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Old 01-25-2010, 09:15 PM
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I play on a shag carpet and my bass drum slides alot. I put down weights and that definatley helped but it didn't stop it completly. Does anyone know of something under 40 bucks preferably that will stop my bass drum from sliding?
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:24 PM
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1: Take your existing rug.
2: Buy a remnant 2x4 or a 4x4, about 1' in length.
3: Buy two bolts that will go from the bottom of the rug, through the wood, and nuts to top them off.
4: Buy washers to put between the heads of the bolts and the rug and the wood and the nuts.
5: Drill accordingly and install.

It's like any production drum rug, only cheaper. If you are worried about marring anything, buy felt or thick fabric and wrap the wood in it.

You are gonna have to be careful about the bolt heads on the floors under the rug, if that's an issue. You could always cap them with rubber or soft plastic.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:29 PM
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I was just about to say the same as the above. I have done this and it works great!
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:41 PM
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1: Take your existing rug.
2: Buy a remnant 2x4 or a 4x4, about 1' in length.
3: Buy two bolts that will go from the bottom of the rug, through the wood, and nuts to top them off.
4: Buy washers to put between the heads of the bolts and the rug and the wood and the nuts.
5: Drill accordingly and install.

It's like any production drum rug, only cheaper. If you are worried about marring anything, buy felt or thick fabric and wrap the wood in it.

You are gonna have to be careful about the bolt heads on the floors under the rug, if that's an issue. You could always cap them with rubber or soft plastic.
Under my carpet is concrete
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:21 PM
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What I use is a pre-cut rug from Lowe's and industrial strength velcro dots. My kick drum doesn't budge and it helps alot when needing to set up for shows or something really fast. Hard side of velcro for cymbal stands...soft side for drums.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:09 PM
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What I use is a pre-cut rug from Lowe's.
Same here; It's cheap and I've never had a problem with the kick drum "creeping" away from me.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:38 PM
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WalMart has cheap rugs. They even have black. They are perfect size. 40 inches x 5 feet.
I bought a brown and a black one for about $16 each. I have had them for about six months now, no problems.
Plus you get to check out all of the whacky WalMart shoppers while you are there buying them! That alone is worth the trip.
You can screw a piece of wood to the rug as others have mentioned. You can also pad the wood before you screw it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:24 PM
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Do you have the spike feet out on your bass spurs?

I use a $20 area rug from walmart 6'x8' and have no issues with my bass sliding on it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:23 PM
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I have this roadrunner drum rug from guitar center and I will say its amazing!!!...It has a built in bass drum chock, weighted corners, and a rubber backing to prevent sliding on slick surfaces....I can only say good things about it and strongly recommend it. The fabric is also great for pedals with Velcro on the bottom...solid as a rock!!!


http://www.guitarcenter.com/Road-Run...66-i1475198.gc

....I just happend to see it in a sale flyer one day for $19.99 USD, so I got a steal on it.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:46 PM
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i went to Home Depot or Lowes & got a 6 x 6' floor covering cut to spec (on those huge spools in the back). the one i found was like black car-carpet. thin but tough. been working like a champ for something like 10 years.
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: Cheap drum rugs

Also, check your bass drum pedal and make sure the spikes are extended out (if you have them) to help resist sliding. If they are all the way out, they may be worn, or bent and need to be replaced.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:50 AM
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A good quality rug yet very affordable such as the one you are looking for can be found in here.
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:02 AM
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WalMart has cheap rugs. They even have black. They are perfect size. 40 inches x 5 feet.
I use the samething. Once the drum spurs get's into that carpet it won't move at all.
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:00 AM
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+4 on the Wal Mart cheapo $20 rugs.

My kit doesnt slip.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:17 PM
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Bought one from Lowe's for $20. Good size and rubber backed so I can use it on the ground.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:36 PM
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I bought mine at Home Depot for $15 works PERFECTLY and its a perfect size
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Olefin mats from a restaurant supply store are perfect. They are very tough, roll up well, rubber-edged so they don't fray, pretty thin so they don't tilt your stands much and coated with fuzzy fabric that holds Velcro in a death grip. They will take abuse from spikes very well.

I got the 2 by 3 foot size so it just holds my hihat stand, bass drum pedal and one foot of each tom stand, but they have larger sizes too. I have seen them in black, gray, red and green.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:04 AM
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Why do you use drum rugs? Is it to protect your instrument? or it affects the sound of the drum?
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:12 AM
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Why do you use drum rugs? Is it to protect your instrument? or it affects the sound of the drum?
I'll take this as a genuine question.....even though your signature tag "rugs" tells my cynical mind that it's nothing more than spam.

BUT, on the odd chance you are serious.....Yes, to protect the kit....and to stop it sliding around. Plus as an added bonus you can put markings on the rug that indicate where each peice of the kit sits to ensure a quick and easy set up first time, every time. :-)
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:24 AM
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Default Re: Cheap drum rugs

I use a very tight weave rug (like automobile carpet) and I have velcro strips on the bottom of my kick pedal. Once the the pedal is clamped
onto the bass drum, it stays put. At the end of the night, I practically have to pry the pedal up from the carpet.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:38 AM
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Hi,

I have several shops of shaggy rugs. It's very nice stuff. Because it's very comfortable for children and babies. Babies can playing on this rug.
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Old 10-11-2011, 04:51 PM
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I'll take this as a genuine question.....even though your signature tag "rugs" tells my cynical mind that it's nothing more than spam.

BUT, on the odd chance you are serious.....Yes, to protect the kit....and to stop it sliding around. Plus as an added bonus you can put markings on the rug that indicate where each peice of the kit sits to ensure a quick and easy set up first time, every time. :-)
I don't have the "set up" problem as I'm quite used to where everything goes, but I agree on the protection and sliding aspect. Sometimes we set up on carpet and others on a hard surface at which time I always use a rug (one I got from Home Depot for around $20). I personally don't like the Velcro on the bottom of pedals like Deathmetalconga because it makes it difficult to get the kit exactly where you want it and difficult to tear down afterwords. My BD has sharp spurs so sliding has not been a problem for me on carpet.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:11 PM
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Hi,

I have several shops of shaggy rugs. It's very nice stuff. Because it's very comfortable for children and babies. Babies can playing on this rug.
Oh wow.....this thread has taken a turn! LMAO
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