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Old 12-07-2009, 12:07 AM
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Default Drum Mats do anything at all?

I heard Drum Mats help your toms resonate better and that they reduce snare buzz, is this true at all? If so that'd be awesome :D
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:29 AM
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I have never heard of drum mats. Any link or photos.?
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:44 AM
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If you are talking about a drum rug....then no it will not increase resonance, it will absorb it. It will however keep your drums from moving. I have a drum rug with a bass drum chock and it works great. Wood floors would increase the resonance, hence the reason studios utilize wood floors. With that said I believe Aurlalex has a drum de-coupling flooring treatment called the hover-deck meant to de-couple the drums from the floor resulting in supposed increase of resonance. However I have never tried one out, as they are rather expensive. They are rubber like interlocking squares that act like a suspension mount for your entire drum set. Same principal as chambered floor tom feet.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:18 AM
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They look really good! Do they come in colors? Do you buy them in sections?
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:10 PM
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Default Re: Drum Mats do anything at all?

Check out Auralex.com I believe there is two different configurations, a "gig", and a "tour"
the latter being bigger. They also have add-on pads that you can use. I don't know about color though. Looks like the "gig"configuration, (the earlier pictured one) runs about $450.00 USD.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:23 PM
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I've never heard them advertised as doing anything for the sound. If anything, they would probably kill resonance, but I doubt that the difference would be audible to anyone. They're made to stop your gear sliding around, and that's about it. In addition to that, many people mark their rugs so that they know where their stands and pedals go, to ensure a consistent setup every time.

I have a Protection Racket Drum Rug, and it works well for me. Pics in my sig.

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Old 12-07-2009, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Drum Mats do anything at all?

Thanks for the replies guys thats cleared some things up
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:04 PM
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I've got the Auralex pads, and they're designed to isolate the kit from stage deck (or riser) resonance, not to enhance the drums' resonance (which they don't seem to do anyway.) I don't really like them though and stopped using them a few years ago.

As for colors on those, mine are also grey/black, and since a rug would typically go over the pads, I don't think there's a reason to offer different colors.

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Old 12-07-2009, 08:01 PM
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I've got the Auralex pads, and they're designed to isolate the kit from stage deck (or riser) resonance, not to enhance the drums' resonance (which they don't seem to do anyway.) I don't really like them though and stopped using them a few years ago.

As for colors on those, mine are also grey/black, and since a rug would typically go over the pads, I don't think there's a reason to offer different colors.

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Old 12-07-2009, 08:45 PM
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IIRC (they've been stored for a few years) it's a hardish surface, you wouldn't want to dig points or have anything slide on it.

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Old 12-08-2009, 03:56 AM
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http://accessories.musiciansfriend.c...Rug?sku=580690

I had 3 old pieces of carpet that kept my drums from sliding and they somehow got used to insulate puppies. Long story short I had to use the rug I asked for for christmas as a replacement because my second pedal kept sliding. I had to swap it out for my single and the single slipped and tore a hole in my bass head. >:(

This rug looks awesome and keeps your stuff from sliding around. my drums are on concrete in a garage. Not to mention this rug is the biggest on MF and ZEBRA PRINT!!!!11!!!one!11!!!!!one!!!!1
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:21 AM
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One word for a non absorbing (more towards enhancing) rug;
DrumPlates.

Www.drumplates.com

I use them for a month now and the are amazing and give the set the right extra tone.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:26 AM
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One word for a non absorbing (more towards enhancing) rug;
DrumPlates.

Www.drumplates.com

I use them for a month now and the are amazing and give the set the right extra tone.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:31 AM
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Wrong (double) post my bad
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