I don't know. I do not have a method. I just keep turning t-rods until I like a sound I hearTom, how do you tune the 16" BD (relative tension/pitch between heads)?
I often have another band member play the drums while I listen out front.I had a gig in a strange room last Friday. The BD sounded too boomy from behind the kit, but completely dead from just in front of the drums. I have no idea how it sounded from further away.
Be nice to always have a monitor so we can hear the bass drum , I always play better when I can really hear the bass drum .I don't know. I do not have a method. I just keep turning t-rods until I like a sound I hear
I constantly am experimenting with it.
Saturday afternoon my gig was outside in a park. From the drivers seat the bass drum sounded dead and not very nice.
I went out front about 20 yards away and had the sax player play my drums. The bass drum sounded amazing and huge and musical and round.