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Old 05-02-2013, 09:34 PM
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Default what about the rug? your rug!

I play on a cheap walmart rug I bought last august. I was wondering if I should invest in a nicer oriental rug. I've never paid much attention to the rug until I started gigging heavily this year. The rug must play a crucial role in the RAD (reflection, absorption, and diffusion) of the drums- I want to hear what you guys think about this!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

I had a nice rug that was quickly ruined and smelled like smoke, playing in the bars. Now I just have them cut me a square of the cheapest indoor/outdoor stuff at Home Depot and consider it disposable.

All the rugs I've used have a short pile, so I haven't really noticed a difference in RAD.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

Again, I agree a nice rug (oriental, colours designs) looks good with a nice kit.
But like the drums, nobody but the drummer is noticing the drum rug.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

I use a rug with a rubber backing from Home Depot. About $15, I believe.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:53 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

I got a 5x7 rug for $20 at Lowe's that matches my Tama Transparent Blue Burst finish perfectly! Didn't intend for the color match, just wanted a cheap 5x7 rug any color, but he matching color was a bonus.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

I use a Walmart rug. It gets Diet A&W spilled on it a lot so I don't go fancy.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:51 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

I pulled a rubber backed 5x7, short pile rug from my bedroom that was looking pretty worn anyways. Works great and does all I need it to do. Since I'm taping all over it, etc..I don't want to spend a lot of money on something nice. I wouldn't mind having one that matched my kit though, not that anyone but me would notice :)
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:04 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

cheap rugs are fine. I use $20 Walmart specials. They work great and if something happens to them I don't fret about it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:53 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

I have used olefin mats. These are the kinds the put in entryways of restaurants, banks, etc. Rubber backing, thin pile, very durable, easy to replace and they grip velcro or spikes like crazy. I don't like carpet scraps because the edges tend to fray and roll upwards.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:54 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

I have a 5x7' from Hobby Lobby that pretty well matches my Tama. I might get a purple one to go with my new summer kit...
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

I used to have a thin carpet that I got from Lowe's. It was probably $10 or $15. The only thing I didn't like about it was the bass drum creep. A carpeted block with Velcro on it at the front didn't really have the desired effect.

Luckily, I recently happened upon an actual drum rug for $25. Otherwise I probably never would have bought one.

I'm keeping the old carpet for whenever I'm able to set up both drum kits.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:20 AM
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Default Re: what about the rug? your rug!

I had a great rug but it was stolen. It really tied the room together too. . .
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