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Old 05-22-2013, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: 20" Kick Drum head port hole

Originally Posted by Bo Eder View Post
I play a 20" bass drum and have a 5" hole at the 3 o'clock position.

You'll forgive me, but I'm really proud of this groove - this is what it sounded like on one of my last recordings, and it's a great sound. I wasn't beating it up, I was literally dancing on the pedal and love this bass drum sound.

The batter head is a Remo PS3 and my mic is a Shure SM58 sticking just inside the hole. There is a small folded-up wool army blanket just on the bottom of the shell barely touching both heads. When I play out live in an un-mic'd situation, I put a full front head on with no muffling.
Great vocals, Bo. Chicks dig a singing drummer.
I started with nothing and still have most of it left.
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