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Old 14-08-11, 03:42 PM   #11
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Hello! I'm new here and new to drumming. I started taking lessons about 5 months ago and I'm now involved with a local Pipes and Drums band, playing snare.
I have a Remo tunable practice pad but recently was lent a Pro-Mark XPAD. I seem to play better on the XPAD. Not sure if I can just hear it better or what.

I'm looking for practice pad suggestions. I've seen the Perfect Practice Pad ad and videos and I have sent several emails to the guy, but he has not responded.
I also saw the Invader pad, but it seems a bit pricey.

Any help is appreciated!

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Old 15-08-11, 06:44 AM   #12
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"Rad Pads" are a good product, mine has been glued to a piece of wood, as they come as just the rubber, and i really enjoy playing it. The Andante pad, and other TG pads are also good, and the TG ones provide you with a range of hardness to play with, the harder the rubber, the hared you have to work to make your sticks move therefore the better it is for your drumming.
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Hello! I'm new here and new to drumming. I started taking lessons about 5 months ago and I'm now involved with a local Pipes and Drums band, playing snare.
I have a Remo tunable practice pad but recently was lent a Pro-Mark XPAD. I seem to play better on the XPAD. Not sure if I can just hear it better or what.

I'm looking for practice pad suggestions. I've seen the Perfect Practice Pad ad and videos and I have sent several emails to the guy, but he has not responded.
I also saw the Invader pad, but it seems a bit pricey.

Any help is appreciated!

Thanks,

Erik
It really is the best pad in the market its what my corps is using, he hasnt responded because he's been in scotland for the last 2 weeks for the worlds
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Invader V3 is also a good pad, very different to most pads on the market. Their new shuttle pad (smaller version of the v3) is also very good.
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I own the Andante hexagon shaped pad with the smaller light tan rubber pad in the center. That one is a lot like the original black and white TG Brown pads that were popular around 2003-2006 before they partnered with Andante. This PPP really is nothing like it, at least with the stock insert.

I picked one of these PPP up at the local pipe band supply shop here in Dunedin and really like it. The top laminate on the stock white foam insert is really what sets this pad apart from a lot of the other popular rubber, pipe band specific pads, making it very hard to compare this to any other pad on the market. It feels similar to a drum and helps with control on rolls and drags, as well as dynamics. It's also easy on the wrists because there is a bit of responsiveness that isn't there with the Andante pad.

The best feature, in my opinion, is the 1/4" threaded mount on the bottomthat allows you to mount the pad to any photography stand or cymbal stand.

I have the medium-hard rubber insert coming in from Richard but have yet to receive it, looking forward to see how that compares.



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the best surface to play on is wood or a hard surface pad. You want a clean clear sound that lets you hear every beat. Soft surface pads give a "muffled" sound.
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the best surface to play on is wood or a hard surface pad. You want a clean clear sound that lets you hear every beat. Soft surface pads give a "muffled" sound.
Yeah, the PPP has a very crisp, clear tone. I think that's one of the things that makes it popular among the pipe band world. You can hear every little tap, including the dynamics, so if anyone screws up at any point you can hear it. Give it a try, you'll understand why it gets the rave reviews from some of top drum crops in the world.

For a harder surface pad, I really like the John Moneagle signature pad from Andante. It has two rubber playing surfaces of different densities; a red one for more rebound and bounce and a black one that is very loud and crisp with virtually no rebound on the stick at all. The black side is great for polishing up dynamics and accuracy on complex scores, reminds me a lot of playing on a table but it's probably better for the sticks, since it does have just the slightest give when hit. I use it a lot when I'm practicing to really get a score dialed in perfect.

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