Originally Posted by areFish
the kick drum is the gem of this kit (although the floor toms might be a close second). I'm using the plastic side of a DW beater and it sounds incredible. I've been playing a 20" kick so that might have something to do with it.
Going from a 20" to a 22" does make a difference..also going from birch to maple does as well (maybe more so - this is not a knock against birch - to my ears it's just a more focused sound, whereas the maple is more open/resonant)...I went the same route with my two kits..yea..a maple 22' kick hits harder/louder/fuller than 20" birch..:)..in my drum room you can actually feel the 22" sound hit you in the chest (if you know what I mean)...