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Looking for a marching band bass drum? Perhaps you're a growing student ready to upgrade in size or quality, or a band director restocking your marching band's drum corps. Whatever the reason for your visit, you can find the perfect used, new, or even vintage marching bass drum for you right here on Reverb.

What to Consider When Buying a Marching Band Bass Drum

As with any kind of drum, not all marching band bass drums are created equally—not with regard to materials used, hardware, or even size. Below, we've laid out a few things to think about before buying the right marching band bass drum for you.

  • Shell Material: Your drum will sound different based on what its shell is made from. For example: maple is super common and produces a warm, even tone; mahogany is warmer with a fuller low-end; birch is loud and bright; popular is similar in sound to birch/maple but is often more affordable.

  • Make Sure It's a Marching Drum: Though you might find kit drummers who repurpose marching bass drums to play with their full drum sets, the same is not often said the other way. Conventional bass drums (kick drums) are often much heavier than marching band bass drums and feature unnecessary hardware for legs and no hardware for a harness. Try to test the weight of your drum beforehand if you can so that you know if it works for you.

  • Size: Marching band bass drums are universally 14 inches in depth but then vary in diameter. Sizes span from student and junior sizes like the Pearl 14x8 Junior Marching Bass Drum up to the Pearl 28x14 Championship Maple Marching Bass Drum.

Marching Band Bass Drums Near Me

Not all marching band bass drums on Reverb will need to be shipped. If you'd rather shop locally, you can reference the list of top cities and countries available on Reverb to search within a desired location. You also can review shipping details within an item's "Shop Policies" section for more specific information.