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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...Read More

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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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      5.0

      They're tone rings.

      By Franchi$e

      from Twin Cities, MN

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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          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!

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            5.0

            Wonderful, makes any drum sound better

            By alex

            from Undisclosed

            About Me Professional Musician

            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.

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              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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                5.0

                Outstanding Prices, Quality and Service

                By Bobby Cottonwood

                from Las Vegas, NV.

                About Me Professional Musician

                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":

                    The box the item came in was so huge I wonder how you can stay in business if you continue to use such large boxes and shipping methods.

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                    5.0

                    Absolute game changer!

                    By Krupa74

                    from sedalia,mo

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    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.

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                      (3 of 3 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

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                      5.0

                      good

                      By guitmesa

                      from Covington, LA

                      About Me Novice

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Threw these on my stock heads that came with my new gretsch kit since I'm not real sure what heads I want yet and because I wanted to at least get a little use out of the stockers. These things take out all of the ring, if that's what you're looking for then get them. It is a little more than I really wanted, but overall these things made the kit sound way better.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice way to dampen unwanted ring.

                          By mike d

                          from Salt Lake City

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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.

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            These helped

                            By John Lee

                            from Undisclosed

                            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.
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