Despite the many advances in bass drum pedal technology over the past century, the basic method of connecting the pedal to the drum has remained unchanged. In addition, while the ability of drummers to customize the feel and action of the bass drum pedal to hit the way they play has also expanded over the years, they still have only two choices in adjusting the position of the beater on the drum: up or down.
Positioning & Tone Control
Te balance of tone and attack in a bass drum’s sound is determined by the place where the beater strikes the drumhead. As this location moves away from the center of the head, tone increases and attack decreases.
- Change the drum’s sound independently of the pedal’s action by adjusting the striking area of the beater horizontally as well as vertically.
- Position both beaters of a double bass drum pedal equidistant from the center of the head for more consistent tone.
- Shift the location of single and double pedals to a more comfortable playing position. In short, Bass Plate’s unique lateral adjustability allows every player to achieve the optimum drum sound and pedal feel in every situation.
Bass Plate’s flat, horizontal clamping area gives drummers a wide range of places to position the pedal. This lateral adjustability is a revolutionary, new way to change where the beater strikes the drumhead. Now, the beater’s height, which affects the pedal’s feel and power, and the beater’s striking point, which affects the drum’s sound and projection, can be adjusted independently
In addition to giving drummers a new way to control their sound, Bass Plate’s patented design also offers them a new way to enhance it. Since conventional pedal-to-hoop clamping can noticeably reduce the bass drum’s resonance and low-end, using Bass Plate frees the pedal from the hoop and restores the fullness of the drum’s sound.