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Old 03-26-2013, 06:06 AM
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Default Re: What happened to classic bass drum tuning?

Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold View Post
Bonham did muffle. Sure he didn't stuff the bass drum with blankets et al, but a felt strip on batter and reso is muffling, however you slice it.

And fwiw, so is a PS3. That little plastic ring is there to dampen overtones. Granted it's not a big foam ring....and certainly not the same extent as stuffing the bass drum with a blanket, but it's still a pre-muffled head nonetheless.
Like I said, they used little to no muffling. Felt strip is nothing compared to these pathetic glued on foam rings I keep reading about falling apart.
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