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Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead  13 Inches

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Overview
  • 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
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    $32.00 - $33.00
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      Aquarian

      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

      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 29 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (24)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

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        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (5)
      • Good quality (4)
      • Functional (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional musician (4)

        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.

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        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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        3.0

        I'll Hum A Few Bars

        By TV

        from PA And SFO

        About Me Professional Musician

        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

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          5.0

          I LOVE UM

          By BIG DEE

          from BROOKLYN PARK MN

          About Me Experienced

          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

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            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.

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              4.0

              At last...

              By Musicman

              from Farnham,Qc Canada

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              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! ;-)

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                5.0

                Excellent Choice

                By Flow9:38

                from East Coast

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                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.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic Snare Head

                  By LilDrummerShack

                  from Columbia, SC

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                    Cons

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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!

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                        5.0

                        Focus-X Snare Head

                        By Jeffrey Peterson

                        from Willmar, MN

                        Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

                        This head will last a long time. It's the best my snare has ever sounded!

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                        5.0

                        The best!

                        By John Souligny

                        from Northwest

                        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.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome snare head!!

                        By Daniel Dillon

                        from Undisclosed

                        Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

                        Great response! Great sound live with or without mics and in the studio. Enough power for rock and anything else that you love to play. Only snare head I buy.

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                        5.0

                        Go To Drumhead for Snare

                        By Steven Scheifley

                        from Central Texas

                        Comments about Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead:

                        The Aquarian Focus-X Texture-Coated drumhead is my go to drumhead for snare. The vented ring underneath takes out just enough over-ring to make it work wonders in the studio, but it equally sings out in live situations as well. No more need for rings that fly off or moongel that can eventually buzz or the dreaded duct tape which ruins heads! And this head is very durable, tunes easily, has great tone and lasts a long time. I've yet to break an Aquarian Texture-Coated Focus-X snare head. Then again, I'm not really a heavy hitter. I use Vic Firth 5A and their AJ3, AJ4 and AJ5 sticks. Now Aquarian does have a power dot version of this drumhead for those who like to pummel their drums into submission. But for me, these heads are perfect. I used to play Remo Ambassadors and Evans GI coated heads, but Aquarians to me just work better. One more point to mention. Last year, I had ordered a thin snare bottom head, and it got damaged from shipping. So I called Aquarian about this, and I was transferred directly to Roy Burns himself who was extremely nice, and he had Aquarian send out a brand new snare bottom head at no charge. Most times, I'm placed on hold forever and deal with people whose job it is to be rude or to say no, but that's not the case with Aquarian. They treat their customers right.

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