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Old 09-23-2011, 11:56 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Florida's Left Coast
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Default Re: Cutting a hole in the bass drum...How big, methods etc...

I just put a kickport on my 22 inch Gretsch Renown bass drum. The reso head is a single ply Remo coated head and I csn tell you the difference is dramatic. I still bury the beater and have the batter head fairky loose to prevent the pedal from bouncing. I tightened the reso a little more than normal with the KickPort and it sounds great. Should have done a before and after sound byte. Kind of a tease right now with my healing elbow and not being able to spend much time drumming.
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