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Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port  

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    Kickport

    Want more kick for your kick? Try the 2009 Summer NAMM's Best in Show.

    The KickPort's design enhances the sound of your kick drum by porting the kick drum in the same manner as a bass reflex speaker cabinet, which boosts low frequencies. It adds ideal dampening directly to the resonant head, which allows you to remove most—if not all—of the internal materials, thus reclaiming all of the natural resonance and tone of your drum. The KickPort bass drum enhancement also focuses the air as it exits the kick drum, creating a natural compression that increases punch.

    As if that wasn't enough, it's tunable! Due to its broadband design, the KickPort bass drum enhancement improves the sound of bass drums sized 16" to 28." It can be tuned up or down by adjusting the tuning of the resonant head.

    All of these benefits add up to more lows, more tone, better definition, and more punch in varying acoustical environments. Make no mistake, it's not just for the audience or the sound engineer—these are benefits the drummer can feel behind the drum set as well.

    Features

    • Fits kick drums sized 16"-28"
    • 4" diameter opening

    More low end, more tone, more punch, and more feel! Order today.

     
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    KickportBass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port
     
    4.1

    (based on 52 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (8)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Improves sound (11)
    • Functional (10)
    • Good quality (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (5)
      • Practicing (4)
      • Recording (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Kickport is Killer! Get one now!

      If you're looking to enhance the natural sound and feel of your kick drum without killing it by stuffing pillows and blankets into it, Kickport has your solution!

      These babies smooth out the...Read complete review

      If you're looking to enhance the natural sound and feel of your kick drum without killing it by stuffing pillows and blankets into it, Kickport has your solution!

      These babies smooth out the frequencies that can cause us to feel the need for muffling our drums while boosting the lower frequencies of your kick drum that allow you to feel the thump, and experience the warmth, tone, focus and attack of your drum. It's like installing a magic subwoofer into your kick drum. The Kickports are super easy to install too!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      good but not great

      I put this on a 22 emad batter, rite away it sounded great, nice and punchy,also saved my head from being damaged from people trippin on mic cords n tearing the head....Read complete review

      I put this on a 22 emad batter, rite away it sounded great, nice and punchy,also saved my head from being damaged from people trippin on mic cords n tearing the head. a few months later it started to vibrate on the head, i stuffed underneath the rubber with foam, and this still gave my kick the "kickfart", seriously what it sounded like, I couldnt even remove it without a chance of damaging my head, so i had cut the rubber off completely, Im thinkin im just gona get that plastic in a can and spray around the hole. dont buy the kickfart

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      5.0

      Gatta love the kickport

      By Wham Bam in Bama

      from Albertville, Al

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fantastic Accent
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

        I have a Gretsch 12/ 16 with 22x22 bass that I just put a Remo Graphic (Moon) head on and got the Gold Kickport to put in it. "Sharp" The Drums have a Moon wrap on them and the color silver/lt. purple / and dark purple. Kickport makes a Great products and I love that deep thump. I have kickports in all of my Basses. This was my third to buy.

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        5.0

        Incredible Product

        By Q. Robinson

        from Atlanta, Ga

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Incredible Low End

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Live
          • Studio

          Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

          The Kickport adds so much bottom and thickness to your kick drum. It will make you question why you didn't purchase one earlier. Incredible piece of gear!!!

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          5.0

          Best way to enhance kick sound!

          By JoryG

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Recording

            Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

            I've had my kickport for almost 6 months. When I first installed it onto my 18" kick, I immediately noticed my kick had a tighter and better tone acoustically. The Kickport really comes alive during live performances with a mic'd kit. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PLACE THE KICK MIC CORRECTLY!!! Make sure the mic is not in the the hole, but rather, on the outside of it so it can capture the sound coming out of the Kickport. My 18" kick sounded like a MONSTER! I have a 24" kick that sounded smaller than the 18". The Kickport is a must have for any drummer who is looking to enhance the sound of their kick.

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            5.0

            KickPort rocks!!

            By BrianKarl

            from New York, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

              KickPort adds the power I want from my bass dum. My 24" Pearl Reference bass sounds incredible with my chrome KickPort! I use it on all of my recordings and live gigs!

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The KickPort has become a must-have

              By ChipKid

              from Quad Cities, IA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

                I used to think these were another one of those gimmick products that do more for the aesthetics than the actual sound, itself. I was very wrong. I finally broke down and bought one to try it out, because I heard everybody raving about them. I am a believer. I can't own a kit without one of these anymore. It punches you right in the gut. I just got a new kit, and the first thing I did after I got it home was got a KickPort and installed it the next day. I have a 22" kick, and with the Kickport, and the plastic side of the beater, I get the deep, low end of a felt beater, but the attack and clarity of the plastic beater. I also have a 20" inch kick drum, and with a KickPort, it can stand up against 22" kick drums, any day. Great product. If you're considering getting one, do it. You'll be happy you did.

                Here's a quick tip: For a cleaner look, install the reinforcement ring on the inside of the head.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Satisfied with Kickport

                By Aub Dog

                from Meridian MS

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • It Delivers Added Boom

                Cons

                • Not Ez 2 Stick Hand Thru

                Best Uses

                • Anytime

                Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

                I'm very satisfied with the results. It provides a distinctive lower frequency boom or full round tone that my 22" bass drum lacked. I thought I needed a 24" for a bigger sound but I'll be contented with the 22" now. And it's not as boomy as a 24". It's not too boomy.
                A new beater head improved the attack and now I'll add a pillow to provide that additional kind of feel and sound,or pillowy effect. It should be about perfect then.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Did what we needed

                By Duston Moore

                from Kentuckiana

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

                    Enhanced the lower frequencies that we were having trouble bringing out. Easy to install. Will not work well if the kick is not tuned well.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    ITS COOL KICK PORT REALLY WORKS

                    By APPO

                    from INDIA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Actually Works
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

                    KICK PORT IS COOL HAD A BIT OF TOUGH TIME WITH UPS IN INDIA COZ THEY MISROUTED THE PACKAGE BUT OTHERWISE EVERYTHING FROM CUSTOMER SUPPORT AND STUFF WAS GOOD NEVER THE LESS, NATALIE BUTTERFIELD WAS GOOD AND YES I STILL LIKE HER NAME!!!!!!!! SORRY NATALIE IT WAS REALLY COOL OF HER...

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Every drummer should have a Kickport!

                    By Doug Meola

                    from Edmonton, AB

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Live Performance
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

                    If you're looking to enhance the natural sound and feel of your kick drum without killing it by stuffing pillows and blankets into it, Kickport has your solution!

                    These babies smooth out the frequencies that can cause us to feel the need for muffling our drums while boosting the lower frequencies of your kick drum that allow you to feel the thump, and experience the warmth, tone, focus and attack of your drum. It's like installing a magic subwoofer into your kick drum. Kickports are super easy to install as well!

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The Kickport is Killer! Get one now!

                    By Doug Meola

                    from Edmonton, AB

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Enhanced Sound
                    • Live Performance
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Kickport Bass Drum Sonic Enhancement Port:

                    If you're looking to enhance the natural sound and feel of your kick drum without killing it by stuffing pillows and blankets into it, Kickport has your solution!

                    These babies smooth out the frequencies that can cause us to feel the need for muffling our drums while boosting the lower frequencies of your kick drum that allow you to feel the thump, and experience the warmth, tone, focus and attack of your drum. It's like installing a magic subwoofer into your kick drum. The Kickports are super easy to install too!

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