Bass Drum Tuning Help

klopee

Senior Member
I have a 20x20 virgin maple kick and im at a loss for how to tune her... Iv always had a professional audio engineer sharing my jam space so hes always tuned this kit for me, but now im on my own.

-Evans EQ3 Batter
-Evans coated reso with 2 5" ports
-small very cheap pillow inside

How would you suggest i tune her? tight? loose?
 

klopee

Senior Member
yeah sorry, should have been more specific. i've never been good a tuning, so i have no clue how to achieve the sound im looking for


I want a focused sound without a lot of overtones, nice attack, with a quick decay and not a lot of boom
 

2bsticks

Platinum Member
Check out Bob Gatzen on the Evans website. He uses the EMAD but the same rules will apply for this head for the sound your after. A nice deep thud. It worked out well for me. Good luck.
 

MikeM

Platinum Member
+1 for the Gatzen video's. He's really concise and makes it all seem too easy, which it almost is!
 
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