The 10 Best Drum Practice Pads

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Every musician knows that practice is a necessity. But percussion instruments are loud, bulky, and not very portable, which can make at-home rehearsal a challenge. To work on your skills without annoying the neighbors, pick up one of these drum pads. They come in a variety of sizes and materials to accommodate just about any style, whether you play a concert snare or you're in a marching band. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best drum practice pad on Amazon.

10. Tromme Blue

9. Remo Ambassador Tunable

8. Evans Realfeel

7. Luvay Silent

6. ProLogix Blue Lightning

5. Vic Firth Double-Sided

4. Drumeo P4

3. Sabian Quiet Tone

2. Offworld Percussion Invader V3

1. Movement Drum Co. All-in-1

Editor's Notes

February 28, 2019:

In terms of versatility, the Movement Drum Co. All-in-1 and Drumeo P4 are both excellent choices, providing playing surfaces with varying levels of rebound, volume, and responsiveness. The latter is better for developing the accuracy and dexterity you need to play on a full drum set, but the small surfaces make it less than ideal for marching or drum corps practice. The Sabian Quiet Tone's metal rim, adjustable tension, and coated mesh head give it a feel that's about as close as you can get to the real thing, but its large size and 5-pound weight make it a pain to travel with. If you're just looking for something that will allow you to quietly build your chops, the Evans Realfeel and Vic Firth Double-Sided are both high-quality and affordably priced. An old-school model used in classrooms for years, the Remo Ambassador Tunable has less rebound than a rubber head, but the tension can be adjusted to your liking using a flathead screwdriver. While its plastic rim lets you practice your rimshots, it is very thin and tends to destroy sticks quickly.

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Last updated on March 07, 2019 by Gabrielle Taylor

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