Re: Ported or Non Ported Bass Reso?
Yea Steve another vote for unported, just because it sounds so badass. Tune your front head much tighter than you would think, keep the batter head, not flappy but tuned low. A little above "just above wrinkle". No muffling. Totally dominating kick sound.
I like a non pre-muffled 10 mil front head and an Emad 1 on the batter with no foam ring. Big honkin bass drum tone.
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