Heads and Sticks Discuss Heads and Sticks

Thread Tools
Old 02-12-2013, 06:27 AM
Barrett Barrett is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 10
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:


Any tips would help Thanks everyone.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 02:52 PM
Drumolator Drumolator is offline
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: central Louisiana
Posts: 2,049
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.
Mark Wellman

Gretsch Catalina toms and BD / Pacific SX (snare) / Sabian / Evans / ProMark
Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 03:22 AM
uniin's Avatar
uniin uniin is offline
Gold Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Blue Mountains, Australia
Posts: 1,216
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.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com