Re: Bass drum blanking plate
If your not going to use the bass mounted bracket and Tom arms, then I prefer to remove the mount and install a cover plate.....as opposed to having a mounting bracket on the drum that's never used. It just looks a lot "cleaner" to me. When I installed a vintage rail mount on my Maxwin kit,I had a custom printed brass cover plate made at the local awards/trophy shop. It cost me $20, but Pearl doesn't offer a plate for the old 3/4" Tom arm bracket. It looks good (not great), does the job and is certainly different.
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Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!
"I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham