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1313ths 02-08-2015 08:42 PM

12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
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

vintagemore2000 02-08-2015 08:45 PM

Re: 12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
Not at all you should have smiles for miles with this depth.

K.O. 02-08-2015 08:46 PM

Re: 12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
I have a couple of 12x22's. They sound great, better than the deeper (over 16" deep)drums in my opinion.

human71 02-09-2015 12:14 AM

Re: 12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
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..

mlayton 02-09-2015 12:32 AM

Re: 12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
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

Eminent Destiny 02-09-2015 04:53 AM

Re: 12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
slingerland made them too.

vintagemore2000 02-09-2015 09:04 AM

Re: 12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eminent Destiny (Post 336619)
slingerland made them too.

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

orangemi 02-09-2015 11:16 AM

Re: 12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
You'll get more punch with less muffling due to the shallow depth. I've got a 12x20 Slingerland which is great!

vintage drum bug 02-09-2015 01:04 PM

Re: 12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
I got a 12x20 Grestch! They made them too!

Rich K. 02-09-2015 01:34 PM

Re: 12x22 Bass drum... opinions?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 1313ths (Post 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.


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