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Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad

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This Tru-Bounce Practice Pad provides an active playing surface of specially selected neoprene for a true and accurate response. Comfortable to play ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-03-2017

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Perfect your rhythm with the Tru-Bounce.

This Tru-Bounce Practice Pad provides an active playing surface of specially selected neoprene for a true and accurate response. Comfortable to play on without the overly-springy feel of traditional gum rubber. Even at the softest volumes, each stick note is articulated and can be heard. The result is a more accurate rebound that helps to develop control, strength, and speed. It makes you work a little harder (but not too hard) when practicing.

Enclosed with the Tru-Bounce pad is a free pair of œperfectly balanced graphite practice sticks which are ideal for practice pad workouts. Also included is a teacher-approved rudiment sheet and two fact sheets by Roy Burns, which cover some warm-up exercises and tuning tips.

FEATURES
Neoprene playing surface
Rudiment sheet
Two fact sheets with warm-up exercises and tuning tips
12" diameter

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AquarianTru-Bounce Practice Pad
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pad

By Rich-2Vp2I

from Undisclosed

Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

own several different pads, never enjoyed practicing on any of them. I received this in the mail the other day and can not stop playing on it. The sound is great, the feel is even better. Best yet, it is round like a snare drum, go figure, brilliant idea. The bounce is realistic but what is best about it is it sounds clean. Every stroke, so you can adjust the pressure in your wrist to clean up rolls and work better on your technique. I can not get enough of this pad and enjoy practicing with it. I would have liked to have it mount on a stand, but I found it is louder if not on a hard surface. Buy this pad, you will not regret it.(Playing for 33 years).

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy THIS!!!

By SCOTT MCARTHUR

from Vancouver

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Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

im kind of a practice pad nerd i have tons of them and this pad is by far the best. Its actually feels like a snare. BUY IT!!! the only bad thing is there is no hole in the bottom to attach it to my dw go anywhere practice kit. but other then that is forth it 100% i would buy it over again ANY DAY!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just like the real deal.

By Joe Davis

from New Lisbon, WI

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Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

This practice pad is true to it's name. It has amazing bounce and a feel that is JUST like a real snare drum. The pad on the bottom make it easy to practice on a desk or a table, as it won't slip or move around. The best part is, it's virtually silent, so you can practice as much as you'd like and won't disturb anyone! The rudiment and fact sheets are also very helpful.I recommend this practice pad over any other.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best rubber pad I've ever used

By tacoman1234

from TX

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Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

I've used a LOT of different pads, and I'd have to say that this pad bypasses all of them. This pad has a great feel and sound. It is like a happy medium in between the Reel Feel pad's soft and hard side. It's similar in sound to the Vic Firth Stockpad, but it has a much more realistic feeling rebound, the feel being like somewhat in between a concert snare and a marching snare. This is the most versatile pad I've used. Another great feature is that there is a distinctive difference between playing in the center of the pad and on the edge, thus being even more realistic. This pad is also very light, portable, and also very durable. The rubber is mounted on the wood very well, and will go through many, many years of use. Overall, GET THIS PAD. You will never have to buy another one again.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Purchased based on reviews, Is even better than expected

By 007dust

from Virginia, USA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Says Aquarian on it

Cons

  • Didn't instantly make me play like Alex Rudinger

Best Uses

  • Not waking up wife (extremly important)
  • Practicing

Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

As a long time fan of the Aquarian brand I searched to see if they made practice pads and immediately found this, (and a couple of variants). I chose this one because almost all the reviews were 5 star, because of my past history with Aquarian, and to best suit my needs, (and to no surprise I was not dissatisfied in the slightest). The surface has been great so far, consistent feel anywhere on the pad, good response, and pretty realistic rebound. The bottom is covered with a similar padding that will allow you to place it on about any surface with ease. It also sits quietly on my snare and has never moved from where placed on any practice sessions, so if you prefer practicing at your kit this is a no brainer purchase as you can just drop it in place and have at it.

The sticks that come with this pad are actually pretty great too. They are much quieter and produce considerably less vibration than my regular sticks, and this lets me be able to practice longer with less fatigue. They are pretty much exactly as described, a little front heavy and a bit harder to get rebound from, (but not too much) and I personally feel this helps make my practice time more productive.

The warm-up exercises that come with this are actually pretty darn useful and well thought out. I highly recommend trying them!

If I had to look for a complaint, the only two things I can come up with are:

1. For the first several days it had a moderate chemical/rubber type smell that my wife found rather unpleasant, (but it really didn't bother me).

2. I couldn't get my extra snare stand to adjust in enough to clamp down on the pad which forces me to either place it on a surface, or to use it with a snare. This isn't a big problem for me and I'm sure newer snare stands will adjust down to it's size (12"). So even thought I feel this is more of a limitation of my hardware, I still felt it was worth mentioning in case your hardware is older so you wont have any surprises.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this pad.

By DB

from Tennessee

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Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

I'm kind of a practice pad Junkie and it doesn't get better than this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Great!

By sternfangolfer

from NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

    Excellent bounce. Very little noise. Comes with sticks and good starter instruction sheet. Not cheesy at all.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    They named it right

    By Dualman

    from Inland Empire, CA.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

      Excellent pad. Has a great feel and response to just about any stick I practice with. The weighted graphite sticks that come with the Tru-Balance Pad are kind of enjoyable to use also. Good speed builders.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Instant improvment in abilities and an amazing pad

      By Buko

      from Frederick, MD

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      Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

      Just got this and I have to say it's just awesome. Not squishy or overly bouncy, quite, and fits right on a snare. The one tiny problem I had was that there was a small eraser sized hole of rubber chipped near the bottom, but it's so small and completely out of the way. Guess it got dropped in the warehouse =/. All in all, best pad I've ever played/used period, get it!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      FANTASTIC PAD!!!!!!!!!!!

      By kikunan

      from Undisclosed

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      Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

      This pad is amazing. It feels just like a snare drum. From what I've noticed there isn't much noise at all. Neither of my parents could here it outside of my room. Overall this is just an amazing pad.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best pad I ever used

      By Drummer62

      from NY

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      Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

      It's strongest points is how well you can work on accuracy and it stays put on any surface if you're a hard hitter. Mine came with free x10 5A Lites which are cool sticks on my set for hard rock and they have a nice feel, but I recommend something like Vic Firth American Classic 5A for practice. Light weight sticks build my wrist strength and control better.

       
      5.0

      yes!

      By Lew

      from Seminole Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

          Great practice pad. Aquarian makes good products. I miss the Roy Burns clinics. He's the best! This pad reacts just right, for me. As a result of furious practicing I have improved my speed and technique. I can now keep up with and surpass the GRP band doing 'Cherokee', and in any key. As soon as the band leader realizes that I exist, I'm sure I'm in for a small raise in pay; all because of the bounce and realistic feel of this Aquarian pad, while practicing with the graphite 5A sticks included. Thanks Lew

           
          5.0

          Awesome product, built well and the rudiments teacher a plus

          By Rarebreedsj

          from Virginia

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

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              5.0

              Recommended

              By Mark the drummer

              from San Clemente CA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

                To practice when away from home!

                 
                5.0

                I am pleased with the product I ordered.

                By Drummer2

                from Fort Smith, AR

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

                  The item is for my son. He really likes it.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great pad and package

                  By Cajon Crawdad

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Pros

                  • Well Designed And Made

                  Cons

                  • Rubber/plastic off-gassing odor

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

                  I like the pad and sticks very much. The sticks are thicker and heavier than the wooden sticks I play with, and by playing rudiment strokes slowly and repetitively, they help form proper hand and wrist motion and build muscle memory. My stick control has improved noticeably. Using the practice sticks also makes it easier to differentiate the quality and playability of different brands and styles of wooden sticks.

                  I would suggest making the sticks silver instead of black so there's a visual contrast between the sticks and the pad. I use that visual contrast to help me observe and evaluate the stick motion as I play so I can improve my mechanics as needed. Reading the blur of the stick motion, I can see when the strokes are out of proper plane or losing a bit of efficiency and control as fatigue sets in.

                  I would have easily given this 5 stars except for the fact that the pad gives off a hefty dose of the classic overseas skunky rubber/plastic odor. I'm keeping it on a snare stand, hoping the odor will eventually dissipate. Either that, or I'll drum the smell out of the pad with constant practice.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great practice pad

                  By Sesa

                  from Bay Area

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

                    This is a great practice pad. Very responsive just like s snare drum would be. The sticks are weighted a little bit so they give you a nice warm up before switching to regular sticks.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great practice pad

                    By Andy

                    from Houston

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

                      Finally had to buy a new one, glad I decided on this one.

                       
                      4.0

                      Great customer service

                      By Nana

                      from Richmond, VA

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

                        When I called because the practice charts were not included in the package a very nice customer service representative spoke to me and promised to forward my complaint on to the department that handled that. They came through and sent the charts and some stickers. Since this was a gift for my grandson, I was very pleased. Now he is using the practice pad every day.

                        Thank you so much!

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