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    When I was younger I had a set and I recall there being a hand made quilt in it. What was that for?

    Apply same question to "ported base drums" please?
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    Well alot of drummers like their bass drums mufflled..this was a way of adchieving that..some used pillows that rested onto drum head..if you remember is school band the bass drum player always had his opposite hand on the reso side to control unwanted vibration.. some newer drum heads have a built in muffle ring..but it doesn't always adchieve the sound wanted by the type of music you are into..hope this helps, i am sure others will sound off..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyM View Post
    Well alot of drummers like their bass drums mufflled..this was a way of adchieving that..some used pillows that rested onto drum head..if you remember is school band the bass drum player always had his opposite hand on the reso side to control unwanted vibration.. some newer drum heads have a built in muffle ring..but it doesn't always adchieve the sound wanted by the type of music you are into..hope this helps, i am sure others will sound off..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larrysperf View Post
    Ditto
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    What about the ported bass drum?
    "We do what we like and we like what we do!"

    Sonor Force 3003 Drums
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    14", 16" Floor Toms
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    Port hole allows for more air to rush through and increase the volume. Also, comes in handy if you mic the bass drum.
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    Thanks for clearing it up. I figured as much about the both questions but wasnt positive.

    How many of us muffle the bass and use ports?
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    10", 12", 13" Tom Tom's
    14", 16" Floor Toms
    22" Base Drum
    14" Snare

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    8" Splash
    10" Splash
    19" China
    22" Ride
    16" Crash
    18" Crash
    20" Crash
    14" Hi-Hats

    1950-70's(?) Zildjian Cymbol
    22" Ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciulmer View Post
    Thanks for clearing it up. I figured as much about the both questions but wasnt positive.

    How many of us muffle the bass and use ports?
    I have a large pillow in my bass drum because I'm currently using an unmuffled, regular single ply head. Eventually though I'm going to get a muffled 2 ply head (like an Emad2) and remove everything from inside.
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