The Orbit is the perfect hybrid of double-ply and single-ply bass drum heads. Attack was able to capture the low frequencies and durability of a double-ply head while maintaining the beautiful open sound of a single-ply head. At Attack, we strategically removed portions of the under-ply, to open the head up and let it sing without sacrificing low frequencies: we call this vacuity.
Technically speaking, the Orbit batter bass drumhead is comprised of a 10 mil clear Dynaflex film for the top-ply. For the under-ply, Attack uses a 10 mil nebulous white Dynaflex film with calculated sized and placed orbs. For our resonant ported bass drumhead, we replace the under-ply head with the 10 mil black Dynaflex film. Attacks chose to include the Holz branded 4” porthole to protect and give that perfectly finished appearance.
What is the ORBIT bass drum head?
Is the Orbit bass drum head really from outer space? We cannot confirm nor deny that. What we can tell you is that the latest release from Attack Drum Heads, the Orbit Series, is out of this world!
Historically, double-ply bass drum heads have the necessary durability and reproduce low frequencies better than any single-ply bass drum head can. The problem with other double-ply bass drum heads is they tend to sound dead. Single-ply Bass drum heads are many times, too resonate and require muffling rings or pillows to control the length of the sustain. Not to mention, they do not hold up to heavy playing.
To experience the Orbit bass drum head, you don’t need to get into your rocket ship and head to outer space. Simply visit your favorite music store or drum shop and ask for Attack’s new Orbit Series! Currently available in 20”, 22” or 24” batter and resonant side versions.