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Old 08-25-2011, 01:45 AM
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Default Finding Certain Heads For A 16" Bass Drum

I set out on the net last night to buy a PS3 Smooth White batter and a Fiberskin Diplomat reso head for the 16 inch bass drum on my Sonor Safari.
I found that they were out of stock on every site.
I finally found the heads on http://www.drumsonsale.com/
I guess that the 16 inch bass craze is really taking off.
I don't think that the head manufacturers were ready for this.
Evans and Aquarian still don't really make dedicated 16 inch bass drum heads.
Remo has the market cornered at present.
I wonder if the trend toward 16 inch bass drums will continue?
I love mine and I have no intention of giving it up anytime soon.

It was my first time on the "drumsonsale" site and I found it to be good.
I even made a mistake and I paid them twice for my order with Pay Pal.
I emailed them ant they fixed it quickly! Nice folks. Thanks Chris!

They even had memory locks for my Sonor bass drum spurs!
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:02 AM
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You lost the memory locks on your spurs? How did you do that?
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:09 AM
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The Sonor bass never came with Memory locks.
I only got one lock for the tom mount with my kit.
Are they supposed to come with locks for the spurs?
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:15 AM
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Oh yeah. Mine did. Totally takes the stress off of the mounts hold 'em. I'm surprised you didn't get them.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:24 AM
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If you're not kidding it looks like I have to send zZounds and Sonor an email or letter.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:36 AM
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If you're not kidding it looks like I have to send zZounds and Sonor an email or letter.
I am not kidding. The bass drum spur mounts are basically the floor tom leg mounts. If you had tom legs, you'd get memory locks with those. The spurs will also have them.
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Old 08-27-2011, 03:12 AM
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I received the Remo heads today.
I have officially turned the Safari into a full member jazz kit. I had already put new heads on the toms a while back.
The bass sounds better than great with the PS3 coated batter and the Fiberskin Diplomat reso.
I tuned both heads at about 1/2 turn from claw contact with the hoop.
Not to tight and not to loose. I didn't have to add any muffling. I have just the right amount of boom and sustain for Jazz.

All is right with my world!
I am using Aquarian on my snare, Evans on my toms, and Remo on the bass.
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Default Re: Finding Certain Heads For A 16" Bass Drum

Hey Guys,

I know this is an old thread.... but I was hoping you could help with some advice. I just received my Sonor Safari kit today, and I was curious if you were able to order memory locks for the floor tom legs and bass drum spurs? My kit came with only one memory lock, for the tom.

I was also thinking of changing the bass drum head to a PS3 or PS4. I assume that it has to be an actual bass drum head, and not a tom head..... is that correct?

Thanks,
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I guess that the 16 inch bass craze is really taking off.
Man, this thread is SO dated! Everyone knows that 13" bass drums are the new 16"! But, I heard this cat at the jazz club playing on a 10" converted bass drum, and it sounded so awesome! All the drummers were talkin'. It's only a matter of time...
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Hey Guys,

I was also thinking of changing the bass drum head to a PS3 or PS4. I assume that it has to be an actual bass drum head, and not a tom head..... is that correct?

Thanks,
Charlie
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I just got a Ludwig Breakbeats kit and I was considering what heads I could try on the bass drum (16").

Just for fun I tried a 16" tom head on the front and it seemed to fit OK. Maybe I'm missing something, but it tuned up just fine. So maybe there's a wider choice of heads than I initially thought...

Anyone else tried this? Did it work for you?
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