Anyone pad their bass drum claws?

Mad About Drums

Pollyanna's Agent
I put carefully snipped Velcro, scratchy on the claws, fuzzy on the hoop. Not only does this reduce hardware resonance and eliminate the chance of vibrational sound between the claws and hoop, but when I remove the hoop, all the claws stay in place.
That's a cool idea, I might try that the next time I change the heads. :)
 

BigDinSD

Gold Member
+1.I have used felt and thin rubber from bicycle tires to line my claws,and I use it on the bottom of my reso side hoop on the bass drum,under the pedal clamp.Works like crazy,and the drums sound fine to me.

Steve B
Would the rubber tubing stain a natural wood hoop finish?
 

tamadrm

Platinum Member
Would the rubber tubing stain a natural wood hoop finish?
I don't think so.My Tama vintage superstars are natural walnut satin finished,and the satin polyurathane seem to have protected the finish just fine.I suppose if you're worried about it,you could use a small piece of construction plastic under the rubber.That shoulden't let anything bleed through.

Steve B
 
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