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Postby Manny » Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:39 pm

Hey guys, any suggestions on a good drum rug? The floor rug that i've been using has seen better days.
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Postby shine.fm-youth » Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:35 pm

go to home depot and get a square of carpet
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Postby johnisonfire » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:53 pm

Get the outdoor carpet with rubber backer Grips good and lasts long. It's like a dense berber. Home Depot by me has Grey and beige. They come 12 feet wide and you pick the length. I got a 12x6 and then asked them to cut it into two 6x6 squares. I got two drum rugs for $27.
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Postby Assback » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:38 am

yeah, i use an old square of carpet

the above home depot ideas sound great. i seen drum rugs but they're expensive for no reason. ur average rug or square of carpet work just as good
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Postby rorymapex » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:01 pm

i use the protection racket one, expensive but it works
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Postby SlackBackLazy » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:47 pm

rorymapex wrote:i use the protection racket one, expensive but it works


A kid from my school's dad is like the manager or something of protection racket, I tried to get some free stuff but, no :lol:
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Postby Manny » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:16 am

I'll check out home depot. I like the price factor there. =) Thanks guys
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Postby Steaky » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:42 pm

SlackBackLazy wrote:
rorymapex wrote:i use the protection racket one, expensive but it works


A kid from my school's dad is like the manager or something of protection racket, I tried to get some free stuff but, no :lol:


Ah yes of course they are based in Cornwall. Great company, I love their cases.
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Postby Adonis2121 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:13 pm

shine.fm-youth wrote:go to home depot and get a square of carpet
cheap and awesome


I totally agree, I bought a 6x8 rug for under $40 and its much better than a $50-60 thin drum rug.
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Re: Drum Rugs

Postby mesa37018 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:52 am

just get a regular carpet theyre way cheaper
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Re: Drum Rugs

Postby Alan_ » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:01 am

I have a barrier to keep the bass drum from creeping that I put on mine. I simply cut the carpet on one side to leave a "tongue" of the proper length sticking out, cut 2 2'-long pieces of 2x4 lumber and routed out 3 depressions on one side, wrapped the tongue around the 2x4's, used a staple gun to secure the carpet to the wood, tapped some bolt holes in them through the carpet, cut out holes where the depressions are (the depressions keep the bottom flush with the floor) , and bolted the whole thing together to further stabilize it.
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Re: Drum Rugs

Postby possumofdestruction » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:46 pm

I have a barrier to keep the bass drum from creeping that I put on mine. I simply cut the carpet on one side to leave a "tongue" of the proper length sticking out, cut 2 2'-long pieces of 2x4 lumber and routed out 3 depressions on one side, wrapped the tongue around the 2x4's, used a staple gun to secure the carpet to the wood, tapped some bolt holes in them through the carpet, cut out holes where the depressions are (the depressions keep the bottom flush with the floor) , and bolted the whole thing together to further stabilize it.


id like to see a picture of that, if it wasn't too much trouble
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Re: Drum Rugs

Postby jersey_devil » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:05 pm

i should get a patch of AstroTurf or something, since my drums are camo :lol: :roll:
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Re: Drum Rugs

Postby Vipercussionist » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:44 am

If you have Velcro on your pedal plate which sticks it to your rug and your pedal stays put, and your kick drum is attached to your pedal, you should have NO problem with creeping. At that point you won't need a barrier for the rug.

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Re: Drum Rugs

Postby Steaky » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:15 pm

The only trouble I've had with that is the Pedal staying nicely put but the Bass drum coming out of the Pedal vice grip thingy and making it's own way to the front of the stage leaving me and the pedal behind. :? That is of course referring to my old vintage gear with those old school spurs. Anything made made post 1990 with modern spurs should be fine with a velcro-ed down pedal.

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