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  1. A.M. Avenue

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    Default what do dw woofers do?

    hey. what do dw bass drum woofers do?

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    theyre made so you put them on the end of your bassdrum, and they give the bass an extra "punch" sound to it

  3. A.M. Avenue

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    about how much whould they be? i'm thinking about getting a 18x24" bass drum.

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    Straight from the DW website ...
    www.dwdrums.com

    DW Woofer
    Created to act as a sub-woofer for the drumset, this specialty drum is designed to utilize the sympathetic frequencies from the bass drum to further enhance the roundness and low-end punch most drummers seek. The 8-deep drum comes in 18 to 28 diameters and does not include a reinforcement hoop. A May-ATM25BD is factory installed (internal miking for the bass drum is also recommended). TB12 tom brackets can also be factory installed on the bass drum and woofer for sturdy set-up. For temporary use, a cradle is also available.

    For prices you'll have to contact a DW Authorized Dealer. Visit the DW website for a list of dealers.


    FYI ... if you are looking for these types of answers, try visiting the manufactures website FIRST ... then do a search with www.Google.com. You'll get better results and get information direct from the source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SESSION25
    about how much whould they be? i'm thinking about getting a 18x24" bass drum.
    When I got an estimate for getting a woofer on my DW, it turned out to be around $700-$800. That was a little too rich for my blood.
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    Save the $700-800 and tell your sound man to get on the ball.
    In other words...if your sound person is worth a crap you don't need that gimmick.
    Hey kids, If ya want that Bonham sound ya need BIG-Ludwigs! :eek:
    My kit> 26" BD, 14x13 Rack, 18" and 20" Floors, legendary 14x6.50 Supra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown
    Save the $700-800 and tell your sound man to get on the ball.
    In other words...if your sound person is worth a crap you don't need that gimmick.
    I agree and disagree with what you said. Yes if your soundguy is any good he should be able to get killer sound out of pretty much any bassdrum. BUT the woofer is not just a "gimmick" it does what it says it does. If people want that crazy extra low end punch it gives then thats cool. theres nothing wrong with that and it does give more low than what a normal bassdrum would, sometimes alot more sometimes only alittle it all depends on alot of things, room size, micing, tuning (because now you have pretty much 2 bass drums to worry about). So do you need one, most likely not.. does it give you more lows yes it does.. is it worth it.. well thats the question!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown
    In other words...if your sound person is worth a crap you don't need that gimmick.
    Couldn't have said it better myself!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam_maltais
    I agree and disagree with what you said.... BUT the woofer is not just a "gimmick"
    Ok, a little harsh on my behalf...how about do-hicky, contraption or gadget?
    Save your money kids....
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    Ha okay since you said do-hicky ill agree with you..
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    Save the $700-800 and tell your sound man to get on the ball.
    In other words...if your sound person is worth a crap you don't need that gimmick.
    Agree. Sound systems also can handle a certain range of frequencies who where is the punch gone?

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    But it looks soooo cool!
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