Re: Ported or Non Ported Bass Reso?
If you are content with an un-ported head on your bass drum then do not port.
Porting is an option that some drummers choose because they like the sound and response of a ported bass.
Some drummers like the sound and response of an un-ported head.
The Mapex logo can be removed from the stock head with "Goof Off" or a similar product.
You can buy an older style Mapex logo sticker on eBay if you desire.
There are several people who make and sell them there.
I kind of like old drums:)