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Old 04-20-2007, 06:23 AM
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I've had a kaces crash pad drum rug for a while and it's had it's day. It bunches up real easy now and has a few minor tears. Can anyone recommend another rug to buy that won't move so easy and keep my bass drum from moving? and why you like it??
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:26 AM
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i got a dark blue one at khols for like 15 bucks. its nice a big, and doesnt budge at all.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:47 AM
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What's the carpet like? Does the bottom have rubber on the bottom?
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:19 AM
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I just bought an area carpet from Walmart. No rubber just a thin tough carpet. And it's a lot bigger than that crash pad.
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:40 AM
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I use one that I make called an easyrider it is made of felt and has a 2x4 in front of where the bass drum sits.


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Old 04-20-2007, 11:21 AM
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Went to a carpet store and bought a remnant for $5.
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Old 04-20-2007, 02:08 PM
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I had new carpeting put down in my do-it-all- room and there was a piece left over that was about 5 x 7 that works perfectly. To buy a special one from a drum or music source seems a bit of a waste to me. Even Lowes and Home Depot have remnants.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:10 AM
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6x9 piece from walmart $19.95. Big enough so my throne and bass both fit comfortably on it so my weight holds the carpet in place.
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:28 AM
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I had new carpeting put down in my do-it-all- room and there was a piece left over that was about 5 x 7 that works perfectly. To buy a special one from a drum or music source seems a bit of a waste to me. Even Lowes and Home Depot have remnants.
Agreed. I got one of those low-profile rugs they put in restaurant and business doorways. It's 3 by 5 and was like $15 or $20. You don't need something to completely cover your set area, just something big enough to hold the things that move away the most, like snare and the hihat stand and the bass drum. Like Konaboy, one of my throne feet sits on a corner of it so it doesn't wander.

The rug is a bit nappy and holds Velcro great, so I put Velro on the hihat stand and bass drum holder. The back is completely rubber and it has a rubber border, so it doesn't move when you set it down and it doesn't bunch up easily. It rolls up well and pads my stands in transit. I think the purpose-made drum mats are a gimmick.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:31 AM
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Well i just cut up some old carpet from my neighbors basement. They were remodeling.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:42 AM
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I've pieced together three smaller rugs and they don't move!
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:41 AM
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area rugs are good because they are big enough that when you put pressure in a certain direction there is enough mass to keep it put. plus wal-mart and home-depot have them for cheap
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:27 PM
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Well i just cut up some old carpet from my neighbors basement. They were remodeling.
I did the same, my neighbor was replacing her pink carpet with new pink carpet...so now I have a really nice pink carpet under my drums...:cry:
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i bought a charcoal colored, 8'x10' outdoor carpet for $15 bucks at home depot. works wonderfully
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:48 AM
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Update--The reason I don't like those household rugs is that they're heavy and too bulky to gig with. I ended up spending $49 bucks for this drummat and it's much better becuase it is two pieces hinged together with small strips. This keeps the mat flat unlike the kaces crash pad that keeps the original fold. And the kaces used to slip and fold up. The hinges also make it easier to roll up quick being two pieces rather than one. Wow, you would think I work for them or something huh? I highly recommend this rug.
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Old 04-30-2007, 03:10 AM
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i saw somebody (i think on this forum as a matter of fact) that used a doormat from a taco bell.
just something to think about...hahaha
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any rug that keeps my drums from moving.lol.seriously,any rug usually works just make sure the rug is big enough have your bass legs spurs and your throne legs on it.your weight will keep it from moving.

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Old 05-02-2007, 05:06 AM
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I have this ugly old earth like rug my dad had. its 9x6.. i love it so much im making a drum riser to match its size. it was more then 100$ my dad got it for the living room, but he hated it.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:02 PM
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Some drummers can kick really hard and the bassdrum won't move. I unfortunately need velcro to anchor the spurs to prevent movement. Even when my throne is on the mat.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:10 PM
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Ive played on the Protection Racket rug and I'd definately buy one. Absolutely no sliding whatsoever.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:46 AM
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Industrial floor/entrance mats (probably similar to the "Taco Bell" door mat mentioned earlier) work really well, the ones with the nice rubber bottom. Never slip or lose their ability to lay flat. Unfortunately they are kind of heavy and can be quite expensive to buy new. If you can find a place that is going out of business Im sure you could get one from them on the cheap. I found a lady at a flea market selling all kinds of sizes of these for pretty cheap. They were previously used but had been laundered. I bought one, good find. Ask around at flea markets, I think this might be like a thing that some people do.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:48 AM
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I use this. The bass drum doesn't budge.

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Old 01-10-2011, 01:24 PM
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This, My wife was throwing it out. Rolls up tiny.
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I've got a Proection Racket Drum Mat. I used to use just a carpet leftover bit, but it soon became all too obvious and annoying that it really wasn't meant for live use. It didn't comfortably fold in half after being rolled up, which meant that it needed a lot of space in my car. It also didn't want to lie flat on the ground after being rolled out.

Invested in a proper drum rug, and now I'm much happier! The carpet leftover would serve me well if my kit didn't move, but I needed something a bit more suitable.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:11 PM
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Anti Slippery Rug from Home Depot it was like $15 bucks
I like it 'cause nothin will move, is nailed to the floor
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:27 PM
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Industrial floor/entrance mats (probably similar to the "Taco Bell" door mat mentioned earlier) work really well, the ones with the nice rubber bottom. Never slip or lose their ability to lay flat. Unfortunately they are kind of heavy and can be quite expensive to buy new. If you can find a place that is going out of business Im sure you could get one from them on the cheap. I found a lady at a flea market selling all kinds of sizes of these for pretty cheap. They were previously used but had been laundered. I bought one, good find. Ask around at flea markets, I think this might be like a thing that some people do.
I agree with this. I use a heavy industrial mat with rubber base. Really thick. I know it's damn heavy, but it's the best thing I've ever used. It's great on uneven surfaces too, sort of levels things out nicely.
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I've been using a 4' x 6' rubber backed carpet that I bought at Target for $20 for about two years now. I mark all my stand positions with masking tape for ease of set-up. I've got a little over-hang, but nothing moves and it's held up pretty well.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:55 PM
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Industrial floor/entrance mats (probably similar to the "Taco Bell" door mat mentioned earlier) work really well, the ones with the nice rubber bottom. Never slip or lose their ability to lay flat. Unfortunately they are kind of heavy and can be quite expensive to buy new. If you can find a place that is going out of business Im sure you could get one from them on the cheap. I found a lady at a flea market selling all kinds of sizes of these for pretty cheap. They were previously used but had been laundered. I bought one, good find. Ask around at flea markets, I think this might be like a thing that some people do.
Find the places that supply them, someone like Unifirst, Cintas or Aramark. Ask them for an old torn up one, they'll probably give you one for free. That's where mine came from. They toss tons of them that get damaged. Mine is missing a small piece of a corner.
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i bought a charcoal colored, 8'x10' outdoor carpet for $15 bucks at home depot. works wonderfully
this man speaks the truth, i did the same thing. no complaints at all.
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I use a thick moving blanket that I have all my gear placement marks on. It's like you see from the moving companies. It's thick enough large enough & at the same time soft enough so I can wrap around some of my drums when I move them because I don't have cases.

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I use a product that was out years ago called Pad-A-Drum.
It's basically high quality carpet pad that has a special coating applied, and it's Black.

It was for sale in the drum mags, but never caught on.

The supplier is only a couple miles from where I work.

The rug is superb, and you can put an older kit with the small rubber gull wing tips on it, play as hard as you want, and it won't move because of the coating.

It's durable, and I'm on my second one in about 18 years (the first one is under my kit at my rehearsal house).
Nice indoor/outdoor carpet from Lowes works well too, but the coating on the Pad-A-Drum rug is really great.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:33 PM
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I cannot recommend the Gretsch rug at all - it is terrible
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- has fluff and dust fall out of it
waste of good money!!

the logo looks ok though.....
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Anyone use the fake lawn stuff for patios/mini golf? My area rug tends to keep it's folds/rolled edges after transport, that stuff doesn't seem to have any backbone to it and is super thin.

Worst case you can practice your putting during set breaks.
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+1 on the Home Depot rug. Mine's dark charcoal, almost black, and IIRC about 5'x8'. I bought it about 4 years ago for around $20 and it's holding up well. Nothing moves on it, but I have taken the rubber tips off the kick legs so the points stick into the carpet. It's got a good, thick rubber backing. I mark stand placement on it with a white permanent marker. It stays on and is somewhat unobtrusive. Would definitely, definitely buy another if the time ever comes.

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I've always thought it was pretty ridiculous that there are companies that actually make "drum rugs." What could possibly be the difference between an $80 "drum rug" and a $20 plain-old rug?

I Googled drum rugs and found six of them, none of which cost less than $40! "Your drum kit will stay exactly where you put it."

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Old 12-22-2011, 04:04 PM
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Anti Slippery Rug from Home Depot it was like $15 bucks
I like it 'cause nothin will move, is nailed to the floor
I use a 4 x 6 rubber backed anti-slip rug as well. Got mine at Lowes for 39 bux and you can fold it/roll it up and no problems. Very thin and very durable.

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i just put duct tape under my stands and they dont move at all
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Hi Guys... I'm new to drumming and was hoping someone could give me some advice regarding how to stop my bass pad and pedals from moving; I've used carpets and Velcro with no joy. I have the Roland TD12 Edrum kit on a tiled floor, i have seen this product called rhinokickstay looks to good to be true.... and was wondering if anybody has used one or has seen it..... love to hear what you think

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I've been using a 4' x 6' rubber backed carpet that I bought at Target for $20 for about two years now. I mark all my stand positions with masking tape for ease of set-up. I've got a little over-hang, but nothing moves and it's held up pretty well.
That's creepy..we have the same rug..aha

I am using 2x though!

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+2 or +3 (or whatever it is now) on the charcoal indoor-outdoor stuff from the do-it-yerself stores. Buy it in bulk off the roll, and cut it into whatever size(s) you need. I buy a piece big enough to get 4 mats out of it. That way you can keep one at home, one at your rehearsal, use one in your car so the cases don't scratch it up, whatever... I like to keep extras in the garage, because my dogs will occasionally use my mat for a toilet.
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