13 Best Marching Bass Drum Accessories

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Marching Bass Drum Accessories in 2020


Ludwig LF350B Black Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling

Ludwig LF350B Black Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Brand: LUDWIG
  • Product Code: LF350B
  • White Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling

DEG DEGHC245 Marching Bass Drum Lyre

DEG DEGHC245 Marching Bass Drum Lyre
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Easily attaches to right, top side of bass drum
  • Molded from black ABS plastic and reinforced at stress areas
  • Spring loaded Wind Clip holds windows for easy flipping

Ludwig LF350W White Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling

Ludwig LF350W White Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Brand: LUDWIG
  • Product Code: LF350W
  • White Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling

Evans MX2 White Marching Bass Drum Head, 26 Inch

Evans MX2 White Marching Bass Drum Head, 26 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • 26" drum head with two plies of 7.5mil film
  • Bright tone and pronounced attack
  • Unique modular foam arc dampening system is easily manipulated
  • Also available in a black version
  • All Evans drum heads are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA

Ludwig L2331 Marching Bass Drum Mallet Pair with Thong, Medium Ball Striped

Ludwig L2331 Marching Bass Drum Mallet Pair with Thong, Medium Ball Striped
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Brand: LUDWIG
  • Product Code: L2331
  • Trusted Ludwig Quality
  • Made in the USA

Vic Firth Heavy Hitter Marching Bass Practice Pad

Vic Firth Heavy Hitter Marching Bass Practice Pad
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Gum Rubber Playing Surfaces
  • Barbell Design
  • Mounts Onto Any Cymbal Stand
  • Visualize Correct Stick Placement/Angle
  • Sturdy Steel Construction
  • Quiet practice of the marching bass drum.
  • The Bass Pad offers sturdy steel construction, a mounting post designed to fit all brands of cymbal stands and 1/4 thick gum rubber pads for a realistic feel.

Evans MX1 Black Marching Bass Drum Head, 24 Inch

Evans MX1 Black Marching Bass Drum Head, 24 Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • 24" drum head with a single ply of 10mil film
  • Bright and full tone
  • Unique modular foam arc dampening system is easily manipulated
  • Also available in a white version
  • All Evans drum heads are designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA

MonkeyJack White Innovative Drum Mallet for Marching Band Bass Drum Skid Resistance

MonkeyJack White Innovative Drum Mallet for Marching Band Bass Drum Skid Resistance
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Dovewill 2PCS Bass Drum Mallet Drum Stick Percussion Accessory for Marching Band Best

Dovewill 2PCS Bass Drum Mallet Drum Stick Percussion Accessory for Marching Band Best
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • High quality wool felt head and stainless steel hand grip.
  • Strong & durable wool felt head with strong elastic.
  • Stainless steel hand grip with non-slip holster and rope for skid resistance.
  • Material: Stainless Steel,Wool Felt
  • Color: White

Promark PSMB2 Performer Series Bass Drum Mallet

Promark PSMB2 Performer Series Bass Drum Mallet
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • The Performer Series Bass Drum Mallets are made with select grade American Hickory handles, and a special extra-dense felt head
  • 1 1/2" head
  • The PSMB2 is best suited for 20" - 22" bass drums
  • The Comfort Flare grip makes them easy to hold on to while the upward taper at the head means exceptional balance and sound projection
  • All Promark drumsticks are designed and manufactured in the USA

Cannon Marching Snare Drum Carrier (HD-8A)

Cannon Marching Snare Drum Carrier (HD-8A)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Black
  • Standard carrier
  • Quality construction

Yamaha MBM-150 Soft Pile Marching Bass Drum Mallets

Yamaha MBM-150 Soft Pile Marching Bass Drum Mallets
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Soft Pile
  • Designed for Marching Bass Drum
  • Small Size

Signature Music Adjustable Marching Bass Drum Stand New 7138

Signature Music Adjustable Marching Bass Drum Stand New 7138
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Good strength and durability, Soft foam padding for drum
  • Adjusts to 3 widths, Color of Stand is chorme
  • Great for drum corps, marching band, outdoor and indoor
  • This item is oversized 1 for shipping cost

How to Mic a Kick or Bass Drum

Techniques on how to get the sound you need from the kick drum in a live performance.

You can get a standard drum set mic kit from any music store. It usually comes with mics for all your toms, your snare and your kick drum. Here is a small list of drum mikes I've found to be pretty good.

AKG Drum Microphones

Shure Drum Microphones

Sennheiser Drum Microphones

You'll find the kick drum mic to be the largest of the set. Attach it to a short boom mic stand.

Place the mic inside the hole of the front drum head about one third of the way in. (if your kick does not have a hole in the front head, I suggest getting one that does or cutting it out yourself. Its a must for live performances.)

Aim the mic at the center of the drum head and be sure that the mic, stand, and mic cable are not touching the head of the drum. It will cause a buzz or some other sound that you don't want.

Now,as you check the kick drum, by kicking it, listen to the sound coming out of the speakers. Before messing with the EQ, try moving the mic in or out of the drum. Moving it deeper into the drum and closer to the beater head will give you more of a "click" sound. Moving it out more and closer to the front head will give you a rounder "beefy" sound.

Try to get the sound your looking for by mic placement rather than going crazy with the EQ on the mixing board. Use the EQ to tweak and fine tune it.

Another thing that helps also is placing something inside the kick drum like a towel or pillow. This muffles it and gives it more of the punch your looking for. Be sure to spread the towel or pillow evenly between the front and back heads of the drum.

Play around with all these techniques to find what works for you.

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