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Old 05-01-2011, 08:29 AM
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Practice Pads

Does anyone happen to no the Volume (in dbs)of a Practice kit made up of Pads and Plasic Cymbals,and how far the sound might carry.Would it be loud enough to carry through walls.
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Re: Practice Pads

It all depends on what practice set you are using and what time you're using it at. I personally own 2 practice sets. One Remo and the other the DW go kit. The remo practice pad set is quite loud seeing as it consists of the standard plastic headed pads. The DW practice kit is a considerable amount quieter though I would not use either if someone is sleeping in the next room. Best bet is to put a set like the DW one at least a few rooms down from anyone that may be looking for peace and quiet. I don't use the remo one anymore because of how loud it is.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:32 AM
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Re: Practice Pads

I know it sucks, but many times I've thrown towels and sheets over top of drums and practice pad kits so I could practice as quietly as possible. You have to think like that and be creative/flexible if you have babies or live in an apartment with thin walls.

Even the Billy Gladstone thick rubber pads that I use currently (they are slabs of rubber that sit on the batter heads) and black mesh batter heads for my practice kit bass drums make a loud enough noise that can offend non-drummers. The good thing about thick towels is that they reduce the bounce so you build stronger chops.
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