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Old 12-03-2013, 06:10 PM
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Default DIY Bass Drum Patch

If you ask me, these are overpriced:


So have any of you had success with making them out of old heads, or gaff tape or some other method? I tried using a strip of gaff tape and played right through it (didn't break the head, just wore away the tape). I use the Sound Percussion hard felt beaters most of the time.


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Old 12-03-2013, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: DIY Bass Drum Patch

I know best buy had some for around 5 bucks.

When I was younger and broke, I used "moleskin"........................still works well.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:27 PM
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Default Re: DIY Bass Drum Patch

I got a DBL pedal and wanted to save my head, so I just my neon green duct tape down. Cheap, and easy
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Because I could make that happen...
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:58 PM
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Default Re: DIY Bass Drum Patch

I've used a piece of Coated ambassador head (same as my batter) for many years.
The size I use is 4"x3" taped on the edges with gaf tape.
Sounds great, basically free, and I can change it and get that new head feel and sound when I want, without the head getting messed up.

Wouldn't use anything else, and if I am on a backline kit for a gig, I bring one of the patches with tape on it with me to use.
Takes a lot of the "click" out from the PS3 heads that are usually on the bass drum, and if it's a friends kit for a benefit or something, it's 10 mil of protection for their drumhead. Even if there's a Falams patch or something on it, I'll still use mine because it sounds better. I just take it off when I am done.
My band Artificial Agent here: http://drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116637
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