Small Drum Mounted in Front of Bass Drum

by Matt
(ND, USA)

Forgive my ignorance;

Does the drum (appears to be a snare) positioned on the front of some drummers bass serve a sonic purpose? Is it purely aesthetic? Just another endorsement?

Thanks.

ANSWER

Hi, Matt--

The drum is called a "Subkick". It is a specialized microphone mounted in a shell which picks up more bass frequencies when used in conjunction with a traditional microphone.

Lynne

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Apr 01, 2013
Not your dad's bass drum.
by: Anonymous

We've sure come a long way from the 70's with no front head on the bass and stuffing it with pillows! Didn't sound much different than a cardboard box back then.

Mar 01, 2011
that was fast
by: Anonymous

Killer.
Thanks!

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