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Old 02-05-2008, 04:23 PM
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Default Super Kick III?

I'm really not sure what to do about my new 24" Mapex Pro M Kick. I've always used an EMAD 2 on my 22's, and I've grown accustomed to the sound. I have a brand new Pro M rock kit, and I'm using the BD wide open save for a felt strip on the resonant head. I want to replace the crappy stock head though, and I was thinking of trying something thinner like a Super Kick I or III. I'm worried that I'll go through the single ply head, so I was thinking a III with the center dot. Anyone have experience with this?
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:05 PM
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No experience with the SuperKick III but I use the Superkick I with the original Kickpad and love that head. Now I said original kickpad because now Aquarian offer a thinner one.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:15 PM
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When you say "kickpad" are you referring to an adhesive pad to apply to the point of contact? I was planning on ordering the III simply because I assumed the I version didn't come with one of those.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:46 PM
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When you say "kickpad" are you referring to an adhesive pad to apply to the point of contact? I was planning on ordering the III simply because I assumed the I version didn't come with one of those.
Yes the Kickpad are adhesive Powerdot pad. Previously the SKIII was the same as the SKI but was coated instead. Now Aquarian offer the coated version of the SKI & SKII.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:53 AM
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Surprisingly the super-thin Aquarian patch works really well. I use the plastic side of the DW beater and it holds up well. I also like the feel of it better.About the only thing it wouldn't hold up to is a wood beater, which I would then use the original Aquarian patch.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: Super Kick III?

I had received a SKIII and used it on my 22" kick, and i didnt like it that much. It was just too dead to me. But now I have a 24" Mapex Pro M kick and i put a SK II on it and I don't think I could ever change heads for it. Its perfect for me. I also have a white Aquarian Regulator.

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Old 02-07-2008, 08:45 PM
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Ok darnit, you're just confusing the matter! A sk II is livlier than the sk III? Does the power dot kill the tone more than a two ply head? I really don't want to waste $40 on a head that is going to kill the tone of my big boomy drum. GRRR!
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Ok darnit, you're just confusing the matter! A sk II is livlier than the sk III? Does the power dot kill the tone more than a two ply head? I really don't want to waste $40 on a head that is going to kill the tone of my big boomy drum. GRRR!
To your questions, the answers is no. The SKII isn't livelier than the SKIII and the powerdot dont kill the drum tone or resonance of a single ply head more than the second ply of a double ply head.

What budiesel said was he fitted different head on two different bass drum size but what he haven't said was what shell material was the 22" and how deep both were.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:36 AM
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I use an SK II batter / Ebony PS3 reso, wide open, on my 18 x 24 keller shelled DW, and it really sounds good. I have no experience with the SK III.
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