Practice pads

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Shalaq
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Post Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:01 am

Do you use one? Which one is the best? Any comments about practice pads for the feet? Hansenfutz seems reasonable.
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Post Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:24 pm

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Vic Firth Heavy Hitter Exactopad (HHPPE)
Thing is amazing...The part that you hit is exactly the center of a 14" snare so you work on hitting your snare in the sweet spot, and the other 2 pieces are on velcro so you can move them to work on rimshots.
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Post Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:32 pm

I'm currently using a 12'' version of that vic firth pad. It's almost perfect for me. By saying almost I mean that its rebound is a bit too strong.


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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:50 pm

I have about 4 practice pads, 2 zimox ones, and 2 realfeal ones. they are all great, the real feel ones I have have 2 different tipes od rubben on one side and teh zimox ones have a diferent rubber for each side. and one of my real feel ones is 10x4 so its easy to jsut stick in my stick bag and take it anywere.

I'm looking into getting one of those bass drum pads so I can practice more bass without making somuch noice :)
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:16 pm

the DW "DO ANYWHERE PRACTICE KIT" four pads and a bass pedal--- tha best thing out there , one can even practice in a hotel room.
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:18 pm

the DW "GO ANYWHERE PRACTICE KIT" four pads and a bass pedal--- the best thing out there , one can even practice in a hotel room.
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:41 pm

I too have the Vic Firth 12" practice and i believe it does have abit too much rebound for my liking. i got it for Christmas and I use it to practice at work during my lunch time.
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:01 pm

What do you think about the moongel pad? Is it worth trying?
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:03 pm

I use the same pad that loop uses. I definitely recommend it! I love the thing, it's great for practicing rolls.
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:40 pm

I used to use the Vic Firth one that loop uses, but it was miles away from m snare o i tried a few more pads and the DW pads were alot closer as there a bit more "dead" - so i got the snare one that comes with the little stand and its in its own bag and everything so i can take it down the pub for a pint and a dabble while waiting for a mate or a meeting or something. great stuff.
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Post Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:46 pm

i have a real feel and i have no complaints....except maybe the fact that i wanted to buy a double sided one,and in fact came in a double sided model package....but it was only a single side...lame....also about the moon gel thing...i think pillows are just as effective and way cheaper...