An extremely thick drumhead with a controlled and focused sound, the Aquarian Force Ten Coated is designed to take a beating – play it hard and loud.
The Aquarian Force Ten Coated is made with two plies of 10mil film, and a texture coated top layer. At 20mil total thickness, this is a very thick drumhead that has excellent durability. The Aquarian Force Ten is designed to be hit hard and played loud, and these drumheads can produce a big sound.
The Aquarian Force Ten’s thick construction means sustain is kept short, and overtones are minimized. After the initial attack, the Aquarian Force Ten Coated will give you a short, deep and warm tone. When used on toms, the overall sound is focused, warm, and punchy. With snare drums, the Aquarian Force Ten can produce a big cracking sound, especially when hit hard.
Sound-wise, the Aquarian Force Ten Coated is very far towards the warm side of the spectrum. Compared to the Clear Force Ten, the Force Ten Coated is warmer thanks to the top coating. The coated version also has slightly less attack, although both versions of this drumhead are capable of producing a very big sound. Tuned low, the overall sound is deep, punchy, and fat. When tuned higher, the sound becomes more cutting.
The warmer attack means that the Coated Force Ten will cut through slightly less when used on toms. This is not at all a bad thing, unless you need an extremely clear tom sound in extremely loud playing situations. Overall these drumheads sit nicely in the mix with other instruments. If you play in extremely loud environments, use microphones on your toms to ensure the warm sound doesn’t get lost. Alternatively, take a look at the slightly brighter Force Ten Clear. The Force Ten Coated is very cutting as a snare drum head, and comes through loud and clear in any situation, especially when tuned higher. If you need a loud snare drum, the Aquarian Force Ten Coated is an excellent drumhead.
The very thick design means that the Aquarian Force Ten Coated can handle extremely hard hitting. If you’re constantly going through drumheads due to heavy playing, the Force Ten is a great option. Big rimshots are handled with ease, and you can really lay into these drumheads to get a huge sound. Note that the thick design means the Force Ten is not very responsive to light playing or low volume drumming. This is a drumhead designed to be hit hard.
For a very durable head that shines in loud environments, the Aquarian Force Ten Coated is an excellent drumhead choice. These heads will give you the sound you need to be heard loud and clear. While these heads are designed for drumstick use, the textured coating on this version of the Aquarian Force Ten is also responsive to brushes.
Aquarian Force Ten Coated drumheads are made for snare drums and toms, and are available in 8″ to 18″ sizes.