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Old 07-08-2010, 07:34 PM
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Can anyone recommend a bass drum head and a resonant head that is good for a jazz setting?
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:02 PM
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Black dots, both sides. Nothing in the drum. Tuned up high.


Actually, I use a Powerstroke 3 on the batter side and a regular ambassador or emperor on the front. Nothing in the drum. I get a good thump, plus tone when I need it.

But I really did do black dots on both sides for a few rock gigs. It was awesome. Shaking the walls....
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:12 PM
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Coated Powerstroke 3 and Coated Ambassador on the reso should work... I've been meaning to try the Ambassador as a bass drum reso, but right now I just have my stock one.

Unported of course.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: Bass drum heads

same here...Coated Powerstroke 3 batter w/ smooth white resonant & small hole. No muffling & this is a 20" for 90% big band. I tried the Ambassador Fiberskyn as batter, but just could not get it right without light muffling or nearly constant tuning / tweaking.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:32 PM
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Good advice here, you could also try a felt strip on the single-ply reso if you need any muffling. Avoid putting futons in the drum itself.
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