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Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater  Rock

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The Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater was designed in collaboration with Otis Brown III, drummer for jazz great Joe Lovano. The Vintage Bomber wa...Read More

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      For that great vintage jazz bass drum sound!

      The Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater was designed in collaboration with Otis Brown III, drummer for jazz great Joe Lovano. The Vintage Bomber was conceived and designed to replicate the soft but boomy bass drum tones of the great jazz era. The Vintage Bomber's cork center is wrapped with a soft and puffy synthetic covering and is reminiscent in look, feel, and sound of the original lamb's wool beaters from decades ago.


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      VaterVintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater
       
      4.7

      (based on 12 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (6)
      • Improves sound (5)
      • Easy to use (4)
      • Functional (4)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      No Best Uses
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        • Experienced (5)

      Reviewed by 12 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Beater I've Ever Used

      By Old Toe

      from New Orleans

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Feel
      • Improves Sound
      • Increases Range

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dynamic Playing
        • Low To Mid Volume

        Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

        This is the best bass drum beater I have ever used. I heard and felt the difference immediately. The feel is unparalleled. I can do things with the bass drum with respect to sound and sensitivity that I could never do before.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Just what I was looking for

        By Bob the drummer

        from Metro DC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

            This is a great product. I play behind a singer in an upscale restaurant, and this beater is not loud unless you punch it. It's also great when I play the old Blue Note catalog.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great soft beater!

            By Jaxdrifter

            from Jacksonville, FL

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • NA
            • No Color Choice
            • None

            Best Uses

            • Acoustic Sets
            • Practicing
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

            Great soft beater, but it does have a solid core center under the 'fluffiness" so you can stomp on it and get some good sound out of it if needed from time to time.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pretty Cool

            By rjball

            from Akron, OH

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Bass Drum Beater
              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Really Big Q-tip

              Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

              This thing sounds really cool and I don't even really play jazz. Jazz is not the only use for this thing (though it does that well). You still get the punch, but it's a little warmer and rounder. I am working through Art of Bop right now however, and most of the exercises call for "feathering" the bass drum, which is tough to do with the beaters I had. That's why I bought it, mostly, and it has done the trick.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Vintage Bomber Booms

              By Blues Angel

              from Modesto

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

                    Vintage bomber makes my bass sound like a cannon. excellent sound and great quality

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great. Exactly what I was looking for.

                    By Michaelwray

                    from Columbus, Ohio

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Softer Round Warm Sound

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Acoustic Jazz
                    • Any Low Volume Venue

                    Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

                    Great product. Versatile. Cool sound. Gave it 5 stars - no down side.

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                    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Just what I wanted.

                    By campagca

                    from Hockessin, DE

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

                      Great product.

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      awesome beater, lacks durability

                      By Chad-Bysyu

                      from L.A.

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

                          This beater sounds great rebounds well. It's super easy to play with and awesome for double strokes. Has solid dynamic range, gives a very full sound.

                          Only con: Not very durable. If you play really aggressively it will break in months.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          a dynamic and warm sounding beater

                          By Through The Eyes

                          from Las vegas

                          Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

                          I've had this beater for over a week. The tone you'll get out of this thing is really special if you're into warm sounds. The most interesting thing is how it gives my other drums room. My previous wooden beater had a smaller yet punchier sound that ended up drowning out a lot of the frequencies of my other drums. I started using this and noticed that my other drums sounded much deeper and clearer. This happened because the bass drum beater emphasised the lower qualities in the bass drum rather than increasing attack. The control of the beater was quite exceptional as it bonded well with my pedal. Overall, I have to say that this beater is perfect is you're going for a deeper, more responsive tone. Great buy.

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                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Lives up to its name

                          By Thejazzcat

                          from Inceno California

                          Comments about Vater Vintage Bomber Bass Drum Beater:

                          Boy, when they named this the bomber, they do the word bomber justice. It gives the sound all jazz drummers hear and strive for, a great amount of sensitivity while still being able to cut loose and get REALLY loud. when you slam the bomber into the head you get a very satisfying punch while still being musical and resonant. That is the beauty of the fo-lambskin that this beater is known for. On the note of weight, it is not heavy at all, it weighs a little less than a stock plastic beater and is very easy to control. This thing is absolutely jaw dropping.

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