Hello all, I'm going to be getting a KILLER deal on an 18"x14" Tama Silverstar "Jazz" Bass drum... I'm a beginner and i'm thinking of moving on to another set but buying the separate pieces at separate times.. I mainly play metal and hard rock. Is that a good size for those genres or no? Thanks!
An 18" really is a jazz size. It'll be punchy, but it won't tune low at all and will more than likely be too quiet for metal. You may just about get away with a 20", but ideally you'd want 22" diameter or above for metal and hard rock
Nope. Way too small for metal. If it was 14" wide, you could cut it in half and make a sweet snare or two with it, though....
Well that makes me sad lol alright.
I remember the guy out of 36 CrazyFists used an 18" bass drum which sounded pretty awesome, but it was like 20" long so that's where he obviously got the volume from.
When playing metal go for a big bass. If you're on the trigger thing you might also want to blend a big bass with the trigger, which sometimes sounds really good.