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Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16" 

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The #2 Aquarian Studio Rings Set's 1"-wide drum muffling rings create that great studio sound when playing live without choking the drum. Includes 10...Click To Read More About This Product

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The #2 Aquarian Studio Rings Set's 1"-wide drum muffling rings create that great studio sound when playing live without choking the drum. Includes 10", 12", 14", and 16" rings.


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AquarianStudio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16"
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (9)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Improves sound (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wonderful, makes any drum sound better

Saw these on a buddy's kit a few years ago and tried them out, have been hooked ever since. I use them on ALL of my drums. As someone who regularly sells used...Read complete review

Saw these on a buddy's kit a few years ago and tried them out, have been hooked ever since. I use them on ALL of my drums. As someone who regularly sells used gear, they are an irreplaceable accessory. Takes all the overtone and ring out of the drums. Even a cheap kit with cheap heads can sound good with one of these babies. I use them on everything from Sound Percussion up to DW. Can't say enough good things, definitely buy them if you don't have some. You will kick yourself for waiting so long to get them.

I have tried the other brands and like Evans E-rings also, but all things Aquarian are good quality so I stick with these. Not a fan of Remo-s, they are too lightweight and cause a buzz on the drumhead.

In sum, no matter what the application (live, studio, practice) and no matter what drum (cheap to expensive), these rings are a great investment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good, but not perfect...

I do work professionally in music, primarily as a producer and recording engineer, but also as a musician. I think these are very effective. Taking an overly "ringy" head and...Read complete review

I do work professionally in music, primarily as a producer and recording engineer, but also as a musician. I think these are very effective. Taking an overly "ringy" head and easily taming it. While they work great, it might be a little too much in some cases.

I have a serious suggestion, and that is that a "graded" approach might make more sense. What I mean by that is that the rings are all 1" strips. On my 16" Tom, this is the perfect amount of damping. On my 14" Snare, it's nice and tight,maybe a tad too tight in some cases, but good. On my 12" Tom, its starting to be a bit much on the damping, and on my 10" tom is heavily damped. Because the ring width doesn't change, it makes your drums progressively more damped as they get smaller in size. In a studio setting, that can be problematic. It would be very wise if they made a set with maybe a 1/4" ring for 10" toms, a 1/2" ring for 12" toms, a 3/4" ring for 14" toms/snares, and a 1" ring for large drums. That way, the amount of damping would be more consistent across the kit.

I will keep these and continue to use them, but over time I will make adjustments as I just noted in order to have my kit finely tuned for recording in the studio

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good, but not perfect...

By matttheproducerman

from Tampa, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Inconsistent Damping

Best Uses

  • Recording

Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

I do work professionally in music, primarily as a producer and recording engineer, but also as a musician. I think these are very effective. Taking an overly "ringy" head and easily taming it. While they work great, it might be a little too much in some cases.

I have a serious suggestion, and that is that a "graded" approach might make more sense. What I mean by that is that the rings are all 1" strips. On my 16" Tom, this is the perfect amount of damping. On my 14" Snare, it's nice and tight,maybe a tad too tight in some cases, but good. On my 12" Tom, its starting to be a bit much on the damping, and on my 10" tom is heavily damped. Because the ring width doesn't change, it makes your drums progressively more damped as they get smaller in size. In a studio setting, that can be problematic. It would be very wise if they made a set with maybe a 1/4" ring for 10" toms, a 1/2" ring for 12" toms, a 3/4" ring for 14" toms/snares, and a 1" ring for large drums. That way, the amount of damping would be more consistent across the kit.

I will keep these and continue to use them, but over time I will make adjustments as I just noted in order to have my kit finely tuned for recording in the studio

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful, makes any drum sound better

By alex

from Undisclosed

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

    Saw these on a buddy's kit a few years ago and tried them out, have been hooked ever since. I use them on ALL of my drums. As someone who regularly sells used gear, they are an irreplaceable accessory. Takes all the overtone and ring out of the drums. Even a cheap kit with cheap heads can sound good with one of these babies. I use them on everything from Sound Percussion up to DW. Can't say enough good things, definitely buy them if you don't have some. You will kick yourself for waiting so long to get them.

    I have tried the other brands and like Evans E-rings also, but all things Aquarian are good quality so I stick with these. Not a fan of Remo-s, they are too lightweight and cause a buzz on the drumhead.

    In sum, no matter what the application (live, studio, practice) and no matter what drum (cheap to expensive), these rings are a great investment.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolute game changer!

    By Krupa74

    from sedalia,mo

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Floor Tom Alone Is Worth
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • I Completely Recommend
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

      All drummers need these rings; beginner or recording artist. The snare pops to life. Toms get a nice tone like they deserve. I've never heard a floor tom sound so good. And I was really sceptical about that but completely amazed!i am now a believer. You will not be disappointed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice way to dampen unwanted ring.

      By mike d

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not adjustable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

        These definitely cut down on ring, and are easy to use. Just throw them on your drum and done. They take a little too much ring out for me, for a live setting, but would be great for recording or studio work.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        These helped

        By John Lee

        from Undisclosed

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        Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

        After tuning kit, I was still getting more over tone than what I wanted. These helped a lot. Plus, depending on the application i.e playing in different venues or in the studio, you only need to remove them if they are not appropriate.
        Easy to apply
        Good
        Good

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just enough muffling

        By gorkster

        from Ottawa Canada

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        Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

        These are simple and great rings that do what they're supposed to. The Evans rings are of the same quality but twice as wide, muffling the drum more (which can be good or bad) but are slightly more prone to rattle with long decaying floor toms, which is what I use these for. These still rattled a little but it's not really noticeable, they do their job well.If you have die-cast hoops like I do, they are known to muffle a bit as it is, and (arguably) the best sounding drums aren't muffled at all - so I say if you have to muffle, use these so you won't over kill it.. especially with die cast.But yeah, try and get it sounding good without muffling rings first (tuning, changing heads, etc). These just help the sound to decay a bit smoother/faster. Good buy.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Goodbye Moongels!!

        By Jacqueline C.

        from PBG, FL

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        Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

        For this price, I got a great tom sound. My toms were ok, and the moongels were barely cutting it. They were falling off etc...These dont fit on the bottom of my drum, so i just simply lay them on top of the head-fine sound, some rattling but not noticeable. AWESOME AWESOME recorded sound.

         
        5.0

        They're tone rings.

        By Franchi$e

        from Twin Cities, MN

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

            They muffle the overtones without losing attack or nuance of tone. Ya just put em on your drums and they sound better. Not rocket science.

             
            5.0

            Tama 5pc Imperialstar

            By Jerry71

            from Baton Rouge, LA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Drums
              • In Home Use

              Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

              I bought these to lessen the overtones and they work well, but I also elected to buy the mini EMADS by Evans. I use the EMADS on my bottom heads stretched all the way out. With both my drums sound awesome with a nice flatter sound and 0 overtones. Good luck!

               
              5.0

              Simple Solution

              By DTM

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Aquarian Studio Rings Set #2 - 10",12",14",16":

                I like e to tune my drums wide open with lots of ring. This makes the audio engineer's job hard. By placing the studio rings on the head, the unwanted frequencies are reduced without loosing too much tone, and the drums sound better when close miked.

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