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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 ...Read More

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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 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Novice (3)

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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

      Verified Reviewer

      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.

      (1 of 1 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.

       
      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.

          (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.

             
            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!

              (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.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love this pad.

                By DB

                from Tennessee

                Comments about Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad:

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

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