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Old 12-30-2011, 12:43 AM
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Hi people, this is my 1st post on here and I have a question.

After trying several bass drum heads, pedals and beaters (over the years), i've decided to go back to the clear 22" pinstripe for my '66 Ludwig. It gave me the best bass drum sound i've had, but it came worn on an older Ludwig I had. It wasn't long before I went through it (no point adding a patch to an already worn skin, I thought).

I've also gone back to the old Speed King, with a heavy wooden beater for oomph. The pedal is wobbly at the heel rivet, but i'm gonna drill it through, and replace with a bolt, nylon washers, and nut to steady it up.

So, after all that, i'm looking for a patch that will help keep the skin going for longer, but without altering the sound i'm after.

What's your thoughts?

The Remo one has always seemed too thick for me, lasts ages but affects the sound. Never tried any of the Evans ones (currently leaning towards the clear one), and have tried cloths, beer mats and other such things. I'm into the older stuff (The Stones, Zep, Humble Pie, The Who, Free, The faces etc - without myself being of that era) so really like the open sound of the drum. I have no hole in my front fibreskyn and can be quite heavy with my foot - but certainly not all the time.

Soz for the long msg, and I wish I could actually go and try all the different options, but thats just not do-able unfortunately.

Cheers in advance.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:50 AM
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Check out the Aquarian patches. They have them in single pedal or double pedal - and get this, they offer two different thickness pads. a regular and a double. Check it out, might be more of what you're looking for to add a little durability without really affecting the sound.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:58 AM
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Welcome on board.

I don't use patch on my bass drum, however, my friend does and said the Evans EQ patch didn't affect the sound characeristic of his BD. :)

http://www.evansdrumheads.com/EvProd...&productid=454
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:14 AM
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One of the best mods. you can ever do to a Speed King pedal ...
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:33 AM
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One of the best mods. you can ever do to a Speed King pedal ...
Is that your pedal mate? When I was looking how to mod the pedal, those pics came up a lot.
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