18x22 or 14x22

MrDrums2112

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I think the most amazing bass drum I have ever played was a Rogers 14x20. It was magical. I have a Rogers 14x22 that comes pretty close to that.
 

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So, as far as I can tell, after reading this thread, there is absolutely no consensus whatsoever....Yeah?...No?...

I have limited experience, as all my many bass drums, 18's, 20's, and 22's, have been 14" deep. Except my Yamaha Stage Custom 20", which is 17" deep.

The main thing I notice about the 17" deep kick: it is indeed more of a hassle move around. Takes up more space in storage, in the car, going through doors, on top of the trap case, requires a bigger bag or case, etc. Feel wise, no difference. Sound wise, not enough to matter.
 

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For me. 22x16. Best of both worlds.

Although I did love the sound of my 22x18 Birch Absolute and the 22x18 Recordign Custom and 20x18 PHX kicks I did promo’s on, the 22x16 is the perfect balance between the feel you get back when playing a kick and sound at front of house.
 

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I own both 14's and 18's. I find the shell thickness and makeup to alter the sound the most. I DO like my Rogers 14x22 a LOT though! Under a mic they are all very similar. I have an 18x20 9 ply Eames and that is one loud drum but it is also bright, which I like sometimes. In my book it isn't all about depth of tone. Its about the whole set sounding balanced within itself. My 18x22 is only an 1/8" thick and that drum does have a lot of bottom end and is very responsive.
 

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I have been happy with my 18x22's. I cut my 18x24 to 14" depth and that sounds good too. I'm building a kit that will have a 16x22 and 14x20 bass drums.

Honestly, they are all great, but the shallower depth does make transporting them easier.
 


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