How To Tune Your Bass Drum
In this free drum lesson, Jared Falk goes over some tips and tricks for getting an awesome sounding bass drum. In the video you’ll find the different steps he follows to tune his bass drum successfully, and some cool tips on muffling techniques and gear, drumheads, and tuning for the resonant head.
Following Jared’s tips on bass drum tuning will get you on the right track for getting an awesome sounding bass drum. It’s important that you experiment with all the different drumheads, muffling possibilities, and different levels of tension when tuning both bass drum heads. Equally important to tuning is listening to a lot of music. This is important since you’ll know what sound to search for while you tune. Doing all of the above will help you find the type of bass drum sound you like the most. You may want to check the free drum lesson “How To Tune Your Drums” for more tips on bass drum tuning.
Once you’re done tuning the bass drum to your liking, you might find that it resonates for too long. Check the free drum lesson “How To Muffle Your Drums” to learn about the muffling techniques Jared enjoys using for getting rid of unwanted bass drum resonance. As soon as your bass drum sounds exactly like you want it to, you can learn how to set it up properly by watching the lesson “How To Setup A Drum Set“.
If you’d like to learn how to tune the remaining drums on your drum set, we encourage you to check the free drum lessons “How To Tune Your Snare Drum” and “How To Tune Your Toms” to learn some tips and tricks on how to make your snare drum and tom-toms sound amazing.