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What is your bass drum size?

 
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Drummers: bass drum size??

Postby girlthatdrums » January 11th, 2006, 12:29pm

I'm really aggravated right now because no one locally seems to stock 24" ANYTHING. It's not this super rare size, sooooo....?? What gives? I could see if I was rocking a 28", but 24" is a typical rock size.

Now I have to pay $29 to overnight the fucking thing to have it in time for a show.

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Postby 55panhd » January 11th, 2006, 12:34pm

Blue Ludwig VistaLite 24"BD.
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Postby Dubhear » January 11th, 2006, 12:40pm

Currently a Pearl Mahogany 22". If I was buying a new kit it'd be an 18" though.

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Postby jmichael » January 11th, 2006, 12:42pm

I was able to get a 24" Evans head from BDO. That was over the summer though, so I don't know if he carries that standard.

I have one kit with a 20 and one with a 24. 20 does seem to be the popular size of choice for some time now. I'll admit to liking the 20 cause I seem to get more punch with no muffling needed. Just my preference though.
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Postby girlthatdrums » January 11th, 2006, 12:44pm

Evans EMAD and Aquarian Super Kick II should be in stock all the time in all sizes. Those are pretty much the industry standards for kick heads.

(ps, haven't called Paul yet since he's not open yet, but last time I needed one, he didn't have any)

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Postby masonni » January 11th, 2006, 12:58pm

I have really been thinking about getting a 24" or even a 26" I'm on the bigger is better less is more kick right now. Bigger drums and cymbals and less of them on a kit is cool...or something like that.

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Postby girlthatdrums » January 11th, 2006, 1:08pm

Paul to the rescue! He has ONE left. If anyone buys it before I do, they DIE. :evil: :lol:

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Postby Carina » January 11th, 2006, 1:23pm

Both of my kits are 22 inch bass drums. The Amber Vistalite and the '67 Red Sparkle Slingerland.

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Postby Good_Time_Slim_Uncle_Doob » January 11th, 2006, 2:01pm

hey yfarg, other than 'small', what size is that bass drum i got from you?

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Postby ac30 » January 11th, 2006, 3:24pm

But does size really matter?

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Postby easyCATMAN,theyAREserious » January 11th, 2006, 4:07pm

Go to McClellan Music house at 305 Elmwood. That guy has a HUGE selection of drumsticks, all types of heads, drum accessories, congas, drum knick-knacks, mallets, etc. Plus he can order cymbals, drums and it all comes in within a day or two.

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Postby girlthatdrums » January 11th, 2006, 4:50pm

See, that's the thing, I needed it today.

Anyhow, I just picked it up from BDO. So anyone needing a 24" Super Kick II, he's out. haha

I've probably put Paul's kids through college by now...

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Postby theonlyone » January 11th, 2006, 6:14pm

i play a 22", but i'd love to get a 28"

i love those big ass drums. but i've heard there a pain in the ass to tune.

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Postby mcleachy » January 11th, 2006, 6:23pm

i have a 22 inch gretsch that i still cant get a good sound too, a 20 inch gretsch that sounds great, a 22 sling, also sounds great. those big 26, or 28's, i would wonder if you are getting a sound that is distinguishable from smaller sizes, for rock. you can get a big sound cant you, by messing with the p.a.

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Postby Vegas » January 11th, 2006, 8:24pm

I'm still dreaming of the day I can aford a 26 incher.


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