Can I use a tom style drumhead on my bass drum (visa versa)?
Drumhead types are specific to the type of counter-hoop used on the drum. Drums with wooden counter-hoops, most common on bass drums, require a 'bass-type' drumhead which has a wide gauge aluminum flesh-hoop to properly seat and tune up. Drums that use metal counter-hoops, most common on snare and toms, require a non-bass drumhead which has a thinner gauge aluminum flesh-hoop to seat inside. Players have managed to interchange head types in some cases, but it's not likely nor recommended for optimum performance.
*We also identify with the part #'s where the 3rd digit is '0' for snare/tom and '1' for bass use.
PINSTRIPE® CLEAR DRUMHEAD, 20"
PS-0320-00 is for snare/tom style
PS-1320-00 is for bass style.