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    Heyy people,

    thinking of getting a new batter skin for my bass drum, at the moment I have some random Remo Weather skin, and its more for jazz.... Im into heavy metal etc, so basically a good clear sound with a nice punch! I want to keep my skin to either Aquarian or Evans, So any suggestions??
    Tama superstar Kit:
    14" Snare
    10" 12" 13" Toms
    18" Floor Tom
    22" Bass Drum

    Cymbals:
    13" Sabian AA medium High Hats
    16" Sabian AA medium Crash
    18" Sabian AA large Ride
    16" Paiste Power Crash

    Pedal: Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal
    High Hat Stand: Tama Stage Master High Hat Stand

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    Most drummers are using the new Evans Emad. I use the Remo PS3 on my batter and Aquarian 2ply on the reso. I will have to change my batter someday and I am not sure what I will put on. So far the PS3 has been doing it's job. New products coming out all the time and it confusing but then that is the way this world works. Good luck on whatever you pick.
    Keep on drumming and have fun doing it.

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    Pearl Sensitone 14x5.5 steel alloy snare
    Vintage Slingerland " Festival" steel snare 14x5
    Zildjian A's (avendis) Vintage 70's era
    17 med thin crash, 14 new beat hhts and 21 sweet crash/ride
    Zildjian K 18 med thin crash
    Pearl 1000 series all double braced hadware: 2 cymbal stands , 1 boom stand, hhts stand, snare stand
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    Aquarian Super Kick or the Evans EMAD, GMAD. Can't go wrong with any of them.

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    Alright dude thanks!
    Tama superstar Kit:
    14" Snare
    10" 12" 13" Toms
    18" Floor Tom
    22" Bass Drum

    Cymbals:
    13" Sabian AA medium High Hats
    16" Sabian AA medium Crash
    18" Sabian AA large Ride
    16" Paiste Power Crash

    Pedal: Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal
    High Hat Stand: Tama Stage Master High Hat Stand

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    'Aquarian Super Kick single ply' or the two ply?
    Tama superstar Kit:
    14" Snare
    10" 12" 13" Toms
    18" Floor Tom
    22" Bass Drum

    Cymbals:
    13" Sabian AA medium High Hats
    16" Sabian AA medium Crash
    18" Sabian AA large Ride
    16" Paiste Power Crash

    Pedal: Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal
    High Hat Stand: Tama Stage Master High Hat Stand

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    I would suggest...

    Evans EMAD
    Aquarian Superkick II
    Remo Powerstroke III
    Kevin
    DW Performance series - Gun Metal Metalic Lacquer
    24/12/16 6.5x14
    Sabian AA/AAX hi-hats & crashes
    Sabian HHX Evolution ride

    Drummers can be very tempomental.....

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    Hey guys - I'm brand new here and this is my very first post on the forum.

    I started drumming at the tender young age of 33 almost 8 years ago, and the very first bass drum batter head I ever bought was a clear Evans EMAD. At one point I tried a single ply Superkick, but didn't care for it, and I like what I get out of the EMAD so well that I'm reluctant to try anything else.

    I like it because it's really punchy, yet retains some resonance. By comparison I found the Superkick to be almost all attack, and it lacked the roundness I like in the EMAD. I've used both coated and clear - the coated is a bit more controlled and a bit warmer than the clear, but I like them both. I only got the coated because they were out of clears at the time, but I'll use either one - doesn't matter to me.

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    welcome, trickg. Good to see new members contributing.

    I have tried a bunch too, but I just LOVE my EMAD too.
    Kevin
    DW Performance series - Gun Metal Metalic Lacquer
    24/12/16 6.5x14
    Sabian AA/AAX hi-hats & crashes
    Sabian HHX Evolution ride

    Drummers can be very tempomental.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickg View Post
    Hey guys - I'm brand new here and this is my very first post on the forum.

    I started drumming at the tender young age of 33 almost 8 years ago, and the very first bass drum batter head I ever bought was a clear Evans EMAD. At one point I tried a single ply Superkick, but didn't care for it, and I like what I get out of the EMAD so well that I'm reluctant to try anything else.

    I like it because it's really punchy, yet retains some resonance. By comparison I found the Superkick to be almost all attack, and it lacked the roundness I like in the EMAD. I've used both coated and clear - the coated is a bit more controlled and a bit warmer than the clear, but I like them both. I only got the coated because they were out of clears at the time, but I'll use either one - doesn't matter to me.
    I agree with you. I like the EMAD better but I found that (with the old version) of the EMAD that the SKII lasts longer.

    That said, Evans has made changed to the EMAD and I'll be switching back to that soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
    I agree with you. I like the EMAD better but I found that (with the old version) of the EMAD that the SKII lasts longer.

    That said, Evans has made changed to the EMAD and I'll be switching back to that soon.
    The EMAD I'm currently running on my SMX is a couple of years old at the least - it's going dead, but it's still usable because I use Remo FALAM Slam patches, which are really tough and will outlast about any head they are used on.

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    I'm all for the superkick II. I have used the emad on my old kick, it was a reliable head and will get the job done if it has the sound youre looking for. I found the SKII to have more punch and i love it. Best of luck
    -Steven

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    Aquarian SKII plus Regulator equals awesome!


    2017 DW Design 5 piece Tobacco Burst
    Evans, Remo

    2010 Tama Superstars 5 piece Birch BPG
    Evans, Aquarian

    200? Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 piece Black and Silver Sparkle
    Evans, Aquarian

    1980 Slingerland 7 piece Poplar/Maple White
    Evans

    Tama SLP Black Brass

    Yamaha DTX532k

    Tama RoadPro hardware
    Speed Cobra 310 bass pedal
    Camco/Tama bass pedal
    DW5000 double bass pedal

    Zildjian

    14" New Beat High Hats
    14" A Custom High Hats
    6", 8", 10" Fast Splashs
    12" A Custom Splash
    15" A Custom Crash
    15" K Custom Dark Crash
    16" A Fast Crash
    17" A Custom Projection Crash
    18" A Custom Projection Crash
    18" A Rock Crash
    18" China
    18" A Medium Thin Crash
    19" A Rock Crash
    20" Zildjian A Ride
    20" Zildjian A Custom Ride

    Miktek, Audix and Shure Mics
    Vater sticks

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    Aquarian SuperKick II
    Remo Powerstroke 3
    Evans EMAD 2
    - Zack

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    All the heads posted here will do the trick.

    I just picked up an Evans GMAD and I freakin love the thing.

    The GMAD is a thick single ply so it has some of the feel of a EMAD but with some of the durability of an EMAD 2.

    I also have some Remo Falams on it and it gives it great attack and click with some serious thunder.
    HHMMMM!...FIRE BAAAADD!!

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    I have an EMAD batter, stock resonant with hole, and no dampening on a 20" maple drum and is sings. I am loving the Vater vintage bommer beater lately as well. I have a nice sustain after a mostly focused attack.

    I've really eager to try out the new Powerstoke Pro soon.
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    Remo Powerstroke Pro... ooooo... I've gotta try it. Probably a lot like the EMAD.

    The only two constants I have are DW and Zildjian.

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    Evans EQ series, 1, 2, 3, or 4, with Remo Fiberskyn resos or Evans EQ3 ported that I have on one of them, stock Rogers Ambassador clear on another with port. I have two 18," two 20," one 22," and one 24." On the 24" I have a Remo PS3 pin clear batter.

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    Thumbs up for SKII here as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nechre View Post
    Remo Powerstroke Pro... ooooo... I've gotta try it. Probably a lot like the EMAD.
    Basically the same thing, but the ring is attached and not switchable.

    Website with free full song transcriptions: redeyepercussion.com
    Youtube channel with covers, lessons, and product reviews: youtube.com/RedeyeSPR

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    Evans EMAD onyx
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    I use an emad and I really like it, but I am sure any suggested here will work well.

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    One more EMAD fan...although the Aquarian SuperKick II is a winner as well. For punch, a ported reso head will be your best choice.
    Yamaha Oak Custom 22x17 with Brass Hoop Claws,10-12-14 racks, 16 Floor and all toms have Brass Hoops and a Tama Starclassic Bubinga Elite 14x6.5 snare in Quilted Mocha Burst and Black Nickel hardware. All hi-end Zildjian Cymbals - K Dark Thin crashes & splashes, Avedis Zildjian 1964 ride, K Custom hats plus New Beat hats on Closed X-Hat.


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    am i the only one that plays an emperor, or ambassador?
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    evans eq 3 clear ......like rocky hitting a cow ...thump!

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