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Old 07-23-2008, 02:55 PM
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Default Best heads to make bass drum sound like Taiko drum?

I want to mount a 20 X 8 Premier Artist Birch bass drum on a stand and play it like a Taiko drum. What heads would anyone recommend for the best sound?

(I had thought Remo Fiberskyn - but they're only available up to 18in. Currently I'm thinking Remo Clear + Remo Coated Ambassador, but could be persuaded otherwise).

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Old 07-23-2008, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Best heads to make bass drum sound like Taiko drum?

Hmmm. Are you thinking of a gong drum? Are you going for a Taiko sound? Because Taiko have a very specific sound and are shaped and headed very differently than standard ply drums... Also, are you sure you have the dimensions right? 20 X 8? Maybe its a marching drum though, I don't know. i suppose the best head to achieve a Taiko-sound would be a single ply head, or something that would allow the drum to resonate as much as possible. I would stay away from 2-ply heads or anything with special coating or rings or whatever. Taiko are very unique, and really the only thing that will sound like Taiko is a Taiko.

Good luck though!
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: Best heads to make bass drum sound like Taiko drum?

Thanks for replying. I'm just going for as close a sound as is possible, given the equipment. I'm no purist! And yes, it is a 20 X 8 bass drum - a real cutey!

Any idea where I can get calf heads in the UK?
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: Best heads to make bass drum sound like Taiko drum?

Remo Fyberskin 3 heads are available from 6 to 20 inch sizes in snare and tom configurations, and from 18 thru 40 inch sizes for bass drums. I've put them on 20 and 22 inch kicks.
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