converted Vintage nickelodeon 7"x22" bass drum,anyone ever use

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I bought a Vintage nickelodeon 7"x22" wood bass drum a couple years ago figuring the old wood would sound better...it really booms in a quiet room But I have yet to try it out live.



It's very light.
I'm not sure wether to put another head on the other side. I would have to add some lugs which I have in parts bin.
Maybe I'll start a new thread and see what others think.
I play some small clubs , very little room , so I'm always looking to go smaller on the bass drum, as long as it still sounds good of course.
 

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That is very cool! Perfect for a small acoustic gig. There are a number of companies selling those for that type of application. In fact, I just ordered an 8x20 for an acoustic low volume project.

I wish I would have found an original like yours!
 

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That is very cool! Perfect for a small acoustic gig. There are a number of companies selling those for that type of application. In fact, I just ordered an 8x20 for an acoustic low volume project.

I wish I would have found an original like yours!
I've seen a lot of the thinner "pancake" ones for sale but they cost a lot. They look great tho.
I've got a couple stencil sets that I might thin a bass drum on. If this doesn't work well enough. I am going to try it out next month at a acoustic mostly gig. I will update this thread then as to how it worked in gig setting.
I don't think I'm going to find a back wood rim for it since its 21 1/2" round. That would help it resonate better. I tried a spare 22" on it and no go, too big.
Congrats on ordering yours , that will fit nicely in the middle age crises corvette. Lol. Whenever you reach that age.that is.
Post a pic when you get it.
Thx, Jeff
 

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I will have the 8x20 and to try out next week. I should add, it is a two head version. I was looking for a little more than a suitcase bass drum sound, but for that type of application. My drums keep shrinking in purportion to my advancing age.
 

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Nickelodeon! Like, Spongebob?! Where's the green slime??

Killer drum. I'd do coated Emp on batter and smooth Amb on reso, felt strips front and back.
 

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I bought a Vintage nickelodeon 7"x22" wood bass drum a couple years ago figuring the old wood would sound better...it really booms in a quiet room But I have yet to try it out live.



It's very light.
I'm not sure wether to put another head on the other side. I would have to add some lugs which I have in parts bin.
Maybe I'll start a new thread and see what others think.
I play some small clubs , very little room , so I'm always looking to go smaller on the bass drum, as long as it still sounds good of course.
Why add lugs? They look double-sided in the picture. Just need a hoop, tension rods, and a head.
 

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I have one of those that somebody costum built. Mine has both heads and it's powerful like that. Add the other head, by all means.
 

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I have one of those that somebody costum built. Mine has both heads and it's powerful like that. Add the other head, by all means.
. I have a spare 22" hoop but it's too big.
I didn't try it with a head maybe that's why it was so loose, I'll have to try it to make sure. I assumed since it was old that it would have a weird size, we'll see.

I would like to have the 2nd head for more resonance.
 
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Nickelodeon! Like, Spongebob?! Where's the green slime??

Killer drum. I'd do coated Emp on batter and smooth Amb on reso, felt strips front and back.
The guy I bought it from didn't know how old it was...he just said it was from an old nickelodian.
Thx for the head suggestions,
Jeff
 

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I will have the 8x20 and to try out next week. I should add, it is a two head version. I was looking for a little more than a suitcase bass drum sound, but for that type of application. My drums keep shrinking in purportion to my advancing age.
How did your new thin bass drum do?
 
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