I appreciate the honesty, I am considering a set, for the money they seem to be the best bet but struggling to choose, significantly better than HCSs is a good start though, having said that I think my saucepan lid is also in with a shout.Full disclosure -- I am the greenest drummer here and the only thing I have to compare them to are the Meinl HCSs that came with the kit.
That said, I really, REALLY like them. Much more "musical" than the HCSs.
Have you tried the American Vintage heads? They have a wider collar than their standard heads, but if the single ply coated sound isn’t for you on this kit I’ve heard that you can custom order ANY Aquarian model with the wider collar.shot of my vintage 60s premier and my virgil donati snare, plus my gorgeous AF amedia ride cymbal <3
people who know me know i use aquarian on everything i can, this kit is the only exception as the toms and bass drum are pre-international sized so i have to use remo heads for them, as AFAIK, nobody else makes pre-international/imperial sized heads
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yeah ive tried them, they dont fit sadly when i asked aquarian about making heads for these old imperial sized/pre-international sized kits they told me theres no plans (at the time) or in the future of making heads for themHave you tried the American Vintage heads? They have a wider collar than their standard heads, but if the single ply coated sound isn’t for you on this kit I’ve heard that you can custom order ANY Aquarian model with the wider collar.
I noticed your left-most tom rack goes Right to Left in size and I assume pitch. Channeling Neal Peart are we (his Germany solo)? Care to comment? Just curious, not teasing nor demeaning you at all. I'd sure have fun there!
Sweet setup I envy your experience that is so cool