With more than three decades of experience building top-quality drum heads, Aquarian is a force to be reckoned with in the percussion community. Backed by uncompromising quality standards, the drum heads produced by Aquarian have earned well-deserved respect from tons of drummers worldwide who count on these heads to keep them sounding great from one gig to the next.
Two men have been the driving force behind Aquarian ever since they founded the company in 1980: Roy Burns and Ron Marquez. Both are passionate about drums. For Roy, that passion comes from a very successful career as a big band and session drummer, playing live with the likes of Benny Goodman and Woody Herman, and recording sessions in the Big Apple. Ron's background, on the other hand, is in manufacturing. That makes them a formidable team, with Roy lending his musical expertise and Ron contributing fabrication know-how to create some of the best drum heads ever to grace music store shelves.
The approach that Aquarian takes is simple and personal: that the drummer is number one and always comes first. There are no bureaucratic hurdles at Aquarian. Roy Burns still picks up the phone himself to talk to curious drummers about their designs. On a given day, he's likely to field calls from artists like Poison's Rikki Rockett, Lamb of God's Chris Adler or Duran Duran's Roger Taylor, all drummers who have used Aquarian heads. Keeping up a good rapport with leading drummers is one of the ways Aquarian stays down to earth and ahead of the game.
Aquarian's unique combination of artist input, drumming knowledge and never-settle design philosophy has resulted in an amazing catalog of drum heads for drummers of every style. Choose a full set of heads to complete your newest shell pack or pick them out one at a time to upgrade individual drums as you go: it's up to you. When you want your drum heads to last longer while delivering great resonance, clarity and volume, Aquarian is a perfect choice.