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KickPort International KickPort - Chrome Reviews

4.0 stars based on 6 customer reviews
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  • donn garrett
    from seatte November 7, 2014Music Background:
    pro live and studio

    My KickPort Story

    I heard a KickPort at a local drum shop and said "I have to have one". It felt like being kicked by an angry kangaroo and it sounded like nothing I've heard from a kick drum. Like suddenly I have a 24" subwoofer. I get compliments from house engineers too. Many gigs I have not even mic'd my kick and it still felt punchy to dancers or listeners. Thanks for a great product Donn Garrett

  • Customer
    from September 30, 2013

    KickPort Chrome is Heavy Metal

    Awesome! My secret weapon. Makes my bass drum sound heavy!!
    Have KickPort on all my kits!

  • Pete L.
    from Boston July 7, 2016

    BIG WHUMP!

    For me, the KickPort is the best way to vent and muffle the bass drum. It comes in different colors and looks sharp on all of my kits. I've been playing drums for over 50 years and have seen the syles come and go. Whole reso. No reso. Big holes. Small holes. This KickPort works fine!

  • Wayne
    from Indiana August 27, 2015Music Background:
    Live and studio recording.

    Bigger thump

    Playing drums for over 30 years, live and studio. This really gave me the extra low end without a lot of EQ.

  • Tim M
    from Biloxi Ms. April 24, 2012Music Background:
    Studio Musician

    Useful Item

    Honestly I don't think this does a whole lot to or for the sound of a well stretched and tuned kick. Unless you mic alot, then you will notice a deadening to over-ring. So for me its a plus in the sense that I personally believe that you should never put "pillows" in a drum. Its a drum. When you use hydraulics or muffled heads this goes well with the right idea, looks great too. I use remo pinstripe ebony for the batter and a single ply ebony remo ambassador for the resonant. Tip, buy yourself a standard size template at your local M.S and trace it and cut it, instead of using this template. It is impossible to buy separate and if you change your reso like you should you'll be glad you kept your template that comes with this kick-port. Does not work well with akg d112 but audix or sennheiser fits through fine. Looks awesome compared to stock holes. The guys at sweetwater are knowledgeable about a great bit of equipment and when it comes to price they always tell me what I want to hear. Ships quick.

  • Scott
    from Boston, MA April 6, 2014

    Possibly worth it for *you*

    This is not a BAD product by any means. I just don't find that it makes a substantial difference in tonality. I tried different tuning ranges and found that it does dampen a few frequencies, but not in an overt, life-changing manner. It looks cool... it doesn't sound BAD... and I don't think you will hear much (any) difference if you use physical material inside to dampen the resonant head. If you know how to tune a drum and like the "open" sound of a resonating bass drum, then you MIGHT find benefit with this item. YMMV.

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