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Old 05-08-2013, 03:12 PM
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Default Re: My right foot (bass drum) twitches

Originally Posted by Magenta View Post
My bass drum technique isn't very good and occasionally the beater "bobbles", especially if I play heel-down.

I don't wish to hijack this thread, but I have a couple of numpty questions: does "ported" mean with a hole in? And what difference does this make? (Apart from that the cat can go in it, of course - even if he doesn't stay in it for very long ...)
Yes Madge, ported means having a hole in your bass drum reso head. 4 or 5 inches is a good size. The difference in tone is less boom. A ported non muffled kick has a shorter note, is deader sounding with less boom. It also greatly affects the way your pedal feels. I was a ported player my whole life. I switched to full front head about a year ago and am very glad I did. There was a little bit of adjustment, but now I can't ever see myself going back to a ported drum. Why? I love the sound of my wide open non ported kick.
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