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Old 02-18-2007, 03:02 AM
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Default New Heads!

Hello!

I got new heads today for my whole kit.

Toms: Aquarian Performance II
Bass: Aquarian Superkick II
Snare: Aquarian Satin Finish


I am very happy. Yet the problem is..... I have no clue how to tune them! Can anyone give me a clue or tip or something? I just want to have some good sounding drums. :) Thanks.

Also; should I take the pillow out of my bass since I have a Superkick II, or should I just leave it in there? Cuz, it is a really deep sound and I don't know if I like it that deep. Thanks again!
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:18 AM
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looks great!

how do the satin finish heads compare to any other coated ambassador of g1?

how do the performance 2's sound?....Thinking of getting them for my kit.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:43 AM
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looks great!

how do the satin finish heads compare to any other coated ambassador of g1?

how do the performance 2's sound?....Thinking of getting them for my kit.

Well, like I said; they are not tuned well because I suck at tuning, so I haven't been able to get the best out of the heads yet. Sorry I couldn't awnser.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:39 AM
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all you will need to know about tuning:
http://home.earthlink.net/~prof.sound/

as far as the pillow is concerned, yes that one looks a bit large to be in there. Depending on what your resonant head is on your kick drum -- if it is dampened, then you will need no internal muffling (pillow). I find that if i have a stock resonant head (with no dampening) then i like a small pillow (like the evans EQ pillow)
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:29 AM
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Default Re: New Heads!

Check out www.videodrumlessons.com . Click on the Resources tab and then click the free tuning video link. This really helped me with tuning. Good luck. And I would take the pillow out of the drum....you can use a towel instead to help muffle your bass drum.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:02 AM
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Not to change subjects....but what is up with your beaters?

P2's are made to be tuned just above wrinkle.....
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:52 AM
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Thanks guys.


and about the beaters, yeah they are messed up, but I am getting a DW 5002 soon.
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: New Heads!

If you don't care for reading much, you should turn the lugs with your fingers diagonaly ( the one closest to you, then the one over it on the other side of the drum),
Are the wrinkles gone? If they are, listen to it. If it sounds allmost perfect, try and tap the head right next to the lugs, like 1in. away from the head.
When the sound is clean next to all the lugs, the drum should be clean aswell. If you want a higher pich, try turning all the lugs with you key 1/2 round.
Then repeat the ''tapping test''. Do this until the drum sounds the way you want. Remember to allways tune your reso before you tune the batter!

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