Re: Living in apartment or flat: solutions for practice?
I have been doing my regular kit and putting mesh heads on them ... stuff your kick full of pillows and put a mesh head on it too.
When tensioned, the mesh heads do create a tone ... feels similar to a real head.
The added bonus is that you are playing at a lower volume and you would be shocked at the things you will pick up about your technique/dynamics ... I have opened a who new world with this set up. I even bought nylon brushes and use them.
First night I had them, I set up the kit and went to town at 3am .. (keep in mind I have no downstairs neighnor) .. not one single complaint.
I use rubber cymbals in place of my real ones .. not the best but a far cry from a practice pad!!!