Why Do Drummers Put A Hole In Their Front Head?

Author: Admin   Date Posted:11 June 2014 

Q: Why Do Drummers Put A Hole In Their Front Head? A: The answer to this is usually so you can easily put a microphone in the drum and it also allows you to adjust your muffling. Many drummers also prefer the feel of a bass drum when it has a hole; air can escape easily so you don't get a 'flutter' under your beater when you dig in. Keep in mind though, you don't have to have a hole or muffling in your bass drum. The great John Bonham of Led Zeppelin famously had no hole or muffling in his 26” bass drum and it sounded monstrous! Sam Pettit Drum Genius Check out these related vids...