Now THAT is a bass drum port...

Deathmetalconga

Platinum Member
Very interesting. I would think it would reduce the interior volume of the drum a bit perhaps? Might be better suited to deeper drums.
 

Red Menace

Platinum Member
Hah! That thing looks like fun. I'd like to see one on a 26"/28" kick. If it really boosts low end then I'll bet it'd be great for live Hip-Hop drummers.
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
I would be afraid that the sound would be trapped behind the head on its way out the front. And like any port isn't the dead middle the worst place to put one. I will tell you this The KickPort works. Installed one on my Gretsch, see avatar, and it booms.
 

Deathmetalconga

Platinum Member
I would be afraid that the sound would be trapped behind the head on its way out the front. And like any port isn't the dead middle the worst place to put one. I will tell you this The KickPort works. Installed one on my Gretsch, see avatar, and it booms.
I would think the company that made this cone-style one has done some research. It would be interesting to hear some sound samples.
 

larryace

"Uncle Larry"
Eww. That could be the most disgusting looking drum product ever. I would never subject the audience to a 22" anus looking thing all night. Who OK'd that design?
 

GruntersDad

Administrator - Mayor
Staff member
I would think the company that made this cone-style one has done some research. It would be interesting to hear some sound samples.
Oh I agree. They have done more research than me. I am only going on what looks like a trap to me, and conventional wisdom or experience on port hole location. I too would love to hear it.
 

zarrdoss

Gold Member
I guess if there is an advantage to it they could make one with an acoustically transparent mesh head over the damn ugly thing.

it kind of resembles what Alex Van Halen used to do to his bass drum reso heads.

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Les Ismore

Platinum Member
Im going to have to assume if they brought this thing to market, it probably sounds pretty cool.

I like the idea, horns do efficiently transmit sound


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Deathmetalconga

Platinum Member
Im going to have to assume if they brought this thing to market, it probably sounds pretty cool.

I like the idea, horns do efficiently transmit sound


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Likely a good deal of the sound comes not just from the opening in the horn, but is also radiated and projected from the horn itself.
 

Deathmetalconga

Platinum Member
I guess if there is an advantage to it they could make one with an acoustically transparent mesh head over the damn ugly thing.

it kind of resembles what Alex Van Halen used to do to his bass drum reso heads.

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It looks no uglier than a pillow, blanket, towel or mattress that I see stuffed into drums all the time, and proudly displayed. In fact, I think this horn head looks better than any of those things stuffed in a drum.
 

zambizzi

Platinum Member
I think it looks really cool, actually. Makes the kick look like a giant sub whoofer. I'd love to hear two identical bass drums, one with a regular resonant head and another w/ one of these monsters on it.
 

drumhedd

Senior Member
I think it looks really cool, actually. Makes the kick look like a giant sub whoofer. I'd love to hear two identical bass drums, one with a regular resonant head and another w/ one of these monsters on it.
Same. Seems to be no videos on Youtube yet however... I also can't figure out who makes/distributes the thing.
 
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