#1
I've had an old drum set in my basement for the longest time... I tried to set it up yesterday. I figured out how to get it back together, but I'm not sure I did it right. I think
I might be missing a few pieces.

Also, the bass drum sounds awful... it sounds like knocking on a door. I'm pretty sure that's not how its supposed to sound. Am I supposed to tighten it or something?

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#3
Put a pillow or something in the bass drum to dampen it if you havn't already, also the tighter it is the punchier the sound so it depends what you want it to sound like... Actually, how the hell have you set that kit up?! The snare shouldn't be that high up and you could possibly swap the crash and ride around.
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Last edited by faultyy at Mar 22, 2008,
#4
Quote by faultyy
Put a pillow or something in the bass drum to dampen it if you havn't already, also the tighter it is the punchier the sound so it depends what you want it to sound like

How do I open the bass drum??
#5
Just loosten the metal things on the front or back, once their all loose you can take the skin off
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#6
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#7
Quote by CollinPlaysBass
Do it. Get a tuner and tighten it. Or even get some new drum heads. Nobody on here cares about drums.
Wrong.

1 - You don't need a "tuner" to tension a bass drum.
The keys are built into the tensioning screws.

2 - Tightening isn't necessarily the answer.

3 - Some people on here do care about drums.
Quote by iimjpii
I've had an old drum set in my basement for the longest time... I tried to set it up yesterday. I figured out how to get it back together, but I'm not sure I did it right. I think
I might be missing a few pieces.
Yeah, right off, it looks like you're missing at least one of the tensioning screws and claw for the batter head on the bass drum.

BTW, those pics are ridiculously large. They take far too long too load.

Quote by iimjpii
Also, the bass drum sounds awful... it sounds like knocking on a door. I'm pretty sure that's not how its supposed to sound. Am I supposed to tighten it or something?
Adjusting the tension is probably only part of the answer. My guess is someone put a pillow or a big hunk of foam in the bass drum. You're hearing all impact, but no tone. Take the front head off and remove any padding that was added. Work with the tensioning to get a deep tone, and don't worry if it sounds ringing and has a lot of overtones. Then add just enough padding along the bottom edge of the batter head to control the ringing without totally losing the tone. A neatly folded blanket will work well, or a small sheet of foam rubber. Then you can put the front head back on and tune it to a similar (but not exactly the same) pitch as the batter head.
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