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Old 02-11-2008, 03:20 PM
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Default Hole placement in kick

Originally i was thinking of putting a hole smack in the middle. But now i'm considering putting them about 6 inches apart from one another on the immediate left and right of the "center". Does anyone have any experience with this setting? I noticed MetalOverlord has 2 ont the bottom half of his kick. Any input?
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:47 PM
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Even if you're getting mic'd with a pad and mic...one hole will do. There is very different opinions on whether or not you even need one. Further than that, how big, the placement, etc...all up for discussion.

Mine is (I believe) an 8" hole, center-line, a few inches under the middle spot.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:30 PM
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Well, I'm thinking a 6" hole. And that idea of below the center sounds good.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:05 PM
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Default Re: Hole placement in kick

Center will make it sound pretty bad. I did that... not a good sound. I would try and NOT put a hole. My trick to get a great kick sound is med tension on the bater head and CRANKED the front head. No hole gives you a full, powerful, punchy tone. Powerstroke 3 front and back. And NOTHING inside. Putting a hole in lets all the air escape and doesn't allow the drum to open up. But if you must put a hole in, the further away from the center the better.
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Default Re: Hole placement in kick

Try this link with 5 pages of answers already. Its the thread right above the new one you started.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=6470
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Old 02-12-2008, 06:18 PM
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Very very helpful Grunters, thanks.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: Hole placement in kick

Gruntersdad gots it correct.
My experience is no larger than 4" about 2" from the edge or you lose any and all projection. I now am using that Evans EQ2 with the fish gills in the middle and absolutelly love them, but I trigger my bass drum so no need for any mics...except for that internal one Im gonna install soon. HEHEee
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Hole placement in kick

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Even if you're getting mic'd with a pad and mic...one hole will do. There is very different opinions on whether or not you even need one. Further than that, how big, the placement, etc...all up for discussion.

Mine is (I believe) an 8" hole, center-line, a few inches under the middle spot.
I must correct myself, as I wasn't home and slightly...off kilter when I responded to this originally.

6" hole, a little lower than level, towards stage right.

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Old 02-12-2008, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: Hole placement in kick

I actually prefer an eliptical-shaped hole rather than the standard circle. True, you can't really tune the drum all that well without ripping the head, but for modern recording purposes it can't be beat.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:25 PM
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I actually prefer an eliptical-shaped hole rather than the standard circle. True, you can't really tune the drum all that well without ripping the head, but for modern recording purposes it can't be beat.
I've never even seen an eliptical hole (I don't think)...
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Default Re: Hole placement in kick

I agree that no hole is the best. But in my situation it is only the best when playing full acoustic with no mic.

I mic my kick at every gig so a hole allows me to get a good, punchy sound through the PA.

I slapped a 4" hole in my head and made sure it was about 2" from the rim but the furthest towards that bottom and right that i could get it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:58 PM
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I prefer no hole at all in the bass drum resonant head.....my DW bass drums already come with vents on them and honestly with the pillows DW provides I can get a very nice variety of tone that plain and simple is not overwhelming the way some sound guys will overeact to sometime...However...if someone insists absolutley I have a Evans ported head for my 20" bass drum. Honestly though it's very debatable that is changes anything other than you can put a mike in there.
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Default Re: Hole placement in kick

I keep any holes out of the middle. There's only one middle of the drum, and I want it intact. I like a 4" hole at the 4:00 position.
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