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Could you help me buy a bass drum?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by crow01, Apr 24, 2009.


  1. crow01

    crow01

    Sep 1, 2008
    chicago
    Hello,

    My nephew bought some drums in parts. He got snare drum, hi-hat, some cymbals.

    Now he is looking for a bass drum that's less than $200.

    He doesn't know how to look for a good one, neither do I.

    I got a couple of links from ebay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/REMO-RED-BRAVO-II-ACOUSTICON-16x22-BASS-DRUM_W0QQitemZ260395882361QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item260395882361&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1199|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Pearl-Export-16-X-22-Wine-Red-Bass-Drum_W0QQitemZ190300894686QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item190300894686&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1199|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

    http://cgi.ebay.com/TAMA-ROCKSTAR-DARK-BLUE-LACQUER-18x22-BASS-DRUM_W0QQitemZ260395876815QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item260395876815&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1199|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

    What do you think of these? Or is it easier to buy them from a local music store? Will they have used stuff?

    I don't have much clue about bass drums.

    Thanks
     
  2. Etingi

    Etingi

    Nov 3, 2007
    It might be hard to find a bass drum being sold individually for less than $200. Most of the ones I've seen by themselves are vintage concert size drums from the 40s-60s that have been separated from the rest of the kit. Swingerland, large Ludwigs, etc. I saw these on Craigslist. If I were you, I'd keep an eye on your local Craigslist 'Musical Instruments' section and nearby areas until something comes up. Either that, or like you said, ask a music store if they know of any.
    The problem is that most cheaper bass drums would be offered with at least a tom-tom or two attached to the top of it, as part of a kit.
     

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