Alright Jon, got it in yesterday, all good so far. In fact got a compliment from the sound engineer tonight that it's one of the best kit sounds he's had in the venues history! Perfect!
Different drums, different heads, different tuning, different bass drum beaters, different rooms, different mics, different mic placement, different playing styles, different methods of controlling overtones and sustain.I was recently introduced to this product from a friend and fellow drummer. It has peaked my interest. This is not just a pillow - the KickPro is well thought out, well made tool designed to give us one of the best options out there to attain a great drum sound! My hat off to you Jon for all your hard work and a wonderful end result! Cheers!
"These pillows give the bass drum clarity and drop the fundamental a bit so you get a nice low end punch without taking away the tone, and you still get the boom. It doesn't have to touch the head (s) to work making it really versatile."
Yo Jon!! Put the bigger pillow inside my 23" DW Dude!!! Perfect. And surprised how well it anchors itself
even moving around in a drum bag. I'm happy to give you a glowing recommendation if desired?? Thanks again. Brother
Jon.... I used the drum pillow and it was AWESOME the engineer was freaking the F&%K out!!!! R
Alright so Jon was nice enough to let me test one of these. I play a few gigs and it's always a pain moving my towel back to how I had it each gig. Use clear Ps3 for batter. This pillow eliminates that entirely. Now if you pack the drum up of course the pillow will fall down the drum, but every other movement it stays right in place. That sold me alone. It's not very big and covers the head just the perfect amount for that much needed muffling on this head in my opinion of course. As for sound, it made my kick very punchy. Not the punch I was getting with the towels only. This has that kick you in the chest type with just enough ring to have good tone. I rested it just touching the batter. Overall I am very pleased. No velcro needed and it's definitely weighty. Stays put, makes the kick easy to muffle and sounds good. Try one out guys! Mine's been parked inside Matt Cameron's kick all week while we're tracking; his tech said it's the best kick sound he's ever heard Matt have. The only thing we changed was the muffling. He ordered a couple for Matt yesterday...
No matter the graphic design on any of the fantastic KickPro pillows, and there are many great ones....it is it's unique functionality as a muffler that creates an EQ to the tonality of the head and a Punchy effect that NO OTHER PILLOW I've ever used does or ever will ...THX JON!!
Played my first live gig with the pillow. I'm normally a "no laundry" kind of guy for my live gigs. Well, that's changed. I used the Kick Pillow in my Tama 24x16 Imperialstar bass drum. Set up with a Coated Ambassador on the reso and a clear PS3 on the batter. The cool thing about the KP is, since it's weighted, its easy just to have the long edge or narrow edge "kissing" the batter head. You dont have to constantly adjust after a couple of songs. You can basically adjust the amount of surface you want muffled. The band really noticed a difference. Loved the "Thump" as they liked to call it. I have two back-to-back gigs in a week. I will be bringing the KP then also and then a studio session in a week and a half after that. So far, so good Jon!!!
Yo Jon. Rockin the smaller size pillow n my round badge Gretsch kick. Have an aquarium head on front that's muffled already. Ghost of gadd kick tone up in this mother f-er. Thanks to u Jon !! Gonna put bigger pillow inside my DW 23" kick. Stoked. Thanks again !
"It's the organic answer drummers have been looking for!"
"Hey Jon The pillow is really great. I think this might be the best thing out there. For the price of a bass drum head I'm hooked up. Good job! I will be in touch in the next couple of weeks for a couple more. Thank you. Talk to you soon,"