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Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 9:48 pm



Hey guys,


I'm new to bass. I recently got a new 16" Pearl Championship bass. I'm having the hardest time tuning the drum. Lots of overtones. It sounds more like a steel drum when I strike the head. Any tips on what I need to do? Thanks!


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Re: Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 10:43 pm



Have you muffled the head?
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Re: Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:32 am



Have you bought new heads for it? If not, you'll more than likely need to muffle the heads that came with it since they have zero of it. Best bet is to buy some whether stripping from the local hardware store.
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Re: Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 12:54 pm



Try this thread. Ripped off of Drumlines.org.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15916&p=281694&hilit=law#p281694
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Thanks, guys! I'm going to order some pre-muffled heads. Any recommendations on which is better, in your opinion?


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Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 7:49 pm



Evans MX1's or Remo Powermax's
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Re: Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 11:09 pm



I've read in several sites that Evans MX heads have issues with the felt pads falling off. Anyone here have any input on that?


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Re: Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:58 am



FakeUsername wrote:I've read in several sites that Evans MX heads have issues with the felt pads falling off. Anyone here have any input on that?
I had this problem when I used them for the very first time years ago, but not since. It was probably the way I put them on.


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Re: Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:05 am



I've always had the issue with the felt pads falling off.
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Re: Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 10:31 pm



Silver wrote:
FakeUsername wrote:I've read in several sites that Evans MX heads have issues with the felt pads falling off. Anyone here have any input on that?
I had this problem when I used them for the very first time years ago, but not since. It was probably the way I put them on.

Do you tape them on or anything?


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Re: Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:16 am



use Velcro. just put the velcro inside the little slips that the muffling goes in right where you want the muffling to go, and then they should stick just fine. or you could use what the cadets basses use. i dunno exactly what that is but you could probably find out somewhere.


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Re: Bass Drum Tuning Tips?

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:06 pm



make sure your lugs are on the rim straight because it will make a CRAZY buzz if they aren't, also wax the the bearing edge and lube the lugs using Vaseline or similar machine lubricants :D
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