Hi from Spain!
I´ve playing with my Reference kit many years. Very happy.
I think I can still find some improvement in my 24x18 kick drum.
I began with very very low tunings, buried pedal, but now evolving to higher (relatively) tunings.
I have tried PS3, PS4 both clear as batter and EQ3 frosted and factory coated white as reso.
I really hate the factory white coated reso (even I made and tried with different holes, tunings, muffling...). I founded pretty interesting the EQ3 frosted factory ported. But not fully satisfying. (did not tried with more tunings, muffling and kickport yet)
I am almost sure my favourite batter is the clear PS3. But, lost with the reso!
My first thoughts are pointing to a Fyberskyn (non ported) as a reso.
The sound I´m looking for: frightening. Projection, volume, volume, volume. Chest hit
how I play: hard hitter, solid, single pedal.
Rock, indie rock, pop context.
I dont like heavy muffling (in the head itself or additional), I think I lose volume, tone and the money I pay for the woods. The maximum muffling I could agree is the one with Powerstroke line (not sure about the EMADS...). Powerstroke line in kick drum is great to me in a modern context and sound, more muffling not desired, less muffling may too open to me.
I´m decided with the Fyberskin as a reso in the 24x18, but not sure the weight:
- powerstoke 3 felt tone
- (others not in my plans at first)
Users or opinions?
Thanks in advance!