Bass drums!

IoloE

Junior Member
I have an 18'' bass drum on my Tama StageStar and it's sounding a bit week. Any idea of what I could do?
 

rolaball

Member
Tune it higher unless it's already high , Bonhams bass heads were both quite tight apparently I tried it on mine and it worked for me . Another thing is to not bury the beater in the head but let it come back off the head every beat to let it ring more .
 

BradGunnerSGT

Silver Member
I have an 18'' bass drum on my Tama StageStar and it's sounding a bit week. Any idea of what I could do?
Weak to you from the driver's seat, or weak to your audience?

What heads do you have on there?

Mic'ed or unmic'ed?

I had a Gretsch Catalina Jazz kit with an 18" kick and it sounded amazingly full with an Evans EMAD and the stock resonant (front) head, which was basically a coated PS3. No muffling at all, tuned a tiny bit higher than you would expect for an small drum. I also had an Audix D6 on a Kelly Shu permanently mounted inside the drum and man did that sound nice through the PA.
 

caddywumpus

Platinum Member
I have 2 18" kick drums that sound GREAT! One is a vintage maple drum, the other is a birch/luann drum. It's all about heads and tuning.
 
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