Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater

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For that great vintage jazz bass drum sound!

The Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater was designed in collaboration with Otis Brown III, drummer for jazz great Joe Lovano. The Vintage Bomber was conceived and designed to replicate the soft but boomy bass drum tones of the great jazz era. The Vintage Bomber's cork center is wrapped with a soft and puffy synthetic covering and is reminiscent in look, feel, and sound of the original lamb's wool beaters from decades ago.


Kick it like the jazz greats! Order today.

 
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VaterVintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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5.0

My Secret Weapon

By thegayge

from Undisclosed

Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

At about 3 inches tall and 7 inches around, the Vintage Bomber beater may look like a big, fluffy beast, but dont let its imposing size fool you. This wooly mammoth is more than capable of navigating anything from bawdy rock and roll to whisper-quiet piano jazz.

With a cork center sheathed in soft wool, the Bomber doesnt carry a lot of weight, but certainly enough to make a sizeable impact. The wool dramatically minimizes the attack of each stroke, but the benefit comes from big, round finish that follows. While this sound may not fly on your next punk or metal hit, the warm, heavy follow through has a great 70s arena rock feel.

One of my favorite things about the Vintage bomber is the changes that come with a little age. After a few weeks on the pedal, the impact zone began to flatten out, increasing the attack of each note. By slipping a beater weight right under the bottom edge, I was able to take the Bombers versatility to the next level. Augmenting the round, fat tone offered by the wool surface with a little extra punch had fellow drummers asking how I got that sound after every gig.

Whether youre simply sick of the punchy pop of your regular beater, or just looking to a little variety, the Vintage Bomber Beater is an excellent investment for the drummer looking to add an extra voice to their bass drum choir.

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4.0

Big, Fat and Boomy

By R.L. Stolz-cmf6X

from Keene, NY

Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

I find this beater is great for a big boomy bass drum sound - pretty much the opposite of most modern music. I use it on an 18" bass drum tuned fairly low (for the size) and it provides a very unique bass drum sound. When playing four on the floor type older jazz it gives the bottom end a fuzziness that can suit certain music very well. With a light touch on the pedal and minimal dampening, the drum almost rumbles. I wouldn't want this sound for most types of playing but for certain music it sounds great.

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4.0

bomber Bass Drum Beater

By Ken Reynolds

from Arizona

Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

Almost as good as the old lambs wool beaters..I'm happy with it.

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4.0

Great sound, but fragile if not used with caution.

By Patrick-eOfmb

from Orange Co., CA

Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

Great sounding beater, but be careful how you use it. I blew a hole through mine in one night, so exercise caution, especially when playing heel up. Don't bury it in the head. That said, I'll rotate it to the opposite side and I'll be more careful next time!!

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5.0

Round, open sound for special apps.

By rowanelves

from Osaka, Japan

Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

This is a great tool in your arsenal. How many different bass drum beaters do you regularly use? I have begun using several and this is one of my favorites. I think it works best on thicker heads with un-muffled, double headed bass drums. In that situation the slam of this beater really vibrates both heads with a round bad-ass and warm sound that can still project nicely. On a muffled drum it won`t cut through the mix well.

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