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dboomer

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I regularly use a couple of bop kits with 18” kicks. Yes they take up less air space in the room but the difference in footprint is only a few inches if any compared to my 20” kick.
 

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One other caveat to using a smaller bass drum is it moves less air that my 22" x 18" kick. I have noticed a big difference in my arthritic knees when I use the smaller kick as opposed...
 

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A little OT, but I see this over and over in posts, so let’s set it straight...

When you really think about it, Sound does not move air. Sound moves in pressure waves at 767 mph. So you are not hearing the actual molecules of air that were disturbed when you hit a drum. If you were that air would have to be moving at 767 mph. Cat5 hurricanes only move at 156 mph so you can imagine what would be happening if you were counting on the air displaced when you kick a drum.:angel3:
 

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My point was it takes more effort to play the bigger bass drum. I can hardly walk after playing rock and country all night with 22" as opposed to the 18" causing less discomfort at the end of the night. For me its an effort thing as opposed to sound.
 

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