Best Drum Practice Pad 2018

For a drummer that performs in a studio, live or practices often, electric drums is an arsenal. But if you come to think of it, if you would be practicing for playing the drums as a hobby and not really perform, isn’t electric drums a bit too expensive? If you just want to practice, I suggest you look for an affordable but good drum pad. Here are 6 drum pads we reviewed to help you choose from the best of the bests. We want to give you information you need before you head to the store where you would be more confused because of the varieties. Here are some of the pros and cons and a little bit about them to help you choose what you need. 

Picture Name My Verdict
Remo Tunable Practice Pad The Most Portable Check Price
Tosnail Drum Practice Pad The Best For Practicing Check Price
Evans 2-Sided Practice Pad The Best For Beginners Check Price
Vic Firth Practice Pad The Best Quality Check Price
Drumeo P4 Practice Pad The Best For Both Quiet and Loud Playing Check Price
Movement Drums 12” Double-Sided The Best For Any Genre Check Price

Remo Tunable Practice Pad

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Pros

  • You can tune it
  • It has a protective rubber bottom
  • It’s non-slip and scratch
  • The coated drumhead is replaceable
  • It’s perfect for junior beginners

Cons

  • It’s a bit small for big people
  • It’s the loudest from the list we have here

You can put this drum pad anywhere and you can also tune it. You don’t really have to buy a stand for this one because you can mount it in different places such as a desk or table. For some people though, the size could be too small. This one is really suitable for beginners and people who prefer smaller drum pads which can be brought around easily because of its weight and portability. 

Tosnail Drum Practice Pad

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Pros

  • It’s quiet
  • It’s very affordable but quality is good
  • It’s very portable and lightweight
  • It has 5A drumsticks for free
  • It has no chemical scent

Cons

  • It isn’t 2 sided
  • The blue coating could peel off after a while

This drum pad is 12 inches, so we recommend this one to beginners. It comes with a very good looking finish and it doesn’t come with the scent other drum pads have. That chemical smell could really be a downside and most drum pads have it. This is very fun to play with, it’s bouncy, and very durable. When you hit it, no marks are left. It even comes with drum sticks which you could start playing with.

Evans 2-Sided Practice Pad

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Pros

  • It offers a good practice experience
  • It’s the perfect size
  • It fits snare baskets
  • It’s made with good gum

Cons

  • It has a chemical smell
  • It’s a bit heavier than the other drum pads

This one is a sided drum pad which is very convenient to play and practice with. It has a really large laying area too. The fabric is wear and tear resistant and very durable too. The gray side allows you to play a bit quieter, and the black side has a louder sound and less bounce as you hit it. These are good sides for practicing. The best thing about 2 sided pads is that you don’t need to purchase 2 pads that has different effects, which means you save money and you can buy more accessories.

Vic Firth Practice Pad

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Pros

  • It’s great for making your control and speed better
  • It’s great for practicing
  • It’s versatile and double sided
  • It’s very portable
  • It feels realistic
  • There’s no bad smell

Cons

  • The sides of the pad tend to curl but it doesn’t affect the quality of the sound

This one is an outstanding 12 inches practice pad which could be quiet or loud depending on your preference.because it has a soft rubber, it allows you to play and not wake up people who are sleeping in the next room, and with the hard rubber part, you can make your performance louder and more intense. 

Drumeo P4 Practice Pad

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Pros

  • It’s handmade
  • It has noise reduction
  • It offers real drumming experience
  • Made of good quality materials

Cons

  • It’s a bit expensive
  • The toms are not that good

This practice pads are like four piece drum sets that would give you four different sounds. It’s definitely versatile! It helps you develop consistency and accuracy. While the price is a bit expensive, you get more features and better quality, so why not? This helps you develop different techniques while making it realistic because of the placement of each part. While the toms don’t really sound good, you still get the idea on when you should be hitting it and how you should hit it to match the song you’re playing. 

Movement Drums 12” Double-Sided

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Pros

  • It has 4 different surfaces
  • One side is like a real drum
  • Second side is a different type
  • Provides 4 different 12″ playing surfaces
  • Sturdy and durable construction
  • 1 side features a rim like a real drum
  • 2nd side is rimless for placement on table, stand or snare drum
  • Polycarbonate insert can be replaced

Cons

  • The polycarbonate could somehow dent

This 12 inches practice pad come with 4 different surfaces you could play on. It allows any type of genre and drummer to play with it. It’s also very portable aside from being very innovative. The insert which is polycarbonate could be added for a more crisp sound, but this could sometimes dent a bit. There’s also a conditioning pad that allows you to play quieter so you can use each depending on what you need at the moment. This one would definitely match your cross sticking and back sticking requirements.

Conclusion:

There are different types of drum pads out in the market, we hope this helps you choose the best one for your needs so when you go into the store you don’t get confused with the different types, brands, and models. Let us know what you think, and if this has helped you choose, let us know your pick!

5 responses to “Best Drum Practice Pad 2018”

  1. Nina Martin says:

    I like this list. It’s pretty accurate.

  2. Wow, this definitely helped me a lot in choosing the right pad.

  3. I like this list, I have tried most and they definitely deserve the spot.

  4. This is a very honest list, I admire it.

  5. Kurt Baldain says:

    Haha, great list. I was thinking of the same best ones based from my experience with different brands.

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