We use a lot of gear to do what we do, be it practice, live, teaching, from electronic to acoustic, all the way to essential stick bag set ups.
Take a look what works for us.
Pearl Crash Pad Crash Mat
So your band get hired to play the local pub, you get there and realise that the floor is stickier than a toddlers face, and you dread putting your hard earned drum kit on there, Welcome the Pearl Crash Pad Crash Mat.
Now not the most expensive Drum Rug out there, and probably not the best built as well however at an astounding £39.00 its amazing value, it comes with a free carry bag of reasonable quality, and a front, raised stopper to stop your bass drum sliding forward, but if you do not want you gear getting beer stains on it or you want to play without your bass or high-hat running away from you then buy this rug.
We have got them to stop the damage to the school floors when we set the equipment up and the work well.
They are thinner than we would normally like, but they do the job, and for £39.00 they are a great buy.
Triple-T Drumming is going to rate them 6/10
After recently building a studio I was looking into padding it out with some gear, standard stuff, Drum Kit, cymbals, kick pedals, stack of different snare drums, more cymbals, more snare drums, and finally spares, you know just encase I needed them.
Doing some shopping around I took a gander at the Roland Kit, this kit was sitting in the music shop, just waiting for all the drummers in there to jump on and show the whole world why they born to ROCK, now lets not judge them, we all do it, Young, Old, Male, Female. You see an electric kit in the shop, first question to the assistant "can I borrow some sticks".
My first thought was I like playing it in the shop but not really keen on buying one, however, once on there I loved it
- Real feel mesh pads
- Awesome kick return
- Excellent cross stick
- High Hat response overwhelming
For me this ticked all the boxes and when I bought it, all I could think was why hadn't I done this years ago. It has everything and more.
Am I going to go through all the tech parts, what it weighs, voltage, etc. etc. NO, that's for Proper reviewers.
I am here to say that this piece of equipment is awesome, its excellent for beginners to the more advance drummers and all the way through to the experts, The feel of the drum kit rivals some acoustic kits i have played, and it feels natural.
Price is a bit out there I am not going to lie, so you may need to save up for this before you buy, but its perfect for the bedroom and when you put the headphones in parents can rest in piece that you aren't going to hear a thing.
What's the down side i hear you ask, Plastic clips are a bit flimsy which hold your cables on to your rack, however buy some Velcro straps and use them, I prefer to do that any way
High-hat pedal is not as smooth as i would like, BUT does the job.
Triple-T Drumming is going to rate this 8/10