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Old 12-06-2008, 06:53 PM
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Default Bass Drum Reso Head Explanation

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Are single ply resos as 'standard' on bass drum as on toms?

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Old 12-07-2008, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Reso Head Explanation

Have reworded my lonely 'no response' thread ^^^ as it was not clear (or just daft....)
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Reso Head Explanation

YES.

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Old 12-07-2008, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: Bass Drum Reso Head Explanation

If you mean the stock heads that come with a new drumset, generally yes--most come with a single-ply reso. (Some manufacturers such as Pearl supply a single-ply-with-control-ring, like a PS3 or the protone PS3 clone.)

If you mean to ask do most drummers use single-ply resos on bass drums, in the same proportion as they do on toms, the answer is no, it's not nearly as "standard."

Very few drummers use 2-ply heads as resos on toms, they would kill most of the tone and sustain. But more than a few drummers use 2-ply bass drum resos even though most use single ply.

It is pretty common to see a drummer using a 2-ply batter with a 1-ply reso on the bass drum.

I wouldn't use 2-ply heads on a bass drum for the same reasons I wouldn't use them on toms, but it's a matter of taste.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:54 PM
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If you mean to ask do most drummers use single-ply resos on bass drums, in the same proportion as they do on toms, the answer is no, it's not nearly as "standard."
Thanks, that is what I meant. What about single ply reso without a mufling ring? Is that common?

Sorry to be dim, I've just not got the experience of playing on many kits to know the answer, and need to rehead my bass drum!

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Old 12-07-2008, 11:14 PM
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Thanks, that is what I meant. What about single ply reso without a mufling ring? Is that common?

Sorry to be dim, I've just not got the experience of playing on many kits to know the answer, and need to rehead by bass drum!

Cheers
Yes that's common. There are many combos to choose from. My favorite for years is the Aquarian Superkick 1 or 2 on the back, Aquarian Regulator with 4 3/4 hole on the front. It all depends on what sound you are looking for and what conditions you are playing in.
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