Makes sense. I’ve looked at those INDe Wayfarer maple kits in the past with the shallow kicks and have wondered about the sound and tuning benefits.It’s a subtle difference. For me, it’s more that it’s easier for me to get the sound I want out of them. They just seem to give me the sound I want with minimum efffort.
My pick is the 14" kick, especially if you gig out, makes the haul a little easier, But 16" sounds great too.Makes sense. I’ve looked at those INDe Wayfarer maple kits in the past with the shallow kicks and have wondered about the sound and tuning benefits.
awesome video. I just wish he would have miked it with an overhead so we get the actual acoustic sound of it. Also please note that he already starts with a good sounding drum size: 20" has way less air volume than 22, thus the deeper versions still sound pretty reasonable. Deep 22" kicks pretty much only sound like cardboard boxes unless mic'd (with mic'd i mean using internal mics; the acoustic sound would be captured 1-2 feet away from the instrument, using not dynamic but condenser mic's for capturing the actual sound, not adding to it intentionally). Also it looks like he added dampening material inside, which takes away a huge part of the effect (as I said, deeper drums dampen more, but how do you tell when you add dampening by default?). Plus using a ported front head also took away some of the audible differences, if not the most.
Most drummers are surprised by the low end they have, but this is because they think that depth of drums adds low end. Which is a myth which I said above. The only draw back from shallower kicks is the look (unless you like it), and the stability; depending on how you mount them, shallow kicks can bounce a bit back and forth when playing, especially when on a riser. No big deal for four-on-the-floor, but not so suitable for fast double pedal pattern...Makes sense. I’ve looked at those INDe Wayfarer maple kits in the past with the shallow kicks and have wondered about the sound and tuning benefits.