An extremely warm and very controlled bass drum head, giving a deep focused punch without overtones getting in the way. If you’re looking for a quick and fat bass drum head that can handle heavy hitting, the Aquarian Deep Vintage II with Super-Kick Ring is a great choice.
The Aquarian Deep Vintage II with Super-Kick Ring is made with two 10mil plies, a special-coated top layer, and an added felt muffle ring adhered to the inside of the head (the Super-Kick muffling ring). The felt muffling ring is partially glued to the drumhead, allowing part of it to “float” more freely as the head is struck. The floating feature of the ring means that it won’t choke the drumhead too much, which keeps some liveliness in the overall sound. The Deep Vintage II with Super-Kick Ring is a very thick and focused 2-ply drumhead, with added warmth and highly controlled sustain and overtones.
Thanks to its unique coating, the Aquarian Deep Vintage II has an excellent warm sound. Designed to have the look, feel, and sound of calfskin, the special coating gives a much greater emphasis to the midrange and low-end frequencies. Higher pitch tones are greatly reduced, which leaves an overall very warm sound. The vintage coating makes the attack more subtle and a little punchy, again with a strong focus on the warmer side of the sound spectrum.
The Deep Vintage II’s Super-Kick felt muffle ring adds a great amount of control to this bass drum head. Overtones are entirely removed, leaving you with no strange ringing after the head is struck. The sustain is very short, creating an overall sound that is quick, deep, and punchy. Along with the Vintage coating, the Super-Kick ring also helps to reduce higher pitch frequencies, contributing to the very warm and focused sound.
The very thick double-ply design means the Aquarian Deep Vintage II with Super-Kick Ring can take a beating. If you play hard, this bass drum head can handle it… The Deep Vintage II is one of the most durable bass drum heads available. The thick design also contributes to the warmer and more focused sound. This drumhead is great in medium to higher volume music, however the warm sound and more subtle attack can get lost in extremely high volume conditions. If you’re worried about this, add a click patch or use a microphone on the bass drum.
The Aquarian Deep Vintage II with Super-Kick Ring is a great choice for a very warm, very focused, and very controlled bass drum sound. Compared to the Felt Strip Aquarian Deep Vintage II, this drumhead has less sustain and ringing… The Super-Kick ring provides more dampening than the felt strip. There are no overtones and almost no sustain – you’re left with a nice warm punch, and a drumhead that can handle long-term heavy playing.
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