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Old 05-06-2009, 11:21 AM
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Default 16" Bass Drum Head?

I am currently converting a 16x16 floor tom into a bass drum and wondered if anyone could recommend a 16" bass drum head. I play drum n bass and jazz and would like a punchy sound to cut through the bass.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 05-07-2009, 04:08 AM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum Head?

My best suggestion would be a Remo Powerstroke3. Btw could you take some pics of the drum when you are finished?
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum Head?

Thanks, I had one of those in mind already, when it's all done I could post sum pics, sure!
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:48 AM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum Head?

I own a Manu Katche hip gig which has a 16 x 16 bass drum. After playing around with several combos, I just happened to put an Evans Hydraulic on the batter side with an Aquarian Coated Studio-X on the reso. Also, I have two felt strips along the top of each head about an 1 1/2 down. I'm getting a nice low-end, yet full sound from such a small bass drum. Evans Hydraulic (batter) with Evans G1 Coated (reso) should also sound good. I do suggest the felt strips. I got the tip from a small interview I read with Steve Smith where he said he uses the strips on his Sonor Jungle Kit...works like a charm!
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum Head?

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I own a Manu Katche hip gig which has a 16 x 16 bass drum. After playing around with several combos, I just happened to put an Evans Hydraulic on the batter side with an Aquarian Coated Studio-X on the reso. Also, I have two felt strips along the top of each head about an 1 1/2 down. I'm getting a nice low-end, yet full sound from such a small bass drum. Evans Hydraulic (batter) with Evans G1 Coated (reso) should also sound good. I do suggest the felt strips. I got the tip from a small interview I read with Steve Smith where he said he uses the strips on his Sonor Jungle Kit...works like a charm!
Hi I really like the idea of using the hydraulic/studio x combo. I was just wondering how they sit with wooden hoops , because wouldnt the collar be an issue? I'm just half way through converting a 16" myself and I'm hoping there is an alternative to splashing out on a super kick!

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum Head?

You can use a tom head with wooden hoops. The collar is slightly smaller but it will work.
PS3 coated batter and thin Fiberskin reso works for me.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:13 AM
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You can use a tom head with wooden hoops. The collar is slightly smaller but it will work.
PS3 coated batter and thin Fiberskin reso works for me.
thanks for reply :). really wish i hadnt spent 32 on a superkickII now haha, oh well im sure it will sound bad ass. i read something about putting tape on the reso inside, does anyone know anything about this, or anything else about muffling? thanks
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum Head?

To muffle a head that has no muffling system built in I suggest the old fashioned felt strip method.
You can adjust the felt to control the amount of dampening that you desire.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:29 PM
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wicked, ill try that once i put it all together.

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum Head?

My favorite combo has been an EC2 batter with a G Plus coated reso. I tune it into bop range to cut through more on the high-end (a 16" tom won't compete for frequency range with bass guitar/synth like a 22" kick will). If you want a punchier sound, I recommend tuning the batter anywhere from a whole step to a third below the reso and use light muffling on the reso.
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