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    Changing things up a bit on both of my gig kits. Im going to install the Kelly Shu kits in both of my kick drums and start micing them internally. My kick was micd internally at Saturdays show and I really like the sound it produced. I should have it all set up and ready to go for our next show.
    Six piece Mapex Orion Classic, Six piece Mapex Armory, Mapex Black Panther Blade and Mapex Exterminator drums, Sabian AAX cymbals


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    I want to do that also but I keep changing kits all the time lol I'd have to buy so many!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Classic Concept Maple | 4pc PDP Classic Concept Maple BOP | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 65 Snare drums and growing!

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    I installed a Kelly Shu on my Silverstar Mirage kick, it sounds great and saves me time during setup. Unfortunately the band I use that kit for hasn't been gigging lately, and I haven't decided whether I want to move it to a different kit.

    Acoustic Kits:
    DW Design 6 pc
    Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 pc
    Tama Superstar 5 pc
    Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 pc

    Slingerland 7 pc

    Electronic Kits:
    Yamaha DTX532k
    Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad, Roland PD-85 (x3) and KD9 pads
    Alessis Sample Pad


    Snares:
    Tama SLP Black Brass
    Tama SLP G Maple
    Rukus Santos/Bubinga/Poplar/Wenge


    Hardware:
    Tama, DW, Yamaha and Sonor

    Cymbals:
    Zildjian A Series, A Custom and K Custom

    Microphones:
    Miktek, Audix and Shure

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    I mounted mine years ago from the bass drum shell. Not concerned with drilling since I prefer a thuddier kick anyway. Soundmen love it! They just plug into the bass drum and go! I just wish I had put one in my other kit. Maybe I'll get around to it one day.

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    I’ve got a Kelly Shu on the way and picked up an Audix D6 for it as well.
    Six piece Mapex Orion Classic, Six piece Mapex Armory, Mapex Black Panther Blade and Mapex Exterminator drums, Sabian AAX cymbals


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    Got the Kelly Shu and Audix D6 mounted in my DW kick drum tonight. I’ll do some audio tests here soon!

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    Six piece Mapex Orion Classic, Six piece Mapex Armory, Mapex Black Panther Blade and Mapex Exterminator drums, Sabian AAX cymbals


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumWhipper View Post
    Got the Kelly Shu and Audix D6 mounted in my DW kick drum tonight. I’ll do some audio tests here soon!

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    That's so futuristic looking!

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    Looks like a great job!

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    I decided to get a second Kelly Shu after seeing one for a great price. I'll install it on my current gigging kit, just have to decide which mic to mount on it.

    Acoustic Kits:
    DW Design 6 pc
    Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 pc
    Tama Superstar 5 pc
    Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 pc

    Slingerland 7 pc

    Electronic Kits:
    Yamaha DTX532k
    Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad, Roland PD-85 (x3) and KD9 pads
    Alessis Sample Pad


    Snares:
    Tama SLP Black Brass
    Tama SLP G Maple
    Rukus Santos/Bubinga/Poplar/Wenge


    Hardware:
    Tama, DW, Yamaha and Sonor

    Cymbals:
    Zildjian A Series, A Custom and K Custom

    Microphones:
    Miktek, Audix and Shure

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    DSC02503.jpgI went the easy for me route! lol. No tools but a drum key to remove the BD heads and a small pair of scissors for installing the FX port on the batter side. The foam l stuffed in an around the XLR cable going through the port just in case the mic wants to pickup slapping noise on the FX port. You can pull the cable back and forth and the foam stay's put! lol. I can leave the mic & cable in the shell or pull it out in 2min. through the front bass port. The mic stand is settled in with heavy duty Velcro! a Shure 91a will lie in the channel perfectly with Velcro on the underside of that style mic. I have no cable running through my bass drum shell at all, just the batter. The sound is not affected at all! DSC02721.jpgDSC02720.jpg
    Last edited by drummerMD; 07-10-2021 at 01:02 PM.

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