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Old 03-09-2015, 05:39 AM
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i'm thinking of converting a bass drum to use as a gong drum just to try something different. never played one before (never really seen one other then pictures) so thought since i have this bass drum i'm not using why not?

i know the heads are usually bigger then the shell but i'm not gonna go through all that just to try it out. i got a spare pearl mesh head that will fit the resonate side (just to keep the hoop attached and undamaged). but what kind of heads are usually used on the batter side? i was thinking maybe something like a fiber skin? thicker coated 2 ply maybe? or do they use thinner heads?
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:32 AM
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Alright I'll bite. Gong drums are bass drum diameter concert toms right? No overtones, easy to tune, I'd say anything that doesn't choke,muffle, or mute. Standard clear single ply 10 mil head.
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:00 AM
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I think SunDog is right on. Never used a gong drum, but in high school we used clear ambs on the marching basses, and from that experience/sound I would use something similar. Maybe even a slightly thicker single ply.
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