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Aquarian Performance II Drumhead  22 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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The big, fat tom sound of classic rock!

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
 
4.5

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Used them once, never use anything else

I am currently using Performer 2 heads on my 26"x18" monster kit after using them on a bigger double bass kit...I have used them on all my drum kits...Read complete review

I am currently using Performer 2 heads on my 26"x18" monster kit after using them on a bigger double bass kit...I have used them on all my drum kits prior to only using specific Remo and Evans brand.

I tried them once on a whim and fell in love with the tone I was getting. They are that good. The Performer 2 are a 2 ply oil injected head with muffle foam injected around the inner edge...They have a great balanced chug tone that work great with the variety of wood drums. (maple,mahogany).

I still tune my own drums and use a Drum dial tuner that measures tympanic pressure on every lug.
I tune my tops at 71 and the bottom at 75 tympanic pressure and it's blissful.

People that might prefer the bongy tone from a single ply drum head aren't going to like nor would they appreciate the sound these heads add to your drums. They are ideal for heavy Rock or Country tone (what I play).

In my opinion they are a better made drum head for toms and kick drum if you want to record and don't have a sound engineer to dial in each tom.

I have always used mics and the sound I get is the best no nonsense tone because there is no need to tweak an EQ to eliminate bongy tone, just add or cut a little volume and it's pretty solid.

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These things should be called

Absolutely the worst drumhead I have ever used. I bought these things on a gamble, since I have never heard any before so it is actually my fault. I have a little Mapex...Read complete review

Absolutely the worst drumhead I have ever used. I bought these things on a gamble, since I have never heard any before so it is actually my fault. I have a little Mapex Voyager kit that I lug back and forth to Church so I save wear and tear on my more expensive kit that sits in my home studio. Anyway, I thought that the heads would provide some slight natural muffling and some added depth to the little kit, since it has small toms and it came with cheap factory single ply batters. Based on their description and other reviews this seemed a realistic expectation. What I got was the same effect as placing a bath towel over each head. Belive me I know how to tune drums and I don't like any type of muffling at all except for an Evans EQ pillow in the kick, so I was extremely disappointed by the results of these things. I should have known to put a set of Evans G2's (my usual head) on and tune them for the result I wanted, but I tried to take the lazy way out. However, Aquarian's quality of materials and construction is second to none. I just can't recommend this specific head. The Impact kick batters and the Double Thins are excellent. After I give these things "what fer" for a little while just to feel like I did not waste the money I will be putting a set of G2's on.

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5.0

Used them once, never use anything else

By Just J

from RI

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Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

I am currently using Performer 2 heads on my 26"x18" monster kit after using them on a bigger double bass kit...I have used them on all my drum kits prior to only using specific Remo and Evans brand.

I tried them once on a whim and fell in love with the tone I was getting. They are that good. The Performer 2 are a 2 ply oil injected head with muffle foam injected around the inner edge...They have a great balanced chug tone that work great with the variety of wood drums. (maple,mahogany).

I still tune my own drums and use a Drum dial tuner that measures tympanic pressure on every lug.
I tune my tops at 71 and the bottom at 75 tympanic pressure and it's blissful.

People that might prefer the bongy tone from a single ply drum head aren't going to like nor would they appreciate the sound these heads add to your drums. They are ideal for heavy Rock or Country tone (what I play).

In my opinion they are a better made drum head for toms and kick drum if you want to record and don't have a sound engineer to dial in each tom.

I have always used mics and the sound I get is the best no nonsense tone because there is no need to tweak an EQ to eliminate bongy tone, just add or cut a little volume and it's pretty solid.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome

By Eddie

from Sacramento, CA

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Comments about Performance II Drumhead:

Perfect drum heads for loud and soft drumming that takes a beating.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound

By RandO

from Dartmouth, MA

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      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      I really love these Aquarian Heads. I put them on a low end cocktail kit and it made a huge difference! The kit now sounds as good as any regular kit I have played, and I would not hesitate to use it for any of the gigs I play. Bottom line: a fabulous improvement in the sound of my drums!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Warm...Like a tube Bass Amp

      By Steve Contreras AKA

      from Riverside Ca.

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      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      I have a Gretsch Catalina Birch Fusion kit. The toms are shallow and birch shells have a lot of mids and high's. I wanted some Heads to warm them up and give them some low's. These heads did the trick and then some. My kit sounds way better, fuller, and projects like never before. Tuning was easy. Bottom heads a tad higher then the batter heads. tune low about a quarter turn to start and adjust from there. easy peasy lemon squeezy! I have Aquarian heads on my entire kit and it sound awesome! Two words...Buy them!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sounding, what a difference

      By Josh-zIi3h

      from Pennsylvania

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      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      I came from using Evans EC2 heads, and as good as they are these make the drum sound so completely different. You can tune them loose, or tight and you will still get that deep sound that is promised. The tuning range is spectacular, these will now be the only heads i use for my current style of music.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Cardboard boxes

      By Chris www.fithrealm.com

      from PA

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      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      I normally use evans G2 heads, but I tried these heads out! I might as well put towels on all my drums. They are all attack!! no sustain and they do not project in a live situation at all. However, they are good for close mic recording, but if you play out and want to be heard, try evans G2's.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Aquarian performance II's

      By iDRUM402

      from Omaha,Ne

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      Seriously, these drum heads are the best i've played on. I used to get evans heads but they popped to easily on my set, then i turned to remo pinstripes which didn't get the sound i was looking for. This is a great drum head. Super durable, amazing sound, amazing quality. Everything about these drum heads is great. It's a great buy nonetheless. I suggest you buy these. I beat the crud out of my drums and these things put up with it just fine.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Performance II Drumhead

      By Sam Seibert

      from Delaware

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      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      Very good drumhead. Gives a nice deep sound. Didn't take forever to tune. Doesn't have a terrible overtone. Hasn't scuffed up and continues to give good sound after a beating.
      Very good drumhead. Gives a nice deep sound. Didn't take forever to tune. Doesn't have a terrible overtone.
      Doesn't scuff up. Continues to give good sound after a beating.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing...

      By SonOfMan85

      from Toledo, OH

      Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

      These are the perfect heads for any loud drummer. Metal, Punk, Grunge, if you beat it with your fist these heads can take it. They last long and they have that great deep tone that you don't have to try too hard to get. They don't get flabby around the edges with low tunings. I own these and recommend them to everyone. and if you want a snare head that's just as great I suggest their Hi- Energy batter. Snares are the first to go out of tune if you play heavy... Not with these. Thanks go have fun!!!

       
      5.0

      For a fatter tom sound than you are getting now, buy this.

      By DrumrPete

      from Illinois

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          Comments about Aquarian Performance II Drumhead:

          This is THE head for a fat, rubbery tom sound. I have these on my larger 12,13,14, and 16" toms. On small toms, 8 & 10" they are fine for reducing ring, but I prefer more of a throaty crack from those sizes, so I typically use a single ply head on those. These heads also reduce the overall volume of the drum, which for me, is what I want. I play in a quiet band. If you mic your drums, then it's perfect.

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