Accompanying yourself with a kick drum question

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    I don’t know how old this phenomenon is but have noticed more and more people using a small bass drum and a tambourine with drum pedals to accompany themselves while playing.
    Does anyone here do this?
    Do you enjoy playing this way?
    What size bass drum do you use?
    Where do you find equipment like this?(I know stupid question the internet right)

    If you accompany yourself in another way then with what do you accomplish this with?

    I’ve seen a couple different ways and am interested in any advice you guys have
     
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    common technique with buskers
     
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    I've seen a few players using a Cajon this way -- the 'bass drum' is also the player's seat. There are quite a few Cajon bass drum pedals around.
     
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    My favorite technique.
    Courtesy of Tim Finn of New Zealand (and of course, Split Enz, and some stints with his brother Neil on Crowded House.)


    I hope to work on making this happen later this year:

     
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    Just hire a drummer and then sleep with his girlfriend while he is out delivering pizza.
     
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    Shakey Graves does similar.
     
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    I can’t remember where I saw it , but recently I saw a video of Gary Clark jr. Playing a resonator with a kick drum and tambourine. I enjoyed what he was doing and thought he got a nice sound and it got me thinking about this technique.
     
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    I've used a porchboard bass to accompany myself for about 10 years. Similar concept to the bass drum except no need for a mic- just plugs into an amp or PA, and no feedback. Not as nuanced as an acoustic percussion instrument, although mine has a bass, mid or treble tone switch that allows for some variety. It's very portable, got a really solid build, and has worked flawlessly for me. IIRC I paid about $200 for it; sells now for around $300.

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    He used a “porch board” I think they called it ? Plywood with a contact mic.
    Saw him live a bunch and he always had some variation of it.

    It would vary song to song how loud it was and how bass-y.

     
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    A6BF0A3D-88D3-4CE2-B91B-8C4531F345FF.jpeg Whaaaat? A thread like this and no mention of Bob Log III?
     
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    or scott h biram ? or hasil adkins ?


     
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    I’ve used a snare fastened to a guitar stand and played with a kick pedal. It was great fun.
     
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    Here is one way to do it:

     
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