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Old 12-06-2018, 11:10 PM
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Default Problem with bass drum

About 2 years ago, I bought a pork pie hip pig set as a gigging kit. My main kit is a dw set, but I didn’t like having to worry about it getting banged and bruised in the club environment. So anyway, to the problem. Although I love the kit, I’ve never been able to get the kick drum to respond the same as my dw. I use the same pedal, heads, dampening, etc, but I can’t get the same volume and speed (especially when I do 16-note triplet figures like bonham did on “good times, bad times”). Anyone ever had a similar problem, or better yet, a recommendation for a solution?
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:17 PM
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Are the hoops the same width? A wider hoop means a longer distance of travel for the beater, thus a different response from the pedal. A deeper drum can effect feel also, but is not a big deal unless they are grossly different in size.
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:38 PM
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Are the drums the same size, and wood.
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Old 12-07-2018, 12:11 AM
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I'm thinking it may be because that bass drums is light, shallow, and virgin. Maybe the drum is moving more than what you are used to and some of the force you are applying to the head is being transferred throughout the drum causing it to hop a bit. I've had it happen before when I took the mounted tom off of my 20x8 Ludwig and a 22x14 Rogers.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:08 PM
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That Pork Pie kick is 14" deep while I assume your DW is 18" or more. That right there is going to make a big difference in feel..
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