Amazing! My kick drum sounds great - I'll never go back to a stand. It also has a side benefit: the bands hold my dampening pillow in place, even when I moved my drum around.
Love the Kelly shu
Excellent I use it all day never a problem
I have been a working musician for more than 35+ yrs. and this is the BEST kick drum miking system that I have ever seen. Set it and forget it. Great Product!!! Thanks Kelly!!!
Easy install and great isolation!
Installed in a 22" DW kick with a D112. Used the may vent connector for the cable and looks very clean. No residual noises anymore from walking or jumping around the kick and no more boom stand for the kick mic.
Wish I'd Thought of It
Installed this in my kick drum last week. Took about 45 minutes total, including getting the tools together, (nut driver, channel lock pliers, scissors), removing the front head, figuring out the best position, putting the mounting cords together, actually installing the mic and mount, and then reinstalling the front head.
Used it at our next gig a few days later and it worked great. I checked it a couple of times over the course of the evening and the mic didn't move at all.
I may install an XLR output on the lower side of my kick, just to give a cleaner look on stage and eliminate the cord dangling out the front kick port, but I understand that not everyone would want to go drilling a hole in the side of their drum.
Since a lot of the stages my band plays on are pretty small, not having a mic stand in front of the kick, which can get in the way of other band members, is a big plus. Not having to worry about lugging around a mic stand for the kick is also nice.
I used 6 mounting points on my installation, but the kit comes with enough hooks, straps, and shockcord to either add a couple of more if you find them necessary, or to just use as spare parts if one breaks in the future. It seems to work very well. Just wish I'd thought of it.
So, I received the Kelly Shu Composite and installed it in my kick last night. I am really very happy with the quality of the product and the instructions for install. It only took about 30 minutes with some tweaking of the cord lengths and it was done. The kit came with everything you need and the quality of all the parts is top notch. More importantly, it holds the mic right where I wanted it and allowed me to get rid of another stand!
18" Kick is probably the smallest drum this will fit inside
The Kelly SHU bass drum mount installs very easily in about 45 minutes. The instructions included are thorough, and there are several tutorials on YouTube as well. It holds the kick drum mike exactly in place as promised.
Because you have to cut and assemble your own tension mounting cords, be careful on an 18" kick drum. You will have to cut the cords as short as possible to get the tension needed. On anything smaller, or inside a floor tom, you will probably have to get some sort of combination of cords running from the front and back lug mounts to get them long enough to create enough tension, or figure out a criss-cross pattern of some sort.
The next little obstacle to overcome is getting your mike cable out through the porthole in your resonating head without it resting on the head, creating a buzz. A clothespin mounted on one of the tension cords to hold the cable in just the right place should do the trick.
Nice piece of gear. Wish it had more mic placement options when it comes to a SHURE BETA 52 and my 20" Tama b/b kick drum. Couldn't get the 52 to my kicks sweet spot due to the build of the 52s input jack....Here's hoping I fall in love with it.
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