Mike MonaghanParticipant21st August 2017 at 5:55 pmPost count: 10
As per this months VFTDS…
… I wonder what y’all favour to dampen your kicks?
Pillow, duvet, sleeping bag, blanket, cushion, foam, newspaper, or even the classic felt strips?
I’ve had a lot of luck recently with a fairly dense blanket. It touches on both heads but leaves lots of space in the drum so the air can really move. Though I normally end up bak at the good old fashioned trustee pillow!SharklaarParticipant21st August 2017 at 10:18 pmPost count: 71
I currently use one of these…
With Evans Emad/Remad heads. Get a great thud with not a lot of ring. Good for close mic’ing, takes volume out for unmic’d though.Matt NolanParticipant22nd August 2017 at 12:45 pmPost count: 5
I’m a big fan of water for dampening 😉Mike MonaghanParticipant23rd August 2017 at 9:56 pmPost count: 10
Interesting, a nice idea but looks to lack any options. Once it’s in it’s in right?
I like to change the amount of contact the dampening has with the heads from time to time – especially in the studio.SharklaarParticipant24th August 2017 at 11:59 amPost count: 71
Yeah it’s ever-so-slightly longer than the bass drum is deep, so the whole surface area of the end of it is in contact with both heads, so no adjustment is possible.MarkWParticipant8th September 2017 at 3:19 pmPost count: 12
For years I’ve used an Evans EMad and the reso heads have always tended to come pre fitted with a dampening ring around the diameter. No hole in the front skin and no complaints from audience, band or PA Men either micd or unmicd.
Prior to discovering the EMad I would use just a light hand towel rested against the bottom of the batter headKevin MooneyParticipant8th September 2017 at 5:15 pmPost count: 37
I’ve just bought my first EMAD head to try. hoping it work just like you say it does.
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