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Question about building a bass drum tunnel to record
Old 29th April 2005
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Question about building a bass drum tunnel to record

Ive seen that in many pro studios the engineer removes the fron bass drum head of the kick drum and puts a second kick drum and drapes it with a heavy blankets and puts a second mic in front of the 2nd kick. I wanted to know two things...

1-Its been kind of hard trying to find a cheap kick drum, can I build it from another material ? Maybe a large piece of PVC ? Will the material affect the sound ?

2-Could the Yamaha Sub kick system replace the kick drum tunnel ? Thanks alot
Old 29th April 2005
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Originally Posted by exfakto
1-Its been kind of hard trying to find a cheap kick drum, can I build it from another material ? Maybe a large piece of PVC ? Will the material affect the sound ?
You don't HAVE to use another drum. You can just build the tunnel with blankets.

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2-Could the Yamaha Sub kick system replace the kick drum tunnel ?
Definitely. Or you can go to Ratshack and buy a cheap speaker and use that. I haven't built a tunnel in years.
Old 29th April 2005
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I use a sonotube for pouring cement you can get them in various sizes and can cut them to the lenth you want ... sometimes I cover it with some foam sometimes not...
cheers

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Old 29th April 2005
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Just find a cheap used kickdrum like an old Pearl export or a Maxwin or something. I bet you could find one for under $100. I sell PVC pipe and a 20" diameter chunk about 2' long would cost more than a used kick drum, besides, I don't even think it is available that big.
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Old 30th April 2005
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Anyone seen this thing called the 'Woofer' that DW's making?

http://www.dwdrums.com/drums/specialty.htm
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