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Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler   

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The Evans EQ Pad attaches to your kick drumhead with Velcro strips to muffle resonance and volume. Great for studio work or close drum miking....Read More

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Keeps your head from vibrating.

The Evans EQ Pad attaches to your kick drumhead with Velcro strips to muffle resonance and volume. Great for studio work or close drum miking.


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EvansEQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Improves sound (13)
  • Functional (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

EQ muffler

This thing is great.I use this with an EQ3 (22") and a Retro screen, and it's the best bass sound I've ever had.It has a lot of attack, it's powerful,...Read complete review

This thing is great.I use this with an EQ3 (22") and a Retro screen, and it's the best bass sound I've ever had.It has a lot of attack, it's powerful, and the muffler allows it to boom a little, but not so much where double bass work will be muddy sounding.It's nice to be done with blankets and pillows in my bass drum. With this, you can load and unload and never have to re adjust all of your muffling.It makes you look more professional, it's cheap, and it makes you sound better.The Resonant Gate System is also nice because it muffles the front head a little, even better for double bass playing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great idea, needs better execution

I really love the idea of this product, a kick pillow that won't flop around during transport, and it's adjustable with in the kick to customize your muffling. Perfect. Well, maybe not....Read complete review

I really love the idea of this product, a kick pillow that won't flop around during transport, and it's adjustable with in the kick to customize your muffling. Perfect. Well, maybe not. I play a 22" kick, nothing out of the norm, and I simply cannot get this thing to muffle enough of the head, I have it pressed almost completely flush with the head, and it's not enough (keep in mind, I typically prefer a rather compressed kick tone)but I mean still it's not enough muffling, and also I wish it were longer to muffle the reso head a little too. Anyways, to solve my problem, I got some gibralter felt straps (old school method but does wonders in combination with the EQ pad)and played it at a gig the same night and it sounded like a cannon, even got a compliment from the sound guy. I think this may be better suited for 16-18-20 inch drums. If it works for you, great, I might try some other options later after playing with it some more. I wish they made a lager size or perhaps a "fluffier" version for more compresion.

Just so you know where I'm coming from my specs are pdp x7 22x18 kick (maple) coated emperor (batter) fiberskyn2 (reso) with a kickport, gibralter felts and the eq pad.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

OK

By yves

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

Ok

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Muffle it!

By Bebobber

from Jefferson City, MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

Works so easy & quick installation/easy removal.too!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for larger Bass Drums.

By Phil

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

Perfect for larger Bass Drums.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No more pillows, sweatshirts or blankets

By Bebobber

from Jefferson City, MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

Simply works great!

 
4.0

Nice, but small

By Rock

from Lake Ozark, MO

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Little Small

Best Uses

  • Backup

Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

Works, but size could be a little larger, very well made

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

EQ Pad

By TyGuy

from New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Could Use Various Sizes

Best Uses

  • Live Playing
  • Recording

Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

I loved this concept. I liked the idea of having internal bass drum muffling that wouldn't shift around and would remain set as I prefer it once I achieved my desired sound. It definitely beats the unsightly pillow trick. The pad remains placed via velcro straps. I tried various placements and ended up placing the pad nearly flush with my batter head. While it did improve my live and recording sound, I do wish they made various sizes/weights, as I believe I would have been better off with a pad that had more heft to it. I like a dry bass sound and I believe that would have been achieved with more weight in the pad. As I've said, it did improve my sound, but did not get me all the way to where I wanted to be.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Product

By Doc

from Bel air, md

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

      Beats using the pillow

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      excellent place to start to get your bass drum dialed in

      By DrumDr.

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Tuning/fine tuning

        Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

        this is a great tool to help make your bass drum sound great.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Does the job, but.......

        By Rythmman

        from Beryville, va

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

            It definitely does the job. But I still find myself puttin extra dampening in my kick, mostly up against the batter head. Tried different batter heads with muffling built in and still wasn't quite right. To each his own, but might be better off with just a blanket still; )

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Would buy product again

            By Big Ag

            from Denham Springs, La.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

              Great product

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