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Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black) 18 in.

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This Response 2 is a 2-ply ebony head that can be tuned tight or loose and played hard or soft and you'll hear every beat. It is manufactured with Aquarian's Vacuum Process that eliminates air bubbles... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

This Response 2 is a 2-ply ebony head that can be tuned tight or loose and played hard or soft and you'll hear every beat. It is manufactured with Aquarian's Vacuum Process that eliminates air bubbles and wrinkles between the two plies. Full sound, great attack and consistent tone from drum to drum.

Safe-T-Loc hoop
This hoop system prevents slippage inside the hoop so that the head does not de-tune during a performance and will not pull out. Tuning is consistent and the head stays in tune.

Sound Curve Collar Design
This design allows the drumhead to seat perfectly on the bearing edge. No wrinkles even with loose tuning. It conforms instantly to any shell design and makes tuning fast, easy, and more accurate.

Triple-Locking System
This unique system provides drummers with previously unheard-of advantages in resonance and playability. Firstly, holes are punched in the bottom of a U-shaped channel formed in the drumhead. These holes allow the epoxy to flow into the "Safe-T-Loc" channel. Secondly, the T-Ribs that form the Safe-T-Loc channel prevent the epoxy and the drumhead from slipping and pulling away from the hoop. Lastly, the Locking Shoulder acts as a "stop" to ensure the correct collar height for the drumhead.

Features
  • 2-ply ebony
  • Full sound
  • Great attack
  • Easy tuning
  • Great stick response
  • Zero slippage inside the hoop
  • Consistent sound
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AquarianResponse 2 Drumhead (Black)
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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4.0

Great drum heads

By Daikanazuchi

from Indiana

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

      replaced old Evans 2 heads that were used up, (great heads too by the way). Just wanted something different. I love the deep sound and response of these heads. The matte black looks great on my cranberry fade Yamaha's too.

       
      5.0

      Excellent heads

      By 6strokeroll

      from Dallas-Ft.Worth, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

          Excellent heads. Easy to tune, sound warm, thuddy, punchy, short note w/o extra muffling. Hope they will soon offer the single-ply Texture Coated heads in black, too. Aquarian - solid, quality products.

           
          5.0

          My kind of heads

          By KEBWEBS

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

              These heads have a significant dampening effect that basically eliminates excessive overtones. I like the sound and playability. I plan on purchasing another set. I will not use this head for my 8" tom because it causes too much volume loss. I'll use the performance 8" head. Besides 8" toms don't generate much in the way of overtones. These heads are exceptionally durable and long-lasting.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love Aquarian

              By pdrummer

              from Indiana

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practice And Gigs
                • Use On My Practice And

                Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

                I have been playing response 2 coated for about 5 years and love them. Needed to change heads so I emailed aquarian to see if the coating on the black heads was the same as the white. Well, the next day I get a phone call from RAY BURNS himself. How cool is that? He told me not only are the coatings the same but the hoops and coatings have been improved. We talked about tuning and different kinds of kits, etc. I was so impressed that he took the time to call and talk to me. Needless to say I ordered the black heads for my Mapex Saturn toms and they look spectacular with my transparent cherry finish. They tuned up easily and sound great...deep and punchy with no overtones. I like the new badge design as well. If you like to go deep with your toms, try these heads. If you don't know who Ray Burns is, do some research.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Unique Drum Heads

                By Marsupialsonogram.net

                from Western MA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

                    I recently switched out Evans coated heads for a set of Aquarian black coated heads. What unique drum heads these be. There are no unwanted ringing overtones. There is a dry, crisp, strong attack with just the right decaying overtones. Before using these heads, I always had to fuss with tuning, and especially fussed with the bass drum and dampening. But no longer. I'm a recording artist, and I instantly fell in love with the way these heads bring out the best in my drum kit. It sounds like I acquired a new floor tom, for example, compared to the way it sounded with other brands of heads over the years. So the slightly higher price for these heads is well worth every nickle. Hydraulic heads are the only other heads that have come close to filling out the sound character these Aquarians produce,and even hydraulics, fine heads that they be, are a step down from these Aquarians. So try a set, and if you don't flip your wig, get your dome a check-up.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Finally, I'm happy with how my toms sound

                    By iheartZiljian

                    from PA

                    Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

                    WOW! After over two years of trying multiple different heads, I've found the ones that I'll use for the rest of my life. I didnt get to try the 8 inch head yet as it wasnt in stock. But ill be gettin it soon. As far as the 10, 12, and 16..... After gettin em tuned right, I was truly amazed by how good they sounded. I bought the black models because I wanted to go all black with my ebony finished Gretsch Catalina Maple 6 six shell pack. Black on black looks sweet! And sounds better than it looks! These heads really made my toms sound cleaner and deeper.
                    It hard to give a 10 for features on a drum head, but these heads are so great that I will!
                    I can give a 10 for quality. I examined the heads closely before I put em on my kit. They were really clean and solid looking. Nice oil pattern underneath.
                    I'll give a 9 for value only because I bought five heads at the same time and it emptied me for over a hundred beans. I did get four response 2 heads. 8, 10, 12, and 16 inch. And also a Super-Kick III. All in black. But all the heads seemed to be of very high quality.

                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great good looking heads

                    By RandoMDrummeR-MtDmk

                    from Cottonwood, ID

                    Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

                    these are great heads i got them for all my toms and they sound great and the hold up great

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    the sound i was looking for.

                    By mgar64

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

                    i just got the aquarian response 2 heads and they sound great. easy to tune. i have had romo ebony pin stripe heads, and evans ec2s, that i just swiched out for these,what a diffence they made to my kit . With the remos they sounded to muffled and sounded like i was hitting a box. Ec2s sounded good but a little brighter. Don't get me wrong i love evans drumheads and have used them for years, but could never find the sound i was looking for. The response 2 are what i have been looking for deep sound, great attack, and stick feel. I got the 10, 12, 14, 16 inch heads.the heads are a little more in price than most other heads but worth the price. So very happy that i got these heads.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    PROPS!!

                    By Awhh yeahh

                    from Port Matilda PA

                    Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

                    These heads look amazing on my set. Like actually, i was afraid because my shells were black and i didn't really know how it would turn out. They sound so amazing - the 16" floor toms have a deep punch thats perfect for finishing off any roll(: My shells are some no name brand but these heads make it sound so amazing. Okay, enough bragging about these; just go out and buy them. Oh one con is that they mark a little easily since they are black heads after all. It's alot more noticeable than normal heads, but thats to be expected!

                    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Real Nice Heads

                    By Matt

                    from Limestone, Me

                    Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

                    I put these on my maple PDP x7's. They are hands down better than the stock one ply remos made in China. They have a much more punchy sound and alot less resonance thus making the drums more quiet which in this case was a good thing. I would buy these again for sure.

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