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Aquarian Focus-X Snare Drumhead  14 in.

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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...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      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 31 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (26)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (6)
      • Improves sound (6)
      • Functional (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (6)
      • Practicing (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

      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

      Reviewed by 31 customers

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      5.0

      Another awesome head by Aquarian

      By 

      from Buffalo, Wyoming

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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        5.0

        Focus-X-Drumhead

        By 

        from Boynton beach, Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        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.

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        3.0

        I'll Hum A Few Bars

        By 

        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

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          I LOVE UM

          By 

          from BROOKLYN PARK MN

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          Ask me a question

          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 

            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 

              from Farnham,Qc Canada

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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! ;-)

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                5.0

                Excellent Choice

                By 

                from East Coast

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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 

                  from Columbia, SC

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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 

                        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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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The best!

                        By 

                        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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