DJ. If you're gonna go with one of the 2 choices (EC2 or Pinstripes) go the with the new technology EC2. Pinstripes are old news. They will go flat after 3TO 6 months. THEY DO NOT LAST LONG AT ALL. Personally, I going right back Aquarian. They sound good as do Evans and Remo, but they last alot longer.Trust me lil man I've in the game for 30yrs. and played alot of different heads and know what I'm talking about. If you're looking for a warm sound pinstripe are not the way to go. They are tuddy, good for heavy playing. They sound ok behind the set, but when you're in front of the set at a distance, they lose alot of natural sound that the wood provides. It's like a choker. Evans have a fundemental problem also.The metal hoops are weak and will slip out from the skin. It happened to me twice. They sound good, but I'm not going through that again. Aquarians have stronger reinforced hoops and they sound great... Ultimately find out for yourself and keep an open-minded prospective and decide for yourself. If your ear say so and if they feel good when you hit them, than you have your anwser.