Bass Plate is a dock for the bass drum pedal. It attaches to the drum (under two lugs), improves the drum sound, and offers lateral pedal adjustability.
Positioning & Tone Control
The 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. In the past, the only way of changing this mix was adjusting the beater vertically which also altered the pedal’s action.
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.
Security & Stability
Bass Plate’s wider, flatter clamping surface sits directly under the hoop— without protruding— where it allows horizontal pedal positioning and creates a wider base for increased stability and balance. With the Bass Plate securely attached to the drum and the pedal securely attached to Bass Plate’s rubber clamping area, drummers can play confidently without worrying about pedal-todrum separation or damage to their bass drum or bass drum hoop
Ease of Use
Currently available for 22˝ bass drums (and soon in models to fit 18, 20 and 24˝ drums), Bass Plate is easy to install and requires no drilling or additional hardware. It attaches quickly and easily using the same screws and holes that the hold the two bottom back tension lugs on the drum. The device also features rubber strips protect the drum’s finish, fits perfectly into standard hard and soft cases and is compatible with most popular single and double bass drum pedals.
|Category||Bass Drum Risers|
|Part Number||Bass Drum Pedal Dock/Riser|