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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....Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Good quality (17)
  • Improves sound (17)
  • Functional (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (9)

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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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By MadlyFlyingCows-9X2rJ

from VA

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Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

I bought this after being personally suggested to by Matt Greiner. I must say I'm not at all dissapointed. With a small blanket, my bass drum sounded so good. A thud with some pop in it. Easy to install and very cheap. I would strongly suggest it. I must say that other comments made me feel uneasy but afer getting it I can personally say that they are amazing.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EQ muffler

By The man from another place

from Pittsburgh, Pa

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Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum 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, 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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

EQ Pad

By TyGuy

from New Jersey

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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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simple and Effective

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

I have been using this in both of my Ludwig kits for over 10 years and just bought one for my new Yamaha Oak kit. I have never had any trouble with them and they sound great.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By LittleDrummerBoy

from Byron, GA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

    When used with the Evans EMAD drum head, this is all the damping you need without the need for unsightly pillows that move when playing. Easy to fit through a mic port hole, but make sure you don't have it 90 degrees to the batter head, otherwise you will lose the required bounce. Great product.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product!

    By AZbadfish

    from Sierra Vista, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

      This pad was really easy to install, and it works a lot better than I expected it to. Definitely recommend!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great idea, needs better execution

      By Deagan

      from Thibodaux, Louisiana

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Made Well
      • Made Well Velcro
      • Nice Materials

      Cons

      • Doesn't Muffle Enough

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

      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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Product does the job nicely!

      By Wrangler Steve

      from Kansas

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      Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

      Product does exactly what it is designed to do. I use it lightly touching the resonant head. It absorbs the right amount of "boom" from the drum without totally removing the resonance. I combined this with an Evans EMAD batter head and I cannot believe the improvement in the sound of my kick. If I have any criticism of this item at all it would be with the price. I find it slightly over-priced, but that would not keep me from buying it again. A solid addition to your kit in my book. Highly recommended!

      (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

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      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

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      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

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

      Simply works great!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Product

      By Doc

      from Bel air, md

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

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      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

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          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

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            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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Gave me the sound I was looking for.

                  By Chocolate

                  from Batesville, ark

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

                    I was wanting a thud sound and this did it. Glad I bought it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Adios Pillows and Bedclothes!

                    By AstraLizard

                    from Southeast Idaho

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

                      The Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler was just what I needed to fine tune the sound in my 22" Tama Starclassic Performer B/B kick. Coupled with an Evans EQ resonant head and a Kickport, the drum produces the incredibly deep, resonant tone I have been searching for. The pad fits perfectly in the drum as advertised, and looks so much better that a pillow or sheet. The pad is easily installed or removed via the resonant hole or Kickport. Nice job Evans!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It really works

                      By hzgrac

                      from Missoula, Montana

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

                          I have always used various "homemade" mufflers to get the sound I wanted with reasonable success. But I came across this one,decided to give it a try and am really pleased with the results. I have a Gretsch Maple kick and love the resonance but could never quite "nail" the exact sound I wanted from it. This did it! Plus it gives a lot of possible variations. I have a 5" port in mine and installed it easily through there. A very helpful accessory.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Really gave me the sound I want.

                          By Drummer 66

                          from Rio Rico, Az.

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Concerts
                            • Good For All Types Of Gen
                            • Practicing
                            • Works On All Drums

                            Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

                            Nice item, really gives my Bass Drum the sound
                            I want. Highly Recommend this muffler pad.

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