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  1. Bad Girlfriend

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    Question WHY Do You Need a Virgin Bass Drum?

    Everyone seems so interested in keeping a Virgin Bass Drum. I've always had a BB3 Mount for my toms or earlier; a tom mount and a cymbal mount (in the 60's). It saves set up time to just attatch the toms to the mount and requires fewer stands. I find the mounts usefull and I'm glad I have them.

    Why do you prefer "Virgins" for bass drums?
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  2. Registered User

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    I like virgin bass drums (I have mount in my bass drum, though). They just look way better, IMO.

  3. Registered User

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    I don't use a rack tom, so no need for a hole!
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  4. Bad Girlfriend

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    Quote Originally Posted by george_roper View Post
    I don't use a rack tom, so no need for a hole!
    That's a good reason!
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    More then anything, i prefer the look of a virgin kick. As far as the mount affecting the sound of the kick, this really is only an issue if your playing your kick wide open with no muffling and you have toms mounted on the kick. That is when you will hear a difference in sound. But whether that difference in sound is a problem is subjective.

    But the tom holder alone will not affect the sound and if you have a pillow or towel in your kick, then it really does not even matter since that is affecting the sound more then the mount does.
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  6. I <3 Ludwigs.

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    My only virgin kick is my '69 Slingerland and I just like it because it is pretty rare. (only factory with the double bass setup) Few people off stage is going to notice my bass drum mount or lack thereof.

  7. Pearl Masters Drummer

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    I have no problem with toms mounts related to sound. I have heard so many kicks with tom mounts that sound just fine, no issues. I happen to like the appearance of a virgin kick better and IMO there is more flexibility with setup.

  8. Bad Girlfriend

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    Quote Originally Posted by erwinner View Post
    My only virgin kick is my '69 Slingerland and I just like it because it is pretty rare. (only factory with the double bass setup) Few people off stage is going to notice my bass drum mount or lack thereof.
    That Purple Sparkle Slingerland is the Bomb!
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  9. Matt Flacche
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    I totally agree with Will and Justin. The only thing I wanted to add is... when you have a virgin kick. It is a LITTLE easier to work on it (if you want to change a head, or play with the mic set-up). Not much, just a little (because you can move the kick drum more easily, and not have to worry about removing the toms first).

    Quote Originally Posted by SLIPKNOT1 View Post
    More then anything, i prefer the look of a virgin kick. As far as the mount affecting the sound of the kick, this really is only an issue if your playing your kick wide open with no muffling and you have toms mounted on the kick. That is when you will hear a difference in sound. But whether that difference in sound is a problem is subjective.

    But the tom holder alone will not affect the sound and if you have a pillow or towel in your kick, then it really does not even matter since that is affecting the sound more then the mount does.

  10. Matt Flacche
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    I forgot... did you use the Pearl Plate to cover up your mount hole?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roottori View Post
    I like virgin bass drums (I have mount in my bass drum, though). They just look way better, IMO.

  11. *not Steve Carell

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    when i bought my kit, it was suggested to me to get a tom mount because it would help if i wanted to take a small kit later on, i wouldn't have to worry about mounting a tom on a cymbal stand. I'm glad he told me that, cause i use it extensively. In my current setup, i'd have to have an extra cymbal stand to mount my ride if I didn't have the tom mount. A mini gibralter cymbal boom is a lot lighter than another cymbal stand, so i guess it helps my back too..

    I dont think i'll ever get a virgin kick unless it was gonna just be for home use... or I had a roadie...
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  12. Registered User

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova View Post
    That Purple Sparkle Slingerland is the Bomb!
    +1 I love the color of that kit!
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