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mmulcahy1 01-27-2013 04:40 AM

Bass Drum Head Recommendations
 
Hello, everybody,

I'm currently in the market for a new batter head for my bass. At the moment, I have an EMAD2 and I don't really care for it. I hear a plastic sound, not the bass drum. I have tuned it at JAW and have tried it a bit tighter - this results in lots of undesirable pedal rebound.

The main genre I play is Rock/Classic Rock.

Also, besides batter head recommendations, I'd like to find out more about possibly changing the reso head, too. Where do I go with that?

Thanks.

Terrence R 01-31-2013 10:40 PM

Re: Bass Drum Head Recommendations
 
Have u tryed the single ply Emad? Or the Aquarian SuperKick?

rtliquid 02-01-2013 02:12 AM

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SuperKick 2 and Regulator.

opentune 02-01-2013 02:45 AM

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PS3 batter and Amb reso.
Pedal rebound can be reduced with a ported reso, if you've not done that already.

drum4fun27302 02-03-2013 02:22 AM

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Super kick 2 and ported regulator (small offset hole I believe ) nothing else in the drum

konaboy 02-03-2013 02:29 AM

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Remo Powerstroke 3 batter and reso. If it's too much ring go to the fabric store buy some felt and cut a 2" wide piece and place it between the batter and bearing edge keeping it tight as you tune the head. That will take a little of the overtone out. That's a trick that's been done by decades. I've done this on two kits and it sounds awesome

Dre25 02-03-2013 03:35 PM

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Agreed, ps3 batter and reso.

tard 02-03-2013 07:59 PM

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SK1 and ported regulator, music123 has them as a package, both heads, a double kick patch and free shipping for $62

Bo Eder 02-03-2013 08:33 PM

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I have a clear PowerStroke 3 as my batter head, and a smooth white Emperor with a felt strip as the reso head. No ports. You can hear it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C84UR..._UNB5Q&index=1

The microphone is on one of those short desktop stands, next to my bass drum pedal, pointing up at about 40-degrees to where the beater makes impact. So in this recording you're hearing the bass drum as it would sound to you as you play it (I'm so happy I finally tried this I'm telling everybody all about it ;)

Terrence R 02-03-2013 09:47 PM

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It has really nice attack. Good thinking. Is that a 24" bass drum? Or 26"?

Bo Eder 02-03-2013 11:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrence R (Post 1107066)
It has really nice attack. Good thinking. Is that a 24" bass drum? Or 26"?

It's a 26, and I'm totally diggin' it. If anything, when I'm playing soft-to-medium, I'm working even less, allowing me to 'dance' a bit more on the pedal as opposed to having to work it all the time. And when I slam, there's certainly enough body and tone there to shake the walls.

huskytool 02-04-2013 05:40 AM

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I presently use Evans heads exclusively so GMAD on batter, no mufflers and any Reso head which I double stick tape the small muffler ring from batter onto the reso. No muffling at all in a birch 22x20. I have also used the Superkick II In the past on a maple kit and it was quite good.

gconyers 02-12-2013 05:00 AM

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Just tried a coated EMAD 2 and a smooth Regulator with no other muffling and what an awesome sound...deep, feel the thud in your chest type of sound

luckylittleme 02-18-2013 02:28 PM

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I'd recommend an Aquarian Superkick II for good definition.

porter 02-18-2013 07:33 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Dre25 (Post 1106951)
Agreed, ps3 batter and reso.

Third-ed (?). I have a clear batter and smooth white reso (though I would go with a fiberskyn or coated one now).

mitkoni 02-25-2013 03:25 AM

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EMAD2 with a kick port on the stock reso head and no extra muffling . The kick drum is 22" Catalina Ash. I really like the sound, but I don't think it will work for a very fast double kick style of playing. So depends what are you after. But I really like the impact that the kick port gives.

konaboy 02-25-2013 04:22 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mitkoni (Post 1113121)
EMAD2 with a kick port on the stock reso head and no extra muffling . The kick drum is 22" Catalina Ash. I really like the sound, but I don't think it will work for a very fast double kick style of playing. So depends what are you after. But I really like the impact that the kick port gives.


Why is that? the material the drum is made from has nothing to do with whether it can be used for double bass.

canada_rokzz 02-27-2013 11:45 AM

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I tried a Super Kick 10 on my PDP kit a couple weeks ago and loved it!


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