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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker  

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Feel your kick!

The Buttkicker Concert Sonic Shaker is ideal for monitoring, stage, and studio use. Connect it to your amplifier and feel the bottom end at lower sound pressure levels from the subwoofer. Because you feel as well as hear your sound, you can play in the pocket. Excellent for in-ear-monitor users who miss the low-end punch. And because you play quieter, it saves your hearing from damage. Throne not included. Requires throne mounting bracket--sold in the box of recommended products--for installation on drum thrones.


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ButtKickerConcert Sonic Shaker
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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4.0

"Feel" your kick! Great with in-ears!

By Mike

from Pittsburgh, PA

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        Comments about ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker:

        I'm putting together this review in the hopes it will help someone who had the same questions I did when deciding whether to use a Buttkicker, which one to get and how to run it.

        Years ago I picked up the smaller Buttkicker mini but didn't want to spend the money on my own amp. Being a drummer, I thought I'd rely on the sound company giving me the feed(s) I needed for the Buttkicker and my in-ear system (Rolls PM351 and Westone UM3 in-ears). That turned out to be too much to expect when working with different sound companies and PA's at different bars/clubs - spending too much precious time trying to explain my needs to very busy sound techs. So, I went for years not using the Buttkicker but was extremely happy with my Rolls/Westone in-ear solution. I'm also using a Yamaha RY-30 drum machine to run percussion loops behind me and the band for certain songs. I use the PM351 to receive 1) the monitor feed from the board (everything EXCEPT drum machine), 2) drum machine "individual out" channel (drum machine is set up to run all voices through the individual out channel allowing the drum machine's main output to be sent to the sound board for FOH and other monitor mixes), and 3) a mic input to capture overhead (toms and cymbals) should the house sound only be micing the kick/snare.

        Recently Musician's Friend offered a 3000 watt amp as a Stupid Deal of the Day (Behringer EPX3000) which renewed my interest in using my Buttkicker mini. I wired my setup to receive the sound board monitor feed into a Behringer DI4000 Direct box channel one (which will take ¼" and XLR – just about anything a sound guy will send you), send the output of DI4000 Channel 1 into the EPX3000 input 1 XLR, run a cable from the EPX3000 1/4" TRS input 1 to the input of the PM351 (on the EPX3000 and on many amps, the TRS input will become a "link" if the XLR input is being used). Then run the amp bridged to send channel 1 to an optional stage monitor (if needed) and amp's channel 2 (low frequencies when bridged) to the Buttkicker. My in-ear system controls my independent level for my drum machine, the monitor feed from the board and an optional overhead mic (if needed). My amp powers the Buttkicker and an optional monitor wedge.

        The 3000 watt amp proved overkill for a 2 ohm Buttkicker mini. It would continually drop out (thermal protection built into the BK mini) even while running a fan on the Buttkicker. It happens my guitarist also had a Buttkicker mini (we both got them at the same time years ago – likely on sale) so we decided to run wired in series to spread the load to 4 ohms. This helped, but would still shut off after about 20 minutes of playing. After experiencing the feel of using a Buttkicker, I was hooked and had to have it, but the continuous dropouts were too much to put up with. So, I bit the bullet and bought the Buttkicker Concert model. I can push this model with all I need with plenty still to spare from the amp and it works great with in-ear system. You can absolutely feel the difference in upgrading from mini to Concert.

        So to summarize – if you have one Buttkicker mini you may want to add a second mini to increase efficiency. If trying to decide whether to get the mini or the Concert, get the Concert but either is a good choice. Buy an amp that is appropriately sized for the model you choose. Once you feel what this will do you will want more of it so splurge for the Concert model! And lastly, be sure you invest in your own "amplifier system" to make it plug-and-play with any FOH sound tech.

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        5.0

        This thing kicks Butt!

        By Nerk

        from Southern wisconsin

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              Comments about ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker:

              My drummer loves this thing. We use it at practice with an electronic kit and live with an acoustic kit. We power it with a single channel from a carvin dcm2000l amp (1000w). It helps our drummer keep in the pocket. I like it because it's lighter than a subwoofer and doesn't feedback with the kick drum.

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              5.0

              what a difference!

              By Buttkickerfan1

              from Baton Rouge, LA

              Comments about ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker:

              If you don't have room for an 18" sub behind you at all of your gigs, buy a buttkicker. Best investment on my kit yet. I am powering it with a Crown XTi 4000 Bridged. When using in ears, it really helps reproduce the low frequencies you need. Get one of these, you wont be dissapointed

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              5.0

              Great Machine

              By The Mastermind

              from California

              Comments about ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker:

              Fischer Amps rocks and this product they work with is awesome. Great when used with the Ficher drum in ear monitor amp. Works well. Saves your ears. I use mine with the Ultimate Ears UE-10 and UE-11 monitors and it rocks. UE is the best there is, fischer rocks, and this baby kicks! Now all you need is some sennheiser mics and wireless in ear system!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Solution

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker:

              I bought the Buttkicker with the amp over a year ago and love it. I use Westone in ear monitors and a buttkicker and stay in Pocket City all night. It truly allows you to lock with your bass player and gives you tremendous confidence when you are playing. Most importantly, my ears don't ring for days anymore. Well worth the investment. Only concern has been the speaker connection that sometimes pulls out when transporting.

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              5.0

              this thing kicks

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker:

              This thing kicks, as I've said in my title. It is very much worth buying. I have used this during a concert in a school auditorium capable of holding 2000 people. The house was pretty full and we were using flymounted EV's. I could hear the main mix of the rest of my band but this thing helped me keep my bass drum beats in sync. We also had 1 of these mounted to the buttkicker platform and our bassist loved it. He is planning on buying one of his own. Thanks to Buttkicker for making a great product. We will be using more of these for near future use.

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              4.0

              Play in a band? You need this!!!

              Comments about ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker:

              To everyone out there that kicks a Bass Drum in a band...you don't know what your missing!!!Ever been at a gig where your stuck way behind the rest of the band on a stage? Everythings just perfect, your kit looks killer up there and you know your always the center of attraction. You start playing and then you realize you feel nothing from the Bass drums! You just can't hear them or feel the punch their delivering! Point blank, it sucks!! Iv'e been there. The Sonic Butt Kicker puts a whole new dimmention to the word "Drum Monitor" I bought one a few months ago and don't regret it! There are'nt enough words for praising this thing. I power mine with channel "A" on a Peavey CS-800, and channel "B" powers my CGM 15" floor monitor. This combination of monitoring puts me right "in the pocket" at all times, every time. Honestly, if you don't use one, you have no idea what your missing!!!

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              5.0

              Feel what's been missing!!

              Comments about ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker:

              Drummers like you and I know how important it is to have "quallity" monitoring of what your playing behind your kit. The "Butt-Kicker" has added a new meaning to stage monitoring! Ever been playing out at a venue, where your not hearing the subs working?,and feel like there are no bass drums being played? I have, and it's no picnic! The Butt-Kicker lets you literally "feel" your bass drums with each and every kick, and works with your dynamics as well. Since using the Butt-Kicker my grove has tightend up tremedously! This is truely something you have to feel to believe. I don't play at all anymore without it. Do yourself a favor...buy one, it's worth every penny. I power up the Butt Kicker and my CGM 15" speaker monitor with a Peavey CS-800 power amp. Now my monitor system is 100%!!!

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              5.0

              INcredible Response

              By Arthur Sauer

              from Wilmington, NC

              Comments about ButtKicker Concert Sonic Shaker:

              This thing is awesome and beats anything else out there. I would recommend using their amplifier as it has all the low frequency needed to really pick up the bass. Also you will need a durable throne to mount this on as it's pretty heavy.

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