bass drum size comparison

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  1. Jordan Blue

    Jordan Blue Active Member

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    Whatever the guy did to that 16 x 12 is amazing.

     
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  2. Slippy

    Slippy a.k.a "slow feet"

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    funny the small bass drums punch through better with the music, the larger bass drums 22" 24" bleed into the bass guitar IMHO
     
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    To me the biggest difference is between the 18" and 20". Not that one is better just different.
     
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    The 16 and 18 sounded like floor toms (which they are), and the 24 was just a dull thud. The 20 and 22 were both 17" deep, and still sounded better than the toy ones. My 22 x 14 would rip all of them a new one!
     
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    Small bass drums have there place, but they are not a substitute for larger bass drum. Remember a protein bar is not a meal replacement.
     
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    kb Well-Known Member

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    It's a useful, instructive video, thanks for posting.

    It's little fuzzy, because the head setups and the depths are not consistent, so it's hard to separate which effect you're hearing...

    For THIS track, I think I prefer the 20, then the 22, then the 18....so I guess my least favorite are the 16 and 24. Which doesn't surprise me at all....
     
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    my 16x22 doesnt sound anything like those and I was listening through my reference speakers. 15" ,10" , 2"
     

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    cworrick The BIG Bunny on the block

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    :dontknow: WHAT?! NO 26" BD?
     
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    I am becoming more and more partial to using my 18" bass drum kit in about any situation. Like has been said before, it seems to be punchy and our sound man loves the way it sits in the mix. Plus that kit is so easy to move and set up. Im playing it more and more over my standard kit.
     
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    I know a few older seasoned players that only use an 18 and not just because it is easier to move, but because the sound man can always add more to it if needed, but it is more of a challenge to reduce too much bass drum FOH
     
  11. TheBeachBoy

    TheBeachBoy Ringo Fire

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    Or a phrase used to talk about cars: There's no replacement for displacement.

    I used to be "22 inch or nothing!" kind of drummer. As I've gotten older and learned more I see/hear how certain sizes work for different types of music and in context with the sound of the other instruments, before even considering how the drum sounds in the room.
     
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    That 12x16 is made of magic. Then I like the 15x24 and then the 17x22. The others didn't speak to me at all. It may be the depth that effect the sounds I'm looking for.
     
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    Notice the 16" is off the floor compared to the others. My 18's are like that and have really nice sound. At least 2" or more is a big plus.

    sherm
     
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    What?!?! No suitcase bass drum?!?!
     
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    Great point. Never really thought of that.
     
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    Anyone else notice the eq changing from clip to clip? I heard it on the snare drum, so Im wondering just how true this comparison really is.
     
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