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Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead  Clear 15 in.

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These clear, medium-thin single-ply heads have an open, sustained tone with a bright attack and full frequencies from top to bottom. They excel as re...Click To Read More About This Product

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  • Black 16 in.

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    $18.55

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  • Clear 16 in.

    $17.41

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  • Clear 18 in.

    $16.79

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  • Black 14 in.

    $16.57 Price Drop

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  • Black 12 in.

    $16.33 Price Drop

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  • Black 10 in.

    $15.66

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  • Black 15 in.

    $15.49

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  • Clear 15 in.

    $13.00 Price Drop

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  • Clear 6 in.

    $12.64

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  • Clear 14 in.

    $12.46

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  • Clear 13 in.

    $11.93

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  • Clear 12 in.

    $11.37

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  • Clear 10 in.

    $10.84

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  • Black 8 in.

    $9.75

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  • Clear 8 in.

    $9.75

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These clear, medium-thin single-ply heads have an open, sustained tone with a bright attack and full frequencies from top to bottom. They excel as resonant heads and for all playing styles.




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AquarianClassic Clear Drumhead
 
4.2

(based on 14 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice alternative to G1 or Ambassador

Classic Clears are easily the most affordable out of the big 3 single plys out there. Aside from price, why choose Aquarian over the other 2? Well, it depends on your preference....Read complete review

Classic Clears are easily the most affordable out of the big 3 single plys out there. Aside from price, why choose Aquarian over the other 2? Well, it depends on your preference. In my experience I've found Aquarian Classic Clears to be similar in resonance but deeper, darker, and posessing a lower fundamental note than both Remo and Evans. Does this mean you can tune lower with them? Well, not necessarily. I've found Remo to be the best at low tunings (low 14" or 16"), Evans to be the best at high pitched tunings (8 and 10" toms), and Aquarians to be good for a fat thick sound on your 12, 13, and 14" toms.

If 'deep' is your thing, Aquarian is the way to go. Their mylar is darker pitched and also seemingly more resonant when tuned just right. You'll get that "wooooom" resonance, if that's your thing.

Evans on the other hand has a high-pitched quality to them. They are very bright (or plastic-y depending on your ear). Remo is clear and bright.

So take your pick. I've found them all to be durable with Evans being the most durable. After a few hours of play on my Classic Clears they are showing some wear. I also have not been able to successfully tune my 14" tom (Pearl Masters Studio BRX) low enough without it 'papering out' on me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Different from Evans Level 360

I'm doing a resto-mod of a '65 Ludwig Super Classic that I've had for 35 years and haven't played for in almost as long. I've been using the Evans Level 360 heads on my...Read complete review

I'm doing a resto-mod of a '65 Ludwig Super Classic that I've had for 35 years and haven't played for in almost as long. I've been using the Evans Level 360 heads on my other kit, and thought I'd give the Aquarians a try. Like the Remos, I had to crack one rod four turns more than any other just to take the wrinkles out of that side of the tom head. This is the way all heads used to be, and if you like the sound of the Aquarians enough, it can be tolerated. I've gotten too used to using the Evans Level 360s: Drop the head on, finger tighten all the lugs, turn the drum key your estimated number of turns on each rod, and Bob's your uncle - the drum is perfectly turned. The Aquarians were worth a try, but for ease of tuning it's Evans all the way. BTW, don't believe Aquarian's hype about the super-vacuum process that "eliminates the oily look of other two-ply drum heads because there's no air trapped in ours." The Response 2 heads looked MORE oily than Remo Pinstripes or Evans EC2s. The Aquarians are not bad heads, but unless you happen to really like the sound of one of their models, they're nothing to write home about.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice alternative to G1 or Ambassador

By Wooooooo

from South Dakota

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Pros

  • Clear
  • Deep
  • Medium Tunings
  • Resonant

Cons

  • Durability
  • Harder To Lock In Tuning
  • Low Tunings

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    Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

    Classic Clears are easily the most affordable out of the big 3 single plys out there. Aside from price, why choose Aquarian over the other 2? Well, it depends on your preference. In my experience I've found Aquarian Classic Clears to be similar in resonance but deeper, darker, and posessing a lower fundamental note than both Remo and Evans. Does this mean you can tune lower with them? Well, not necessarily. I've found Remo to be the best at low tunings (low 14" or 16"), Evans to be the best at high pitched tunings (8 and 10" toms), and Aquarians to be good for a fat thick sound on your 12, 13, and 14" toms.

    If 'deep' is your thing, Aquarian is the way to go. Their mylar is darker pitched and also seemingly more resonant when tuned just right. You'll get that "wooooom" resonance, if that's your thing.

    Evans on the other hand has a high-pitched quality to them. They are very bright (or plastic-y depending on your ear). Remo is clear and bright.

    So take your pick. I've found them all to be durable with Evans being the most durable. After a few hours of play on my Classic Clears they are showing some wear. I also have not been able to successfully tune my 14" tom (Pearl Masters Studio BRX) low enough without it 'papering out' on me.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Classic Clear "Black" Heads are painted!

    By pdrummz

    from Dayton, OH

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    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

      I really like the Classic Clears (the ones that are actually clear) and have used them on several kits, but the Classic Clear Black, which I bought recently, I returned. For some silly reason Aquarian actually paints the inside of a clear head with some sort of black spray paint to give it the black color. It's inconsistent, which can be seen when light hits the heads and the paint dampens the head. This may work for a resonant kick head, but is totally silly to implement this process for a tom head. The other two big head manufacturers use black mylar for their black heads. Not sure what Aquarian is thinking with this design and I'm a huge Aquarian fan. I cannot recommend the Classic Clear "Black" heads at all. I will continue to use Aquarian heads as they sound great and are super durable but I will never order Classic Clear Black heads ever again unless they get real and stop using paint and use an actual black mylar.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for what it is.

      By RandO

      from Dartmouth, MA

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      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

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          Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

          I use this for my reso head, it is great for what it is. I like the feel and sound is improved when used in combination with the Performance II batter head. Love these Aquarian skins.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Pretty good heads

          By TSdrums08

          from Littlestown, PA

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          Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

          Aquarian Classic Clear drumheads have a nice, bright, open sound when you use the on the resonant side of your toms. Although im not sure of what they sound like on the batter side. But if you do like a more bright, open tom sound, then the best thing to do is probably to use Aquarian Studio-X's on the batter side, and Aquarian Classic Clear's on the resonant side, but that is my opinion. Thank you!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Resonant Head

          By D. Herndon

          from Greene County Indiana

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          Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

          I have them as Resonant heads and they really complement the Performance II Power dots. I ordered the black and they just paint the inside to achieve this. Although you can not tell once they are mounted and they sound better than any thinner resonant head I have used before. The weight of the head is just right.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Different from Evans Level 360

          By GCH

          from Washington, DC

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          Pros

          • Nice Looking In Clear

          Cons

          • Difficult To Tune

          Best Uses

          • Trying Something New

          Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

          I'm doing a resto-mod of a '65 Ludwig Super Classic that I've had for 35 years and haven't played for in almost as long. I've been using the Evans Level 360 heads on my other kit, and thought I'd give the Aquarians a try. Like the Remos, I had to crack one rod four turns more than any other just to take the wrinkles out of that side of the tom head. This is the way all heads used to be, and if you like the sound of the Aquarians enough, it can be tolerated. I've gotten too used to using the Evans Level 360s: Drop the head on, finger tighten all the lugs, turn the drum key your estimated number of turns on each rod, and Bob's your uncle - the drum is perfectly turned. The Aquarians were worth a try, but for ease of tuning it's Evans all the way. BTW, don't believe Aquarian's hype about the super-vacuum process that "eliminates the oily look of other two-ply drum heads because there's no air trapped in ours." The Response 2 heads looked MORE oily than Remo Pinstripes or Evans EC2s. The Aquarians are not bad heads, but unless you happen to really like the sound of one of their models, they're nothing to write home about.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Clear, pure, tone.

          By Ultimat-Styx

          from Canada

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          Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

          I just slapped these babies on my tom bottoms this morning. They sing with clear, warm tone. The only drawback from the sound is that my toms sound kida dead. But that's only because I have my pinstripes on still. But, when I get my texture coated response 2's they will sound great. Buy it! Great for any style of music. Every aquarian head I've boughten has been straight 10's. I love aquarian.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          classic

          By thirtydirtybirds

          from San Diego, CA

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          Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

          These are stronger than remo's but not for heavy hitters (or people who use big sticks) They are very however sensitive and easy to tune. If you think remo ambassador clears are your favorite try these. They sound better, are more durable, and tune/seat easily. I use them for the 10 and 12 tom (top/bottom). They do not tune low enough on a floor tom for me (personally) but thats only because I like my 14" floor to sound as low as it will allow the Evans EC2 and Remo PS3 are the best floor tom heads if you tune low IMHO. Overall great heads. highly recommend them.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          compliment the top heads great

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

          I recently changed my top heads to Aquarian response 2 coated heads and could not believe the difference in sound. I replaced the bottom heads with the clasic clear and they compliment the top heads perfectly. They tuned up well and I feel like I have a new drum set. I would not have believed the sound could be so much better, but it is. I'm sold!!!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Ok, but not as good as Attack.

          By c81050

          from Anaheim CA

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          Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

          I ordered this because the 8" Attack single ply clear head that I normally use had been on back order for over 3 months and I had given up on ever getting it.

          The Aquarian is ok, but it marks and dents far easier than the Attack did and I don't like the sound as well. I am surprised at how much better I like the cheaper Attack, but I definitely do. I just hope they get the 8" Attack back sometime soon.

           
          5.0

          I WOULD BUY AGAIN FOR ANY DRUM

          By JAY

          from MILLBROOK

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

            I SWAPPED OUT ANOTHER BIG BRAND HEAD COMPANY, USING EVANS HYDROLIC HEADS AS BATTERS BECAUSE I JUST BOUGHT THEM BUT THESE AQUARIAN CLASSIC CLEAR SOUND SO MUCH BETTER NOW, I WILL REPLACE ALL MY HEADS TO AQUARIANS ONCE I'VE WORN THE HYDROLIC EVANS HEADS ON THE BATTER SIDE ,WHICH WILL PROBABLY BE A WHILE . THESE ARE THE BEST RESO HEAD OUT THERE. HAD ON A KIT BEFORE AND DECIEDED TO TRY THEM ON MY DW PERFORMANCE SERIES MAPLE KIT.12",16",18" TOMS.THEY MAD MY KIT SOUND WAY BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE. AQUARIAN ARE THE BEST HEADS MADE,MOST DURABLE,BEST SOUNDING,PERIOD. GET THESE

             
            5.0

            Great Resonate Heads

            By Davo

            from Asheville, NC

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

              I use Aquarian Classic Clear heads on the bottom of all my toms on both my maple and birch kits. They are great sounding heads and I never have to fight with them while tuning. I use these heads in conjunction with Aquarian Super 2 Coated and Aquarian Response 2 Coated heads and get great results.

               
              5.0

              Tuned up quickly. No problems yet.

              By Rick Grimes

              from Alabama

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

                  I ordered the 10, 12, and 14 in clear for a set of Tama Rockstars. I also ordered the same in Modern Vintage II's. The 14 was pretty snug but they all seated fine.
                  They tuned up easily and have needed minimal adjustment thus far: about 2 weeks. They replaced a set of Emperor Coateds over stock Tama reso. Aside from the general improvement all new heads give, I would say I'm able to get comparable sounds. The Vintage II's are 'smoother' than the Emperors, imo.

                   
                  5.0

                  Black

                  By Brett-kKcTd

                  from Holstein, IA

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                  Comments about Aquarian Classic Clear Drumhead:

                  These look awesome in black, as reasonant heads. The black ones, I know, have Aquarians reqular logo, not the cursive classic clear. This is good, looks better, if you're looking at details anyway. I use all aquarian heads. I use these with coated performance II's, which aren't currently available from musician's friend. Perhaps they'll see this and think about it...

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