what is a chop block on a bass drum?

Custom drum companies offer to screw in a block of wood on the inner drum hoop on your bass drum. Does any one know why or what its purpose is, it is called a Chop Block. see SJC Custom Drums for reference

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I know exactly what youre talking about, im ordering an sjc kit soon, but i have NO idea what it is. im guessing its for hitting on the rim of the bass drum without damaging it.

    actually just found it, i was right! - http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/showthread.php?t...

    go to post #3

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