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Old 07-30-2008, 02:15 AM
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Anyone use a pad that has some sort of textured surface that may be good for practicing brushes?
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:31 AM
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:34 AM
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Default Re: Practice pad with brushes in mind...

I sometimes just use a Remo ambassador head without a drum. It works well for low volume at night.

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Old 07-30-2008, 06:41 AM
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I use the desk top at work a lot.
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:38 PM
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I found this online, maybe it will help do the trick. http://www.interstatemusic.com/webap...ductId=114726#
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Default Re: Practice pad with brushes in mind...

Gotta say I laughed out loud when I saw Jazzgreg's solution. Nice morning chuckle.

I think there are several 'headed' practice pads out there including a nice, albeit, pricey one from ProLogix

http://www.prologixpercussion.com/

I haven't tried the Remo but it looks functional.

Also Sabian makes one called a Quiet Tone that looks nice but may not be very quiet (ironically)

However. I have used the tops from cardboard office storage boxes(Staples, Office Depot) for not only practicing but during little unplugged party musician get-togethers at my house. They're nice because they go across your lap and produce just enough sound. I've even considered seeing what they sound like recorded. These would only be good for brushes and would not be best for sticks but they are a cool, inexpensive and quickly available source for brush practice.

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Old 07-31-2008, 07:03 PM
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:09 PM
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In this vid Benny Greb uses a cardboard box which seems to work really well. It happens closer to the end of the short clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAFJhB4bw5o
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I think there are several 'headed' practice pads out there including a nice, albeit, pricey one from ProLogix

http://www.prologixpercussion.com/

Jim
I just got the Steve Fidyk model brush map sets from Prologix. They have a nice etched surface which makes the brushes sound good. I just bought the maps - the pad itself was a little expensive. The maps are 13" which it ok since I have some 13" drums.

If you want to check out the maps, here is a video (starting about 2:40)
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:07 AM
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I have the Sabian 14" and it is a 10 out of 10. Joey

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This is the best idea, nice and cheap, great tone:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk2ko6ATAV0
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