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Old 01-18-2009, 11:59 PM
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is there any options that are cheaper than the protection racket drum mat?

im using a piece of carpet at the moment but its scruffy and colourful. my chances of finding some black carpet are pretty slim but the protection racket seems a lot of cash! surely another company has thought of this too.


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Old 01-19-2009, 04:45 AM
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Check walmart, I picked up a 6'x 9' area rug in a solid gray that works great for $20! Black carpet will be very hard to find! Check local carpet stores as well they sometimes have remnants. Might have to keep checking back at walmart or the carpet places but you should be able to come up with something to your liking that's not going to break the bank!
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:46 AM
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http://www.vintagedrum.com/category/...ries-Drum-Rugs

I use this for both of my bass drums for two reasons:

1. They are unbelievably durable

2. The stopper at the end does exactly what it should do: stop the bass drum from moving forward.

A little pricey for a rug... but I like it
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:11 AM
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Check walmart, I picked up a 6'x 9' area rug in a solid gray that works great for $20! Black carpet will be very hard to find! Check local carpet stores as well they sometimes have remnants. Might have to keep checking back at walmart or the carpet places but you should be able to come up with something to your liking that's not going to break the bank!
yup yup!

Got a 6x8' Utility Rug from Target. Liked it so much I bought one for gigging and another just for my drum room. $19.99 each!
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:43 AM
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Instead of spending 60$ on that drum rug with the bass drum stopper just get some bolts and a 2x4. Bolt it to the carpet and put a little padding so the drum doesnt hit wood and for like 2$ (bolts) plus a cheap carpet remanent you have saved like over 50$
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:44 PM
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IMO I'd avoid "drum rugs." They're expensive and most are too thin to do the job properly.

Last summer my kit had a gig with several bands. The drummer in the band prior to his had a "drum rug" with a bass drum stopper. The stopper worked great but by the end of his set the whole rug was scrunched around--from all the stands sliding. Looked ridiculous and plainly didn't work.

Walmart, Home Depot, etc., as recommended above.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:23 PM
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cheers for the advise guys.

im going to go to the local carpet store and see what theyve got. ive looked on ebay for some rough prices but im hoping they have a horrible colour they are trying to flog. shame its raining else i would be there now!

i guess im kind of looking for a super big door mat. hard wearing carpet on the top and rubberon the bottom. sturdy too as i have used a blanket when in dire straights and it wasnt much better!

as for the stopper block thing. is that really necessary when then pedal is velcro'd and the spurs and angled correctly? I've never had trouble before....
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:14 PM
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Target has rugs. Try a carpet store too. Craigslist HOUSEHOLD tab, search rugs by price there.

I got my rug from IKEA for $50.

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Old 01-19-2009, 08:16 PM
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What about commercial/industrial floormats? Such as what is at the front door of the grocery store...these come in black and already have a non-slip bottom.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:29 PM
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What about commercial/industrial floormats? Such as what is at the front door of the grocery store...these come in black and already have a non-slip bottom.

yerp! ive just ordered one. i was thinking of them but didnt know what they're called. the internet saved the day again, its called a 'barrier mat'. seems the best deal around, is hard wearing and doesnt make the kit look ugly.

found some pretty large ones on ebay too. defiantly saved some cash there.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:10 PM
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Those are called walk off mats. Heavy rubber with carpet on top. I paid 30.00 for mine at Bed, bath, and Beyond my Budget, 6 x 9 with a smaller mat rolled up inside. It can be seen in most of my Gretsch shots.
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