10 Best Concert Bass Drums

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Concert Bass Drums in 2020


Evans EQ3 Resonant Black Bass Drum Head, 20 Inch

Evans EQ3 Resonant Black Bass Drum Head, 20 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • 20" resonant drum head made using a single ply of 7mil film
  • A fixed, internal overtone control ring is made to be microphone friendly, from the studio to arena
  • The 5" offset mic port features a plastic sleeve focuses pitch and enhances the attach while providing protection for the port
  • Available in a frosted, onyx, smooth white and coated white version
  • All Evans drum heads are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA

Aquarian Drumheads SKIII28 Super-Kick III Single 28-inch Bass Drum Head, with Dot

Aquarian Drumheads SKIII28 Super-Kick III Single 28-inch Bass Drum Head, with Dot
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Coated Super-Kick III
  • 10mil thick drumhead
  • Built in Floating Felt muffle ring
  • Full low end sound
  • no extra muffling needed

Remo Drum Set, 22-inch (P31022-ES)

Remo Drum Set, 22-inch (P31022-ES)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 22" diameter bass drum head
  • Features a thin underlay at the outer edge of the head to subtly dampen unwanted overtones
  • Ebony P3 heads are best known for use as a resonant bass drum head
  • Creates perfect balance of mid and low tones
  • One of Remo's most preferred resonant bass drumheads

Timiy 2Pcs Bass Drum Mallet Wool Felt Head Percussion Accessory- Beige White

Timiy 2Pcs Bass Drum Mallet Wool Felt Head Percussion Accessory- Beige White
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Material:Wool Felt + Stainless Steel + Rubber, Package content: 2 x Drum Mallets
  • Strong & durable wool felt head with strong elastic.
  • Textured rubber handle is anti-slip and great for grip,Lanyard is convenient for you to store and carry
  • The stick mainly adopts stainless steel material, anti-corrosion and sturdy
  • Size: Wool Felt Head Size (L x Dia): Approx. 4 x 5 cm / 1.57 x 1.97 inch;Mallet Total Length: Approx. 32 cm / 12.60 inch;Stick Body Diameter: Approx. 1.3 cm /0.51 inch

Remo Drum Set, Ultra White, 24-inch (PM2024-MP)

Remo Drum Set, Ultra White, 24-inch (PM2024-MP)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • 24" Diameter
  • Includes a pre installed free floating muffling ring
  • Controlled Sound dot underneath for optimum sound, projection, and tone control
  • No glue, no fuss, just take it out of the box and put it on the drum
  • From the stadium to the indoor arena the Powermax 2 does it all

Stagg PB-2-HP Felt Bass Drum Beater

Stagg PB-2-HP Felt Bass Drum Beater
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Extremely strong and durable steel shaft
  • Circular white felt beater
  • Soft, warm, resonant tone from the drum
  • Subtle slap
  • Great for a variety of applications

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. 7 in 2020
  • Regulator Gloss White
  • 10mil thick drumhead
  • 10" centered felt muffle ring
  • Small 4 3/4" offset hole
  • Resonant side bass drumhead

Innovative Percussion Concert Bass Drum Mallet - Igor

Innovative Percussion Concert Bass Drum Mallet - Igor
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Concert Bass Drum Mallet - Igor
  • The Christopher Lamb Orchestral Series Bass Mallets line from Innovative Percussion have been engineered carefully with weight distribution thoughtfully considered
  • Some are designed to be nimble in the hand and snappy off the drum while others are intended to allow a lingering weight at impact
  • In all cases, they will address the feel you are looking for and the sounds you are imagining
  • The CL-BD3 Igor is a maroon punchy assistant to the Big Beater gives a bit more bite at impact and is slightly harder and drier-less boom, more punch

Evans G1 Clear Bass Drum Head, 22 Inch

Evans G1 Clear Bass Drum Head, 22 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 22" drum head with a single ply of 10mil film offers a full, wide-open tone
  • Unrestricted single ply resonates freely at a wide range of tunings
  • Very versatile head for all musical genres; a true working drummer's choice
  • Also available in a coated version
  • All Evans drum heads are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA

Union DPD-612/PDB-915 600 Series Bass Drum Pedal

Union DPD-612/PDB-915 600 Series Bass Drum Pedal
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Brand: UNION
  • Union Drum Sets are designed and performance tested in the USA ... and come with everything needed to start playing, right out of the box. Quality Drum Hardware and Hand Percussion round out the Union Drums line.
  • Single Bass Drum Pedal
  • Chain Drive
  • Dual Spring Tension Adjustment

AKG D112 Bass Drum Microphone Review

The AKG D112 is known as the best microphone around for picking up drums and after using one I can see why.

So when I first heard the results of using an AKG D112 I have to admit I was pretty much blown away at the warmth and depth that the kick drum sound had. In fact I was so impressed with the warm sounds that the AKG D112 microphone gave I quickly moved it over in front of our base amp and did some tests a recording that as well. The results were the same as before with an impressive and rich sound picking up all the little subtleties of the low end.

I later went on to do some research on the AKG D112 to find out that the reason that the AKG microphone is so adapt at picking up these low-end sounds is due to the larger diaphragm of the microphone, combined with the fact that there is a large channel behind the diaphragm that allows for large movements of the diaphragm without it being obstructed by the actual casing of the microphone.

With its $220 price tag the AKG D112 was a little bit too expensive to only use for the drum kit. So finding out that it also worked in place of abase microphone was a great discovery that not only saved us money, but ended up with a much richer and deeper sound that totally change the recordings from then on.

While I haven't had the ability to try out the AKG D112 microphone in a live situation, I do know of a few sound engineers that have and swear by its reliability and the fact that due to its design it can be placed almost anywhere which allows for a safe placement on stage without having to worry about it getting damaged as it does sit on the floor.

Amazingly this microphone, with its extremely large diaphragm can easily handled bass response is below 100 Hz without really any distortion that all. Although they say there is some allotment at around 4 kHz to allow for the punch of a drum I have to admit that we had to tweak the queue a little bit just to get that bite that we were seeking.

In the end I guess the most telling thing that I can say about the AKG D112 microphone is that as a band, we have collectively purchase three more. We now use one in each of the kick drums and two in front of the bass cabinet in order to get a wide dispersing bass sound.

If you really want to try something fun tried throwing an AKG D112 about 8 inches away from the bottom of your guitar cabinet and sending that signal to its own channel. You'll find that when you're trying to get the deep bottoms of your guitar to meld with your bass that the ability to turn this channel up a little bit achieves that with stunning results. All in all this little microphone has definitely earned a place on our stage and in our hearts.

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