12:41 AM
Ron_M Ron_M is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 21
Default Re: Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium or Thin

Don't necessarily discount the thin as a batter. These heads have a "heavier than usual" coating. I preferred the thin batters, as the mediums sounded a bit dead to me. I do prefer an open sound, though.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-19-2015, 03:44 PM
4AD3008's Avatar
4AD3008 4AD3008 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 18
Default Re: Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium or Thin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron_M View Post
Don't necessarily discount the thin as a batter. These heads have a "heavier than usual" coating. I preferred the thin batters, as the mediums sounded a bit dead to me. I do prefer an open sound, though.
Thanks Ron_M. I've already gone for the mediums. Fitted the 14"s yesterday; waiting for the 12"s and 16"s to arrive. The 14"s (tuned evenly top and bottom) do sound a little dead compared to what I've been used to, but also have a warmer tone compared to my old Ambassadors (as expected). Only managed a quick test on the one floor tom last night, but I like them so far.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-07-2015, 03:48 AM
RickP's Avatar
RickP RickP is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,004
Default Re: Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium or Thin

I use Aquarian Modern Vintage heads and much prefer the mediums top and bottom on my toms. The thins have more high harmonic and a sharper sound. The use of thins as a resonant was done thing I tried but found I preferred the sound more with the Mediums top and bottom. The use of mediums top and bottom has a fuller sound, warmer and thicker in tone.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-17-2015, 11:40 PM
KnuckleBuster's Avatar
KnuckleBuster KnuckleBuster is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Roseville Ca.
Posts: 110
Default Re: Aquarian Modern Vintage Medium or Thin

The modern vintage heads are a little stiff at first but they will open up in a week or two...then last for ever!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com