The bass drum is the heart beat of your kit, and you need to keep the drum and its parts healthy and strong, so that your overall beat stays strong. Thankfully, you'll find all kinds of affordable, high quality bass drum parts on the market today. So when you're ready to make a repair or an upgrade to your bass drum, you can be sure that it will continue to pack an inescapable punch.
These days, there is no shortage of first rate drum part manufacturers, and bass drum parts are no exception. Top names like Pearl, Gibraltar, and DW all provide an extensive range of bass drum parts from hinges, anchors and strips to spurs, rods, hoops and more. Even better, all these parts are designed by drum experts who take pride in everything they design and craft. For example, the Gibraltar wood bass drum hoop is made from natural 8-play all-maple wood. These hoops are a top seller and come highly rated.
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For kick pedals, the Eccentric Systems Quick Torque cam is a high-performance cam that works for most brands of pedals, and uses an Eccentric Cam on the return spring that reduces the pressure needed to push down the pedal, while multiplying the force generated by the return spring. This quick torque cam will greatly enhance the performance of most major manufactured pedals.
When it comes to how a bass drum should sound, there's really no set preference. After all, every drummer has their own style and tastes, and even when it comes to properly tuning a bass drum, opinions vary immensely on how it should be done. However, if there's one thing every drummer can agree on, it's that you need to take proper care and maintenance of all your hardware, or else the sound you're striving for will never be achieved at all. Just remember, a new bass drum part or pedal can keep your kit sounding as good as the day you bought, or perhaps even better.