Remo BH-0012-A1 12 x 21" Bahia Bass Drum, Gypsy Red

Brand: Remo

Item: #202802
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MSRP: $387.70

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Are you looking for a resonant bass drum?  The Remo Bahia Bass drums are comparable to brazillian Surdo drums.  The raised feet, diameter and materials of the head allow for optimal resonance.  Perfect for any percussionist, drum cirlce, music therapy settings, or music classroom.

~Tereasa Evans, Music Education Consultant


The Bahia Bass Drum is specifically designed to be used in both recreational and educational settings. The Bahia Bass Drum is available in three diameters: 12",14",and 16". All are 21" in height. Designed to be nested, the 12" and 14" drums fit snuggly inside the 16" drum for better portability. The drums feature durable molded feet for stability and sound projection, a black Bahia Bass drumhead for a profound bass sound and Remo's proprietary lighweight Acousticon shell construction.

The Bahia Bass drumhead is made with a 5 mil bottom layer of clear Mylar film and a top layer of a black naugahyde, simulated leather (vinyl) material. This combination produces a very low bass tone which dramatically eliminates most overtones. These qualities will also produce a softer bass sound with less attack when played with a drum stick. This combination of the Bahia Bass drumhead and Acousticon drumshell creates a unique sounding bass drum.

Mallet available separately (Item# 254791).


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Do the three drums nest easily? How heavy are they to schlep?
Cathy W on Apr 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This drums will nest easily. However, they weigh approximately 15-20 lbs each.
How does this work for hand drumming? Looking for something primarily for therapeutic hand drumming.
A shopper on Jun 30, 2013
BEST ANSWER: These drums are not for hand drumming. The hardware isn't suitable for the hand. This drum should only be played with a soft mallet.

If you want hand drumming instruments. look at the tubano, djembe, doumbek, or bongos.

Steve Gonzalez
Elementary Music teacher
Duval County Public Schools
Certified Orff-Schulwerk Level 3
Jacksonville, Fl
What type of mallet do you use with the bahia bass drum?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: timpani mallet
How do these sound with drum sticks?
John L on Jun 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I use only mallets on them.
Are these drums tunable? Do the sound like a brazilian Surdo?
A shopper on Feb 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Bahia bass drums are tunable... i have hem tunes in fifths although the sound different than a Brazilian surdo... thet have a more deep resonance to the sound as in a drum fromba drum line... you could definitely suspend them and get a greater sound due to leas damping of vibration from the floor!!! These are better in pairs!!!
What kind of carrying cases can you buy?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2012
BEST ANSWER: I did not research or purchase carrying cases for my Remo Bahia Bass Drums.

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