Pearl BD10 Bass Practice Pad

Pearl BD10 Bass Practice Pad

  • Formulated for extremely low noise and realistic feel
  • Universal fit compensates for different floor surfaces
  • Folds for compact transport
  • Wide pad accommodates double pedals

The Pearl BD10 Bass Drum Practice Pad has a universal fit for all pedals, compensates for different floors, accommodates double pedals, and provides support for the bracing. Folds for transport.

List Price: $ 139.00

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  1. Victoria Tarrani "writer, editor, artist, des...
    Victoria Tarrani "writer, editor, artist, des... says:
    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for getting to 16th notes on single pedals, December 3, 2004
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    My motivation for purchasing this pad was the segment on single pedal exercises and technique in John Blackwell’s Technique, Grooving and Showmanship DVD (ASIN B00008K9HV). If you haven’t heard or watched Blackwell, he is incredibly fast on a single pedal, so his tips were important.

    What is good about this pad is it does not have the same rebound as most bass drums, making you work a bit harder during practice. It will work with single or double pedal configurations, and folds down to get out of your way when you are not using it.

    I practice by first spending an hour using the exercise technique Blackwell recommends, which is to sit without a pedal and do quarter notes with your right foot, heel down, and rocking your left foot so that your toe is down on 2 and 4. This exercise builds calf strength and also locks in basic timing. Next I spend an hour on this pad with a single pedal, starting with the same pedal-less exercise I just described, then working to 16th notes. Sometimes I use a muted hi-hat for my left foot. I focus on both speed and accents with this pad, and I also have a piece of heavy cloth over the strike area to dampen the small amount of rebound this pad has to make me work harder. The dampening is akin to using pillows for stick practice – when you practice without any rebound your speed dramatically improves when you get on your set and play.

    Of course, this pad is also an outstanding general practice tool that works well when you are using mesh heads and cymbal mutes, or a practice pad set.

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  2. J. Allgood
    J. Allgood says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Bass Drum Practice Pad, February 18, 2009
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    J. Allgood (Atlanta, GA United States) –
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    Overall, this pad is very sturdy, and certainly provides realistic feedback while remaining relatively quiet. The only negative is in the method that the pedal mates up to the pad. The bar where it clamps on is on an adjustable swivel, but the wing nuts don’t stay all that tight under use so the pedal will tend to rise up a little in the middle. Overall though, this is still a great pedal and I would recommend it.

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  3. Anonymous
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    4.0 out of 5 stars
    good practice pad, March 28, 2011
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    Ignacio Torres (Guadalajara, Jal Mexico) –

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    Good product, the only thing is that it wobbles a little bit. I had to put it against my bed frame to a solid backbone for it. It has great response and has taken my double pedal abuse seriously. One of my students just purchased the same pad and copied my set-up.

    I wish it would be fully collapsable just like the DW one, and that included a carring case/bag.

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