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12x22 Bass drum... opinions?

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Hi folks,

A newbie here so be easy... getting ready to buy a vintage kit (piece by piece), saw what looks like a nice early 60's maple bass drum' but it's a 12x22, is this a problematic bass drum size for a beginner? (Tuning etc.) I'm looking for a punchy kick drum, not too much boom, was looking for a 14x22 or possibly a 16x22 when I ran across this 12x22... would love some feedback.

Thanks

Posted on 9 years ago
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Not at all you should have smiles for miles with this depth.

Your drummers not much good is he!? What you need is someone that's as good as me. ! John Henry Bonham !!
Posted on 9 years ago
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I have a couple of 12x22's. They sound great, better than the deeper (over 16" deep)drums in my opinion.

Posted on 9 years ago
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What brand is it ?..The only company i know of that made that depth was Ludwig, with their New Yorker outfit, which came with only a tom and snare, no floor..But i have heard that other drum companies had this depth as well..If it's a Ludwig, or any other, than you shouldn't have a problem with tuning or sound..They sound just as good as any 22x14 or 22x16..

Posted on 9 years ago
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Just got my first Ludwig 12x22. Looking forward to getting up and running. Have heard nothing but good things about this size bass drum.

Mike

Posted on 9 years ago
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slingerland made them too.

Posted on 9 years ago
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Eminent Destiny;336619

slingerland made them too.

That was what I had it was a great sounding bass drum.

Your drummers not much good is he!? What you need is someone that's as good as me. ! John Henry Bonham !!
Posted on 9 years ago
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You'll get more punch with less muffling due to the shallow depth. I've got a 12x20 Slingerland which is great!

Never play it the same way once.
Posted on 9 years ago
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I got a 12x20 Grestch! They made them too!

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Posted on 9 years ago
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1313ths;336578

Hi folks,

A newbie here so be easy... getting ready to buy a vintage kit (piece by piece), saw what looks like a nice early 60's maple bass drum' but it's a 12x22, is this a problematic bass drum size for a beginner? (Tuning etc.) I'm looking for a punchy kick drum, not too much boom, was looking for a 14x22 or possibly a 16x22 when I ran across this 12x22... would love some feedback.

Thanks

12 x 22 is a great size.

Can't recommend buying a vintage set piece by piece. Try to get a complete, same era set without mods or extra holes. You'll save money in the long run and have a much better time selling it when (and you will) decide to get a different set.

Posted on 9 years ago
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