How far should the beater be from the bass drum?

I’d recommend starting by placing your bass drum pedal into position (there’s usually a slot under your bass drum. Then measure a distance of about 3 inch (about 8 cm) or have your beater set at an angle that’s about 45°.

How do you adjust the angle on a bass drum?

Adjust the angle of the beater by loosening the beater angle cam adjustment square or Allen key bolt (fig 2) then tighten it back up. It’s best to make fine adjustments as too much adjustment either way will prevent the beater from striking the head.

Should you put a pillow in your bass drum?

The bass drum will eventually sound dead and flat – not what you want. The trick is to put a small amount of muffling in there. Try placing one pillow or blanket resting on the bottom of the drum. This way you get bit more control of the air flow, as well as the resonance on the drum head without killing the sound.

What is the best sounding bass drum?

The Competition

Instrument Rating
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 18×15 solid drum made with a complete birch shell, great tone
Pearl Vision Birch Bass Drum tone is very well balanced matched with low-end projection
Evans EMAD2 Clear Bass Drum Head sound produced is very moving, you’ll want to keep playing all day long
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How do I make my kick drum more punchy?

Compression can create a thicker, more punchy kick, while sidechain compression can be used to compress the bass and other instruments when needed to make room for the kick to cut through. EQing is a great way to cut down certain undesirable frequencies and boost the best, most effective frequencies.

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