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Old 09-14-2012, 05:09 AM
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Default Re: My brand spanking new Mapex Saturn - Now with 100% more ROCK and 46% more ROLL

Originally Posted by keep it simple View Post
Yes, & not quite. A small port to one side certainly retains much more reso head involvement & head sustain than one in the middle, but a middle ported reso head offers a more rounded focus & more tone in the attack than a bass drum with no reso at all. A centre hole means pretty much relying on the batter head for any sustain, but that can work well in both recording & live mic scenarios in higher powered music.
Yup. I just came back from a Mike Mangini clinic and all 3 bass drums were ported in the center.

Nice drums BTW. Congrats!!
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