Any thoughts on this? I saw a video and it did pique my interest. On the other hand, I have a closet full of things that seemed like a good idea at the time.
On the other hand, it’s nice to have if you play a lot jazz. Keep it handy if you need it for the rarer times you need a big fat sound. Works great for me. I was quite surprised.Depends on what style of music you're playing. If you're doing jazz or classic rock, you probably won't find a lot of use for it. If you're doing anything that is heavily sample-based, you'll love it.
For me an old cut out head neither stayed stable, flat on the snare (due to being lighter than the Big Fat Donut) or lowered the pitch of the drum, rather than just deadening it.Echoing what others have said, a cut-out old head will give essentially the same effect. That's what I use. I add some electrical tape around the edge to give it some weight so that it stays put. It really proves its worth in the studio and live, when you need to quickly go to a much deeper tone.
Me as well. My old head sits perfectly flat on the snare, doesn’t move around at all, and isn’t stretched in any weird random places. Granted, it’s not overly worn out, but I’m not a basher by any means either.Interesting. I've definitely had the complete opposite experience.
This is what I use mine for. Sometime you gotta play the blues (and not have to retune the snare)On the other hand, it’s nice to have if you play a lot jazz. Keep it handy if you need it for the rarer times you need a big fat sound. Works great for me. I was quite surprised.