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Old 2004-09-25, 01:11
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Cutting a hole in your bassdrumskin

I have seen on many gigs that drummers have cut a hole in their bassdrum themselves (you know, for a mic). all of the skin around the hole was heavily taped and such.

any idea how I should do this without fucking things up? Or is it just cutting away and taping all the cracks afterwards? I'm gonna gig soon with my drum.
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Old 2004-09-25, 03:23
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you can buy gear for that, it'll make a perfect hole with a thik edge. Just ask your local music store
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Old 2004-09-25, 07:23
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or just remove the head from one side completely...thats if you want to do it only for micing purposes
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Old 2004-09-25, 12:07
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Can you cut a hole out of the head, even if your not using a mic? Just to experiment with the sound? What will that do?
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Old 2004-09-25, 12:52
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that will cause me to make fun of you because you are so stupid you will most likely ruin it and have to buy a new one

or just sound like shit
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Old 2004-09-25, 16:53
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Old 2004-09-26, 02:02
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Old 2004-09-26, 10:01
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in all seriousness, cutting a small hole makes it sound a little bit more open and it doesnt affect the speed of the drum much, and you can stick a mic in. taking the front head off makes it sound wide open but it feels like kicking mud, but the micing works there too.

you don't need to buy a hole cutting kit, you just need something like a coffee can and an exacto knife to cut a small hole.
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Old 2004-09-26, 14:14
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Ok awesome. I might do that today.
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Old 2004-09-26, 19:37
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You can just buy a drum head with a hole already cut in it. Thats what i would do.
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Old 2004-09-26, 21:31
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yeah and remember once you cut, it is nigh impossble to undo whatever you have done, if you have any old skins you might want to 'experiment' on those alittle before trying anything.
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Old 2004-09-27, 11:28
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Buy a kit for it, it comes with protection rings for the hole to make sure it doesn't start tearing apart + the change to fuck up your skin while cutting is very smaller.
so my advise, don't it yourself with a coffee can or whatever. And make sure you cut the hole in the right place, and not to small or to large. If you place the hole to low or to high there's a change the mic. can't get in your bass because the mic stand won't allow you to position it that low or high
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Old 2004-09-28, 23:34
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ok heres what you're going to do. walk up to your bass drum, looking at the face. back up about 20 paces. run forward full speed and kick the drum. this should make a perfect circle with a perfect 2 inch radius and it will sound 10 times better. try it
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Old 2004-09-28, 23:47
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Can you cut a hole out of the head, even if your not using a mic? Just to experiment with the sound? What will that do?

why would you want to do that? just remove the head completely...that makes it possible to re-fix it too.
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Old 2004-09-28, 23:49
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why would you want to do that? just remove the head completely...that makes it possible to re-fix it too.


lol, "re-fix" - im so glad English is my first language. no hate on you Corroded, you speak very good english, but it seems like such a god damn hard language to learn.

AHEM... the uh.. thing in ur sig.... isnt hidden...
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Old 2004-09-28, 23:57
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lol, "re-fix" - im so glad English is my first language. no hate on you Corroded, you speak very good english, but it seems like such a god damn hard language to learn.

ohh wotever...refix it again

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AHEM... the uh.. thing in ur sig.... isnt hidden...

you using the white theme?
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Old 2004-09-29, 00:04
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uh, my shit is all green.... i think its supposed to be green, ive never changed anything. my background is green and ur text is white
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Old 2004-09-29, 00:06
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there must be some problem with colours on your screen then
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Old 2004-10-06, 21:10
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ok heres what you're going to do. walk up to your bass drum, looking at the face. back up about 20 paces. run forward full speed and kick the drum. this should make a perfect circle with a perfect 2 inch radius and it will sound 10 times better. try it

Awesome. A Kick Drum. :lol:
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Old 2004-10-07, 15:31
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Awesome. A Kick Drum. :lol:


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