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  1. Two kicks or nothing!

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    Default Where does your bass beater hit?

    one thing i've noticed is alot of people have the beater hit fairly high up on the bass drum head, i had my pedals hit directly in the center of the bass head but noticed i didnt get as much arch out of the pedal and now i hit about 65% up on the head and it works better. now does it really make it a difference if it isn't hitting right in the center?

  2. It's all part of the plan.

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    I have mine about 1cm over half way. YOu don't want it too high as when the bass drum is lifted off the floor the beater will hit a more acute angle. But some ppl may like this. Most things to do with drums are about preference.

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    I have my beater pretty high on the head, i just prefer the sound of it.

  4. How cool am I?

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    It hits my nuts

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  5. Take the red pill

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  6. Eat,Sleep,Dream,Drums.

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    my beater is set so it hits the bass drum in such a way it goes off like a cannon and knocks over everyone in it's path in the audience out of their chair's and makes them get up off their butt's
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  7. Swedish Double Bass MachineFUN

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    dead center(err... well close at least)

  8. Gorehound

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    mostly in the middle

  9. is ridiculous...

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    about a 1/4 of an inch above center


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  10. Registered User

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    the beater shouldn't hit in the dead centre, that's the dead spot of the drum - it sounds dead and it feels dead. its exactly the same as a tom; you dont wanna play a tom in the exact middle of it. the beater should be a bit off-centre - no matter where.

    if youre playing single pedal, then id put it down the vertical centre of the drum, but an inch or so above the horizontal centre. since i play double pedal, i have my beaters on the horizontal centre, but the beaters "straddle" the vertical centre.

    i understand this is so hard to understand, so i drew a diagram. also keep in mind this is just my setup - hardly anything in drums is "right" or "wrong" ... hope it helps.
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