Re: Getting a lot of "bounce back" from my bass drum beater -- what helps with this?
I was having the same issue with my pedal on my 23" kick. I tried loosening and tightening heads. The only thing I found that helped was adjusting the beater angle and adjusting the spring tensions. It is no science to it, just time and patience. You will have to play with both and get them right if you have these adjustments.
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