SK with mesh heads side

DIY Subkick assembly complete with sound samples!

Parts

6.5″ speaker
wire ties
square mounting brackets
10″ tom
two 10″ mesh heads
guitar cable
solder
solder gun
acoustic padding
metric screws


Replace lug screws with longer screws to hold in square wire-tie downs.


Begin base for wire-tie netting. Faux shock mount.


Feed wire through air vent and tie off then solder to speaker. For a couple reasons I went with a guitar cable. 1.) I had a broken one available, 2.) the speaker only has two connections and an XLR has three, 3.) other projects said the gain was too loud and needed padding – I figured a 1/4 into a DI that had gain padding would benefit me, and it did. Run this way, I had no overpowering gain issues …

SK mount complete
Mount speaker to outer ring and pull up slack maintaining as close to center as possible.

SK mount w/padding
Cut acoustical foam to fit.

SK with mesh head
Install mesh heads and reassemble lugs.

SK with mesh heads side
Fini!

Sound Samples:

No EQing, No level adjust, simply untouched sound files … The very first thing you will notice? I’m not a drummer.

Beta52 only:

SubKickSK only:

Both:

After mixing these a few times, the sub-kick is turned down a lot … usually half the gain of the Beta52. Still, getting that sound naturally is definitely awesome …

2 thoughts on “DIY Subkick assembly complete with sound samples!”

  1. Please would you like help me to understand this part better. Thanks

    Replace lug screws with longer screws to hold in square wire-tie downs.

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