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Old 02-17-2012, 05:56 AM
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Default 16" Bass Drum

I picked up a 16" Tama Rockstar floor tom, want to convert it to a bass drum. What drum heads should I pick up to achieve a relatively deep bass sound with just a 16" drum.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:25 AM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum

Because of the size of the drum (or lack of :P) achieving a deep sound isn't really possible. But any two ply or pre muffled head should help cut out the highs and give you a nice punchy sound. But to get any tone out of the drum you will have to tune the heads higher than you would think otherwise it will sound lifeless.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum

Use a PS3 coated batter and a thin Fiberskin resonate head.
I melted a 3.5 inch porthole and I installed felt strip muffler on the reso head but the port and felt are optional of course.
I really like my 16x16 bass drum.
I do the same with my 14x18 bass.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:24 PM
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I've got an Evans Hydraulic head on an 18" and get a surprisingly deep tone out of it.
It's more of a 'thump' or 'whack' though, with little to no ring/sustain.
I get a decent sound out of it just past the wrinkle point, but it can be turned up tighter and still sound good.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: 16" Bass Drum

As long has you're keeping tom hoops on it, I'd recommend using an EC2 batter and G Plus Reso. This combination has worked out really well for me on my converted floor tom and actually allows you to achieve a relatively low punch without sounding "papery."

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Old 02-20-2012, 11:29 PM
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Thanks everyone for the input, I'm going hunting today to pick up some goodies.
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