I'm a drummer. I'm originally from Brazil. I play in a band called Glint.
One of the big characteristics of my drum set sound, it's a violent low, deep, explosive sound. The Evans EQ4 Kick Drum Batter is part of my recipe to get a super defined attack with a full and vigorous low-end kick drum sound. I've never like to stuff my kick drum with pillows, blankets or any other muffling device. I like to leave the drum to 'speak by itself'. I do understand that once in a while some damping here and there can definitely improve the sound, but there is nothing better than feel the skin vibrate freely. And the feeling I get from the EQ2 is superb.
You can get this skin for a price ranging from $35 to $50 depending on size of your kick.