I decided to remove the front head from my Ludwig Epic 14 x 24, and the best way I could describe it is that it SLAMS now. Yes, it did lose a lot of that low frequency, but for some reason I feel the drum more now. For asthetic reasons, I am thinking about getting one of those 9 in. Remo Dynamos, because I heard a hole that big is like having no front head. I suggest anyone who is not pleased with their bass sound give this a try...just to see what you think.