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Old 07-22-2012, 02:55 AM
IXxTheRevxXI IXxTheRevxXI is offline
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Default Kick Pads: Replace or Cover?

Hey all, I have a worn out kick pad on my Evans EMAD bass drum head, Which i just got about 6 months ago. I play my drums daily and pretty hard. I was wondering what y'all would recommend I do: Remove the patch and replace it (risking the bass head to tears) or just put another kick pad on over the old one?

I have an Evans Double kick pad on the bass and i have another identical pad still laying around that i can use.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:03 AM
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Default Re: Kick Pads: Replace or Cover?

Get some Goo-Gone and a scraper and just peel the old one off cautiously. It'll be fine.

I've done this for ages and I've never damaged a drumhead. You can actually do this without the Goo-Gone, but if you want added security, it does make the process go a bit smoother.

Also let me suggest the black Evans kick pads. They're made of a cloth-like material rather than paper or plastic, so they last a lot longer. They also let your bass drum have a more natural sound.

WHATEVER YOU DO, don't use nail polish remover. You won't be able to see any visible damage, but it does ruin the integrity of the drum head. You'll be playing a show and your beater will go right through the head. I've had it happen to me.
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