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Old 05-01-2009, 10:51 AM
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Default Realistic practise pads

Its easy to get disappointed when going from a practice pad with plenty of rebound to a snare which sounds harsh with less rebound. are there any practice pads which have a more realistic feel?
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: Realistic practise pads

You might want to try the Remo practice pads. I used to use them when I first started playing drums. If I remember correctly, they don't have as bouncy a feel as the HQ practice pads. If you can't get your hands on one of those, the neoprene side of the HQ double sided pad has a much stiffer feel than the gum rubber side. Much less rebound. The Remo pads are also tuneable. But that might have more to do with the pitch of the pad and less to do with the feel. I hope this helps. You can always head to your local drum shop, music store and test out the different pads. I don't think any of the salespersons would have an issue with that.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:04 PM
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I've heard that the Aquarian Tru-Bounce is the most realistic and the best. You also get a free pair of sticks (not sure whether or not they are good but still...).
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Default Re: Realistic practise pads

The Sabian Quiet Tone is made of a real head and rim. It can be placed on the snare drum to obtain a realistic snare response. They come in all sizes, so they will fit perfectly on top of the snare.

Here is a picture from my studio with both 13" and 14" pads. First photo.

http://johnsondruminstruction.google...com/studiotour

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Old 05-02-2009, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: Realistic practise pads

Jeff, how loud is the quiet tone? i read a review which said it was louder than most other pads?

thanks for the other replies. the aquarian pad also looks quite good, i wish my store had a wider range for me to try out.
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:55 PM
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Jeff, how loud is the quiet tone? i read a review which said it was louder than most other pads?

thanks for the other replies. the aquarian pad also looks quite good, i wish my store had a wider range for me to try out.

When you rimshot on it, it really can be ear splitting in certain rooms. By far the most realistic pad I've come accross, and I paid for it as such. Not cheap.
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:00 PM
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When you rimshot on it, it really can be ear splitting in certain rooms. By far the most realistic pad I've come accross, and I paid for it as such. Not cheap.
Is it quiet enough to not be disturbing?
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:13 PM
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It should be, as long as you avoid playing rimshots on it. The pad sound is generally slightly louder than many of the softer compound pads.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:22 AM
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Default Re: Realistic practise pads

I have the HQ Real Feel, a Remo Tunable, and the new Pat Petrillo P4 Pad.

The Remo is "Realistic", but loud. might as well play on a drum. But I like it.

I have played the Quite Tone, and the feel is like a Remo, but not as loud, and larger.

The HQ is too bouncy..Don't use it anymore since I got the P4. The P4 main rubber surface feels VERY good, not too bouncy, and the other pads are real cool for voicing and coordination.

I have the original P4. There is a NEW version Ludwig is making for Pat..Is this true, Pat??

Here is a link. It's the only place I see that is taking pre orders. I just got their email blast.

http://www.justdrumsonline.com/store...ctice-pad.aspx


I think I will keep my original for a collectors item, and get the new one to practice on :)
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