My kicks were always ported, and I always carried ultra short mic stands to accommodate the location of the ports. On one gig, the sound guy, looking extremely perplexed, asked me which kick I used more. I told him I use both equally. He only had one kick mic, so he put it on a stand BETWEEN the two drums.
To stay on topic, I dont like ports unless a mic goes in it. I prefer the look of a solid (preferably coated white) reso head. If I do port, I use a compass with cutting blade.
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Nice. Just for the sake of argument, what tool could I use to go about creating a customized cut of straight and semi-circular lines.
I’m going to rebuild my Phil Collins tribute era kit but but I spring $50 on the reso I want to understand how I would replicate the unusual shape of the reso head. Thanks!