13 Best Marching Bass Drum Carriers

List Updated June 2020

Bestselling Marching Bass Drum Carriers in 2020


Ludwig LF350B Black Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling

Ludwig LF350B Black Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Cannon Marching Snare Drum Carrier (HD-8A)

Cannon Marching Snare Drum Carrier (HD-8A)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Black
  • Standard carrier
  • Quality construction

Sound Percussion Labs Birch Marching Bass Drum with Carrier 16 x 14 in. White

Sound Percussion Labs Birch Marching Bass Drum with Carrier 16 x 14 in. White
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 7-Ply birch shells Die-cast lugs Remo USA Powermax heads Free t-style carrier
  • Die-cast lugs
  • Remo USA Powermax heads
  • Free t-style carrier
  • Matched with Remo USA Powermax heads for the perfect sound

Pearl MJB1608/CXN33 16"x8" Junior Marching Bass Drum & Carrier

Pearl MJB1608/CXN33 16
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • MCH20B carrier, packaged pre-assembled
  • Lightweight, child-sized
  • #33 Pure White drum and carrier

Pearl MJB1808/CXN33 18"x8" Junior Marching Bass Drum and Carrier

Pearl MJB1808/CXN33 18
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • MCH20B carrier, packaged pre-assembled
  • Lightweight, child-sized
  • #33 Pure White drum and carrier

Ludwig LF350W White Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling

Ludwig LF350W White Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Brand: LUDWIG
  • Product Code: LF350W
  • White Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling

Sound Percussion Labs Birch Marching Bass Drum with Carrier Level 1 20 x 14 Black

Sound Percussion Labs Birch Marching Bass Drum with Carrier Level 1 20 x 14 Black
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • 7-Ply birch shells Die-cast lugs Remo USA Powermax heads Free t-style carrier
  • Die-cast lugs
  • Remo USA Powermax heads
  • Free t-style carrier
  • Matched with Remo USA Powermax heads for the perfect sound

Trixon Pro Series Marching Bass Drum 18" x 12" - Black Polish

Trixon Pro Series Marching Bass Drum 18
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • 7 Ply Basswood Shell, 18" x 12"
  • Lightweight Aluminum Carrier, Contured & Full Adjustable
  • Die Cast 1.5mm Rim & Die Cast Lugs
  • Column Lugs
  • 3 Year Warranty

Pearl MJB2008/CXN33 20"x8" Junior Marching Bass Drum & Carrier

Pearl MJB2008/CXN33 20
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • MCH20B carrier, packaged pre-assembled
  • Lightweight, child-sized
  • #33 Pure White drum and carrier

Neotech Percussion Strap, Black, X-Long

Neotech Percussion Strap, Black, X-Long
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Trixon Pro Series Marching Bass Drum 24" x 12" - Black Polish

Trixon Pro Series Marching Bass Drum 24
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • 7 Ply Basswood Shell, 24" x 12"
  • Lightweight Aluminum Carrier, Contured & Full Adjustable
  • Die Cast 1.5mm Rim & Die Cast Lugs
  • Column Lugs
  • 3 Year Warranty

Trixon Field Series Marching Bass Drum - 22" x 12" - White

Trixon Field Series Marching Bass Drum - 22
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • 22" x 12" 7-Ply Birch Shells with Acoustic Air Vents
  • Die Cast Lugs - 9 Column Lugs
  • Birch Hoops - Trixon Drum Heads
  • Lightweight Aluminum Conturing & Adjustable Carrier
  • 3 Year Warranty

Ludwig LF382W White Parade Marching Snare Drum Sling

Ludwig LF382W White Parade Marching Snare Drum Sling
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Brand: LUDWIG
  • Product Code: LF382W
  • White Parade Marching Bass Drum Sling

A Review of Remo Powersonic Bass Drum Heads - Great Sound Right Out of the Box!

Review of Remo's Powersonic Bass Drum heads as tested on a 20" Bass Drum.

As every drummer knows, it's not easy getting a beautiful, musical punch out of one, which explains why some drummers choke their bass drums with pillows until it sounds like a cardboard box. In the past, it has taken many rolls of duct tape and some strategically-placed foam for me to get a pleasingly fat, round tone from new bass batter heads. The goal is to damp them just enough to take away the "clown sound". I also like to duct tape quarters the the beater contact points for more punch and attack.

Remo's Powersonic bass drum batter heads actually sound pretty good right out of the box! I have a 20 inch bass drum, which tend to tune higher than the standard 22 inch bass drum on most kits. It is difficult to get a low, subsonic thump out of one without spending a couple of hours tweaking it. But I was very pleasantly surprised by the nice, low, airtight sound this head gave my lowly 20 X 14 inch bass; a sound comparable to a 22 inch drum.

Here's why: Remo Powersonic bass heads are made with 2 plies of 7mil Mylar for a darker tone, but the "Slow Recovery" foam dampers bonded to the inside surface is what removes the nasty overtones. These two 3/4 inch foam rings do a much better job than duct tape, pillows, or egg foam. They contact the entire surface uniformly for even, balanced damping, and their light, airy composition allows the head to breathe as it resonates. This is something pillows will never accomplish.

The combination of the 2 Mylar plies and the 2 inner foam rings took all the highs out of my small bass drum, leaving enough midrange for me to tune it close to a definite pitch (low "A"). In combination with a ported Evans EMAD head on the front, it sounded every bit as airtight as it felt (nothing sounds worse than a loose, flabby bass drum!) when each lug is exerting equal tension upon it, the Remo Powersonic head thumps like a well-executed punt and bounces like a basketball.

There are three metal snaps set into the bottom arc of the head. These accept the enclosed weighted pillow Remo calls the ESDS, or, the "External Snap-on Dampening System". According to the video tutorial, it is supposed to counterweight the feel of the head, resulting in more balanced response. I felt no difference in sound or response with the ESDS attached (perhaps because of the small size of the drum), and it kept coming unsnapped in a most annoying way (like after only 12-16 measures of playing). Fortunately, the thing sounded awesome on my drum without the stupid thing!

Another feature Remo has included with the Powersonic bass head is the FalamSlam patch, a hard plastic patch that both protects the contact point from the beaters and giver a hard, clicky attack that gives a very modern metal sound. I love the FalamSlam patch, because it closely mimics an electric drum trigger, without the overbearing, electric thud associated with them. My only beef with it is that they only send you one for a single beater setup.

They should enclose the double FalamSlam instead, because most double-bass drummers aren't rich, famous, or have huge practice rooms. Therefore, most double-bass drummers use a double-pedal rig on a single bass drum. A double FalamSlam patch would be much more versatile, since it can be used by either/or.

The Remo Powersonic bass drum batter head comes in 18, 20, 22, and 24 inch sizes. At least on my little 20 X 14 inch bass, it more than lives up to its promise of giving a great sound right out of the carton. It has a fat, punchy tone with a hard-hitting bottom end. Its pedal response is incredible, and made my double-bass playing especially lively. From Musician's Friend, the can be purchased for prices ranging from $38.99 - $43.99, depending on size. Drummers, if you're tired of forever tweaking your bass drum with duct tape and pillows trying to get the best sound, the Remo Powersonic Bass Drum heads just might be what you're looking for!

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