Need a kick drum!!!

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  1. joshbaezmusic

    joshbaezmusic Member

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    Hey guys,
    So I'm a solo artist playing folk/indie rock stuff, but I need a kick drum to play with to add more dimension.

    What size is a good, punchy kick drum? (I really want that Mumford and Sons sound.)

    Thanks!

    -j.
     
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  3. joshbaezmusic

    joshbaezmusic Member

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    Thanks, but I'd rather stick with good ole' fashioned kick.
     
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    Phoebe Senior Member

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    Too many variables for easy answer. Go to a good shop and get yourself educated.
     
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    For what you're doing, a good 18" kick with an Evans EQ2 or EMAD head would be great. I have a 60's Slingerland 18" kick that sounds amazing.
     
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    18"x18" is a good portable size, and would still pack a punch.
     
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    Are you planning to just add a kick drum to recorded stuff?
    Or are you a drummer?
    If you want to get an original sound, find an old patent leather footstool or something, and whack it with a ping pong paddle.
    You can get some great percussion sounds out of some pretty unlikely sources.
     
  8. joshbaezmusic

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    The standard, old school 20"x14". The drum will be out in front of you so the 14" adds minimum to your space requirements. Maybe even a 12" if you can find one. Powerstroke batter head; nice light resonant head on the other side. No hole, no damping.
     
  10. TravisE

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    I would tend to agree with the depth suggestion. I don't like deep drums...they're a bit too modern sounding. 18" or 20" w/ 12" or 14" depth would be pretty perfect for what you need. Also, IMO, there are way too many cool vintage drums out there to immediately jump on some Chinese made thing from Musician's Friend.
     
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    Looks like an old Carmine Appice photo...
     
  14. DrumBob

    DrumBob Gold Supporting Member

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    14x20 is a good size for your purposes. I hate 18" bass drums. They don't go "boom." They go "bip." I have always considered them toys. Jazz guys like them, but if you're not a jazz guy, go with something larger. And get pre-muffled heads so you don't have to stuff it with laundry; pillows and crap like that. That sound is so dated.
     
  15. bahklava

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    I have a 20" Ludwig kick drum that I'm looking to sell. PM me if you're interested; I can send pics.
     
  16. joshbaezmusic

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    When you guys say 14x20, does that mean 14 in deep X 20 in wide?
     
  17. joshbaezmusic

    joshbaezmusic Member

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    Only problem is that these drums are incredibly expensive..
     
  18. bahklava

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    What's your price range? $200? $250?
     
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    Well, here's my set: http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/2838278854.html

    I can get you some better pics of the kick drum if you're interested. I'm looking for about $250 on the kick drum and $100 on the pedal, a dw5000, but I can cut you a deal if you want both. Let me know if you're interested; I'll pay for shipping.

    I have a feeling talk like this belongs in the emporium, so I'll leave it at that.
     

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