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Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter

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The Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter accurately cuts circular sound holes in your bass drum resonant head for venting, porting and microphone access....Click To Read More About This Product

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The Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter accurately cuts circular sound holes in your bass drum resonant head for venting, porting and microphone access.


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Bass Drum O'sHole Cutter
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty Cool

I just received this item yesterday. And today I have used it and I succeeded. It works just how I thought it would work. Its Awesome! Here are the easy things you have...Read complete review

I just received this item yesterday. And today I have used it and I succeeded. It works just how I thought it would work. Its Awesome! Here are the easy things you have to do:First, take your drumhead and place it down on a piece of cardboard big enough to cover where the port hole you desire to put.Then, get the hole cutter and set it to how big you want your porthole to be. It shows the number of inches in the bottom. Place the cutter where you want your port hole.After placing it on the drumhead (make sure the drumhead is upside down) apply enough pressure so when you turn the hole cutter you can hear the cardboard ripping. And lastly, complete the whole circle and now you have a perfect circular port hole on your bass drum.Have fun with your Bass Drum O's hole cutter!

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Another Piece of Crap

First off, I thought this was going to be bigger, secondly I thought this was actually going to CUT SOMETHING! Not only did this not stay in place while I was trying to...Read complete review

First off, I thought this was going to be bigger, secondly I thought this was actually going to CUT SOMETHING! Not only did this not stay in place while I was trying to cut a circle, but it also decided to not even cut the freakin bass drum head, much less a piece of paper. I honestly dont know how these other people got it to work but it would not cooperate for me. This is a good tool if you want to cut uneven and jagged edges. Lastly it leaves a 3 cm distance from the edge (for me a Drum O) so as if putting on the rings wasnt hard enough, they had to leave a distance between the edge and the hole so its basically impossible to put on. If anything I would say go to Home Depot and buy a box cutter, because that is exactly what I used to finish the job it hadnt even started.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty Cool

By Musician's Friend Customer

from California

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Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

I just received this item yesterday. And today I have used it and I succeeded. It works just how I thought it would work. Its Awesome! Here are the easy things you have to do:First, take your drumhead and place it down on a piece of cardboard big enough to cover where the port hole you desire to put.Then, get the hole cutter and set it to how big you want your porthole to be. It shows the number of inches in the bottom. Place the cutter where you want your port hole.After placing it on the drumhead (make sure the drumhead is upside down) apply enough pressure so when you turn the hole cutter you can hear the cardboard ripping. And lastly, complete the whole circle and now you have a perfect circular port hole on your bass drum.Have fun with your Bass Drum O's hole cutter!

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very Disappointing

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

I bought this after a show where my bass drum sounded horrible because it couldn't be properly miced. It is very simple and it cuts great... until the last half of the circle. Then when the head has no tension it hangs down with the head and doesn't cut. In the end I used my moms circle cutter for pictures which worked much, much better. I wasted my money but I also wasted a drum head and my time I could have used actually drumming. I am very disappointed with this.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Another Piece of Crap

By GodlyDrmmr

from Alpharetta, GA

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Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

First off, I thought this was going to be bigger, secondly I thought this was actually going to CUT SOMETHING! Not only did this not stay in place while I was trying to cut a circle, but it also decided to not even cut the freakin bass drum head, much less a piece of paper. I honestly dont know how these other people got it to work but it would not cooperate for me. This is a good tool if you want to cut uneven and jagged edges. Lastly it leaves a 3 cm distance from the edge (for me a Drum O) so as if putting on the rings wasnt hard enough, they had to leave a distance between the edge and the hole so its basically impossible to put on. If anything I would say go to Home Depot and buy a box cutter, because that is exactly what I used to finish the job it hadnt even started.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A must have for a drumtech!

By Musicman

from Farnham,Qc Canada

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Applies For All Situation
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

    As a drummer and a drumtech, the porthole cutter is a must have in your tool box!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    How to use this to cut

    By HN

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

    The Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter is a great product and I am very impressed with it. Here is my direction:1. Find a big cardboard (I use the cardboard that my new DW head came in with) or just use a big enough cardboard that can hold the entire drum head2. Lay the cardboard on the floor and place the kick drum head, front face down, on it.3. When cut, press real firm and hard on the blade so that you hear the cutting crushing noise that the cardboard underneath makes. This tells you that the blade did cut through the skin of the drum and also cutting the cardboard. Make several rounds, making sure the blade goes through the skin and cuts the cardboard underneath as well. Voila, you just made a perfect circle.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gets the job done

    By usurpingjer

    from Charleston, IL

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    Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

    Worked like I thought it would, and remember cut the inside of the head so you are on a flat surfice.

     
    5.0

    good job

    By arridude

    from pittsburgh

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

        there was conflicting reviews about how well this worked. i put it flat on the floor on cardboard and had a perfect hole in 10seconds

         
        5.0

        Works Great!

        By Jon

        from Minneapolis

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

            Product works just as advertised. It's super simple to use, and cuts a perfect hole. Just make sure you press VERY hard when using it to make sure you are cutting through. I'm definitely very glad to now have this thing on standby if I ever need it again.

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By Dave34

            from Thornton, IL

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

                I took the cardboard box that my new bass skin came in. I placed the reso head with the rim up so the outside of the reso head is facing down on the cardboard. (Pick the spot and the size of your cut.) I then applied pressure in the center and outside of the cutter while turning.
                The cardboard underneath allowed me to hear when the reso head had been sliced through allowing for a better feel to the cut.
                I'm a seasoned guitarist, and I'm just starting the drums for fun. So maybe there is a "correct" way of cutting the reso hole. This is just the method that worked for me.
                Product worked very well.

                 
                5.0

                perfect

                By C

                from Ky

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

                    This product worked great! When I was purchasing it, I saw some of the negative reviews and it worried me a little. I figured that it was a great price so I gave it a shot. Once I got it and read the instructions, I realized that most of the people that reviewed it poorly tried to use it while the head was on the bass drum. This product is designed to be used while the drum head is off of the bass drum. I took the bass head off and put in on some cardboard and it worked perfectly. Not only did it cut great but it was also a perfect circle. I also saw a review that talked about it being too small. It is small but it can cut a very large hole in your drum head if you want. I put the little pin at the half way point and it was about the average size for a bass drum hole. I recommend this product for anyone looking for a cheap easy way to cut a hole in their bass drum head. It does exactly what its supposed to do.

                     
                    5.0

                    fuctional

                    By Antonio Paz

                    from Coah. Mexico.

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

                        useful and functional to get better sound and use kick ports

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Product

                        By Marco

                        from Portland, OR

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Cuts A Perfect Circle
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use
                        • Need A Specific Surface

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Must Have For Bass Mics
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

                        This products works great. I used this to cut a hole to fit a Bass Drum O, which it did well. The only thing that I could think of as a con isn't even that bad: it's just that the cutting surface needs to be softer, even, and needs to support a fair amount of pressure without damaging the head or the blade. I used a sheet of cardboard which did the job though it didn't make it easy. That being said, if you want a ported bass drum head this is the product to use.

                         
                        5.0

                        This hole cutter works

                        By Joe Miles

                        from Brooklyn, NY

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                        Pros

                        • Cuts Holes

                        Cons

                        • Can't Love

                        Best Uses

                        • Cutting Holes

                        Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

                        It cut a hole where I needed a hole.

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect Tool for the Job!!!

                        By Spanky123

                        from Birmingham , Al.

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

                            Why use anything else? This hole cutter does the job. I'm glad that I saw this product on Musician's Friend site.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Tool

                            By Logan_Percussion

                            from Vincennes, IN

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                            Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

                            This tool works perfectly! Cuts perfect circles and you can keep it forever for future use! Works like a pizza cutter! I love it

                             
                            5.0

                            Gretsch Renown w/EVANS drumheads

                            By Tim Sr.-CiTHu

                            from Saint Paul, MN.

                            Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

                            I purchased the cutter along with there 6" Red Chrome ring (see review). This handy little tool will take the guess work out of cutting a hole/port into your resonate head, from 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10" diameter. All of the numbers are shown inside the cutter to make it easy for anyone to use.

                             
                            5.0

                            Does what is promised

                            By BamBam

                            from The Colony, TX

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                            Comments about Bass Drum O's Hole Cutter:

                            Good little simple tool, and it doesn't let you down. Cuts a nice circle ranging from 1-10" using a pizza-cutter-style cutting wheel. It made cutting vent holes in my resonant head absolutely easy. Then I added this Bass Drum O's 2" rings and my kick drum looks and sounds great!

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