Author Topic: Alesis DM10 replacement kick-drum  (Read 686 times)

Offline Mike T

Alesis DM10 replacement kick-drum
« on: March 31, 2023, 12:12:17 PM »
Hello Everyone,
I've just replaced the kick-drum for my Alesis DM10.  It seems to be playing well (though as it's a mesh head I'm using a plastic or wood beater, which seems to have more 'bounce' than the felt - but I guess I'll get used to that).  I was just wondering: should I tighten the head at all or just treat it as ready to play?
Any advice most welcome,
With best wishes,
Mike T

Re: Alesis DM10 replacement kick-drum
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2023, 10:24:14 AM »
I'd say if it's having more bounce/rebound than your used to, loosen the head a tad. Why not right?

Offline Mike T

Re: Alesis DM10 replacement kick-drum
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2023, 11:04:49 AM »
Hello Strike,
Thank you very much for your suggestion, I really appreciate it.
Best wishes,
Mike

Offline Dartanbeck

Re: Alesis DM10 replacement kick-drum
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2023, 11:38:14 PM »
Yeah, the Alesis rep says that it can help to loosen it as much as you feel comfortable as long as the lugs don't rattle when you play. Works great for me. I went really loose - too loose, so then I tightened it back up in increments until it felt right.
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