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Old 02-12-2013, 06:27 AM
Barrett Barrett is offline
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Default Certain way to tune a coated bass drum head

Hey everybody. I just got me a Remo Powerstroke Pro, coated. I have a 22 X 18 birch bass drum with a smooth black stock Tama reso head. I've been experimenting with tuning for a while now and I'm just not getting that warm natural snappy tone that I was seeking out of a coated bass drum head. I want to have a warmer sound but all I get is this thuddy deadened papery sound. I just can't get that solid thump out of it.

Is there a particular way you have to tune coated heads on bass drums that's a little different than clear heads? This is my first coated bass drumhead. I really want to get that sound I like. Here is a good example of what I'm talking about:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MlbV54K1BI

Any tips would help Thanks everyone.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Certain way to tune a coated bass drum head

You may have to tune it a bit higher to get good tone from it. I prefer tone over boom. Tune the batter up a little and tune the front head a little higher or a little lower, whichever sounds better. Also get someone else to play it while you stand several feet in front of it. Good luck. Peace and goodwill.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:22 AM
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Default Re: Certain way to tune a coated bass drum head

that video is a 20" kick - also he is burying the beater into the skin.
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