Bass drum

percussion instrument

A bass drum is a type of musical instrument called a drum. It is a large drum, makes low sounds, and is frequently used in the common drum kit.

Bass drum
A Yamaha bass drum in a drum kit
Percussion instrument
Classification percussion
Hornbostel–Sachs classification211.212.1
(Individual double-skin cylindrical drums)

There are three types of bass drums:

  • Orchestral bass drum
  • Kick drum
  • Pitched bass drum