At just 80 grams, our lightweight bass drum beaters give you the quickness your feet have been searching for.
The combination of North American hard maple and a flat striking surface means a punchier bass drum tone.
“The playability, durability and the ability to customize leaves Low Boy Beaters in a league of their own. I’ve searched for years to find the perfectly balanced beater for my playing. The guys at Low Boy created exactly what I’ve been searching for all of those years. I am proud and honored to be a Low Boy Beater artist.”
“I LOVE the Low Boy bass drum beater. It’s a total game changer for me. I haven’t thought about using anything other than felt in decades! Holy cow! This thing is AMAZING! It brings out the punch when you need it, but offers a very deep dynamic range that was unexpected, and that is crucial to my playing.”
“My absolute favorite beater is the Lightweight Felt Daddy. It’s the perfect weight for quick response but it also always lets you know where it is in the pendulum. They are so dependable, and I love the contact point it makes with my bass drum. The finishes and the trim allow for a killer look – tasteful, vibey, and artistic.”
“I have been using Low Bow beaters since 2015 and never stopped. It was just such a major upgrade and noticeable difference in my playing that I just don’t want to use anything else. My kick sounds and feels better with a Low Bow hitting it.”
“I never really thought about bass drum beaters before Low Boy, but after I could never go back. There is a comfort that’s only there if I see a Lightweight Felt Daddy at my feet.”
“My Leather Daddy beaters are a perfect addition to my Czarcie Kopyto pedals. They’re lightweight yet provide the perfect punch for Thrash Metal drumming. They’re pretty snazzy looking, too.”
"The Lightweight is the best beater that fits my style of playing. Even though it is light, the beater achieves the 'SMACK' that I want to feel and hear in my playing!!"
All of the Tone with 20% Less Weight
If you’re looking for all the punch and power of a Low Boy wood bass drum beater, with even less weight, this is what your feet have been searching for.
Weighing in at just 80 grams, our lightweight beaters are 20% lighter than our standard two-way bass drum beaters, and the lightest all-wood beaters on the market.
Featuring the same unique flat striking surface as our standard wood beaters, our lightweight beaters are designed with power drummers in mind. This beater will give you maximum volume and definition, plus the speed you need for quick single or double bass work.
Hard Maple Beater Head
Our North American hard maple beaters will stand up to years of gigs and sessions.
Stainless Steel Rods
Our aerospace-grade stainless steel rods are guaranteed never to bend or break.
100% Made in the USA
Every element of our beaters are made in the USA, and assembled in our Santa Barbara shop.
Hand Stained and Painted Finishes
Over 30 paint and stain options are available to make your beater your beater.
Laser Engraved Low Boy Logo
No detail is left unperfected! We can even engrave your band’s logo.
Our heirloom quality bass drum beaters are built to last a lifetime. Or two.
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Wood Bass Drum Beater Weight Comparison
When it comes to the feel of a bass drum beater, slight changes in weight can make a huge difference. When we designed our standard series beaters, we wanted to build a mid-weight beater, around the same weight as a DW two-way beater.
While this works for many drummers, we were constantly asked for something lighter. When challenged, we gave you the lightest wood bass drum beater on the market! Here’s how Low Boy beaters stack up with other popular wood beaters.
|Danmar 205 (Red Ball)||108 grams|
|Outlaw Hammer Knocker||102 grams|
|Low Boy Standard||95 grams|
|Tama Iron Cobra||88 grams|
|Vic Firth VicKick||86 grams|
|Low Boy Lightweight||80 grams|
The Best Beaters for Double Bass Drumming
If you’re playing metal, punk, gospel, or another genre of music that requires accurate double bass work (don’t forget, jazz drummer Louis Bellson arguably invented the double bass kit), using gear that pushes your speed to the next level is only half the battle.
Your bass drum tone is just as important. When playing double bass, a defined tone is your friend, and boominess is your nemesis. Every note needs to be heard, and the worst thing that can happen is a wash of sloppy low end.
So, why do some bass drum beaters sound different than others? Two major design elements determine the tone of a beater. Material and shape.
Let’s take a look at each separately.
Imagine bouncing a tennis ball and a billiard ball on your kitchen table. The billiard ball striking the table will have a very defined sound since the material is extremely hard. Bounce the tennis ball and all you’ll hear is a thump. The same applies to bass drum beaters. A hard material like wood will give you a more defined sound than softer materials, like felt or rubber.
Think about greeting a friend with either a fist bump or a high five. When your fists collide, the soft sound it makes won’t be heard by anyone else in the room. Now try a high five. A huge difference in sound, right? Apply this to a bass drum beater striking a drumhead. A rounded beater is going to produce a softer, more spread out tone, while a flat beater will give you the smack you’re looking for.
You're armed with the information you need...
Now Let Us Build Your Perfect Beater!
It’s time to elevate your drumming. You’ve been practicing, and now you need a beater that pushes your speed to the next level.
You want a beater that compliments the music you play, one that cuts through the mix and slams the audience in the chest.
You also want a beater that looks great with your kit. When designing with our Beater Builder, you’ll have access to thousands of potential color combos. We also offer three custom laser engraving options: a monogrammed shield with your initials, custom text or your logo. Want to roll off the high end just a bit? Make it a Leather Daddy!
Ready? Let’s do it! Choose your beater style to get started.