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Aquarian Performance II Drumhead 14 in.

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Designed for loose tuning to get depth and punch with no over-ring. This head is sealed around the edge to create that really deep sound on toms. No muffling needed.

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Designed for loose tuning to get depth and punch with no over-ring. This head is sealed around the edge to create that really deep sound on toms. No muffling needed.

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AquarianPerformance II Drumhead
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

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PII for live performance mic'ed up

Over the years I've used all sorts of mufflng techniques on toms to control what I consider to be too much ring. For some time I have taken the scissors to my old heads...Read complete review

Over the years I've used all sorts of mufflng techniques on toms to control what I consider to be too much ring. For some time I have taken the scissors to my old heads to make my own o-rings. Don't need them with these heads. I put them on my 12, 13, and 16 tom set-up. Tuned up easy and quick. Mic eq and set-up was painless. These heads make it easy to get that "fat" tom sound. If you are not concerned about micing the kit then the single ply Studio-X heads may be more to your liking as they are a bit louder and just a bit ringier.

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Very Dissapointed

After spending this much on new heads you'd expect these heads to at least produce similar tones between toms ... they don't. I've NEVER been more mad about a drum equipment purchase! I...Read complete review

After spending this much on new heads you'd expect these heads to at least produce similar tones between toms ... they don't. I've NEVER been more mad about a drum equipment purchase! I bought these to replace my 4 year-old Evans Hydraulics and I'm going to put my Evans right back on. First, the 10" tom is made of a cloudy material and is muffled like crazy in comparison to my 12" and 14" heads, which are made of a clear mylar . Second, birch is a naturally low sounding, very dense wood and I can't even get low tones out these heads. They produce that "slap" sound you get from loose heads even when they're tuned higher. I'm royally aggravated. If I could return these I would. The only upside is that I got a Hi-Energy snare head when I bought these, which is awesome, but, I'm jumping on the Remo band wagon as soon as possible. At least they make the same style head out of the same material. These only get 2 stars because they look cool.

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5.0

Tamed my 16" floor tom without sucking the life out of it

By James

from Boston, MA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Highlights the fundmental tone of the drum
  • Improves Sound

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      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      Popped one of these on my 16" floor tom and tuning it was a dream. Seems to hold its tuning well, too.

      Wouldn't recommend it for smaller drums, though. Resonance is your friend.

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      5.0

      I'm hooked

      By caleb barnett

      from biloxi

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      I have been a Remo fan for 12 years. Then my friend gave me an Evans onyx to tryout i was immediately changed by the sound it produced. My friend then told me if i liked Evans than i would love Aquarian! Sure enough i was i bought one 12" performance 2 clear, and another for my 14" floor tom. For the bottom I purchased Aquarian Super 2. I Tuned them using idrumtech on my phone and a pair of isolating head phones. they sound great! Im hooked for life.

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      5.0

      Awesome for Rock

      By Cayetano Garcia-Cachay

      from Michigan

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      I bought these to replace the stock heads on my kit, and came across thse, so picked them up, and i'm ver impressed. These heads are meant for loose tuning (so mostly for rock and metal), which is of course, exactly for what I use them for. They have awesome tone, and especially the muffling ring works really well, But i also use them for other genres as well, such as jazz, or swing (sometimes swing combined with metal). And work pretty good for those too, BUY THESE HEADS.

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      5.0

      Awesome!!

      By Brandon Gonzalez

      from Dallas, TX

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      I play Metal and have been for over 15 years. I have a Pearl Export Series kit. I was using Black Evans Suede heads and with some tuning I was able to get a decent sound but even with moon gel I was getting too much ring. After tons of research I thought I would give these a try and they are absolutely what I was looking for. I tune as low as possible and these give a quick, low, solid punch with very little ringing. I currently have pearl reso heads on my rack toms with the black Evans on the floor but I am most likely going to switch out the rack tom resos with the black evans as well. It took all of about 15 minutes per head to replace and tune to the sound I have been looking for. Definitely worth giving them a shot. I dont know how they will tune to a higher pitch but I can say for sure that if you want a low punch with little to no ringing without using 3rd party dampeners these are what you have been missing.

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      2.0

      Very Dissapointed

      By Travis

      from Morgantown

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      After spending this much on new heads you'd expect these heads to at least produce similar tones between toms ... they don't. I've NEVER been more mad about a drum equipment purchase! I bought these to replace my 4 year-old Evans Hydraulics and I'm going to put my Evans right back on. First, the 10" tom is made of a cloudy material and is muffled like crazy in comparison to my 12" and 14" heads, which are made of a clear mylar . Second, birch is a naturally low sounding, very dense wood and I can't even get low tones out these heads. They produce that "slap" sound you get from loose heads even when they're tuned higher. I'm royally aggravated. If I could return these I would. The only upside is that I got a Hi-Energy snare head when I bought these, which is awesome, but, I'm jumping on the Remo band wagon as soon as possible. At least they make the same style head out of the same material. These only get 2 stars because they look cool.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Do not underestimate Aquarian!!!

      By Adam

      from Iowa

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      First off, if you are playing rock or metal, buy these heads now!!! Don't even think about it, just do it!!! I'm able to throw these on, and tune all 4 of my toms in about 2 minutes, and they sound great!!! Lot's of low end and punch, and no after-ringning what-so-ever. They do make a noise after the initial hit, but it's nothing but great sounding resonance, not that annoying ring. i don't use any moongel on my toms because they don't need them. Can't say enough about these heads. Don't underestimate Aquarian, and buy these heads!!!

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      METAL !!!!

      By Metalhead

      from Providence, RI

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      if your looking for a great drum head for Heavy Metal This is it !!! This deliver's ! And it deliver's well !! I've bought these 3 months ago and oh my ! it was my first time tuning a drum set and it sounds great. I really love aquarian drumheads my kit is filled with em'. Never let the underrated brands fool these do the job well. I couldn't more satisfied :) Buy these they are worth it !!! Really !

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      5.0

      Simply Awsome!!!

      By Rene

      from El centro Ca

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      I got to say that these heads are the best heads I have ever purchased. I just tried them on my pdp x7 set and they completley blew me away, I usualy have a hard time tuning my drums and I've tried various brands from Remo to Evans and I have to say that they are simply the best. The best part is that you dont have any overtone whats so ever, no moon gels, no dampening rings, very easy tuning!!! They are defintely a must have item!!!

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      3.0

      Brighter than I'd expected

      By Mike Lovas

      from Spokane, WA

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      The description of these heads implies that they're rich in tone. I suppose they are when compared to a non-coated, single-ply head. But, it was not the sound I expected. I wanted a warmer tone. So, I will replace these with the Aquarian single ply COATED heads. For the type of playing I do, those are the best heads, best sound I've ever found. I love the Aquarian heads, it's just a matter of finding the right ones. My suggestion: don't replace all your heads at one time. Buy one or two tom heads and test the sound. Mike

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      3.0

      Better as resonant heads

      By michael

      from san diego, california

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      I tried these heads on my toms and had high hopes for a deep tone. I started playing them and they constantly came out of tune, but that might have been because they were brand new. Anyways, i kept playing them for about 2 weeks with my band and realized, everytime i went for a fill i could not hear my toms for the life of me. Even when i would practice by myself i could barely hear them even if i hit them hard. I then put my remo's back on and put these on as resonant heads creating an amazing sound.

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