I ordered 2, and the sound that comes from these SK100's is amazing.
By: John "Bam Bam" Sherwood from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Your general opinion of this product.
When I ordered these, I had only heard of "Sub-kicks". Now that I have them, I don't think I can go back to just a standard microphone for my Kicks. The Low end that comes from them is unbelievable.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The SK100 is a very solid and sturdy piece of equipment. Something you would expect from Yamaha.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
The Sk100 is so simple. You just plug it in, and you're on your way to extremely Heavy Low End. I am using these as a second Kick microphone, to catch the low end the other mics can't reproduce. The manual reads well, but having been a Sound Man for over 20 years, I only needed to skim over it to understand what the SK100's could do.
These units are great for small venues, when you need the Punch, but at a low volume
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The Best feature is the shape. A 10x5" drum that simply mounts on a stand and is placed right next to the Kick head. Doesn't get in the way, or stick out like mini-boom stands do. I would add a changeable cover for the head that is viewed by the public. Some times you don't want black. Maybe add something that you can have silk screened w/ the band logo...
How is the tone?
The overall tone is great. With a good EQ, it's possible to reach low end that can surely induce nausea to the people in front of the Sub cabinets. Even shake a bottles across the table from 100 feet away. System power permitting.