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Old 07-10-2018, 09:04 AM
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Default 28" Ludwig Marching Bass Drums...which one to use for Drum kit

I just bought 3 old Ludwig marching bass drums (the 3 Ludwigs in the attached photo). Two are 28" x 10" and one is 28" x 14". I am planning on using one as a kick drum to match up with my 3 ply toms. I know 28" kicks are going to be boomy, but which one would be more controllable in live setting? I like the look of the 14" better because it looks more like a stand kick drum (depth), but I am wondering if the 10" would be more controllable and have better response and punch? Opinions?
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:50 PM
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Default Re: 28" Ludwig Marching Bass Drums...which one to use for Drum kit

The 10" would have more punch, but the 14" would be better for live situations where the drums are not miked up. The 10" might give you less pedal control due to the faster rebound time......less air to move. My vote is for the 14" depth. Boominess can be controlled by careful head and muffling selection.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:59 AM
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The 10" would have more punch, but the 14" would be better for live situations where the drums are not miked up. The 10" might give you less pedal control due to the faster rebound time......less air to move. My vote is for the 14" depth. Boominess can be controlled by careful head and muffling selection.
Thanks for the info...I'm going to go with the 14"!
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