Well that and i only play for me.. so i'm not THAT picky bout the sound.. but am sick of trying to get my kit in a way that's comfy when i don't like a high throne.. it is what it is.. one day i will get some yamahas and be happyTo me that is the ultimate benefit of a 20". Far outweighs the potential negative impacts to sound.
What bass drum tuning do you use with your country band, mr. Jones? (I have a 20 x 14 myself) As a drummer whose formative years have been spent largely on funk - my style is unusually bass drum oriented for a country outfit, so I deffo need it to be heard - but also to be in balance with the overall sound.I had a 20x14 back in the '80s. Very punchy, compact, and easy to transport. I prefer a 22x16 or a 22x18, though.
Here's my signature sound for country or anything else I do:What bass drum tuning do you use with your country band, mr. Jones? (I have a 20 x 14 myself) As a drummer whose formative years have been spent largely on funk - my style is unusually bass drum oriented for a country outfit, so I deffo need it to be heard - but also to be in balance with the overall sound.
The pillow in my bass drum makes contact only with the batter head. The contact isn't too prohibitive, just enough to shorten the note and provide some punch. The resonant head is untouched."Incidentally, my bass drum is muffled with a small pillow,"
Touching both heads?
And - what does the port give you over a standard reso heads in our opinion?
If it bothers you that much, why don’t you sell the 22 and buy a 20 - that’s what I did. There’s always people looking to build a double bass kit or expand. Assuming you are going to keep your kit at least medium term and it’s a fairly standard colour, it’s worth a go.I wish i had gone 20".. i have a 22 and can't get my toms as low as i would like If i ever get another kit it will be with a 20.
That's how my Saturn V is set up. My felt strip is on the old school way though.My 1999 Ludwig Classic Maple 14×20 has a Remo PS4 coated head on batter side and an Ambassador coated with felt strip on the resonant side. Felt strip is taped using clear mylar packaging tape at top and bottom only, leaving just enough room so it doesn't interfere with the bearing edge.