Beyer m88 on kick / pop filter

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Beyer m88 on kick / pop filter

Post by randrohe » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:50 am

I recently picked up the m88 wanting to try on kick, but then became leery after reading about possible damage to the capsule.
So, I ordered the Beyer ps88 pop shield and it only covers the top half of the capsule.
I realized the shape by looking at the picture, and while it is more dense than a regular pop filter, it doesn’t seem $30 more dense. Lol
I read here that it is likely the air being pulled into the back of the capsule that is the area of concern.
I’m not a heavy drummer, well, I’m not a drummer at all, but I get some serious hitters in once in awhile.
So, what should my anxiety meter read?
Orange, yellow, or red?

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Re: Beyer m88 on kick / pop filter

Post by I'm Painting Again » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:22 am

maybe use an SPL meter in the spot you want to put it - if it's over 100 don't use it there ?

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Re: Beyer m88 on kick / pop filter

Post by randrohe » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:08 am

Actually, just re read the spec sheet on their page, and it lists that pop filter for bass drum.
Case closed.

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Re: Beyer m88 on kick / pop filter

Post by Recycled_Brains » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:46 am

really?

I don't know man. I've used mine on kick a bunch, as well as floor tom and bass cab... stuff with lots of low end. Have never noticed anything weird that would necessitate a pop filter.

I suppose your mileage may vary, but I'd save that $30 for a nice bottle of bourbon or several Five Guys cheeseburgers.
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Re: Beyer m88 on kick / pop filter

Post by drumsound » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:00 pm

I once got an amazing BD sound having an M88 lying on a pillow inside a 26" BD with both heads on. I have heard of putting one right outside a hole in the batter head being a problem...

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