Re: Moongel vs dampening rings
Typically I don't us anything to dampen my drums. I like everything wide open.
Sometimes in the studio I will need a little something on the snare, I go with Moongel.
I like the fact that you can cut them into smaller portions, so you get just the right amount needed. Sometimes a whole one is too much.
Live I will use them, but only in particular settings. If I'm doing a stripped down acoustic show, or playing a small room. 1 Moongel on my snare does the job well.
I have also done some Hip Hop gigs, and having a whole moongel on a little 10" side snare is perfect for that hand clap sound.