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Post  Brennan on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:12 am

I have a 22" kick with the stock pearl head and im wanting to change to something with a bit more projection.
Any suggestions? preferably something I can buy locally rather than order over the internet
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Post  Mark [Admin] on Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:50 am

Those aquarian superkicks work well if you want projection. I tend to use the clear powerstroke which works well on most bass drums.
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Post  Brennan on Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:32 am

Im willing to try anything! my kit sounds great when gigging except for the kick. I want something thats guna boost the sound and really punch through.
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Post  Voodo Chops Child on Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:40 am

Over the years I've tried loads, Evans emad, evans Eq 3, Remo Coated powerstroke 3. For the last year or so I've been using the Aquarian super kick's - I love em. I use the Super kick 1's (single ply) on both my 20" and 22". You'll find you won't need to put much dampening in the drum, if at all. Hope that helps? Glen

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Post  Mark [Admin] on Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:53 am

Yep, the superkick 1's are great for that really focused low end punch.
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Re: Bass Drum Head

Post  Brennan on Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:59 am

Thankls for the advice guys!
Does it matter that im using double pedals? I want the sound of both pedals to be distinguishable and not mash together if that makes sense??
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Post  Regal on Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:25 pm

Personally i rely more on my beaters to not mash up the sound.
I use evans eq4 on my kick, takes a beating, has great low end and is open enough to provide tone and project, but not too much tone! lol
Superkicks are by far the most popular head and they do sound amazing, only problem is, they are made by Aquarian... Mad

Back to getting a defined sound out of each beater....
Keepin the low end bass drum sound, and still maintaining a defined kick has always been a must on a kit for me, and i've found the beater has a lot of say in this. what sort of beaters are you using at the moment?
I retired my felt and rubber beaters for wooden Iron Cobra's many years ago and never looked back. The slap sound is fantastic, and you can hear each hit clearly. http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/distributors/frame_newzealand.html

If this dont work for you, then possibly try triggers for playing shows, a lotta pros do this now. Joey Jordison for example..
http://www.ddrum.com/main.php

Hope this helps...

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Post  Brennan on Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:13 am

Cool cheers mate
Im using iron cobras with the standard felt beaters
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Post  granstar on Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:28 pm

Most heads that come new with kits are not great.

I find Aquarian heads very good quality, they have a good comparison chart on their web site.
A Superkick 1 with a Remo fiberskin 3 on reso and you'll sound like Mr Bonham.

I use a 20" kick and curently using a Remo Emperor clear batter with EQ patch, and Aquarian ported reso. i also use an Evans kickpad for slight muffling, it's reasonably punchy with that.
Beater head is either hard plastic, or felt depending on venue and volume required.


Re " I want the sound of both pedals to be distinguishable and not mash together"
Get another bass drum or as suggested different beaters.
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Re: Bass Drum Head

Post  Brennan on Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:19 pm

Ok cool, cheers granstar!
Got second kick arriving late october!
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Post  Bonham on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:25 am

Yeah mate if you want a cannon go for a Aquarian Super Kick 2. I put one on this years Tama Starclassic 100% Birch & mate the difference was off the face of this earth ! It absolutley smoked the new Tama head, I have just sold the kit but held onto the head they are the dogs bollocks mate. I tried it on one of my 24" vintage mahogany imperialstar bass drums & it gave that drum a beautiful warm sound I was amazed man. Thats all I buy from now on.

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