Re: Silly question about kick drum depth
I dunno, I find greater presence and attack (and playability) in those "shallow" kicks. And I get plenty of low end as well, even in a 14x20. Miking, tuning/heads, floor and room acoustics have a lot to do with the sound of course.
I have 29 kicks ranging from 18-26". 20 of them are 14" deep, and the other 9 are 16". I've never had a problem getting the sound and feel I need without the 'benefit' of the added depth.