We were talking about UT heads in another thread recently. You find decent kits with them installed... the AQ2 being just one example. Replacing the heads takes them to a whole new level.The AQ2 are really nice . I owned a Safari kit and I would highly recommend swapping out the Chinese Remo heads for some USA heads . The improvement in tone was remarkable . These drums are so easy to dial in and they sound really sweet . They have some very nice finishes as well .
I still have a 3007 blue sparkle kit next to my renowns. Every soundmen we used had nothing but praise for that kit. I didn't use the 12..it was 8....10....16. Odd config but it got me through years of gigs. I like the flexibility of the tom mount. Even though asian I was flying the sonor flag..proudly.Maybe those UT heads were specifically made to be subpar, so as not to eat the sale of higher-end drumsets/drumheads? Either way, I used to play a Force 3007 (the precursur of AQ2) at a rehearsal room, and it was one of the better-sounding house kit I've played on (close runners include Mapex Saturn and DW Performance).
Victor on drumeo one week showed the difference of no EQ and a fully eq'd kit and i will never trust videos again... it was unreal.. I think pretty much anything can sound good when mic'd and eq'd up..Unfortunately, this video has lots of EQ and reverb added to make it sound that way. You're hearing a lot of computer post-processing.
Yes..believe it or not even sonor phonics don't sound....what the hell am I saying!...what I'm TRYING to say is that they won't sound QUITE as incredible..kind of. Well?..yes they will...April fools.Victor on drumeo one week showed the difference of no EQ and a fully eq'd kit and i will never trust videos again... it was unreal.. I think pretty much anything can sound good when mic'd and eq'd up..