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Old 02-27-2012, 11:02 AM
AtlantaDrumGuy AtlantaDrumGuy is offline
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Default 24" bass drums...thoughts

Anyone play a 24" bass? I currently have 22s, but thinking of getting a 24x14
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: 24" bass drums...thoughts

Currently play a 24" Slingerland 3-ply COW and love it.

In a live setting or for "loud" rehearsels, it gives me that bit of extra fire-power. Remo Powerstroke on both sides.

Also played 26" but didn't like.
I found it hard to manouver the toms around it and sometimes a pain to tune properly.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:41 AM
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Cool...

I'm looking to pick up a 3 ply with a 24...think it should be a nice addition.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: 24" bass drums...thoughts

I've got six 24s, all 14" deep. I like the oomph I get from a 24, and the traditional depth keeps it controllable. Definitely a fan, but I love my 22 & 20" as well, just depends on the gig or sound I need that day.

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:18 PM
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I've got six 24s, all 14" deep. I like the oomph I get from a 24, and the traditional depth keeps it controllable. Definitely a fan, but I love my 22 & 20" as well, just depends on the gig or sound I need that day.

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That is rather convincing! This would be my first 24x14. Hopefully I can make it happen!
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: 24" bass drums...thoughts

24x14 is a magical size.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: 24" bass drums...thoughts

Tried it but could,nt get used to it. It threw my set balance off,for me anyway. Im a 20-22x14,nothing smaller or larger. It sure made BR look like he was in charge though.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:44 PM
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26 all the way for me and they are easy to tune if you use the right heads.... enjoy your 24 when ya get it but try a 26 if you have the chance...
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:29 PM
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Default Re: 24" bass drums...thoughts

My thoughts?

1. They must be harder to find heads for when on the road.
2. Tom/cymbal placement must be an issue.
3. It must be a few inches tougher to maneuver around tight corners backstage at venues.
4. If you absolutely HAVE to get a bass drum larger than 22", as if you're saying a 22" bass drum just won't cut it, why not go with a 26"?
5. 24" bass drums seem to be all the rage right now. Must be something to 'em...
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:44 PM
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24x14 is a magical size! Working on an orphan to match my super classic kit. I agree about tom placement, for me 20" bass drums are the max I can do for a mounted tom.
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