Pretty much end of story I have played 16x22's and really liked them but 14" is so much easier to deal with loading in and out. I recorded on a 18x22 or maybe it was a 24 don't remember now and it was ok but they had a big port and lots of muffling so really defeated the purpose.INDeDrum said:14x22 is more punchy. More depth = more muddiness. And not fitting through doorways or in trunks of cars.
I think this is an over simplification. I've played lots of 22 inch bass drums of different depths. 22x14, 22x16, 22x18, and 22x20. Each had their own thing, but all sounded very similar and tuned equally well through the same range.INDeDrum said:14x22 is more punchy. More depth = more muddiness. And not fitting through doorways or in trunks of cars.
Different experience here.TDM said:A shallower drum is quieter and has a slightly shorter decay - the shorter decay may or may not be noticeable to the human ear. As you go deeper, mostly the drum gets louder, which mean you don't need to work as hard in situations that require more volume.