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Premier set, bass drum has two resonator heads??

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  • Premier set, bass drum has two resonator heads??

    I can't find any information on a premier set I bought used that has two resonator heads.
    The first head is inset like a normal resonator head and the second
    is flush with the edge of the bass drum shell. I was told this was an APK set but I've seen elsewhere
    that APKs have the inside of the shell painted black, which this set does not. It is made in England
    and has the tom mounts that don't mount directly on the tom shell.
    Has anyone seen a bass drum like this? Also, any ideas what model this is?

  • #2
    Originally posted by evrzeh
    I can't find any information on a premier set I bought used that has two resonator heads.
    The first head is inset like a normal resonator head and the second
    is flush with the edge of the bass drum shell. I was told this was an APK set but I've seen elsewhere
    that APKs have the inside of the shell painted black, which this set does not. It is made in England
    and has the tom mounts that don't mount directly on the tom shell.
    Has anyone seen a bass drum like this? Also, any ideas what model this is?


    take off the second reso or it will dammage your bearing edges, plus i can't see why anyone would want to have more resonation on the bass drum?
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    • #3
      I've owned two Premier kits. The first because it was the right kit at the right time, and the second because of "brand loyalty" (don't get me wrong. Artist Maple, I really like it).

      Anyway, I haven't seen anything like that on any of the Premier kits I've looked at. Did this kit come to you from a dealer, or from a private party? I'm wondering what the chances are that this dual reso configuration is somebody's misguided concept of a good idea.

      /w
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><br />
      <font color="royalblue">Charter Member, Artistic Director: Mraia's Flaming Pedals of Doom Squadron, Double Bass Division. <br />
      &quot;I think you just called me immature. Well, for the record, I'm rubber and you're glue, and Ringo's the bomb, so kiss my hairy asterisk.&quot;</font></font></div>

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      • #4
        I bought it from a private party. I'm going to take the outer head off tonight. I'm wondering how you could even tighten two resonators so that they were tuned properly unless you have to sets of lugs..

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        • #5
          Originally posted by evrzeh
          I bought it from a private party. I'm going to take the outer head off tonight. I'm wondering how you could even tighten two resonators so that they were tuned properly unless you have to sets of lugs..


          you can't!!!!!!
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          • #6
            To clarify, is this head just forced on the outside of the resonating side of the drum's shell? I'm trying to picture this... any pictures?
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            • #7
              <div class="signaturecontainer">Good deals with: Pablo Escobar, Rod Blagoyevich, Jeff Gillooly</div>

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              • #8
                Here's a pic where you can see the lugs are against the second resonator head instead of the wooden ring that goes behind where the "correct" resonator head is. I took the outer one off since it was stupid and it made it really hard to carry.



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by evrzeh
                  Here's a pic where you can see the lugs are against the second resonator head instead of the wooden ring that goes behind where the "correct" resonator head is. I took the outer one off since it was stupid and it made it really hard to carry.





                  how does it sound now? any better?
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                  • #10
                    Looks like it's maybe there for cosmetic reasons? You've done the right thing, I think. Get rid of that sucker.

                    /w
                    <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><br />
                    <font color="royalblue">Charter Member, Artistic Director: Mraia's Flaming Pedals of Doom Squadron, Double Bass Division. <br />
                    &quot;I think you just called me immature. Well, for the record, I'm rubber and you're glue, and Ringo's the bomb, so kiss my hairy asterisk.&quot;</font></font></div>

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                    • #11
                      or it will dammage your bearing edges


                      It shouldn't have damaged the bearing edges right? They should be on main part of the bass drum before the area where the head makes contact right?

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                      • #12
                        It does sound better now. I don't think they even tried to tune the resonators because the lugs were pretty loose..

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                        • #13
                          That may be the strangest thing I have ever seen.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JSimms
                            That may be the strangest thing I have ever seen.



                            Yeah. Strange. AND it makes the drum hard to carry!



                            Somebody got it in their mind that they should change the reso, but still wanted the drum to say, "Premier" on it, so they slapped the original head on there like that. That's my guess.

                            /w
                            <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><br />
                            <font color="royalblue">Charter Member, Artistic Director: Mraia's Flaming Pedals of Doom Squadron, Double Bass Division. <br />
                            &quot;I think you just called me immature. Well, for the record, I'm rubber and you're glue, and Ringo's the bomb, so kiss my hairy asterisk.&quot;</font></font></div>

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                            • #15
                              Wow, that IS odd. Unique, but odd. I'm really curious to know if that was factory or customized...
                              Music, music, I hear music

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