Funk /soul bass drum size

Funky Drummer 9294

Junior Member
Hello.Im having trouble chosing between a 20x14 or a 22x14 .The kind of funk i play is james brown the meters sly and the family stone rufus red hot chili peppers parliment funkadelic and tower of power.The soul bands i play are al green Otis Redding Wilson Pickett Booker T. & the M.G.'s.there both ludwig classic maples.Thanks Peace
 

wsabol

Gold Member
Ziggaboo (The Meters) and Al Jackson (Wilson PIckett, Booker T, and probably Otis Redding) both used 20x14.. I'd go with that.
 
I have generally used a 22x14 or a 24x14 on rock-funk-r&b type gigs. Well, on New Years due to a smaller stage, I brought out my Ludwigs with a 20x14, 8x12 and 14x14. They were perfect! The 20 really worked great for the old school r&b and JB styled funk.

I'd give a 20x14 a try.
 
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