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Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead

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Full and articulate sound, with no unwanted ring. Texture-coated head has a unique vented muffling ring tucked into the hoop on the underneath side o...Click To Read More About This Product

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A snare head you don't have to tape up to sound good!

Full and articulate sound, with no unwanted ring. Texture-coated head has a unique vented muffling ring tucked into the hoop on the underneath side of the head. Sensitive snare response. Satin finish texture coating is very versatile, sounds great with sticks or brushes.

FEATURES
  • Full and articulate sound with no unwanted ring
  • Texture-coated head
  • Vented muffling ring tucked into the hoop on the underneath side of the head
  • Sensitive snare response
  • Sounds great with sticks or brushes

Look ma, no tape. This head sounds great straight outta the box! Order today!

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AquarianFocus-X Snare Drumhead
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (8)
  • Functional (6)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's a good product, but...

...The Aquarian Focus X head wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I originally had a Remo Ambassador Coated on my snare and I loved the brightness of it but the ring was...Read complete review

...The Aquarian Focus X head wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I originally had a Remo Ambassador Coated on my snare and I loved the brightness of it but the ring was an issue and I wanted an alternative to conventional muffling, so I bought the Focus X. Don't get me wrong, this is a quality head, but the head sacrifices brightness for tonal control in the extreme. I was looking for a better balance. So I took the head off, and cut out the vented ring underneath the head and now my snare sounds perfect. This is a great head, but if you're not into that warm, punchy snare sound, then you might end up doing the same as I did. Hope this helps you guys.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'll Hum A Few Bars

In April 2014 I purchased new set of batter and resonant skins for a kit i have home
Aquarian focus-X Snare
performance II Power Dot -toms
Bass Drum head Pack 22...Read complete review

In April 2014 I purchased new set of batter and resonant skins for a kit i have home
Aquarian focus-X Snare
performance II Power Dot -toms
Bass Drum head Pack 22 Inch
I haven't had much time to deal wit this kit, I'm home now but usually on the road
The ' tom's sound great,' the kick, had to play with, the same with the snare,
but i finally heard what I'm accustom to hearing, no overtones, without tape
and also by other drummers reviews

within a half hour the snare skin split two inches from 12 o'clock horizontal facing front
no where near where the stick attacks the skin, not sure if it was the skin, or to tight?
don't think so! it had just became perfect, no overtones,listening, thinking, sounds great!
i was going to order another skin, seen a few other guys had the same issue,
so now should I go with a two ply, would prefer not to miss match Mfg.skins names on a standard kit.
Evans are brighter, I do like both! Aquarian are very good sounding Drum Heads, Fat with Thump!

until then, to the closet, have a collection of old skins., it'll give me something to mull over. TV

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a good product, but...

By Guitarist - Closest Open Window

from Germany / Louisiana

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Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

...The Aquarian Focus X head wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I originally had a Remo Ambassador Coated on my snare and I loved the brightness of it but the ring was an issue and I wanted an alternative to conventional muffling, so I bought the Focus X. Don't get me wrong, this is a quality head, but the head sacrifices brightness for tonal control in the extreme. I was looking for a better balance. So I took the head off, and cut out the vented ring underneath the head and now my snare sounds perfect. This is a great head, but if you're not into that warm, punchy snare sound, then you might end up doing the same as I did. Hope this helps you guys.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent snare batter head

By snareking4297

from Savannah, GA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

    After growing up in the weather king /Ludwig era, I was delighted to find a better head. The damper ring on the Focus-X does a great job on a drum that used to have 3 moon gels to contain the ring. With the Focus-X, it has 0. The stick bounce has been perfect for concert work including marches, show tunes, classical, etc. It's on a high end CB super-sensitive.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Choice

    By Flow9:38

    from East Coast

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live And Recording

      Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

      An excellent snare batter head. Removes "just enough" overtone ring from the drum. Heavy coating works well for brushes. I have started putting this head on all my snare drums that don't have the standard vintage internal muffler. It works well for a wide variety of musical styles and drum set-ups. I have used it with Studio X, Pin-Stripes, Evans G1 & G2, Fiberskyn 3, and coated Ambassadors on the toms.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Snare Head

      By LilDrummerShack

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

      This is one great head! It can be left loose to get a nice, beefy sound, or tuned up high to get a great, funky sound. The head stays responsive in a wide range of tuning, and the vented muffle on the under-side keeps the head from ringing too much, but it doesn't choke the sound out. Also, this thing is DURABLE! I can hit pretty hard, and I practice for hours every day. This head takes the beating, stays in tune, and doesn't lose its coating like other heads from other companies. Definitely a worthwhile purchase!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great head!

      By stevemariott

      from Eugene, OR

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

      After years of playing on Remo heads, I decided to give the Aquarian Focus X head a shot on my 6.5 x 14" Ludwig Black Beauty. What a difference! Easy to tune and sounds fantastic. I used to have to fine tune the Remo head repeatedly to get the sound I was looking for, but this one tunes up and sounds great right off the bat. What I can't figure out is why it took me so long to try Aquarian heads. I highly recommend!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The sweetspot between too much ring and dead.

      By Adred

      from Lake Orion, MI

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

      I've been using this head for about two months. I have a pretty aggressive style, and had previously only used two-ply drum heads. I was worried about the head popping quickly based on past experience w/ one-ply heads, but so far it is holding up admirably. I only took .5 off the quality score because the coating began to chip after my bassist started slamming on it. Case in point: If you play like an ape and really lay into your heads (aka bad technique), this might not be the head for you. But if your technique is good, it's perfect; a very durable head.Sound wise, it is equally impressive. It has a bright, one-ply sound, but the vented muffle ring on inside of the head takes care of 90% of the hi-end ring. It's the perfect head. Thanks Aquarian! :)

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Snare Head Ever

      By D. Herndon

      from Greene County Indiana

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      Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

      I am using this head on a chrome over brass snare and wow what a nice sounding head. I have used many brands before but nothing that comes close to this head. It went on right out of the box and tune easily and eliminated all of that buzzing and ringing noise you get from most coated heads.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very good snare head

      By thatguy2

      from Washington

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

      This is a very good snare head if you like a very dry sound to your snare without a lot of overtones (which I do). I use it on my ludwig epic series snare and it is very punchy when tuned lower and has a great crack when tuned higher. My fave so far but I am still experimenting with different heads.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best!

      By John Souligny

      from Northwest

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

      The Aquarian Focus X batter head gave my already powerful COB Rogers Dyna-Sonic snare even more power without that anoying ring. I'll be trying out more Aquarian heads on my Rogers toms, Top of the line product. Not one mark on the tough coating.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT SOUND!!! but...

      By Britchaz

      from Oklahomo

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

      This head will give ANY snare a great sound! The only problem being that it doesn't last too long. I had mine on my Black Panther 14x6.5 Walnut snare for 1 month and then it split straight across the middle. Right before it broke I happened to have said, "I've never had a problem with my Aquarian Heads!" Oh the irony.

       
      4.0

      I Keep Comin' Back

      By Dennarto

      from Bakersfield CA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • The coating comes off quickly

        Best Uses

        • Studio or Live

        Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

        I keep trying other snare heads but still get the best natural sound from this head, minimal overtones, good for all venues.

         
        5.0

        Works great for me

        By Joseph

        from Kingman AZ

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Live play country and old rock & rol.
          • Practicing

          Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

          Makes a great solid crisp sound. Be sure to check for tightness before or after each gig.

           
          5.0

          Boom chakalaka

          By Mat

          from The moon

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

            If you want a good solid snare sound you want this bad boy

             
            5.0

            Another awesome head by Aquarian

            By Scott

            from Buffalo, Wyoming

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

              I've always used Remo coated ambassadors for a snare batter. I just switched over to the Focus-X on my Mapex Tomahawk snare. WOW, what a difference. No more endless ring or nasty overtones, and a consistant tone from the center out to the edge. If your looking for a head to tame your snare, and give you an awesome tone, look no further. And also, it's so easy to tune. Another home run for Aquarian.

               
              5.0

              Focus-X-Drumhead

              By Bob H.

              from Boynton beach, Florida

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • It Is Exactly What It Is

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

              Good quality. Stops any ring. One of the better drumheads.

               
              3.0

              I'll Hum A Few Bars

              By tona

              from Cdale/SF depends on the time of th year

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

                In April 2014 I purchased new set of batter and resonant skins for a kit i have home
                Aquarian focus-X Snare
                performance II Power Dot -toms
                Bass Drum head Pack 22 Inch
                I haven't had much time to deal wit this kit, I'm home now but usually on the road
                The ' tom's sound great,' the kick, had to play with, the same with the snare,
                but i finally heard what I'm accustom to hearing, no overtones, without tape
                and also by other drummers reviews

                within a half hour the snare skin split two inches from 12 o'clock horizontal facing front
                no where near where the stick attacks the skin, not sure if it was the skin, or to tight?
                don't think so! it had just became perfect, no overtones,listening, thinking, sounds great!
                i was going to order another skin, seen a few other guys had the same issue,
                so now should I go with a two ply, would prefer not to miss match Mfg.skins names on a standard kit.
                Evans are brighter, I do like both! Aquarian are very good sounding Drum Heads, Fat with Thump!

                until then, to the closet, have a collection of old skins., it'll give me something to mull over. TV

                 
                5.0

                I LOVE UM

                By BIG DEE

                from BROOKLYN PARK MN

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

                  I HAD A BALL PLAYING ON THES SKIN'S AT THE FINE LINE OTHER DRUMMER PLAY'D ON THE SAME SET THEY LOVE THE WAY IT SOUND SO DID THE SOUND MAN

                   
                  4.0

                  At last...

                  By Musicman

                  from Farnham,Qc Canada

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

                    Sounds great, no muffling needed, easy to tune, great price... Watch out Remo & Evans! ;-)

                     
                    5.0

                    Simply The Best

                    By Capulet

                    from San Ramon, CA

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                    Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

                    I change heads like socks and am always experimenting. This is simply the best snare drum head I have used. Makes any snare sound great. Takes out the ring. Try the studio rings too while you are at it. A studio ring can make a so so snare sound fabulous.

                     
                    4.0

                    Wonderful Sound

                    By Chi Happens

                    from Brevard, NC

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                    Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

                    This was a vast improvement for my cheap Pulse Pro snare. It brought out more snap and less bong. I currently DO have 2 Moongels on it, but have just bought an Aquarian dampning ring set and expect that will keep it sounding great (the moongels get too dusty and dirty and they fall off when I travel with them).

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