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Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead   13 in.

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The Hi-Energy Drumhead is a clear, single-ply head with an extremely thin layer of Power Dot material "bonded" to the entire surface of the head. It ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Powerful and durable.

The Hi-Energy Drumhead is a clear, single-ply head with an extremely thin layer of Power Dot material "bonded" to the entire surface of the head. It is reinforced in the center with a small Power Dot. Designed for heavy hitters who want a powerful sound and a lot of durability.

The new "Safe-T-Loc" hoop along with Aquarian's "Sound Curve" collar design provides easy tuning; great stick response; zero slippage inside the hoop; consistent sound; increased resonance and sensitivity; and the sound that drummers need and deserve.


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AquarianHi-Energy Drumhead
 
4.7

(based on 42 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

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  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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Aquarian Hi-Energy Snare Batter Head

A music store salesman/drum teacher sold me one of these, and I've had nothing but compliments and positive reaction to the sound of my snare drums. I used it on a Ludwig steel...Read complete review

A music store salesman/drum teacher sold me one of these, and I've had nothing but compliments and positive reaction to the sound of my snare drums. I used it on a Ludwig steel 14x5-1/4 "Broadway" snare, then switched it over to my inexpensive ("Saltbox") 14x5-1/2 wooden snare, and have received compliments on how good the wooden snare sounds (as well as how good the Ludwig sounded). I am not having much of a problem with dynamics, except when practicing in a small apartment. It loses it, only when playing way, way low (like a whisper). I guess I'm generally a medium to hard hitter, though. My cheap snare has just a little ring to it, without many high-pitched overtones. I may try one of the X-Series coated heads on the Ludwig next, for a brighter snappier sound, to use on some songs. I'm happy with all Aquarian batter heads. They are, at least, right up there with Remo Pinstripes and Evans Hydraulic, I would say. I also upgraded from the cheap stock head to Aquarian Classic Clear snare side drum head, and that is nice too; must be the patented hoop design. I hope this helps you with your decision on the drum head for the backbeat sound on your drum kit.

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Big Sound, Small Response

I only use Aquarian heads and just recently tried the Hi-Energy on my snare on a tip from a friend. As with all Aquarians the sound is great. The problem I have with it...Read complete review

I only use Aquarian heads and just recently tried the Hi-Energy on my snare on a tip from a friend. As with all Aquarians the sound is great. The problem I have with it is that it is limited to heavy hitters. If you're doing anything besides rock etc. you probably won't like these due to a lack of stick response. If only power playing is your thing these are definitely the heads to buy. If you're mixing it up I'd go with with something else such as the Aquarian Studio X.

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1.0

Unusable Ring

By Steven Mars-Bgl2q

from Tyler, TX

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Comments about Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead:

I play single ply clear Ambassador on the snare usually. But they've broken before. I bought this for the durability and found a few interesting things out as I was tuning.The kevlar-like coating on top keeps it from giving you a note when tuning the individual keys; you don't know what it's tuned at. I kept going until I got high-pitched notes out of it, and the tension I play at to get crack (Jose Pasillas, John Otto).The excessive over-ring is unbearable. I've tuned heads before, replaced and tuned again. I know how to tune a drum and what to do to fix it or compensate for things. This ring was pissing me off. Even the internal muffler didn't eliminate it (maybe 70%) but was still holding that high ring after a hit. Loosening the reso made it worse. With drumheads, to keep from ringing, the two heads can be tuned apart from one another and ring disappears. Doing that amplified the ring and muddied the snares so I knew I was correct the first time.Rockers who care about your snare sound, DO NOT buy this. You'll have a headache and still have crap. I gave the features a 4.5 because idea with the material would be cool if it didn't feedback the ring.NOT FOR REAL DRUMMERS

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5.0

great head

By shortman1984

from WV

Comments about Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead:

I bought this for a snare i hardly used, and man it really made it sound better than it have ever sounded, so i bought another for my main snare....sounds awesome.. only complaint if it is really a complaint, is i may go deaf before im 24.....and thats next month. Its not that its very loud, which it is, it just has that nice crack to it that pierces through about everything including my ear drums. But overall very nice snare head, i love it.

 
5.0

As always, great service!

By Barb Thee Animal

from Gilbert, AZ

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead:

    Always use Aquarian for snare heads when on stage. Excellent sound and quality.

     
    5.0

    Perfect

    By Eddie

    from Sacramento, CA

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    Comments about Hi-Energy Drumhead:

    Talk about a loud punch. These are awsome drum heads.

     
    5.0

    safe choice for heavy attacks, great head. Highly reccommen

    By mirico

    from New Carlisle,OH

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead:

      Put this head on a piccollo snare to increase the crack and response,works great.

       
      5.0

      A great SNARE head DEEP & STRONG

      By Sparky

      from Roanoke, Virginia

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Live Studio
        • Practicing

        Comments about Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead:

        Add the AQUARIAN bottom snare head as well. You will get a sharper, cleaner sound with no added rings or dampeners.

         
        5.0

        Hi Energy heads rock

        By Drummen Doug

        from Montana

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead:

          Started using this head on my snare about 18 years ago and that first one lasted about six or seven years. They are very durable and sound great in a metal band setting.

           
          5.0

          A DIFFERENT SNARE DRUM HEAD (VERY GOOD)

          By Anonimus

          from Spain

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Power

          Cons

          • Very Loud

          Best Uses

          • Alternative
          • Metal
          • Rock

          Comments about Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead:

          I love the sound of Mick Brown(Dokken) whether, when the 80´s I saw this great drummer used Aquarian drum heads, I became a fan of this brand.
          This snare drum head is a three-layer cake: indestructible and with incredible power.
          Achieve a stunning bass sound and lots of volume.

          My only gripe was not for jazz musicians or small acoustic bands, yes is perfect for rock, electronics and many other styles.
          Aquarian heads rule !!!

           
          4.0

          Not bad

          By IsuckAtDoubleBass

          from ohio

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          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

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              Comments about Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead:

              Bought this for a Pearl Free Floating brass piccolo snare. It sounds pretty good, but, not quite the snare sound I was looking for.

               
              5.0

              For hard hitters for sure

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Aquarian Hi-Energy Drumhead:

              I've spent countless money buying snare heads and this one is really designed for us hard hitters. I've tried everything to not hit so my snare so hard because i was killing them quick. With this one think again! I'm trying to even put a small dent in it and yea right! So if your a hard hitter like me this is for you. Sounds great tuned tight or loose.

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