I came across The Bass Drum Lift over the internet and I immediately knew that this would be the solution for using my 16″ Gretsch floor tom as a converted bass drum. Local drum maker Andreas Ermatinger (giannini-drums.ch) provided me with two bass drum spurs which would fit the existing holes for the floor tom legs and this way I can use the drum as a bass drum or as a floor tom. Turns out that by using The Bass Drum Lift it has become my favorite bass drum. The Bass Drum Lift makes this drum a powerful bass drum that sings and responds in various colors depending on the way you touch it. A perfect device for a 16″ bass drum, light weight, compact, easy to handle and protecting the shell of the drum by its cushion. It makes me discover new sounds in my playing.
Independent drummer, composer and educator, Switzerland; member of Collective 4tet, Geisser-Mazzola project, Heinz Geisser- Shiro Onuma Duo, Ensemble 5.