I want to order a Reference Series kit, but I'm not sure which kick drum size to order? I play mostly rock/heavy rock, but I also play lighter gigs (pop, gospel i.e. 6 times a year) from time to time. I like my kick to have articulation for double bass drum work and that in your chest punch, but also plenty of low end. I don't like the droning type of sloppiness that I've heard from kick drums especially when doing double bass patterns. I was perhaps thinking of a 22"x16", or 22"x18". Not sure really?
What would the difference in sound and performance be between these two kick drums?
I read the Reference Series description of the kick drums, and because of the Mahogany, the drum will sound bigger than you think it would. So I've also been toying with the possibility of a 20" kick of either 16" or 18" depths. The Moderator wrote that the 20"x16" sounds much bigger than you would think.
What would the difference in sound and performance be between the 20" kicks, and how would the 20" kicks differ from the 22" kicks.
Thanks in advance for any and all help.