How To Tune Your Bass Drum For Phatness

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  1. [..YouTube..] Finally someone who actually shows different tuning! Good stuff dude!

  2. [..YouTube..] Finally someone who actually shows different tuning! Good stuff dude!

  3. [..YouTube..] Do you have positive experiences with two single patches? Because I once tried it and after few weeks the left one came off. That never happened to you?
    Since then I am using only double patches.

  4. [..YouTube..] i need a new bass head…i also need new cymbals, but i also need reso heads ๐Ÿ™ FML

  5. [..YouTube..] Emads are the best!

  6. [..YouTube..] Is there something bad about making the hole right in the middle of the head ?

  7. [..YouTube..] @Funkysajmi No problem man! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  8. [..YouTube..] @DrMorbid Hey man, I’ve never had that happen. Maybe your head had some dust or whatever on it when you applied the patch so it didn’t stick properly? I’ve never had mine come off before

  9. [..YouTube..] @HaVoC6543 There’s always stuff to get and improve on the kit ๐Ÿ˜›

  10. [..YouTube..] @LukeSnyderMusic Shit yeah dude! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. [..YouTube..] @MS93Drums Honestly, I’ve actually never tried it. I’d imagine it would give you a little more of a focussed sound. But I base that on literally nothing since I haven’t done it before.

    Sorry for the crappy answer lol! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’ve done it and get sounds you like then it’s all good man!

    My mindset is, “If it sounds good… It IS good”

  12. [..YouTube..] @MS93Drums Honestly, I’ve actually never tried it. I’d imagine it would give you a little more of a focussed sound. But I base that on literally nothing since I haven’t done it before.

    Sorry for the crappy answer lol! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’ve done it and get sounds you like then it’s all good man!

    My mindset is, “If it sounds good… It IS good”

  13. [..YouTube..] Great tips! Loving all these tuning videos!

  14. [..YouTube..] @drumfluffable Sweet! Thanks man ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad ya digg’em! Next up is toms / floor toms and then making them sound good together as a kit

  15. [..YouTube..] @drumfluffable Sweet! Thanks man ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad ya digg’em! Next up is toms / floor toms and then making them sound good together as a kit

  16. [..YouTube..] Sweet! Thanks man ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad ya digg’em! Next up is toms / floor toms and then making them sound good together as a kit

  17. [..YouTube..] Beautiful grain on that bass drum.

  18. [..YouTube..] @iLoveAltNation Totally agree! I love it, it’s my favourite kit for sure. My 2012 promo pics will be with this kit

  19. [..YouTube..] Totally agree! I love it, it’s my favourite kit for sure. My 2012 promo pics will be with this kit

  20. [..YouTube..] Great video sir! I find the EMAD to be very dead on my 20″ EQ 4 is better. I love when you speed things up man, it’s so funny!!

  21. [..YouTube..] @SONORSQ2guy Thanks man! ๐Ÿ™‚ It really all depends on how you tune it and it’s relation to the reso. It’s certainly not meant for a wide open jazz sound ๐Ÿ˜€

    I have an EQ4 on my Delite, it’s a cool head!

  22. [..YouTube..] Thanks man! ๐Ÿ™‚ It really all depends on how you tune it and it’s relation to the reso. It’s certainly not meant for a wide open jazz sound ๐Ÿ˜€

    I have an EQ4 on my Delite, it’s a cool head!

    • Aaron Edgar
    • January 10, 2012

    @SONORSQ2guy Thanks man! ๐Ÿ™‚ It really all depends on how you tune it and
    it’s relation to the reso. It’s certainly not meant for a wide open jazz
    sound ๐Ÿ˜€ I have an EQ4 on my Delite, it’s a cool head!

  23. [..YouTube..] the first time I see beater patches,wow I am big attack deathwurst xD

  24. [..YouTube..] @deathwurst MurderSausage!

  25. [..YouTube..] MurderSausage!

  26. [..YouTube..] very cool to explain basic “easy” stuff,there are always helpful ideas

  27. [..YouTube..] @deathwurst Tuning isn’t easy for a lot of people ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. [..YouTube..] Tuning isn’t easy for a lot of people ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. [..YouTube..] @aaronedgardrum I’ve got a question, just personal preference I muffle the bass drum not only for sound but for feel. From my experience with out muffling on the batter I get a weird bouncy fee

  30. [..YouTube..] @iLoveAltNation Oh abosolutely man, it’s a VERY different feel and arguably harder to control when the bass drum isn’t muffled much.

  31. [..YouTube..] Oh abosolutely man, it’s a VERY different feel and arguably harder to control when the bass drum isn’t muffled much.

    • Aaron Edgar
    • January 10, 2012

    @iLoveAltNation Oh abosolutely man, it’s a VERY different feel and arguably
    harder to control when the bass drum isn’t muffled much.

  32. [..YouTube..] Woops didn’t mean to press enter, but was asking if you also muffle for feel not only tone.

  33. [..YouTube..] @iLoveAltNation OH! lmao. I only let how it feels to play be a factor in my muffling if I’m going to be doing intricate double bass on it. Then not only is feel a factor, but you don’t want a lot of resonance either. It just gets muddy and ugly sounding while making it harder to execute.

  34. [..YouTube..] OH! lmao. I only let how it feels to play be a factor in my muffling if I’m going to be doing intricate double bass on it. Then not only is feel a factor, but you don’t want a lot of resonance either. It just gets muddy and ugly sounding while making it harder to execute.

  35. [..YouTube..] It’s gonna make tuning the head “exactly….kinda hard”. Thats all sorts of Lmao!

  36. [..YouTube..] @SpeedWorksAutoTuning ๐Ÿ˜€ haha

  37. [..YouTube..] ๐Ÿ˜€ haha

  38. [..YouTube..] how does the subkick in the end affect the sound of the bass drum?

    • kevinyo4
    • January 18, 2012

    how does the subkick in the end affect the sound of the bass drum?

  39. [..YouTube..] @kevinyo4 The subkick adds that super low ambient to the kick, giving it more of that hip hop super low stuff. It ignores all attack and just deals with the ultra low frequencies.

  40. [..YouTube..] The subkick adds that super low ambient to the kick, giving it more of that hip hop super low stuff. It ignores all attack and just deals with the ultra low frequencies.

    • aaronedgardrum
    • February 6, 2012

    The subkick adds that super low ambient to the kick, giving it more of that hip hop super low stuff. It ignores all attack and just deals with the ultra low frequencies.

  41. [..YouTube..] Aaron… very nice job! You are the “fastest hands in the west” when it comes to tightening up the “easy grip” tension rods on the SQ2’s! LOL!
    Anyone reading this or viewing the video should “Subscribe ” to Arron’s post just above the video! Don’t miss a thing, also check out the 35 Sonor Snare drums he has on video!!

  42. [..YouTube..] Aaron… very nice job! You are the “fastest hands in the west” when it comes to tightening up the “easy grip” tension rods on the SQ2’s! LOL!
    Anyone reading this or viewing the video should “Subscribe ” to Arron’s post just above the video! Don’t miss a thing, also check out the 35 Sonor Snare drums he has on video!!

  43. [..YouTube..] Aaron… very nice job! You are the “fastest hands in the west” when it comes to tightening up the “easy grip” tension rods on the SQ2’s! LOL!
    Anyone reading this or viewing the video should “Subscribe ” to Arron’s post just above the video! Don’t miss a thing, also check out the 35 Sonor Snare drums he has on video!!

    • samiam8959
    • February 11, 2012

    Aaron… very nice job! You are the “fastest hands in the west” when it comes to tightening up the “easy grip” tension rods on the SQ2’s! LOL!
    Anyone reading this or viewing the video should “Subscribe ” to Arron’s post just above the video! Don’t miss a thing, also check out the 35 Sonor Snare drums he has on video!!

  44. [..YouTube..] @samiam8959 hahaha! Thanks man! I didn’t speed anything up in editing, that’s real man! lmao jk ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the pump!

  45. [..YouTube..] hahaha! Thanks man! I didn’t speed anything up in editing, that’s real man! lmao jk ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the pump!

    • aaronedgardrum
    • February 24, 2012

    hahaha! Thanks man! I didn’t speed anything up in editing, that’s real man! lmao jk ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the pump!

  46. [..YouTube..] to stretch kick drums i stand on my skin.. i weigh 95kg, doesn’t damage the skin at all… try it, trust me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • datommaster
    • March 5, 2012

    to stretch kick drums i stand on my skin.. i weigh 95kg, doesn’t damage the skin at all… try it, trust me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. [..YouTube..] You have the most unusual drum set I have ever seen. Good video though! Hey, one question: Those lugs on the bass drum: Are those specific to Sonor or can you get those on any kit? I like them. Thanks

    • BigG063
    • March 13, 2012

    You have the most unusual drum set I have ever seen. Good video though! Hey, one question: Those lugs on the bass drum: Are those specific to Sonor or can you get those on any kit? I like them. Thanks

  48. [..YouTube..] @datommaster I’ve seen some people do that! I think I’ll stick with my method though haha ๐Ÿ˜›

  49. [..YouTube..] I’ve seen some people do that! I think I’ll stick with my method though haha ๐Ÿ˜›

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 15, 2012

    I’ve seen some people do that! I think I’ll stick with my method though haha ๐Ÿ˜›

  50. [..YouTube..] @BigG063 lmao Thanks! Those tension rods on the bass are just on Sonor’s SQ2 series, BUT they have the same threading as standard tension rods, so I’m sure you can order them separately.

  51. [..YouTube..] lmao Thanks! Those tension rods on the bass are just on Sonor’s SQ2 series, BUT they have the same threading as standard tension rods, so I’m sure you can order them separately.

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 15, 2012

    lmao Thanks! Those tension rods on the bass are just on Sonor’s SQ2 series, BUT they have the same threading as standard tension rods, so I’m sure you can order them separately.

  52. [..YouTube..] @aaronedgardrum totally dude! the way i approach drumming is do it the way it works for you!

  53. [..YouTube..] totally dude! the way i approach drumming is do it the way it works for you!

    • datommaster
    • March 16, 2012

    totally dude! the way i approach drumming is do it the way it works for you!

  54. [..YouTube..] @datommaster Awesome! That’s the way you gotta do it! Make your own way at that ๐Ÿ˜›

  55. [..YouTube..] Awesome! That’s the way you gotta do it! Make your own way at that ๐Ÿ˜›

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 17, 2012

    Awesome! That’s the way you gotta do it! Make your own way at that ๐Ÿ˜›

  56. [..YouTube..] demon drive ftw

    • imenra
    • April 11, 2012

    demon drive ftw

  57. [..YouTube..] ftw indeed! I’ve been rockin’ the woodcore beaters on it lately, it rules

    • aaronedgardrum
    • April 18, 2012

    ftw indeed! I’ve been rockin’ the woodcore beaters on it lately, it rules

  58. [..YouTube..] What exactly does a subkick do?

    • psycholove17
    • April 30, 2012

    What exactly does a subkick do?

  59. [..YouTube..] A subkick captures just super low frequencies. Essentially it’s a speaker wired in reverse which works like a microphone. You can’t really just use it on it’s own. But blended with another kick mic it’s great

    • aaronedgardrum
    • April 30, 2012

    A subkick captures just super low frequencies. Essentially it’s a speaker wired in reverse which works like a microphone. You can’t really just use it on it’s own. But blended with another kick mic it’s great

  60. [..YouTube..] Anybody know what symbal hes using at 8:50?

    • CamiFlockaFlame
    • May 21, 2012

    Anybody know what symbal hes using at 8:50?

  61. [..YouTube..] Cymbal* And look in his set up video, he says what it is.

    • IIRockstarrxX
    • May 21, 2012

    Cymbal* And look in his set up video, he says what it is.

  62. [..YouTube..] Lagging like fuck

  63. [..YouTube..] That’s two Hammerax Hell Bell Crashes 21″ and 24″ with the 21 on top

    • aaronedgardrum
    • May 23, 2012

    That’s two Hammerax Hell Bell Crashes 21″ and 24″ with the 21 on top

  64. [..YouTube..] I’m not sure what you mean? If you’re talking about audio not lining up with video, refresh the page. Flash treats audio and video separately. So when YouTube streams something it’s two different entities that, if you have a laggy connection or something just loaded incorrectly, they won’t line up. It lines up over here and was perfectly sync’d when I uploaded it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aaronedgardrum
    • May 23, 2012

    I’m not sure what you mean? If you’re talking about audio not lining up with video, refresh the page. Flash treats audio and video separately. So when YouTube streams something it’s two different entities that, if you have a laggy connection or something just loaded incorrectly, they won’t line up. It lines up over here and was perfectly sync’d when I uploaded it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. [..YouTube..] It’s okay now , my laptop was just doing some unnecessary updates without telling me

  66. [..YouTube..] awesome! Glad we got that sorted out ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aaronedgardrum
    • May 28, 2012

    awesome! Glad we got that sorted out ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. [..YouTube..] honestly, you goofed when you put the whole in the resonant head. If you keep the resonant head original, you will get a focused yet resonant sound, it will boom with a little bit of resonance.

    • MrJbrous
    • May 29, 2012

    honestly, you goofed when you put the whole in the resonant head. If you keep the resonant head original, you will get a focused yet resonant sound, it will boom with a little bit of resonance.

  68. [..YouTube..] It wasn’t a goof, the thing with a sealed resonant head is it’s very different, sound, feel and all that. Also micing is different with it. To be honest, I prefer the sound of a sealed bass drum but for some things, unfortunately, most things in popular music culture it’s not the appropriate sound.

    • aaronedgardrum
    • May 29, 2012

    It wasn’t a goof, the thing with a sealed resonant head is it’s very different, sound, feel and all that. Also micing is different with it. To be honest, I prefer the sound of a sealed bass drum but for some things, unfortunately, most things in popular music culture it’s not the appropriate sound.

  69. [..YouTube..] my pdp don’t use anything to protect the hoop ‘ .’

    • SociedadeNacional
    • July 6, 2012

    my pdp don’t use anything to protect the hoop ‘ .’

  70. [..YouTube..] If you want, you can just get some grip tape from a hardware store and stick it on there ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aaronedgardrum
    • July 11, 2012

    If you want, you can just get some grip tape from a hardware store and stick it on there ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. [..YouTube..] What cymbal are you using at 8:49? It sounds dark and intimidating. A very cool sound, like a china cymbal? I’m sorry if I’m not making sense

    • Daa155
    • August 6, 2012

    What cymbal are you using at 8:49? It sounds dark and intimidating. A very cool sound, like a china cymbal? I’m sorry if I’m not making sense

  72. [..YouTube..] It costs a lot of money for the special muffled head with the foam (which disintegrates in a couple years) and the pillow pad is kind of expensive, not into the velcro stuck on the wood either inside the drum. Try an old school real wool felt strip, costs way less, works on any drumhead just about, and, lasts a lifetime. Use one on the batter and add one to the front head for more dampening. Slug makes a good one called the “Muffelt”, and also makes Batter Badge impact pads. Check them out!

  73. [..YouTube..] It costs a lot of money for the special muffled head with the foam (which disintegrates in a couple years) and the pillow pad is kind of expensive, not into the velcro stuck on the wood either inside the drum. Try an old school real wool felt strip, costs way less, works on any drumhead just about, and, lasts a lifetime. Use one on the batter and add one to the front head for more dampening. Slug makes a good one called the “Muffelt”, and also makes Batter Badge impact pads. Check them out!

    • Slug Percussion
    • August 14, 2012

    It costs a lot of money for the special muffled head with the foam (which disintegrates in a couple years) and the pillow pad is kind of expensive, not into the velcro stuck on the wood either inside the drum. Try an old school real wool felt strip, costs way less, works on any drumhead just about, and, lasts a lifetime. Use one on the batter and add one to the front head for more dampening. Slug makes a good one called the “Muffelt”, and also makes Batter Badge impact pads. Check them out!

  74. [..YouTube..] I haven’t seen those around here, sounds intriguing!

    • aaronedgardrum
    • August 19, 2012

    I haven’t seen those around here, sounds intriguing!

  75. [..YouTube..] This is priceless advice Im so thankful.Gonna tune it now!!

    • apestasguey
    • September 7, 2012

    This is priceless advice Im so thankful.Gonna tune it now!!

    • jameeriousmofufu
    • September 25, 2012

    yeah, fast forward through the part we need to see and hear what your doing.

    • jehu87
    • October 7, 2012

    Hey Aaron thanks for the great video. Any idea where someone could buy tension rods like you are using in the video?

    • EezyVideos
    • October 7, 2012

    Thanks for the vid, it really helped showing the difference with batter/resonant up/down. I’m going to buy new heads and don’t cut a hole in it, doesn’t that give the bass a ‘warmer’ sound? Are there any other reasons why you should cut a hole in you resonant head besides for mic’s?
    Thanks!

    • 15mforero
    • October 8, 2012

    I have a yamaha birch custom absolute bass drum and i cant seem to get a low end out of it any tips?

    • ozzyisgood
    • November 1, 2012

    I’d like to help you, tell me your heads, size of the bass drum, and how tight your heads are (how many turns past fingertight).

    • aaronedgardrum
    • November 2, 2012

    lol I slowed it back down for the fine tuning, didn’t I? That was just pitching it even close to where it needed to go.

    • aaronedgardrum
    • November 2, 2012

    You can probably order them as a spare part from Sonor, ask your dealer ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aaronedgardrum
    • November 2, 2012

    Awesome man!

    It will give it a warmer sound, not porting it. BUT I suggest you try it and really pay attention to how the drum feels. It feels VERY different without a port, it’s a really good thing to learn how to play. But a lot of people don’t like the way it feels. You’ll get a far more open and resonant sound from a sealed bass drum. It’s all just in the sound you’re going for! I whole heartedly suggest you try sealed so at the very least you know what it does. You can always port after

    • aaronedgardrum
    • November 2, 2012

    Hmm, strange, what size? If you want lots of low, a never fail combination is a clear EMAD and an Onyx reso, tune both as loose as you can without a growly sound. Then experiment with your muffling. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aaronedgardrum
    • November 2, 2012

    Nice! That’s what I like to see. Drum community is always so helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 15mforero
    • November 7, 2012

    It is 18×22 and i have the remo powerstroke 3 on it

    • 15mforero
    • November 7, 2012

    It doesnt sound punchy like yours

    • 15mforero
    • November 7, 2012

    The powersroke is coated and i have a folded blanket barely touching each head

    • 15mforero
    • November 7, 2012

    Does your drum sound like the recording in person?

    • aaronedgardrum
    • November 8, 2012

    Yessir, there’s no processing on this recording.

    • aaronedgardrum
    • November 8, 2012

    The P3 has a lot more attack and less boom than the EMAD. Arguably of course, it’s all in how you tune it. I personally find with the EMAD the low is enhanced and it’s a little more warm and oomph sounding.

    • 15mforero
    • November 8, 2012

    Thanks aaron so i should change the heads to get a more punchy low end sound? What about clear vs coated? What diffference in sound is there?

    • CHRISDRMS27
    • December 29, 2012

    How many Drumsets do you have ??????

    • NICKHAM16
    • January 3, 2013

    Well you have to realize that he has a Sonor SQ2 which is, in my honest opinion, the greatest set of drums on the planet. Nothing sounds better than an SQ2. Your bass drum will most likely not sound like this. I’m not saying it can’t come close, but don’t expect it to sound quite this good unless you have a pretty nice set of drums.

    • TheOrangeSwag
    • January 6, 2013

    Is the hole in the bass drum necessary to having a good sound? I know that it makes it easier for micing the bass, but will it make a big difference soundwise if I decide not to have one?

    • thelethalmoo
    • January 7, 2013

    i have too have mine pointing at a wall, kinda suck no matter how i tune it it will allways kinda kill some of the sound

    • DoctorKnowYou
    • January 14, 2013

    Hello, I was wondering if you could give me a few pointers. Currently I am using a 22″ by 16″ kick drum with a Remo Powersonic with a kevlar kick pad for the batter, and a Attack Medium thickness, single ply, self muffling head as the resonant with a 5″ port hole. The drum produces a very dead and quiet sound even with no muffling. I am looking for more power and a thud, I am using Iron Cobra’s so I don’t think the the pedal is a problem. Perhaps the thick resonant? Any pointers? Thanks!

    • anoitedman
    • February 2, 2013

    Great tuning technique!!!! Wow!

    • ddrummer1989
    • February 5, 2013

    Sound’s good I dig the snare drum more though lol.

    • YamahaRydeenDrummer
    • February 5, 2013

    That’s the power of an EMAD!!! I play one myself, my bass drum’s depth is 16″, for a punchier sound for playing metal!!!

    • Sniz44
    • February 6, 2013

    What are those square bell cymbals? Your bass drum sounds like the bees knees by the way

    • BigBoyMurray1987
    • February 7, 2013

    Where did u get those tension rods

    • julianisdope
    • February 11, 2013

    Im pretty sure they just come standard with sq2’s

    • chaosdelta23
    • February 12, 2013

    Hey man, I was wondering, is your bass drum 22 by 16″? I have one thatยดs the same size and well, Iยดve been struggling, and literally going beyond whats possible to get a punchy, more deep sound, to play metal aswell, without damaging the heads. Could you give me some tips? What do I put inside the drum, and which head should it be touching more? What heads do I use, I kinda want the EMAD though, since its punchy sounding. And does the reso head need to have a port hole or some type of muffling?

    • chaosdelta23
    • February 12, 2013

    could somebobdy please explain to me what he means by stretching out the heads?

    • chaosdelta23
    • February 12, 2013

    Do you, by any chance have a video of how your base drum sounds?

    • Nic Sheds
    • February 14, 2013

    New drumheads are tight-ish. By tensioning them tighter than you normally would, you “stretch” the drumhead. Basically, when you hit your drumhead, it stretches, and detunes to a lower tension. Newer drumheads detune lower than “stretched” drumheads. It’s an ancient chinese secret that people like if they’re nitpicky about tuning and consistency. Buuuuuuut Aaron could easily blow my explanation out of the water.

    • lAmAMeatPopsicle
    • February 19, 2013

    Unnngh…. Dat kick.

    • esroberto1
    • February 22, 2013

    Wow, can’t argue with the results. That kick is just loaded with bottom. Nice!

    • PirateTravisJohnson1
    • February 23, 2013

    There wasn’t much here for starring to tune

    • 666ParanormalMind
    • February 23, 2013

    i want your demon pedal *__*

    • hardon4babes
    • February 24, 2013

    8:01 most uninterested “interesting” I’ve ever heard

    • DARKNESS102938475
    • February 25, 2013

    what’s the name ov the pin that you used in the video to make a hole in the front bass drum skin?????

    • MrBetobeats
    • March 1, 2013

    but you have a subkick on

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 1, 2013

    To be honest, if you aren’t listening through a stereo that has massive bass response like an actual sub woofer, the way I have this mixed in you honestly won’t even notice that it’s there. If you’re on computer speakers, if I muted the SK, you wouldn’t hear any difference at all.

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 1, 2013

    That’s from “Holz” It’s the bass drum port cutter tool

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 1, 2013

    hahahah ya I totally look like I just don’t give an eff lol

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 1, 2013

    haha buy one! I think they went down in price a little recently

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 1, 2013

    thanks man!

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 1, 2013

    Yaaaa ๐Ÿ˜€ I love it

    • hardon4babes
    • March 3, 2013

    hahaha

    • emmittsmith482
    • March 10, 2013

    2:00 – 2:04 I thought you were tuning a bass drum, not a spock lol.

    • scooterdavis2112
    • March 11, 2013

    That’s exactly what I was looking at…

    • 666ParanormalMind
    • March 11, 2013

    no ๐Ÿ™

    • MrAvengedDrummer
    • March 11, 2013

    Why are you using a batter head for the resonant side? Isn’t that one of the Evans EQ batter heads?

    • aaronedgardrum
    • March 12, 2013

    I wanted a clear head for it and all the resos I was looking at were either black, white or semi-transparent.

    • Manu Drummer
    • March 13, 2013

    that sub-kick is the trick XD

    • mobilesuitderka
    • March 14, 2013

    Man those cymbals are so dry!! Cool

    • DrumFuckerFr
    • March 15, 2013

    Thanks for the interesting video. What do you think are good frequencies to the bass drum to? I’m thinking of bying a tune-bot for that. =)

    • Lyra Heartstrings
    • March 18, 2013

    My bass drum sound? Don’t give a shit about tuning, just stuff a few pillows in there and play hard.

    • BigKing Bud
    • March 20, 2013

    Is there a vid of you playing those metal cymbal looking things? What are they?

    • Leander Widmoser
    • March 23, 2013

    Crazy Drum Set man!

    • Dylan Frazier
    • March 24, 2013

    What kind of tension rods are those?!

    • IRon Johnson
    • March 24, 2013

    I would cut the porthole AFTER tuning it

    • waydeaminute
    • March 28, 2013

    I want a Strata wood kit so badly!

    • Ankylophobia
    • March 29, 2013

    must sound good

    • Lyra Heartstrings
    • March 29, 2013

    It sounds as good as I need it to for practicing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lewis Flower
    • March 30, 2013

    How would I get my bass drum to not have very much resonance afterwards without loading it with pillows? ๐Ÿ˜›
    Plus, I have my bass tuned quite tight, can that be bad for my kit?

    • James Foy
    • March 31, 2013

    @Lewis Flower Tuning and the type of heads you use on your kick is the best way to get the desired sound. Evans have the emad bass drum system out which is great for the kind of sound you’re looking for, and in terms of tuning, I’d only be using a couple of turns for both the batter and resonant head. Good luck!

    • Hensomat
    • April 1, 2013

    im so glad youve had hit one of these 4 bowl things in front – dindt knew what that is and thought one is for peanuts, one for smarties, one for weed…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Eric Donnell
    • April 2, 2013

    The EQ4 is the equivalent of the Remo PS3

    • Eric Donnell
    • April 2, 2013

    The EQ1 is a dryer equivalent of the Remo PS3.

    • Seth6581
    • April 4, 2013

    Damn man you sure know how to tune those heads.The base drum sounds AMAZING!

    • Jerome West
    • April 7, 2013

    Hate Evans heads they sound like muffled flappy cardboard. Appreciate the tuning video though. Thank you.

    • Nicholas Thies
    • April 8, 2013

    Having it mic-ed and with the subkick on it really helps that it sounds that deep.

    • willdthrill13
    • April 10, 2013

    1:14 touch and make contact. Isn’t that a bit reduntant?

    • willdthrill13
    • April 10, 2013

    Wow. Those are some funky cymbals

    • drumchakra
    • April 11, 2013

    Nothing special about this bass drum sound. The attack is weak and too much resonance

    • Jjjcope
    • April 14, 2013

    Nice vid thanks.)

    • PheonixRise666
    • April 20, 2013

    clear doesn’t necessarily mean batter head, clear has a bit of a brighter sound than ebony/smooth white or coated but if the weights are the same, the general feel of the sound will be similar.

    • 321drewb
    • April 24, 2013

    will that cut not rip without something on it

    • MrOskarCieslik
    • April 28, 2013

    EMAD I or II? :))

    • xrascal1
    • May 7, 2013

    What else did he get for Christmas.

    • Milan Jejina
    • May 13, 2013

    Was the subkick played in the video or was it just the mic in the bass drum? Thanks for the awesome videos! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aaronedgardrum
    • May 13, 2013

    The SubKick is in the mix, but hardly. Honestly, if it’s not being listened to on a serious system, great headphones or in a studio, what the subkick is doing is almost inaudible. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • aaronedgardrum
    • May 13, 2013

    hahaha

    • Milan Jejina
    • May 13, 2013

    Thanks ^_^

    • aaronedgardrum
    • May 13, 2013

    Any time ๐Ÿ™‚

    • elijah kamminga
    • May 15, 2013

    awsome you have the hammerex gong behind you, sweet company, is that who makes the small chimes in front of the kit too?

    • Alex Rojo
    • May 22, 2013

    whats that device infront of your bass drum head???

    • Marcus Wilkerson
    • May 26, 2013

    It’s a subwoofer

    • martyscheuerjr
    • May 28, 2013

    Sweet drums sir

    • Syr Chrys
    • June 2, 2013

    great vid

    • apinakapinastorba
    • June 7, 2013

    Nice sounding bassdrum ๐Ÿ™‚ But for tuning, I really didn’t get it. Reso tuned for boom, and batter for attack. Doesen’t quite tell anything ๐Ÿ˜€ I mean, the video title is “How To …”. Closer the heads are tuned to each other, gives more drum resonance/sustain (same as boom?), and far away they give more attack. So I’m interpreting this that you just have to find a sweet spot that suites your drum and taste ๐Ÿ˜€

    • ImTheDrummer115
    • June 14, 2013

    I notice you are not using a key on your drum, is that a type of lug you can buy or did it come like that?

    • ImTheDrummer115
    • June 14, 2013

    Subkick.

    • Nate storm
    • June 20, 2013

    dont buythe emad people sounds too much like a basketball

    • cprtn
    • June 23, 2013

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    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD

    • Bobby Eaton
    • June 27, 2013

    So if the SubKick is almost inaudible, can you get the same sound with just a mic then?

    • section8usmc53
    • July 1, 2013

    The Yamaha Subkick, for those that don’t know, is a microphone. Just, a very big microphone, with a speaker size element. It allows you to better record the super low end, better reproducing it, so you don’t have to artificially boost it. Better to have more and not need it, than need it and not have it. That’s the point of using mixers. If people didn’t want to play with the sound, they’d just record straight away. A few people do, but most use some level of processing. I’d love to have one.

    • Craftmine42
    • July 14, 2013

    It’s not a microphone. It’s basically just a speaker. You can do the same thing with any headphone/speaker by plugging it into the microphone jack on your computer. Speakers and microphones work almost the same way, just reversed ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Craftmine42
    • July 14, 2013

    It just picks a lot of the lower end. Alone it sounds terrible but mixed with a mic it gives the bass drum more boom lol

    • section8usmc53
    • July 18, 2013

    Wow…and what the hell did I just say. When it is wired as is, and used as is, it’s not being used as a speaker, it’s being used as a pick up element, or, a MICROPHONE. Good grief.

    • Caleb knott
    • July 19, 2013

    I’m pretty sure that came with the high end sonor kit. I suppose it could have been an extra that he paid for. Sure seems like an awesome lug though.

    • chaosdelta23
    • July 21, 2013

    Awesome video, what kit is that?

    • spookypunky
    • September 23, 2013

    I can’t tune a bass drum worth poopy

    • Paweล‚ Morrison
    • October 5, 2013

    Are those Hammerax cymbals? And what are these plate-looking antennas over your tom toms? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Tom Alderson
    • January 12, 2014

    Make this same video for a 24″ kick!

    • AdamArb89
    • January 20, 2014

    Tip for cutting the hole: heat a coffee can with a propane torch and simply
    press it into the head. It will burn through and seal it at the same time

    • Kevin Kessler
    • January 31, 2014

    Great job on sharing your style of tuning the bass drum. Also at the end
    you mentioned trying different beaters, either wood or plastic. I finally
    achieved the tuning I like for playing out in the local clubs by using the
    DW hardcore beater along with the Evans AF patch. I also use a three inch
    wide wool felt strip on the batter head, nothing on the resonating head (ho
    hole), and nothing else inside the drum. Using the same tuning I tried the
    felt beater, wood beater and plastic beater and was amazed at how different
    the drum sounded as far as producing that “punch” sound. Great video!!

    • john smith
    • January 31, 2014

    any tips for tuning toms and floor toms? resonate heads equal to batter
    heads or resonate heads lower or higher than batter heads?

    • Arza Chamberlain
    • March 7, 2014

    Nice video bud liked the different examples of tuning both heads thanks.

    • Rockunstank
    • April 3, 2014

    nice post!

    • Walter T
    • May 5, 2014

    Oooh snap! When you tuned the batter head up a bit and left the reso lower
    that sounded right up my alley!

    • joe paladin
    • May 16, 2014

    great minus all the gear spotting crap

    • WorthlessDeadEnd
    • May 29, 2014

    Watching this video with my Skullcandy Crushers.

    • jnp410
    • May 31, 2014

    nice gong bass drum…

    • 2394locke
    • June 20, 2014

    If you loosen the batter head to just beyond the wrinkles disappearing, and
    tighten the reso head way up beyond Jazz High, it will eliminate the need
    for all that muffling and laundry…
    Additionally two single ply heads will give you the fattest sounding bass
    drum you’ve ever heard. The technique was developed way back in the 1940s
    to give the 26 and 28″ bass drums that short, fat, deep sound that wasn’t
    booming and or overly resonating…The key or trick is making a brick wall
    with the front head and tuning the batter as low as physically possible
    without flubbery wrinkles…

    • Ross Gillis
    • July 9, 2014

    Good video my man. All the bases covered in 10 minutes. Every drummer
    should watch this no matter the skill level.
    However…You played the final product with a Subkick. Something not taken
    into account during the tuning explanation. Hearing the drum without that
    might have been important.

    • todd allen
    • August 4, 2014

    awesome tutorial man i never loosened the heads off after stretching them
    im about 165 pounds and i used to stand on the drum just one legged kind of
    . great skills thanx man

    • todd allen
    • August 4, 2014

    9:30 in the video sound is awesome you rule

    • Brett B. Drums
    • September 27, 2014

    Cool video, love that kick!

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