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Old 06-23-2007, 05:11 PM
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hey guys, quick question

what could i use for a felt strap? i dont keep any padding in my bass drum, but i just bought a new reso, a coated ambassador, and it doesnt have those ring things that an eq3 does for example, and the overtones are insane. i dont wanna have to muffle it with anything, so what could substitute for a good feltstrap?
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:22 PM
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Go out to the hardware store, buy some weatherstripping. Take it and put it around the head in the same place that the rings would be if the head had them- you can also do more than one set of rings, however many it takes to get the desired sound. I find that this takes out overtones as well as anything else.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:36 PM
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This is what I do... Take a small stuffed animal and place it between the pedal and the head. Works great. My teacher is always complimenting me on my bass drum sound. I showed him the stuffed animal and he said he was gonna run out and get one the next day. I'll take a pic of it later.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:16 PM
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i was thinking more of the strap/strip things that bonahm used for example. ill try the weatherstriping if i have enoguh time to run out and get one today. thanks hawk

im just looking for some quick help, i dont appreciate the smart ass comment man
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:20 PM
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im just looking for some quick help, i dont appreciate the smart ass comment man
I hope you weren't referring to my post. This is really what I do. It is not a joke. It's no different than the muffbone... www.paulkreibich.com/muffbone/home.html
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:28 PM
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Another thing you could try is just pick up some felt and a fabric store and cut it into shape with scissors or a utility knife. That way you can adjust the dimensions to exactly what you need.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:29 PM
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oo, sorry dude, i misinterpreted your comment then. sorry about that.

im talking about the resonant head. ive got a superkick 2 as the batter, so thats taken care of, but im not sure how to take care of my reso. ill figure something out before the show today
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:32 PM
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Oh. Sorry. I used a strip from a bedsheet on the reso-head on my last kit. Alot of people use felt but a strip of old bedsheet works great as well.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:42 PM
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An old tie, a strip cut off a towel, blanket, t-shirt...
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My method is but two pieces of duct tape on the batter head on the left and right side of the head (vertically). Then I cut out a square piece of cotton from an old white t-shirt and tape it to where the bass drum beater hits the head. It sounds great.

I have a Remo Coated Ambassador on the batter and a Gretsch stock bass drum head on the reso.
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