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bass drum

a large shallow drum of low and indefinite pitch
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We had oil drums instead of bass drums, black lighting, and a combination of Hindu imagery and R-rated swear words" - Iggy Pop recalls his early days as a punk rocker.
He was designated as a "master of jazz" in 1994 by the National Endowment for the Arts, which said he "ranks among the foremost big-band drummers of the swing and post-swing eras and is best known for his precise technique and the invention of two pedal-operated bass drums.
Bellson's career began when he was 13 and he was the first to use the eye-catching kit of twin bass drums, a style imitated by Billy Cobham and others.
One man brand JEANS GOES POP followed, seated at his keyboard with both feet operating bass drums.
At times, as in the Dies irae, the percussionists alone - first playing four sets of kettledrums and two bass drums and then four suspended cymbals and a gong - filled the hall with sound.
That included the vehicle, a number of vibraphones, xylophones, bass drums, snares, brasses, cymbals and drum sticks.
Bass drums retain the full length of the original barrel, which is 86 cm.
Snare and bass drums of the concert and marching bands in New Orleans provided a base to which, from 1900 to 1930, other accessories or "trappings" - hence the name traps - were added.