Clicky bass drum sound?

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Post Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:10 am

I put a pillow in my bass drum the other day because a friend told me I should, after I had had nothing in there, and I hate the sound! Does anyone know how to get the clicky bass sound like the metal players?
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Post Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:23 am

yeah, get a danmar metal kick pad
it'll give you a click noise
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Post Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:39 am

most of the metal double-bass sound is done during production and with triggers live.
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Post Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:35 am

Alchemyspug wrote:yeah, get a danmar metal kick pad
it'll give you a click noise


That and use a hard plastic beater.
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Post Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:35 am

or wood
i use the danmar hardwood and it gives me that perfect click noise
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Post Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:48 pm

A favorite of "clicky bass drum sound" players is the Aquarian series that has the built in dampening rings
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Post Sun Apr 08, 2007 3:12 pm

there you have it.

metal kick pad

hard plastic or wooden beater

a "deadened batter head" (remember, you're going for the attack here.)

or use triggers if you're into that sort of thing.

as for the pillow. make sure its touching the reso head. not completely against it. just laying on the bottom of the shell butted up against the reso. and also the batter a little if its a big eneough pillow
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Post Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:56 am

You can also try taping quarters to the spot where the beater touches the head. You'll get a pronounced click sound along with increased bottom end.
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Post Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:10 am

theman093 wrote:You can also try taping quarters to the spot where the beater touches the head. You'll get a pronounced click sound along with increased bottom end.


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Post Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:39 am

stuff ur bass drum with pillows half way
tape quaters
or buy a click pad
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Post Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:56 am

i havnt gone for a metal sound, but my aquarian super kick II with an double-kick pad has a click anyway. i love the sound of my bass drum lol :D
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Post Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:00 am

??

I getta pretty good click with my felt heads...

Its gotta pillow inside, and a foam dampening ring on the OUTSIDE head. The rest is a tighter inside head tuning and a looser outside head tuning. Makes for a good sound.

I shouldn't claim it's the "metal" click. But If I tried a bit harder I could probably accomplish it. But... I likes the way it sounds =P
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Post Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:34 am

i would say to get the consistent double bass metal sound you really need to be triggering which means regardless how hard you hit it should produce the same volume and tone. Taping coins to the pedal is a short term solution but it does tend to spoil the head and it sounds better from where the drummer is sitting then out the front but it depends whether you are doing it for your own satisfaction or for gigging?
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Post Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:01 am

drummer4thefreaks wrote:i havnt gone for a metal sound, but my aquarian super kick II with an double-kick pad has a click anyway. i love the sound of my bass drum lol :D


That is the model I was trying to remember
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Post Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:47 pm

so how much might those aquarian super kick II go for?
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