I'd like to see really nice bass drum mounting hole covers.

Armor of Light

Senior Member
I know Pearl probably sells a lot of their little decorative plates that make your bass drum a little less ugly if you take off the tom mount. I have not really looked for other companies that offer them for other makers. I made my own out of thick felt office drawer liner..looks OK:
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Old Dog new Cans

Senior Member
I've done considerable amount of searching for "plates" for this exact situation. PDP makes the only one I have found.

I sometimes see motorcycle covers/plates that may work. ?‍♂️
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
Any bass drum I acquire that has tom mounts will be restored to virgin status immediately. I place my only rack tom in a snare stand. Tom mounts have always been to my disliking. In fact, I utterly despise them. I don't like rack systems either. They look ridiculous to me.

I play only Pearl drums and have used their bass masking plates on occasion. They're easy to apply and look relatively professional. Some drummers go with custom plates as well. If you conduct an in-depth search, you may be able to find someone who can craft a plate to your specifications.

I like the arrangement of your setup. It's similar to mine, though I play only one floor tom.
 

Stroker

Platinum Member
Any bass drum I acquire that has tom mounts will be restored to virgin status immediately. I place my only rack tom in a snare stand. Tom mounts have always been to my disliking. In fact, I utterly despise them. I don't like rack systems either. They look ridiculous to me.

I play only Pearl drums and have used their bass masking plates on occasion. They're easy to apply and look relatively professional. Some drummers go with custom plates as well. If you conduct an in-depth search, you may be able to find someone who can craft a plate to your specifications.

I like the arrangement of your setup. It's similar to mine, though I play only one floor tom.
I'm right there with you!
 

MrInsanePolack

Platinum Member
I've done considerable amount of searching for "plates" for this exact situation. PDP makes the only one I have found.

I sometimes see motorcycle covers/plates that may work. ?‍♂️

They are incredibly easy to make. Get a thin piece of sheet metal, and a thin sheet of rubber. Use the mount as a template for the sheet metal. Trace the base of the mount onto the metal, and use the screw hole locations to drill the holes for the screws. Cut out the plate, drill the holes, cut the rubber to fit between the plate and the shell. Use the mount screws and bottom plate from the mount and put it all back together. Thirty minutes of work and $20 in parts. Done.
 

Armor of Light

Senior Member
They are incredibly easy to make. Get a thin piece of sheet metal, and a thin sheet of rubber. Use the mount as a template for the sheet metal. Trace the base of the mount onto the metal, and use the screw hole locations to drill the holes for the screws. Cut out the plate, drill the holes, cut the rubber to fit between the plate and the shell. Use the mount screws and bottom plate from the mount and put it all back together. Thirty minutes of work and $20 in parts. Done.

Yes. Can do cheap n dirty..but I'm thinking nice tooled leather with an enameled tasteful badge. I may just start making them myself!
 

Armor of Light

Senior Member
Any bass drum I acquire that has tom mounts will be restored to virgin status immediately. I place my only rack tom in a snare stand. Tom mounts have always been to my disliking. In fact, I utterly despise them. I don't like rack systems either. They look ridiculous to me.

I play only Pearl drums and have used their bass masking plates on occasion. They're easy to apply and look relatively professional. Some drummers go with custom plates as well. If you conduct an in-depth search, you may be able to find someone who can craft a plate to your specifications.

I like the arrangement of your setup. It's similar to mine, though I play only one floor tom.

Thanks! I loooove that 18" floor tom.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
There was a gentleman on here that made and sold custom ones at one time.
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
There was a gentleman on here that made and sold custom ones at one time.



Probably this: https://www.drummerworld.com/forums/index.php?threads/like-a-virgin-yamaha-bass-drum-plate.45718/




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KamaK

Platinum Member
Every conversion I've ever seen IRL has just been a plastic tube insert... Easy to pop in, easy to remove. I assumed that almost everyone used these.

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wildbill

Platinum Member
Yes. Can do cheap n dirty..but I'm thinking nice tooled leather with an enameled tasteful badge. I may just start making them myself!

I think a tooled leather one would be neat too. Yours does the job, but kind of stands out a bit much, I think.
If you could give it a darker shot of somewhat matching paint, it might blend better.
 

ineedaclutch

Platinum Member
Thanks! Home-made from an old IKEA canvas print. My wife never liked her (formerly visible) boobs on display, so now we can enjoy the painting, as well as rock the f*** out!
Looks good.

Frame a small picture of said offending parts and stand that on top of your new kick mini area rug.

You could also find some miniature furniture and set up a small living room on it.
 
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