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Post Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:58 am

I recently decided to give the Aquarian Focus-X a try after years of using coated emperors and while i like the sound the coating has been chipping away from day one. I was wondering how other users have fared with the longevity and structural integrity of this specific head. I checked to make sure my sticks aren't damaged to eliminate that as a possible source.Thanks
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Post Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:11 am

I use one on my snare and LOOOOVE it. I use coated response IIs on my toms. You should talk to Mitchell about them, he's like an Aquarian expert.
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Post Fri May 08, 2009 7:58 pm

They sounded good on my XPK's, even when they were OLD! :mrgreen:
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Post Mon May 11, 2009 1:08 pm

I must've gotten a bad head, because I bought a focus X on saturday, put it on my snare sunday, and it just broke around the edge on me not more than 5 minutes ago. The head actually broke off from the ring about halfway around the drum. I'm going to be returning it.
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Post Mon May 11, 2009 1:32 pm

^^^ how tight did you crank it on there?
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Post Mon May 11, 2009 2:24 pm

ForeverThePariah wrote:^^^ how tight did you crank it on there?


Looser than the G2 I've had on that same snare for a year (and the G2 is STILL playable)
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Post Mon May 11, 2009 2:33 pm

yah, honestly, unless you're employing drum corps-tight tuning, no head should pull out of the collar. I haven't had one do that in probably 20 years.
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Post Mon May 11, 2009 2:56 pm

That's why I'm upset, because it wasn't even close to "cranked" and it wasn't even on the snare for 24 hours
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Post Tue May 12, 2009 7:30 am

wow that sucks i would take it in the the music shop you brought it from see if they will switch it out for ya
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Post Tue May 12, 2009 12:22 pm

^^^^^^^

My dad's bringing me out there tomorrow. I'm friends with a few guys there so it shouldn't be a problem
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