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Old 12-14-2013, 02:22 PM
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Default Bass drum sound

Hi all! I was listening to this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYGJp0zml-c and I have been thrilled by the sound of that bass drum, resonant, but not plasticky or punchy. It reminds me the sound of drums used in Andean music.
Has any of you an idea on how to get this sound? Actually I was thinking to try with a felt strip in the middle of my batter head, right where the beater hits the head.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:15 PM
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Low tuning to both batter & reso - single ply coated heads - lambswool beater (Vater bomb, etc) - a light playing touch.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:05 PM
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I've spent close to 25 years attempting to get a bass sound close to that. After 25 years, hundreds of heads, muffling system, drum batter I've finally gotten it. I use several tricks and this is what gives me that warm 70s punch....

Small towel rolled up and gaffer taped to the batter head
Vertical felt strip on front and back heads
batter 99hz on tunebot
Reso 91hz on tune bot

I can't even tell you how many drummers have stopped and asked how I achieved my bass drum sound...
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:47 PM
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Thank you both for your help!
Tbonez, what heads do you use? I am considering to get Modern Vintage heads...
And do you use a Vater boomer or another soft beater?
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