Jan 172014

You were expecting the drum head for Ringo's Traveling All-Star Band?

You were expecting the drum head for Ringo’s Traveling All-Star Band?

There are many more iconic kick drum heads that come to mind, including at least one captured and burned into our collective rock consciousness at at a specific, explosive moment. I’m curious to see which ones come to mind for you. Townsman diskojoe, who proposed this thread, may want to kick us off with some of the iconic kick drum heads rattling around in his brain, or you may beat him to the punch.


  14 Responses to “Rock’s Most Iconic Kick Drum Heads”

  1. diskojoe

    Thanks, Mr. Mod for putting this up & giving me the chance to kick things off. I would start off w/this:


    & here’s the group that got me started me thinking about the topic:


  2. cherguevara

    And the dual bass drums of keith moon:


  3. Yes, the following moments are what I had in mind: http://youtu.be/FYkGimCrcRg


    I was first thinking of the Monterrey bass drum head, but I didn’t realize that had a different logo.

  4. I love the audacity of Roger Taylor’s: http://www.queenconcerts.com/inc/instruments/1980_game/1980_drums.jpg

    Rob from Beretta 76 has his kick drum done the same way. It’s cool.

  5. Yes! Is Rob’s drum head a direct nod to Taylor’s? I never made the connection.

  6. Bonham’s head is definitely iconic.

    I do like that shot of Alan White’s drums. I never paid attention to his set-up. He plays a lot of drums, but he seems to be playing a pretty small bass drum. Also, what’s that finish on the kit? It looks cool.

    Is there a drummer in the house?

  7. Yes, but Moonie had to replace his bass drum way more than the average skin thumper.

  8. cliff sovinsanity

    Can’t talk about drummers without mentioning Neil Peart. I immediately thought about this iconic set which he used for a few years.

    I’m curious what y’all think of the photo. Too much? or Too cool?

  9. ladymisskirroyale

    How about Meg White’s red and white swirled candy drum?

  10. Definitely, that was one diskojoe talked about with me offline!

  11. ladymisskirroyale

    He’s just keeping his options open.

  12. Mo Tucker(‘s)?


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