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|DxM| Malice
05-28-2010, 06:45 PM
Title says it all, what reso's should I get? Also for bass drum I'm considering this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Aquarian-Super-Kick-1---Regulator-Bass-Drum-Head-Pre-Pack-100002721-i1141568.gc

let me know what you think about this. I play death metal, I have a Mapex M birch kit. Let me know if you think other heads would be better.

Blk Diamond
05-28-2010, 07:05 PM
Well Malice,

I would say a single ply head like an Evans G1 or something similar as a reso.

As far as the bass drum heads go, the Aquarian SK1/Regulator combo is very popular choice.

|DxM| Malice
05-28-2010, 07:15 PM
Would the superkick 1 or 2 give me that more clicky punchy sound?

GTHO_PhaseIII
05-28-2010, 07:36 PM
G1 resos.

If you want the clicky, fake triggered sound, look into the click pads, or whatever they are.

drummermuz
05-28-2010, 11:07 PM
go for punch, click is done in the studio. and the SKI will give you punch. thats a good combo there, you wont be disappointed

Black_Magic1514
05-29-2010, 12:24 AM
I love the aquarian regulator with the 4" port. I paired it up with an evans emad because I enjoy being able to play with the muffling and create different sound combos. Try g1 resos or if its a larger drum over 12" you could also throw some evans ec1 on there as well.

|DxM| Malice
05-29-2010, 12:38 AM
I saw they now make the EC resonant thats suppose to pair with the EC2 SST, so i'm thinking EC2 SST Coated over EC Reso. With the aquarian package thing, will the one ply kick hold up? I've only played 2 ply kicks before. My sizes are
8x7 10x8 12x9 14x5.5 14x14 22x18

ijcustom
05-29-2010, 01:18 AM
G1 clear reso's,

anything double ply on your kick batter is going to have more punch and attack ( click ) than a single ply.

ijcustom
05-29-2010, 03:10 AM
I saw they now make the EC resonant thats suppose to pair with the EC2 SST, so i'm thinking EC2 SST Coated over EC Reso. With the aquarian package thing, will the one ply kick hold up? I've only played 2 ply kicks before. My sizes are
8x7 10x8 12x9 14x5.5 14x14 22x18

1 ply kick will be fine, say you change your 2 ply every 6 months, you'd be changing the 1 ply ever 5 months, Hardly see's a significant decrease in lifespan.

bbuduliss
05-29-2010, 03:47 AM
G1 clear reso's,


Yeah, G1's are my favourite
For kick drum my choice would be EQ3 clear batter with EQ3 black reso

abugazi
05-29-2010, 05:03 AM
Evans makes a specific Resonant head, ironically enough called "Genera Resonant". There is also a thinner version called "Genera Resonant Glass". The Resonants will be fine... the Reso Glass may work better due to the thicker nature of the EC2's, but they seem harder to find in stores in my area. You should be okay w/ the Resonants! Let us know what you get and how it works out for you.

MisfitDrummer88
05-30-2010, 12:55 AM
I have EC2's over G1's I couldn't be any happier. They have quite a dark tone to them (deep sound). As for the kick drum I would use an Aquarian Super Kick 2 with Aquarian Small Black hole regulator. That set-up should be quite ideal with a maple set-up and death metal.

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05-30-2010, 01:20 AM
I saw they now make the EC resonant thats suppose to pair with the EC2 SST, so i'm thinking EC2 SST Coated over EC Reso. With the aquarian package thing, will the one ply kick hold up? I've only played 2 ply kicks before. My sizes are
8x7 10x8 12x9 14x5.5 14x14 22x18

That's a lot of muffling on the toms, but if you play a lot of metal I guess it's OK. I realize that the appeal of the EC drumheads is that they are supposedly easier to tune because they reduce overtones, but I think you are compromising a lot of the drums sound potential with them.

|DxM| Malice
05-30-2010, 12:17 PM
I don't want toms to sound like cardboard, I bought a nice birch drumset and want to let it sing. I would of bought a Mark V if I wanted cardboard. I'm going with Ec2 SST Coated over G1's.

dlute
05-30-2010, 12:41 PM
Since you bought a nice set of birch drums and you want them to sing, the next time you re-head your set try the Evans GPlus head ( a thicker 1-ply) or Evans G2. The EC2 heads already achieve what the birch drums were designed to do. Create lots of attack, focus the sound and enhance bottom end. With these types of drums and heads, you may be going overboard and destroying the very sound your drums were designed to produce. If you don't want your drums to sound like cardboard from the audience, then EC2s aren't for you. They sound great in the near field and for close micing, but get lost in the mix acoustically.

|DxM| Malice
05-30-2010, 01:03 PM
Yea it's my birthday on the 10th so i'm gonna ask for some new heads. This is the video that got me into the heads. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs2NDRBQ0GI

|DxM| Malice
05-30-2010, 01:08 PM
This sounds like his toms are triggered? am I wrong? They look like coated emperors and sound awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_gen5lRvQk

wiirluvenit
05-30-2010, 01:14 PM
I got an awesome sound using a SK1/PS3 Ported nothing in the drum and I had an evans falam patch with plastic beaters and everyone was like is that triggered? and a friend asked if I had a click pad on

wiirluvenit
05-30-2010, 01:17 PM
There not triggered but miced and processed.

|DxM| Malice
05-30-2010, 01:59 PM
it says pre production tho