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Reso style -regulator Vs PS3

michaelg

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Many bass drum resos typically have a dampening control ring on the edge of the head ala "powerstroke" style.

The Aquarian regulator series features a smaller muffling ring placed in the centre of the head.

Just wondering how that changes the sound and if has anyone compared both ?

I would have thought the Aquarian would kill the fundamental note a little more.
 

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I have a Regulator now as my logo head, but I prefer the Evans EQ3 reso as I feel it allows more tone. The Regulator isn't dead, but it is a more controlled sound. I use some internal muffling when mic'ed anyway, so consider how you're using it and the sound you want.
 

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I don’t like using the regulators as resos, unless I’m playing fast metal and need a thump that goes away immediately.

I use Aquarian Force II for the bass reso, and a Force I for the batter, the only difference is that the II is coated on the inside, and the I is clear.

Powerstroke style heads, but I like them better.
 

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I put a Superkick 1 and a Regulator on my brother in law's Yamaha Stage Custom, and it sounds like there is a blanket in the bass drum. It's pretty short with very little sustain. That's the sound he wanted, so it works for him.
 

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I'm using a non-ported Regulator on my 26, with a clear black dot PS3 on the batter. That combo on a drum that size still has some boom, but it allows me to run full heads and not deal with any laundry in the drum. I went with it specifically for playing unmic'd, but I did mic it for a gig recently and it sounded great with a nice short punch mic'd right off the head in the middle of the ring.
 

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In my drum room right now I have a set with Remo PS3 and Ambassador front, a set with EMAD and EQ front, and a set with SK1 and Regulator. Both the Evans and the Aquarian sound good to me. While the drums are different sizes, and different drums may sound best with different heads, I don't have a problem using either head setup.
 

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The Evans "Remad" reso head features a smaller 4" port hole which sounds ideal for smaller bass drums.

Anyone compared it to the PS3 or Regulator ?
 

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I was using emad/eq3 combo for a while.

Switched to the superkick 1/regulator combo recently. I dig the sound. No extra muffling need inside the drum. Sound guy loves it. I also found it easier to tune.

I guess it's analogous to the audix d6 mic. Pre EQ sound, but not everyone's cup of tea.
 

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I was using emad/eq3 combo for a while.

Switched to the superkick 1/regulator combo recently. I dig the sound. No extra muffling need inside the drum. Sound guy loves it. I also found it easier to tune.

I guess it's analogous to the audix d6 mic. Pre EQ sound, but not everyone's cup of tea.

That's really what I like about these heads, AND the D6. I mean, I don't really prefer the D6, but the places I play, I have no time to mess with anything. I just need to roll up, unload, quick sound check, and go.
 


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