13 Best Bass Drum Drumheads

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Bass Drum Drumheads in 2020


Aquarian Drumheads Super-Kick II Drumhead Pack (SKII22)

Aquarian Drumheads Super-Kick II Drumhead Pack (SKII22)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Clear Super-Kick II
  • Two 7mil plies of Nu-Brite drumhead film
  • Built in patented Floating Felt Muffle Ring
  • Full low end sound
  • no extra muffling needed
  • Double ply for added strength and durability

Remo Powerstroke P3 Clear Bass Drumhead, 22"

Remo Powerstroke P3 Clear Bass Drumhead, 22
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 22" diameter
  • Thin underlay at the outer edge
  • Dampens unwanted overtones
  • Near-perfect balance of response and tone control

Remo Silentstroke Bass Drumhead, 22"

Remo Silentstroke Bass Drumhead, 22
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • The ultimate in low volume drumheads
  • Durable 1-ply mesh
  • Ideal for apartments, condos and dormitories
  • Available is sizes 6" - 24"
  • Works well with external electronic triggers

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (RSM22WH)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (RSM22WH)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Regulator Gloss White
  • 10mil thick drumhead
  • 10" centered felt muffle ring
  • Small 4 3/4" offset hole
  • Resonant side bass drumhead

Remo Powerstroke P3 Ebony Bass Drumhead - 5" Black DynamO, 22"

Remo Powerstroke P3 Ebony Bass Drumhead - 5
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • The Remo Ebony Powerstroke 3 features a thin underlay at the outer edge of the head to subtly dampen unwanted overtones.

Evans EMAD2 Clear Bass Drum Head, 22 Inch

Evans EMAD2 Clear Bass Drum Head, 22 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 22" drum head made using two plies of film. An outer ply of 6.5mil and an inner ply of 10mil film
  • Externally Mounted Adjustable Damping system allows the player to adjust attack and focus
  • Very versatile head for all music genres; a true working drummer's choice
  • All Evans drum heads are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SKII20)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SKII20)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Clear Super-Kick II
  • two 7mil plies
  • Built in Floating Felt muffle ring
  • Full low end sound
  • no extra muffling needed

Aquarian Drumheads SKII16 Super-Kick II Double Ply 16-inch Bass Drum Head

Aquarian Drumheads SKII16 Super-Kick II Double Ply 16-inch Bass Drum Head
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Clear Super-Kick II
  • two 7mil plies
  • Built in Floating Felt muffle ring
  • Full low end sound
  • no extra muffling needed

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SKI22)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SKI22)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Clear Super-Kick I
  • 10mil thick drumhead
  • Built in Floating Felt muffle ring
  • Full low end sound
  • no extra muffling needed

Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Damper

Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Damper
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Attaches to bass drum shell with Velcro
  • Hinged pad bounces off the head, allowing sustain before returning to dampen the vibrating head
  • Smaller pad on opposite end that can be used on smaller drums or for minimal damping
  • All Evans accessories are designed, engineered and manufactured to the most stringent quality controls in the industry

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SKI20)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SKI20)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Clear Super-Kick I
  • 10mil thick drumhead
  • Built in Floating Felt muffle ring
  • Full low end sound
  • no extra muffling needed

Aquarian Drumheads RSM16WH Regulator White 16-inch Bass Drum Head, gloss white

Aquarian Drumheads RSM16WH Regulator White 16-inch Bass Drum Head, gloss white
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Regulator Gloss White
  • 10mil thick drumhead
  • 10" centered felt muffle ring
  • Small 4 3/4" offset hole
  • Resonant side bass drumhead

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SKI18)

Aquarian Drumheads Drumhead Pack (SKI18)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Clear Super-Kick I
  • 10mil thick drumhead
  • Built in Floating Felt muffle ring
  • Full low end sound
  • no extra muffling needed

It's Not Rocket Science

What famous person perfected the pencil? Who invented the "doggie door" - that should be called the "cat flap"? And, who holds the patent for "tuning drumheads?" The answers may surprise you!

After my brain surgery in 1999, the surgeons inserted a brain shunt into my skull to assist with the fluid drainage from my brain back into my body. The hydraulic little shunt was actually perfected by a NASA engineer working on the space program in the 1950's who thought it may be helpful with cardiac surgery. The little pump proved too large for the heart valve - but perfect for the ventricular shunt. In conjunction with a father who was looking for a device to improve the quality of his son's life after a tragic accident, the shunt technology was patented. Rocket science saved my life.

What about those everyday folks who invented things that have impacted our lives?

Take for instance, ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. This woman is credited with perfecting soft-serve ice cream as we know it - imagine that.

How about Henry David Thoreau who improved the pencil and went on to start the Thoreau pencil company that produced the finest American pencils that money could buy. You can read about it here and here.

Mr. Thoreau also invented raisin bread. Rumor has it while making some bread dough - he tossed a handful of his delightful raisins in the mix - the rest is history. (but, I want to know who is credited with throwing in the cinnamon!)

Marlon Brando, widely considered one of the greatest actors of all time, finished out his life on a high note by becoming an inventor who received several patents for his devices that would help drummers tune drumheads. The beat goes on...

My personal favorite is from Sir Isaac Newton. You know those doggie doors? They should appropriately be called "kitty doors" because they were invented for a cat. Apparently, Newton invented the cat flap when his beloved cat incessantly whined to go in and come out. While he was busy working on his experiments - he couldn't be distracted constantly opening the door for her. The flap was born, from "Sir" with Love.

Ordinary people inventing extraordinary things that changed our lives.

Those simple and not-so-simple inventions that helped to form life as we know it, eat it, listen to it and live it! And, the beat goes on - the drums sounding just a little bit better thanks to Marlon Brando.

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