One of the thinnest batter drumheads available, the Aquarian Concert 5 is an incredibly sensitive, bright, and open snare drum head.
The Aquarian Concert 5 is made with a single ply of coated 5mil film, making this incredibly thin drumhead perfect for when sensitivity and responsiveness are paramount. The responsive coating means that this drumhead plays very well with both sticks and brushes. Designed for lower volume playing (or higher volumes with a microphone on the snare), every subtlety and ghost note will be heard. The very thin construction of the Aquarian Concert 5 gives this drumhead a very open sound, allowing for a nice range of overtones and good sustain when left undampened. Note: If you’re a heavy hitter, you’ll need to rethink your playing style or find a different drumhead, because the Concert 5 won’t hold up well to very hard playing.
Tip: Tune this drumhead to a medium or high tension. Tune it too low and you’ll risk damaging it quickly, unless you’re playing with a very light touch. This drumhead can also be damaged by very heavy hitting due to the very thin ply.
As its name suggests, the Aquarian Concert 5 is an excellent choice for concert snare drum playing. The very thin ply is perfect for concert, orchestral, or symphonic applications, giving great dynamic range to your concert performances.
The Aquarian Concert 5 coated snare drum head is available in both white and black.
Tip: If you’re really in a bind, the Concert 5 can also be used as a resonant snare drum head due to its thin 5mil ply. A standard resonant snare drum head is 3mil, although 5mil options are commonly available. As a resonant snare drum head, the Concert 5 will be less sensitive than a regular resonant snare head, due to the thick coating. Check our our huge guide for more on resonant snare heads: everything you need to know about resonant snare side heads.