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Old 12-29-2012, 04:18 AM
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Default Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

Given some of the chat on the 20" bass drum thread I thought a simple survey would be good.

--> What is your main style? (pls choose 1)

Classical
Jazz
Latin
Blues
Lounge
Country
Pop
Rock
Soft rock
Alt
Indie
Metal
Prog
World
Experimental
Other

--> What size bass drum do you play?


I'll start ... Lounge, 16"
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:24 AM
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Rock (Punk), 24" bass drum
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:28 AM
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Rock ( classic), 22"
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:33 AM
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Old Timey/Rock, 24"

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:33 AM
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Rock (psychedelic blues)

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:41 AM
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Jazz

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:42 AM
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Default Re: Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

Choose just ONE?? lol

Rock/Country

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:47 AM
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22"

Psychadelic Rock/Funk/Blues/Reggae/Jazz

Sorry, you said one..

Rock, I guess
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:50 AM
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I play jazz on an 18in Catalina Club Jazz.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

I play almost all genres and for them all I typically play a 22" for all of them. It gives me all that I want in a kick. I recently came a cross a great deal on a Sonor Sonic Plus II jungle kit with a 16" bass drum and it sounded great in the store. I will be using it for all genres as well in smaller venues since it is so much easier to transport in my car. I can mic it up if I need to for certain gigs, and when I have to, I'll take my full size.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:30 AM
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Jazz/Latin/Blues/Rock/Alt/Indie/Prog/Other - 20"
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

Ha - apologies for the limited nature of it ... one genre, one BD.

For double bass players, let's make RF for righties, and vice versa.

ID and Bon, you rebels! Must be rock :P

Ant, I'm counting you as 20".

Currently setting up a spreadsheet to do an objective analysis (good to keep up those chops too)
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:35 AM
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Rock/Metal. 24
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:40 AM
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Default Re: Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

All multiple genres will be put in rock unless you make an appeal lol. I know you are all special and cannot possibly be pigeon-holed into one genre :) But I need your main one to do an objective analysis. Hopefully any standardisation skew will come out in the wash with sufficient numbers.

I could say lounge/blues/jazz/pop/rock too (not counting my experimental and acid jazz home recordings) but I think "lounge" is the most representative single label. Gvda plays many genres ...
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:47 AM
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Prog Metal for the most part.

22x18


although I'd be fine with a 20x16, I've played them before and they sound great.

Anything above 22" sounds too boingy for me.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:00 AM
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Default Re: Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

Just to give you an idea where I'm going with this ... here are some early samples:

1. The data table

2. Graph - genre x BD size

3. Table with average BD size in each genre / sub genre

If anyone thinks some of the assumptions I've made are dicey - by all means speak up.

A very early trend favouring genre & BD size relationship - make you vote count lol
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:00 AM
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Default Re: Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

Sheesh! This poll is very limiting. Most of my gigs fall under "world music" and I use a 20x14 bass drum. That bass drum doesn't really cut it as a concert bass drum, though. Just sayin'...
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:04 AM
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Default Re: Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

Country....well, not exactly, but it is the closest genre listed to my band's Americana/Southern Rock style.

20" BD
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:04 AM
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Sheesh! This poll is very limiting. Most of my gigs fall under "world music" and I use a 20x14 bass drum. That bass drum doesn't really cut it as a concert bass drum, though. Just sayin'...
Sorry Caddy but what can I do?? Have a look at the tables. It would be mayhem! Very few players play exactly even amounts of more than two genres.

Go on, take a second genre ... I've rolled over on that one :)

After some more entries I will post the data table so you can "appeal" LOL ... Taye Dyed I'd make that 1. Rock 2. Country
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:08 AM
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Two 22" bass drums for now, although this may certainly change someday.

I mostly do experimental music, along the lines of rock, metal, jazz, psychedelic, and progressive. When I write songs, I usually don't tell myself "alright, I want this song to be X genre" or whatever. I just pretty much do whatever comes off the top of my head, so I'd have to go with experimental.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:42 AM
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Default Re: Poll: What is your genre and bass drum size?

Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Funk. 22", I prefer 24" honestly, but I hate having my toms be so high.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:02 AM
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Rock.

Predominantly 22"
In a perfect world I'd own a 20" and 24" and switch them out depending. But my world is less than perfect so the 22" makes for the best compromise
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:46 AM
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Thanks people, so far. That's 19 ... 100 would be good!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:29 AM
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I have two kits, one with an 18" bass drum and another with a 22" bass drum. The 18" kit I have used to played jazz, rock and klezmer. The 22" kit I used to play jazz and rock. In the past I had one kit with two bass drums, a 20" and a 22" bass drums and used that kit to play a variety of music, including country, rock, pop, jazz and an off broadway play.

I can tune the 18" or the 22" bass drum to have an acceptable sound for any music. I had trouble at first trying to get a combination of bounce and sound from the 18" bass drum. The 18" is easier to carry around and put in a small compact car.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:58 AM
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Evolve ... which genre do you play the most and I take it you use the 18 most for portability?
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Rock (classic and indie)

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Lounge, 18 by 18.

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Old 12-29-2012, 10:32 AM
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Blues mostly, 22"....although two bands are all blues, the third is mostly rock... with blues...so blues.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:15 AM
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I play Groove Metal on a 22" bass
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:51 AM
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-rockoriented ( doom, stoner, surf, lounge)
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:11 PM
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Update so far - ave BD size in "

rock 22.63
jazz 18.67
blues 22
experimental 22
lounge 17
metal 22
world 20
total 21.54
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:09 PM
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Multiple genre's again; (Progressive, Surf and Classic Covers) so I suppose it's Rock. ;-)

22" for everything.
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Jazz - 14x18........................

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24" Classic rock, also have two other sets with 22's, prefer the 24.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:34 PM
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I use a 22 for all the rock/country cover bands, and a 20 for jazz and everything else.
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Blues and Rock plus Small car so 18.
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Rock, 24x18 .
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Rock(Punk)/Hip Hop/Reggae/Ska

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Rock 22" - 20 characters
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