Music Gear Review: Burns Engineering Bass Plate BP-20 Pedal Dock

Following the successful release of their 22-inch bass drum model in early 2015, the BP-20 is the second Pedal Dock from Bass Plate. The (pictured) new BP-20 is for 20-inch kick drums and both it and the original BP-22 attach directly to bass drums that have either 8 or 10 lugs. Both of these Bass Plate docking devices improve the sound, protect the hoop from pedal rash and increase the stability of kick drums. They also provide a way to adjust and position kick drum pedals laterally to change exactly, where the beater hits the head.  Bass Plates are compatible with most popular bass drum pedals and carry a suggested retail of $69.99.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. barryrudolph.com