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Old 12-22-2012, 05:10 PM
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Default To port or not to port?

I've been tasked with buying new heads for the bass drum at my church. It's an older 22" Yamaha, Recording Custom or Stage Custom (I don't remember offhand which), for which I'm planning to get an Evans EQ3 batter head. When it comes to buying a resonant head, I can't decide whether or not to get a ported head. I personally prefer the sound of intact (i.e. unported) reso heads, but I know a lot of sound guys like the port for ease of miking.

Any suggestions, especially from other church drummers, would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:17 PM
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Buy a head with no hole, you can always cut one in later
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:21 PM
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In my opinion, the sound is much more important than the convenience of the sound person. Let them learn how to mic an unported bass drum, it will help them in their future endeavors.

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:50 PM
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How to mic a bass drum without a port.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:56 AM
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In my opinion, the sound is much more important than the convenience of the sound person. Let them learn how to mic an unported bass drum, it will help them in their future endeavors.

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:19 PM
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I prefer a ported head. I sometimes like to bury the beater and I have found it will bounce if the head is unported.
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