Pedal beaters for your bass drum pedal available to buy online or from our shop in central London UK. Solid felt, fluffy wool or hard plastic, these will alter your bass drum sound and used in conjunction with the right muffling will improve the feel and sound of your bass drum. Whether to cut a hole in the front head or not, that is the question. A ported head will reduce the resonance of the drum and makes it easier for the sound engineer to mic the drum. A lot of sound engineers freak if they can't see a hole in the front head! If you do cut a hole always protect it with a sound port. However if you're looking for maximum tone then leave the front head alone. If you need any advice please ask.