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Old 03-04-2009, 11:58 PM
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Default Evans vs Aquarian

I am wondering which heads I should get for my toms.

I was thinking either Evans G1 coated (batter) and G1 clear (reso)
http://store.daddario.com/category/1...6amp%3B_Coated

Or aquarian studio X series with power dot with or without coating (batter) and Evans G1 clear (reso) http://www.aquariandrumheads.com/pro...splay.asp?id=6

Please tell me your experiance with these products and/or pros and cons and if I should have power dot or not, coating or no coating etc.
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:47 AM
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Default Re: Evans vs Aquarian

What sound are you after?

In my experiance (I use both) Aquarian are slightly warmer and a bit more diffuse. Evans are brighter with more attack.

Coated and clear are two different sounds.

Adding a dot just flattens the midrange a little.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:38 PM
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What sound are you after?

In my experiance (I use both) Aquarian are slightly warmer and a bit more diffuse. Evans are brighter with more attack.

Coated and clear are two different sounds.

Adding a dot just flattens the midrange a little.
The sound I'm trying to go for is kind of low not to high pitched.

I would like more attack in a head, I read somewhere that 1-ply heads are brighter while 2-ply heads are warmer and I don't want too much brightness. So if I were to go with Evans I would probably put on the coating, but if I were to go with aquarian I would probably go without the coating.

How would flattening the midrange help?
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: Evans vs Aquarian

Both are different concept heads.

G1 is single play and open while the Aquarian studio-X are still single play with light muffling.

From your sound preference, the Studio-X should do the job, adding the Powerdot warm & focuss the tone little bit more.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:24 AM
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Default Re: Evans vs Aquarian

Its not that 1-ply heads are brighter necessarily (Ive actually found them to have more lows than 2-ply heads) its just that 2 ply heads are not known for their brightness.

My suggestion is for 2-pply clear or coated if you didnt want to be tuning and replacing heads regularly.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:19 AM
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Its not that 1-ply heads are brighter necessarily (Ive actually found them to have more lows than 2-ply heads) its just that 2 ply heads are not known for their brightness.

My suggestion is for 2-pply clear or coated if you didnt want to be tuning and replacing heads regularly.
My recently installed Aquarian classic clears do indeed have more appearent low end then some 2 ply I have tried.
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:04 AM
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Default Re: Evans vs Aquarian

I have a ps/3 on the reso, I am going to see what a SKI does on this kit as a batter.
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