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Old 09-17-2014, 11:58 AM
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Default advice on heads for Beverly 26x12 bass drum

Hi Guys,

I'm into an experiment. I've created a drum kit from Beverly marching drums. I converted a 14x10 inch snare into a tom by removing the snare bed en recutting the upper and lower bearing edges. I'v concerted a 16x12 tenor tom into a floor tom, I've put spurs on a 26x12 bassdrum.
The toms have coated ambassadors top and bottom and sound absolutely great, very warm, a lot of tone. The bassdrum has a pretty thick single ply head "Ludwig ensemble heavy coated" batter side and a Premier Everplay single ply reso-side. The premier head I coated myself with white oil paint. I've experemented with muffling and tuning but the drum keeps sounding like a tin can a bit and has a different character than the toms.

Anybody any advice? I'm thinking of buying a coated emperor for batter side and use the ludwig head for reso. Would that make it a bit thicker? Or a coated powerstroke 3? Anyone any experience with playing these shallow shells? (Probably birch, 3 ply with beech re-rings)?
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:20 PM
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Hy bartw
i deed something like this last year:-) Irecomend(because i loved it) an Evans EMAD caoted on the batterside, i had a real calfskin as reso, but i think Remo Fibreskyn should give you the same sound! On the reso i put a feltstripe. Very warm and bassy sound with a nice kick;-)
Try it...it worked for me
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:42 AM
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Thanx, Cristian,

did you use the Emad with the muffler ring or without? I've had a Aq superkick II (similar to Emad) on a 24 inch Rogers bass drum. I didn't like it, it sounded too muffled to my taste. I'm afraid I'll have the same with Emad.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:27 AM
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Hy
i ended up with using the small ring thats comes with it. No extra muffling exept the felt strip on the front! For my taste it was open enough of a sound, but every drummer has a different taste of sound:-)!
You could also try a Evans EQ4 coated - might be more for your ears:-)
Best wishes with your experiment, i love things like that:-)
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:42 AM
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Thanx,
I'll show pics when finished.
BTW nice bass drum you have there. European? What brand?
Best, Bart
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:22 AM
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Here you can see what we found out about the bassdrum:-)
http://vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=39169

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Old 11-18-2014, 07:55 AM
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Hi Cristian, here are pics of the now finished kit. I finally bought a ps3 and had to recut the bearing edge of the bass drum in order to not have to tune the ps3 head so high. it sounds great now.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:17 AM
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First, that kit looks great ! I have a thing for Beverley drums ever since I lucked up on a kit on CL in a Neighboring city last year. Mine sound as good as any set I own. The 3 ply shells with rerings are so nice and build quality is excellent. I love the badges on them too. As far as that 12" shell I have a 12"x22" bass drum and settled on a PS3. For the batter. It gets a really nice low thump. Those bass drum Spurs look really cool too.

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Old 11-18-2014, 10:17 AM
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Hy bartw;-)
First, thanks for your message:-)
Awesome Drumkit you have there! Great Job! I am sure it sounds pretty good;-)
So you stayed with the PS3 then?
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Old 11-18-2014, 12:37 PM
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Thanx Guys,

yes it sounds good. A lot of tone, and a very long and even sustain. All nice 'n woody.

@Vibes: I recently bought a 22/12/13/16 blue badge and I amplanning to restore/customize it. The wrap is black, except the floor tom,some greenish kind of swirl. gonna take the wrap off and see if the shells are decent enough to just sand, stain and laquer them. re-wrapping will be a bit to expensive. I plan on re-selling and if I have to invest in wrap, I have to ask too high a price.

Here's an Olympic by Premier set that I resored/customized. Sounds great to! A bit lighter.
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