© Copyright 2019 LAWRENCEGILESDRUMS.CO.UK

Zax Zaxx
Apr 14, 2017

The only bass drum damping you'll ever need.

3 comments

Get a double-bed size poly-cotton bedsheet, old or new, scrunch it up and stuff it inside the drum. That's it!

 

Why this method in particular? Because you can adjust the damping to suit the room just by tilting the drum backwards or forwards and giving it a quick shake. You can have the sheet sitting mostly or all on the bottom of the shell, or touching the front and/or back head in any combination and to any degree you choose. In reality, of course, you don't worry about what's actually happening to the sheet inside the drum - you just tilt and wiggle it until it sounds right, then stop.

zachary_redmond
Sep 6

A working drummer is here for the entertainment of the new souls in the field. The mark of the drummer and ukwritings review is assigned for the automation for the citizens. The talent of the drummer is done for the natural waves for the songs and all musicians in the environment.

ivankatrump
Nov 4

 

I am very glad to read this article, Jaka

winkler glinesnw
17 hours ago

A well known name in the field of Golf carried his passion for the game through every stage of his professional life, exploring the many sides of the golf industry from management to teaching, playing and even marketing FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

New Posts
  • Zax Zaxx
    17 hours ago

    This works particularly well with smaller bass drums. 1. Tune both heads to their lowest viable pitch. 2. Add an extra turn or half turn to each tuner... 3. ...then de-tune *alternate* tension rods by half a turn or so - so for an eight-lug drum, for example, you would de-tune 2, 4, 6 and 8. This has the effect of disrupting the drum's fundamental pitch, so you don't hear much of the 'boom' - just a good, meaty thud. Add damping of your choice to finalise. Oddly enough, it's harder to do this accurately by simply de-tuning alternate rods upwards from step 1, which is why I don't suggest it.
  • Lawrence Giles
    17 hours ago

    Let's create the ULTIMATE drum hack list! Post your hacks below to add them to the list!