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The sonic foundation of not only the drum kit but the band at large, the bass drum is a sonic anchor, a low-end essential, and the driving force that gets people on the dance floor. Here on Reverb, you'll find the best deals on new and used bass drums, like hee warm, woody power of the PDP PDCC1426KKNT Concept Maple Classic Series 14x26" or the focused punch of the DW Performance Series 18x22" kick.

Whether you're in search of the right kick for your style, some clutch exercises for new triplet techniques, or how to capture famous drum sounds in your recordings, plenty of info on all things bass drum is available right here on Reverb.

Bass Drum Sound & Size

As the deciding factor in a bass drum's sound, choosing the right size for the right application is crucial. Below, you'll find three ranges of bass drum size and their associated tones/genres:

  • 16-18": Favored by jazz, bop, and latin players, these compact drums are known for their focused, staccato attack. A well-suited option for the studio and quieter playing environments.
  • 20-22": These drums (particularly the 22") are versatile options that have become something of an industry standard for their well-balanced profile and punchy tone. If you want to go from pop to rock to funk to just about any genre you can name, this size will serve you well.
  • 24-26": Big in size and character, this range of kick is associated with the boomy tone of classic rock legends like John Bonham. The added size also increases decay and presence, naturally adding atmosphere in live and studio applications.

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