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Scott Pellegrom's Aquarian Arsenal

Article by Sean Mitchell // June 01 2014
Scott Pellegrom's Aquarian Arsenal

Scott Pellegrom has become one of the fastest rising stars in the clinician world. The humble phenom has his hand in many areas of the drumming industry including a teaching studio, his own band, his clinic performances as well as a uber busy recording schedule. We caught up with Scott recently and asked him about his choice of drum heads and the reasons he has been with Aquarian for so long. 

Scott, do you remember the first time you heard an Aquarian head? What was your reaction? 

Yes I absolutely do and it may a bit unfair to any other company because it was Derico Watson! I was hooked and haven't played anything else, it's been over 15 years of Aquarian for me.  

What heads do you use on the snare and what do you feel sets (your current snare heads) apart from other heads you have tried in the past. 

Aquarian has all of the feel, pure tone and extreme durability, no one else can make a head like Aquarian. I generally use Classic Clear for reso and Hi-Velocity or Reverse Power Dot for the batter side.

What heads are you using on each of your toms and how did you come to these choices? 

I vary from gig to gig. I love the Super 2's and Texture Coated, I always have those in stock for every gig/clinic/session  

Can you give us a quick run down on how you tune your toms for a clinic vs in the studio or on a live gig? 

For everything I tune to the gig, musical situation, and venue/situation. Over all I appreciate the feel of the heads and the tone to inspire the right ideas. 

For many drummers, their kick sound is the ultimate measure of success. What kick heads are you using and can you give us your tips for a great kick sound? 

Super Kick II and that's it. Literally almost everyone I know uses a Super Kick II or secretly uses Super kick II. Once it's on my bass drum it sounds amazing! 




Let's talk a little about the line up and options Aquarian offers. Have you tried other Aquarian heads (aside from your set up) and what would be some alternate options you could see yourself using?

I've tried everything and asked for some pretty whacky things as well. I love the Vintage heads and need to use them more in the studio, also the Triple Threat has been a godsend on the road. 

Do you use any other Aquarian products and what has been your experience using that gear?

I've tried a bit of everything, a few years back I demoed the inHeads at NAMM and I need to get my hands on those soon because they are the future. 

You work with many talented producers, what has been their reaction to the Aquarian set up you use?

Everyone from sound engineers, producers and musical directors always love the sound!




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Sean Mitchell

Sean Mitchell has been an active participant in the drumming industry for over 20 years. He has studied under Crash Test Dummies drummer Mitch Dorge and Drumming's Global Ambassador Dom Famularo. Sean is also a songwriter and regularly performs with his wife (and singer) Jill Mitchell. Sean proudly endorses Aquarian Drumheads.

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