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Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad Gray 12 in.

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You can either get your sticks flying or build your chops with this compact practice drum pad. 6" diameter pad has a gum rubber side for speed and a ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get your chops rockin'.

You can either get your sticks flying or build your chops with this compact practice drum pad. 6" diameter pad has a gum rubber side for speed and a neoprene surface for workout practice.

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  • 6" diameter
  • Neoprene on one side
  • Gum rubber on one side

The ideal companion for woodshedding sessions. Order today.

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EvansRealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad
 
4.8

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Good quality (26)
  • Functional (24)
  • Improves sound (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best I've ever owned.

I've been playing for roughly 11 years now. When I started out, I had a Pearl practice pad, and it just didn't feel like a real drum. The Remo one was almost the...Read complete review

I've been playing for roughly 11 years now. When I started out, I had a Pearl practice pad, and it just didn't feel like a real drum. The Remo one was almost the exact same. I saw our marching percussion instructor with this one my Freshman year of high school, and decided to buy one myself! I am now 25, and STILL use it all the time! It helps build speed and strength, and you can also get a GREAT rimshot off of it. I've even decorated the rubber side with a sharpie, and it looks awesome! I absolutely love this practice pad, and would recommend it to anybody! I'm even getting one for my 11 year old nephew for his birthday this year!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Drum practise pad

It seems to be good for practice, but what about the pad coming unglued already?

It seems to be good for practice, but what about the pad coming unglued already?

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(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best I've ever owned.

By drummerchika

from New Mexico

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Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

I've been playing for roughly 11 years now. When I started out, I had a Pearl practice pad, and it just didn't feel like a real drum. The Remo one was almost the exact same. I saw our marching percussion instructor with this one my Freshman year of high school, and decided to buy one myself! I am now 25, and STILL use it all the time! It helps build speed and strength, and you can also get a GREAT rimshot off of it. I've even decorated the rubber side with a sharpie, and it looks awesome! I absolutely love this practice pad, and would recommend it to anybody! I'm even getting one for my 11 year old nephew for his birthday this year!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Pad on the Market

By the average Joe

from Tennessee

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Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

Amazing product. Best pad on the market today. It feels just like the old school gum rubber pads. Can't go wrong with this pad, or any Evans products.
The grey, softer side gives a good feel for practicing your pieces and whatnot. While the black, harder side gives you the feel you need to build your chops and warm up.
Feels just like the old school gum rubber pads.
Phenominal.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Just Fine!

By Peter Ogden

from Maryland

Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

I would certainly recommend this to somebody looking for a travel-convenient practice pad!
I bought the smaller 6" unit because I take it with me when I have to travel for work so I can still pracrice my rudiments. It works great. Two-sided: one side bouncier than the other -- which is "louder". I use the louder side when working with my Dbl-Bass pedals. Overall, a really useful tool for serious drummers!
Semms it will hold-up just fine.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy This Now!!

By Thudpaw-03qoz

from Orlando FL

Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

I have had my HQ Real Feel pad (the old original style) since 1991 and there is NO sign of it dying on me any time soon. I have used this pad for almost EVERY other use besides practicing that you could think of (coaster, barrier between hot plate and my lap, rolling tray etc.), and it's still going strong. It is in the middle of it's 2nd deployment in Iraq, and has had no issues with the heat/sun exposure. I have dropped it countless times. No problem! It looks old, stickered up and drawn on, but it has the same great feel and responsiveness as when it was new. Workhorse!! Buy this now, and unless it is stolen or lost, you will have it for many many years to come. I can NOT say enough great things about this product!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

This = good

By Patrick Andrae

from NJ

Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

I just started drumming. I started by getting some sticks and banging on furniture. Then I got a snare drum. Well, that's a terrible racket if you can't drum very well so I got me one of these things. The grey side does have similar rebound characteristics as the snare drum. The black side also bounces but not as much. Drumming on this thing is very pleasant and I will get a lot of practice on my rudiments with how much fun it is. Sturdy little gadget. It would be able to mount it on something like my snare stand. Otherwise, this = good.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best

By Joe kazz

from K town az

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

    I've used practice pads for 55 years and this is by far the best one I've ever used. it sounds good, feels good, just makes you want to practice. It is addictive. It is real heavy so it doesn't move around.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

    By Little Red

    from My home

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

      LOVE LOVE LOVE this practice pad! Loved it the moment It got to my house. It's the perfect size for packing and playing during those lonnnngg car rides that we all dred. I love how quiet it is!! It's perfect too use at night as well as playing around those people who don't always want too hear the sound of drum (they're lame). The softer/lighter side is a tad quieter and the darker side is a little bouncy but honestly both are awesome too use. I like practicing rudiments on the darker side, it helps gain speed and control. I highly recommend this product!!!!!!!!!!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for my 6 year old!

      By Brandi, Jane of all trades

      from Denham Springs, LA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Teaching

        Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

        Bought this along with the cute pink sticks for my 6 year old daughter for Christmas. She's watched me practicing and has been wanting to learn so... bam.
        I apparently have the older brother of this pad, bought it in college back in '02, and have used it intermittently over the years for practicing and teaching. I can speak for the brand as to how durable it is, and how well they hold up, especially since I did not baby that pad. It's currently decorated with sharpie and pen courtesy of my kids, and aside from being an eye sore on that side, works just as perfectly as the day I bought it.
        This is the perfect size for my daughter! My pad is very heavy, this one is light, and easy for her to carry! I know as she grows if she continues with playing the small size will help her as well with focusing on staying in the center of the head.
        I always laugh when people find out my daughter wants to play drums and a look of horror crosses their face. "Drums are so loud!"
        Yeah, okay. But you can practice quietly with drums on a great pad like this. The actual drum is not a necessity for getting your chops up, and I have practiced songs entirely on my pad and then moved to a drum only for the performance with no issues.
        One detractor in particular refused to allow her child to pick up drums and pushed them to flute instead. Within 2 weeks I got to hold in laughter while they complained about the misery of having a child learning to play a wind instrument.
        Anyway, great pad! I'll always recommend these pads for beginners and professionals and every level in between!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Exactly what I needed

        By Baxie102

        from Springfield, MA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

          I was looking for a practice pad to brush on rudiments while my kit was in storage. This was EXACTLY what I was looking for. Great response on both sides of the pad. I couldn't be happier. Great price too!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Practice pad

          By Razr

          from India

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

            Was sceptical at first ordering it from the US, to India. I was informed that the item will be shipped in 7-11 business days. Received package in 5 days. Product was securely packed and of high quality. I am very impressed with the feedback and rebound the pad offers.
            Seems to be built with high quality material. I would definitely recommend anyone who is looking to build speed or looking for a pad to practice their chops on. Big thumbs up to musiciansfriend for a hassle free and pleasant experience.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Superb Quality

            By Robert

            from Edmond, OK

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

              I was blown away by the quality of this pad. It has two surfaces, so if you don't like one side, try the other. I love the feel of the "normal" gray side; it's exactly what I wanted. I ordered the 12" version which has incredible "heft" to it. I think it weighs about 5 pounds, which makes it sit perfectly on my countertop without any creeping. Since my old pad was only 5", this is truly a fantastic step up in ease of use and enjoyment. I urge everyone to buy the large model, you will be very happy you did.

              (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AMAZING!!!!!!

              By Redsoxdrummer

              from pilot piont texas

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              Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

              I started using this drumpad at skool between songs and i loved it. i ended up bying it cus my vik firth was way lod and dented my stiks. igot the 6" and it is way portabl!!!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great workout pad

              By jimmyjoe6

              from Cedar City, UT

              Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

              I just got this thing and I must say, It's phenominal. you can either play relaxed rudiments on the gray side, or get a serious workout from the black side. It's great!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              OH MY GOD!!!

              By DrummerBoy411

              from Michigan

              Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

              This pad is the bomb. i bought and have used 5 times a week at minimum for the past 3 years and the thing still hasnt worn out. Definate buy!!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad

              By Edge EM

              from Poughkeepsie, NY (most of the time)

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Helps Build Speed
              • Helps Build Strength
              • High quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime Anywhere
                • Practicing

                Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

                Fits right in my Snare Stand Basket.
                Sometimes I'll even practice with it on top of my Snare.
                Pretty Realistic for a practice pad!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Value

                By Sconnie

                from Wisconsin

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

                  I recently started drumming again after many years of not drumming. This gives me a great way to practice rudiments and reintroduce muscle memory. I like the two sides. One side is definitely more bouncy and the other less so. Good for traction on a flat surface when practicing. SO much better than the practice pads i grew up with!!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Boom Shakalaka!

                  By Patrick

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Responsive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

                    This pad rocks. It feels a lot like a snare snare and it's really easy to use. It doesn't make much noise so I can always practice and not disturb the neighbors. Although there are two sides, I prefer the lighter grey side. I don't find that the darker side has much of a difference besides that it is a tad louder and has a higher pitched hit, but both sides work excellent.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great practice pad

                    By davidd

                    from northern VA

                    Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

                    I bought this because my remo practice pad was too loud and woke up my roommates. Although a little pricey, this is a really great, quiet alternative to a louder remo pad. It's built very solidly and both sides have a great feel. One side bounces, and the other doesn't bounce as much. I would definitely recommend this pad to anyone. Definitely buy the 12 inch one, the 6 inch is just way too cramped.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Pad

                    By david89797

                    from North Carolina

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                    Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

                    This is a wonderful practice pad. This is just about the best pad for the money out there. I bought this pad to replace the vic firth heavy hitters practice pad and there is just no comparison to how much better this hq is to the vic firth one. I would definetely recomend this to any one.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Practice Pad!!

                    By I<3Drumline 8529

                    from Orlando,FL

                    Comments about Evans RealFeel 2-Sided Speed and Workout Drum Pad:

                    This a great practice pad for marching band. It is quiet, or it can be loud. It is good for working out on. Makes a great gift! Does not break with rim shots. Great Buy!

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