Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Steely Dan, Maynard Ferguson, Barbara Streisand, Stan Kenton, Diana Krall, Steps Ahead
"Well … hearing is believing. I set-up my 22” bass drum with the Kicker in-place and was immediately impressed by the quality of the low-end sound coming from the drum … whatever the technical explanation, it seems a better, more practical and consistent solution than my using a pillow! I’m quite impressed by the product."
Peter Gabriel, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Tears for Fears, Joan Armatrading, Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, John Mayer and others.
“The Kicker is awesome! It’s made every Bass drum of mine sound better! I sleep better at night as well. All my pillows are back in my bedroom where they belong.”
John Mayer, Genesis, Chris Cornell, Jason Mraz, Joss Stone, Alana Davis, Blake Shelton
"Kicker is a simple and very effective way to get rid of any unwanted overtones, it sounds great! I like the fact that it doesn’t move inside the bass drum, therefore, the sound is very consistent."
Pat Metheny Group, Larry Coryell Power Trio, Wertico Cain & Gray, Kurt Elling, Paul Winter, Howard Levy, Ken Nordine, Associate Professor of Jazz & Contemporary Music at Roosevelt University.
“I love the Kicker! Depending on the musical situation, I use different sized bass drums and the Kicker makes all my bass drums sing with clarity and a beautiful boost to each drum’s low-end. Its design is also truly versatile and it seems like the more I use my Kickers, the more I find new sonic possibilities.”
B’z, Toque, Diesel Machine, Cosmosquad, Slash, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore, Jeff Kollman
"The best bass drum mute I’ve ever used, period! The feel is outstanding… perfect bounce/squish ratio. The design is genius… easily add or take away the amount of mute you want. But most importantly, when I A/B’d my old (pillow mute) recorded bass drum against the new 'Kicker' muted bass drum, the difference was apparent. It added low end and punch without adding muddiness. Also, cleaned up the clacky high end, unwanted beater noise."
Drum Paradise Nashville Inc.
“Kicker 4.0 gives me the flexibility for a punchy tight bass drum sound and the removable tubes allows for adding resonance. Recording drums or playing live, this is a must-have for any drummer!
Lou Reed, Jeff Beck, Jan Hammer, Carlos Santana, Serge Gainsbourg, and drum professor at Berklee College of Music
"Wow. As soon as I tried The Kicker, it blew me away. It’s so solid and what a bottom end! My kick drum felt brand new, a completely renewed tone. It works perfectly in my 22” bass drum and I can’t wait to put The Kicker in all my bass drums. This was the sound that I’ve been looking for. When I recorded it, what I played was the same as what I heard in playback. No change, finally just what I played! Good things do come to those who wait. The Kicker is fantastic!
Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Carly Simon,, John Lennon, Paul Simon, James Taylor and many, many more.
"I tried the Kicker and I really like it. I’ve been using it in the studio and can’t wait to use it when I’m back playing live again."
"I've been using the Kicker drum dampener/muffler for a couple of months now in all my kick drums. I'm blown away at how much more depth and punch I'm getting from my kick drums compared to the previous blankets or pillows I was using to dampen the kick up till now, especially when under the mic when recording. Do yourself a favor and pick one up asap! well worth it!"
Kicker 4.0 allows you to adjust the damping via three removable foam tubes. Great for session work, or split personalities! Kicker 4.0 also features a hidden center cutout section that perfectly fits a Shure Beta 91A boundary microphone. Or use any other traditional mic by adding the optional Kicker Mic stand to internally mic your kick drum. Kicker 4.0 comes in sizes to fit all bass drums, each in correct damping ratio. That means no complicated math for the drummer and results that are both predictable and startling. Kicker 4.0 reveals your kick drum’s attack and soaks up those muddy mid-frequencies. You get a powerful, focused sound with little or no mic EQ!
For those who don`t have a fancy pants Shure Beta 91A boundary microphone but would like to place their traditional microphone inside the bass drum or use 2 mics. The Kicker mic stand is a simple fixed-height stand that perfectly fits into the sculpted channel in the Kicker All In One and Kicker 2.0. The stand is universal for all kinds of bass drum microphones and comes with a 5/8" male to 3/8" female microphone thread adapter. Velcro for stay-put positioning is included.
Throw away that stinky pillow, those duct-taped mildewed towels, that broken sandbag that flops around. Modern drummers deserve a high-tech solution, Kicker 4.0 is the answer!
Kicker 4.0 provides a tight, powerful kick drum sound by damping both your front and rear drum heads. Kicker 4.0 saves you time in the studio and on stage by quickly getting you to that perfect kick tone.
Kicker 4.0 reveals your bass drum’s attack and soaks up those muddy and annoying mid-frequencies. Its magic comes from a top-secret formulation of polyester foam and its uniquely engineered design. The result is sonic consistency and dynamics. Your low-cost bass drum will sound amazing, and your expensive drum will finally deliver on its promise.
Kicker 4.0 allows you to tune the damping via three removable foam tubes. It also features a cool way to place a Shure Beta 91A microphone inside your kick drum. Use any traditional mic by adding the optional Kicker Mic Stand. You get a powerful, focused sound with little or no mic EQ, saving you hours in the studio and in sound checks.
Using a trigger to playback samples from your kick? Kicker 4.0 increases your trigger accuracy while reducing false triggering due to bleed from other drums, rattles and amps.