Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black) 18 in. 

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Great attack, and consistent tone from drum to drum.

This Response 2 is a 2-ply ebony head that can be tuned tight or loose and played hard or soft and you'll hear every beat. It is manufactured with Aquarian's Vacuum Process that eliminates air bubbles and wrinkles between the two plies. Full sound, great attack and consistent tone from drum to drum.

Safe-T-Loc hoop
This hoop system prevents slippage inside the hoop so that the head does not de-tune during a performance and will not pull out. Tuning is consistent and the head stays in tune.

Sound Curve Collar Design
This design allows the drumhead to seat perfectly on the bearing edge. No wrinkles even with loose tuning. It conforms instantly to any shell design and makes tuning fast, easy, and more accurate.

Triple-Locking System
This unique system provides drummers with previously unheard-of advantages in resonance and playability. Firstly, holes are punched in the bottom of a U-shaped channel formed in the drumhead. These holes allow the epoxy to flow into the "Safe-T-Loc" channel. Secondly, the T-Ribs that form the Safe-T-Loc channel prevent the epoxy and the drumhead from slipping and pulling away from the hoop. Lastly, the Locking Shoulder acts as a "stop" to ensure the correct collar height for the drumhead.

  • 2-ply ebony
  • Full sound
  • Great attack
  • Easy tuning
  • Great stick response
  • Zero slippage inside the hoop
  • Consistent sound
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very nice!


from Dallas, TX

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  • Durable
  • Punchy


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      Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

      I tried these on the kit I use at a church gig and they worked out great. Being behind a plexiglass shield, the drums sound brighter than normal. The Aquarian Response IIs do a great job of controlling high overtones, taming extra resonance, and adding warmth. The drums (Yamaha Absolutes) sound shorter without having to add gaff tape or moongel, but are not choked or dead. Nice and punchy. Easy to tune.

      I bought a few for my own kit, to use for a full volume rock gig. So far, they're producing the same results. Without being surrounded by plexiglass, I was worried they'd be too thuddy and too dark (sound). Not the case, though. Happy drummer here! The black coating is holding up well and not turning my sticks black. They still look good (more importantly sound great) after a few gigs going full blast on them. My full blast may be different than yours - I'm not a super heavy hitter - but they're definitely proving to be durable.

      I wish Aquarian would make a Full Force kick batter with the same black coating. It would visually compliment the kit and bet it would sound good, too.

      I have previous experience with Aquarian's single-ply Texture Coated (white) heads and Classic Clears. The Response IIs are another fine choice from Aquarian. I'll get another set for sure, when the need arises!

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      Cool Heads.


      from Beaumont, CA

      Comments about Aquarian Response 2 Drumhead (Black):

      Have these black heads on a white kit (kinda looks 80s, which is ok I guess). THEY ARE COATED, so just a heads up to folks. Fairly thick as well, my buddies who have no idea how to tune will love these things (similar response as remo pinstripes but with coating)....we'll see how long they last and if the coating stays on for a bit. Overall: The Good - Easy tuning, they're black, coated, sold rim, craftsmanship is outstanding The Bad - Not available or out of stock pretty often, you might not lie black or the fact that they are coated.

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