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Old 10-31-2010, 04:03 PM
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Default best way to mark drum mat???? ideas???

so i have a basic area rug that i want to mark for easy drum placement... what do you guys/gals suggest for marking it? would tape hold up and not come off when its rolled up and put in a car for a gig etc???

i was even getting creative and thinking of dying the rug with like bleach in order to mark the placement?

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Old 10-31-2010, 04:22 PM
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Why not a magic marker in red or black depending on the color of the rug. Yellow would also work.
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: best way to mark drum mat???? ideas???

im not sure if it will show up on my mat, its a really dark dark blue.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: best way to mark drum mat???? ideas???

Use different colors of spray paint (i.e. light blue for hi-hat, red for bass drum, etc.). Or strips of colored duct tape... lots of guys do that. Maybe a paint pen in a light color to outline the feet of your stands...?
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:15 PM
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I don't believe in using mats. Just break out the spikes and dig the kit into the floor. People with lovely hardwood floors will just love you ;)
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:47 AM
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Default Re: best way to mark drum mat???? ideas???

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im not sure if it will show up on my mat, its a really dark dark blue.
Tape......more specifically, for a dark mat use masking tape: http://www2.blackwoods.com.au/infoBA...3029&P=7760467
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:56 AM
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blood. no one likes a drum mat covered in someone elses blood.
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: best way to mark drum mat???? ideas???

I use masking tape as well. You can buy thin 1/4 or 1/2 inch trim tape at any hardware store. It's cheap, easy and affords you the ability to change your setup as necessary.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:03 PM
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I just use little strips of velcro on my Protection Racket rug. Works great!
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:47 AM
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I think spray paint might be your best bet
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:39 PM
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Simple but effective...
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:26 AM
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I use white masking tape. Works perfect.

I just mark the places the bass drum, snare, hihat and throne must go. Everything else adjusts to that anyway.
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:14 AM
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I use a white paint pen they sell them at staples
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:52 PM
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Hey beats,

Velcro or tape would be your best bets. If you change set ups, you can re-apply the tape or velcro. Pens or paint, not so forgiving.

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Old 11-27-2010, 05:44 PM
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I use Gorilla Tape. Its basically super strong duct tape. Sticks like crazy. Never had a piece come off.
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Old 12-06-2010, 01:13 AM
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Default Re: best way to mark drum mat???? ideas???

A more expense way (but could be easier) are the Protection Racket Matt Markers (http://www.wembleydrumcentre.com/Cat...ack-Of-30-9022) which are pack of 30 markers for matts.

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Mark your matt in minutes with no tools required and no weight added to matt. Minor adjustments can be made in seconds ! - Simple, discreet & easy to use.

Set your kit up as normal.
Lift the stand legs up & place 3 x circle markers on mat & place corresponding stand marker on stand.
Place bass drum & hi hat markers on bass drum & hi hat pedal.
Play !!
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