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Dixson Bass Drum Lift   

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Lifts your bass drum off the floor for better resonance and tone. Enables your beater to strike the center sweet spot and eliminates vibration by iso...Read More

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For fuller, more resonant bass drum tone.

Lifts your bass drum off the floor for better resonance and tone. Enables your beater to strike the center sweet spot and eliminates vibration by isolating the bass drum hoop from your pedal. Allows double pedals to strike both sides of the center batter head.

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DixsonBass Drum Lift
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Functional (6)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worked for me!

I have been playing professionally for 40+ years. Primarily jazz combo, musical theater or big band work. I have a 20" walnut bass drum on one of my kits that I have...Read complete review

I have been playing professionally for 40+ years. Primarily jazz combo, musical theater or big band work. I have a 20" walnut bass drum on one of my kits that I have struggled with to get the dynamic range and projection I wanted. Experimented with heads, pedals, beaters etc. I decided to try this BD lift. Played my first gig with it and It really opened up the sound. Not sure if it was getting the shell lifted off the floor or that I could extend the shaft of my BD beater on the pedal. Now I can play from a controlled feathered touch to dropping bombs. The lift is very easy to use. Because it is not mounted to the hoop but rather the drum shell rests on it, you can position the BD pedal at any distance from the head that you desire. Works very well on my 20" bass drum and has found a permanent place in that drums set's trap case.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

May work for some . . .

For the price, this thing is just a piece of injection molded plastic with adhesive padding crookedly applied. It might be worth the cost if it functioned. The problem is the pedal platform...Read complete review

For the price, this thing is just a piece of injection molded plastic with adhesive padding crookedly applied. It might be worth the cost if it functioned. The problem is the pedal platform (for set ups similar to mine). I'm using at 18" Gretsch bass drum with 1.5" wooden hoops and Pearl Eliminator pedal. The pedal platform on the DBDL protrudes 3", 1.5" past the hoop. I suppose with some pedals this would be important because the linkage would hit otherwise, but that's not a problem with the Eliminator - I would work fine if the platform came out the same distance as the hoop. As it is, with double the distance, the beater must travel way past 90 degrees to strike the head, far enough to make it impossible to play the pedal. The idea is sound and I'll use the dimensions to build an improved version out of whatever hardwood I have laying around, but I'll be returning this item.

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5.0

I would use this product

By Esteban

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Comments about Bass Drum Lift:

It is really good! the bass drum stays in its place, doesn't slide when you kick the drum and have and I notice more pronounce sound..

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Lift Rocks!

By Jacko

from South Carolina

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dixson Bass Drum Lift:

      Love this product. I purchased the lift because I was looking for an alternative to attaching my pedal to the hoop on my kick. The lift made that possible with the fringe benefit of making the kick sound so much better. By elevating the kick drum, it gave it more resonance and punch. Well worth the money. This will keep your hoop in perfect condition. Makes you wonder why no one has ever thought of this before now.

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      5.0

      Worked for me!

      By Flow9:38

      from Pinehurst, NC

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dixson Bass Drum Lift:

        I have been playing professionally for 40+ years. Primarily jazz combo, musical theater or big band work. I have a 20" walnut bass drum on one of my kits that I have struggled with to get the dynamic range and projection I wanted. Experimented with heads, pedals, beaters etc. I decided to try this BD lift. Played my first gig with it and It really opened up the sound. Not sure if it was getting the shell lifted off the floor or that I could extend the shaft of my BD beater on the pedal. Now I can play from a controlled feathered touch to dropping bombs. The lift is very easy to use. Because it is not mounted to the hoop but rather the drum shell rests on it, you can position the BD pedal at any distance from the head that you desire. Works very well on my 20" bass drum and has found a permanent place in that drums set's trap case.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        May work for some . . .

        By GCH

        from Washington DC

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Model to build better one

          Comments about Dixson Bass Drum Lift:

          For the price, this thing is just a piece of injection molded plastic with adhesive padding crookedly applied. It might be worth the cost if it functioned. The problem is the pedal platform (for set ups similar to mine). I'm using at 18" Gretsch bass drum with 1.5" wooden hoops and Pearl Eliminator pedal. The pedal platform on the DBDL protrudes 3", 1.5" past the hoop. I suppose with some pedals this would be important because the linkage would hit otherwise, but that's not a problem with the Eliminator - I would work fine if the platform came out the same distance as the hoop. As it is, with double the distance, the beater must travel way past 90 degrees to strike the head, far enough to make it impossible to play the pedal. The idea is sound and I'll use the dimensions to build an improved version out of whatever hardwood I have laying around, but I'll be returning this item.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ingenious addition to any bass drum!

          By furmanet

          from Fairfield, CT

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dixson Bass Drum Lift:

            This cheap and affordable lift dramatically improves the resonance of my 20" Ludwig bass drum. When the bass drum is planted on the floor, it comes out dull and buzzy sounding. The Lift takes away all of your complaints about how your bass drum sounds and makes it sound so much better. I just got this product today and I'm loving it so much! Buy this please!

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            bass drum lift

            By Rick

            from New England Area

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            Pros

            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Dixson Bass Drum Lift:

            can't get pedal close enough to head especially with the sonor giant step or jo jo meyer pedal...beater to far forward for me.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Didn't work with Ludwig Club Date

            By KD123

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Dixson Bass Drum Lift:

            I have one of the new Ludwig Club Date SE "Jazzette" kits with an 18inch bass and thought this would be an excellent way to get my Ludwig Speed King to strike in the center of the drum. But..... I could not get the gull wing spurs of my club date to extend far enough to level the drum once on the lift. Maybe it works on the Club Date 20in bass, but it will not accommodate the 18inch unless you get longer gull wing spurs. Also my pedal board would not full extend when on the lift due to it hitting the hoop. Again, it's probably due to the design of the Speed King, but it would have been nice if this was mentioned somewhere on Dixon's website that it is NOT a universal solution. I will be returning the product.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Floor tom to Bass drum Conversion lift!

            By DavidCola07

            from Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Great idea

            Cons

            • Not Tall Enough

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dixson Bass Drum Lift:

              So the reason i got the Arti Dixson bass drum lift is to be able to turn a 16x16 inch Yamaha stage custom floor tom into a Jazz bass drum to take around. I read all the reviews and people said they have used this product to turn a floor tom to Bass drum, so i ordered it. I then came across the problem that its a little to short in height. My beater will strike the drum an inch or 2 above the center, which makes it less punchy. This product would be absolutely perfect for Floor tom to bass drum conversion if it was about 3-4 inchs taller. But other than that its perfect. just going to have to duct tape towels to make it taller!

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Does not work

              By Drumguy

              from Baltimore- Washington area

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Does Not Lift A Bass Drum
                • Drum Slides
                • Not Functional
                • Not Suitable For 18" Kick

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dixson Bass Drum Lift:

                  I purchased this lift thinking it would lift my 18" bass drum high enough for the beater to hit the center of the head. Not only will it not do that but the pedal and the drum are not mechanically attached so the bass drum moves away from the pedal.For me it was a total waste of money.

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                  5.0

                  Everything I Wanted

                  By hambones

                  from Warren, OH

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Dixson Bass Drum Lift:

                    The bass drum lift is exactly what I hoped it would be. I wasn't sure it would work to turn a 16x16 floor tom into a kick, but it does the job very well.

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