the largest and lowest toned of drums, having a cylindrical body and two membrane heads.
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How to use bass drum in a sentence
The inclusion of onboard EQ is a great way to tailor the microphone sound on the fly and work with a variety of voices, as well as musical instruments like electric guitars and bass drums.
He drew maximum sound from a minimal drum kit, consisting of one snare, a bass drum, two tom-toms, four cymbals and a high hat.Charlie Watts, Rolling Stones drummer and band’s rhythmic mainstay, dies at 80 | Matt Schudel | August 24, 2021 | Washington Post
Near him stood, leaning on his drum, the tall bass-drum beater (Bill Burroughs) of the band.Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B., 27th N.C. Regiment | John A. Sloan
The old tree is hollow all the way up; it sounds as I strike like an old bass-drum.
Then Pineapple Jupiter again bent his back under the heavy bass-drum, and the army reformed.The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
British Dictionary definitions for bass drum
a large shallow drum of low and indefinite pitch: Also called: gran cassa
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Cultural definitions for bass drum
The large drum with a cylindrical shape that gives the strong beat in brass bands.
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