Just got my 6 new Aquarian heads. TC's & Super 2's. 3 different vendors, Musicians Friend, Sweetwater & Amazon and they all arrived on the same day, Lol! Looking forward to getting them on over the weekend and hearing the new sound!
Phil Collins used to run three different thicknesses on his concert tom kit: clear Diplomats on the 8” and 10” clear Ambassador on the 12” and 15” clear Emperors on the 16” and 18” floor toms.A few times I had heads that grew progressively in thickness with the size of the drum. Coated Ambassador on the 10”, AmbassadorX on the 12”, X14 on the 14” and coated emperor on the 16”... that kit sounded amazing and I had no issues. I’m thinking of doing that with my new Crush kit that in the way with an AmbassadorX on the 12” and X14 on the 16” of it comes in that size.
Have you tried Aquarian coated Studio X head?So I decided that I want to try some coated batters which I've never had on my kit. Seems like they would bring out a nice sound on my Maple shells. My experience is with Aquarian & Attack but I'm willing to give Evans a chance since I've never tried them. I'd need opinions on how they would be vs the Aquarians. No Remo! I had past QC issues with them and I won't put my money on them ever again. I've heard a ton of videos and I'm down to these 2 possible combos:
-Aquarian Texture coated 10 mil single ply for the 8, 10, 12 & 13
-Aquarian Response 2 coated 7 mil + 7 mil double ply for the 14 & 16 floor toms
-Evans G1 coated 10 mil single ply for the 8, 10, 12 & 13
-Evans G2 coated 7 mil + 7 mil double ply for the 14 & 16 floor toms
I use Aquarian Hi Frequency clear single ply 7 mil for the reso's.
Both combo's cost about the same so it's a matter of what brand will sound better. I'd like to know why I would buy the Evans over the Aquarian's. Let me know you opinions please!
Respectfully, Something tells me that your posts aren't always positive! Dude, if you don't like a thread or have nothing positive to contribute either ignore it completely or don't post anything after reading through it. That's what I and most members do! I believe most would agree with me. It keeps things civil. The forum is for everything & everyone and not just for what you like or agree with.I’m sick of these what should I buy threads! Kill it moderators please.
The coated Studio X’s are single ply with a subtle internal muffle ring that dampens the highs. To me, they have a beautiful clear tone without the thudiness of 2 plies.No but I did see them. I already got my heads today. TC & Super 2's. Maybe the next time around, I'll give those a shot.
What I would say is "sometimes" we let "equipment" get in the "way" of playing. It's not the heads that play you. You play the heads So it Shouldn't be a Major decision juggling between "types". Ultimately the 'Sustain, shortness of sustain, texture high texture low--- a lot of that---comes from Us- the Operator. That's why the 'which should I buy' threadage is inconclusive.Respectfully,
I get the thought. But I disagree, man.What I would say is "sometimes" we let "equipment" get in the "way" of playing. It's not the heads that play you. You play the heads So it Shouldn't be a Major decision juggling between "types". Ultimately the 'Sustain, shortness of sustain, texture high texture low--- a lot of that---comes from Us- the Operator. That's why the 'which should I buy' threadage is inconclusive.
It's Us. Who manipulate the ax. Ok Carry on
Put it this way. If "you" (Us, the operator) have short, long, low, high, long sustain, short note. long note----In us--- before we even walk over and sit at the set------ then the standard unfiltered set of heads drums and cymbals----should suffice. Because we are bringing the nuance to the instrument. Not the other way around.
And it's true. Each one of us ("all God's Children" ) Have the Nuance.
Built in. Draw that out. From us sitting at the throne. Not use the instrument feeding it back to us.. We putting it in to the instrument.. The instrument as neutral a canvas as possible that allows us to paint ourselves upon it.
It's the "I[/i] play the drums the drums don't play me" theory. LOL
So neutral equipment basic long tested instruments can be the palette for our expression
not the other way around.