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Old 07-13-2018, 07:02 PM
gunnellett gunnellett is offline
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Default Heads for single sided "concert" bass drum?

Hey guys,

I have a single sided Camco bass drum I'm looking to get a head for. It currently has an old Evan's Uno 58 clear.

Do you guys use a different head on a bass drum with just the batter or do you stick to the batter head that works for you with a traditional 2 sided bass since the head is probably just going to have a pillow or blanket thrown up against it anyway?

Any success with a particular bass drum head when running just a batter?

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Old 07-15-2018, 06:58 PM
JDragon JDragon is offline
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Default Re: Heads for single sided "concert" bass drum?

Back in the 70's on my open basses I ran blue hydraulics for the look and the 'thud'-... today I think I'd go with a Remo PS3 as it has a warm open clear sound without a resonant on... but it's really up to you and the sound you are after- me/ I'd still want some resonance --even single headed. Good luck and experiment!
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: Heads for single sided "concert" bass drum?

I use Remo emperor with black dots. Tuning is difficult alone because they do not sound the same in front of you as you in front of them.
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Mr.Toast Mr.Toast is online now
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Default Re: Heads for single sided "concert" bass drum?

I have limited experience with this, but I put Evans red hydraulics on my recently completed North kit (mostly because they look bad a$$) and I think they sound good...BUT a pillow is still needed to get a more typical bass sound, so the head is probably not a huge factor on the bass. Maybe a head with a built-in ring muffler would get you close without the pillow?
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