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RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels

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The RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels are a wonderful and easy way to control unwanted resonance and overtones. Move the pad around on the surfa...Click To Read More About This Product

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Moongel Dampening Gels effectively control unwanted overtones.

The RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels are a wonderful and easy way to control unwanted resonance and overtones. Move the pad around on the surface of your drums or cymbals to create the desired tone. These washable pads are made form a soft nylon gel. They are self-adhesive and retain their stickiness for years. The RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels come in a 4-pack plastic carrier.

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RTOMMoongel Percussion Dampening Gels
 
4.7

(based on 256 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (214)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (79)
  • Easy to use (74)
  • Functional (74)
  • Good quality (70)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (42)
  • Concerts (39)
  • Back-up (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (54), Professional musician (26), Novice (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great!

Great innovative and simple product that absolutely KILLS ringing.
After fighting with ringing for years, this was all it took to fix it?!?!? Little flexible pieces of sticky...Read complete review

Great innovative and simple product that absolutely KILLS ringing.
After fighting with ringing for years, this was all it took to fix it?!?!? Little flexible pieces of sticky silicone?!?! I am in love. I just discarded the plastic circle ringy things that I've used and fought with for years (ever hit them with the sticks and they fall off, mid-show?) They need to advertise more as I just NOW found them and put them on my drums. I have one little square on each of my heads (Remo Pinhead Toms and Evans Dry Snare) and that's all I need.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I love the use of Moongels for Tom Snare muffling!

I have drumming experience from 1981. Muffling inside drums a waste of time. Richie rings work good if you want to muffle drums to an extreme. Foam and tape outside or inside make...Read complete review

I have drumming experience from 1981. Muffling inside drums a waste of time. Richie rings work good if you want to muffle drums to an extreme. Foam and tape outside or inside make drums look messy. What I do not like about richie things if you do not tape them down they fly off the drums. Moongels stay put!!! Muffling and sound of drum is perfect. Guess what you can also muffle cymbals to. Perfect for ride cymbals.
Works with all drums. Makes drum sound fantastic.
Simple durability, last forever until you use it.
Anything under $10.00 is an investment.

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(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Updated review

By GCH

from Washington, DC

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Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

Take away a couple of stars because if you have coated heads, the stuff stains them faint blue. If they can't use a stable dye it would be better if they left them clear.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By That Girl You Know

from Lake Ridge, Virginia

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Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

Great innovative and simple product that absolutely KILLS ringing.
After fighting with ringing for years, this was all it took to fix it?!?!? Little flexible pieces of sticky silicone?!?! I am in love. I just discarded the plastic circle ringy things that I've used and fought with for years (ever hit them with the sticks and they fall off, mid-show?) They need to advertise more as I just NOW found them and put them on my drums. I have one little square on each of my heads (Remo Pinhead Toms and Evans Dry Snare) and that's all I need.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Great

By RobCBH

from Boston, MA

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

    I was looking to get rid of the overtones in my floor and mounted tom wothout having to look at towels inside of the drums. The moon gel works great and enhanced the sound I was looking for out of my set. Easy to use and apply.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very useful

    By Talos

    from Sedona, AZ

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    Pros

    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

        Does a good job cutting out some high end overtones in toms and muffling ring tones in snares. Also, they're clean, no adhesive, and they can be easily cut. Sometimes I use them on my cymbals.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By JazzDrummer95

        from Vinton, VA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

          These damnpening gels blew my aquarian studio rings out of the water, the rings were good, but they vibrated and rang every time I hit my toms. So, I thought why not try these, and they work great. The moon gels get rid of unwanted tones without creating more problems.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels

          By bryan santino

          from Oregon, U.S.

          Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

          Cost to product ratio: Overall "stick and forget" product. Never have to wory about them falling off or flying off with drum sticks like the rings do. Do have to worry about drum sticks sticking to them though... so watch where you put them.
          Is it worth it? YES!! Best mutes i've used for the price. They reduce enough to keep a solid tone, drop the pitch just enough, stay out of the way, never fall off, unnoticeable (Remo Ebony ambassador head, easy to see on white and clear,) and they worked wonderfully on all my toms and snares everything from 8" to 18." I put 1 gel on each head on every tom (The 18" needed 2 to get the best result,) and 1 gel on the top head of each snare. (sounds amazing!)
          I used some on cymbals... didnt sound to great... obviously... just had to see. But sounds great with cowbells. (I use 1 in my Pearl HH cowbells.)
          Can always be cut to reduce effect!
          Case, washable, reuseable, and work great for their size. What more would you want? (read "overall" for more...)
          Great quality. Hard to rip, easy to wash (toss in dishwasher,) can be cut for exact tone, they come with a case, work outstandingly, and are an overall fantastic product.
          A little cost high for 4: 1.5" x 1" x 1/8" gel strips. But it's worth it.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great item for tweaking your sound

          By Jimmybrix

          from Pal Coast, Florida

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          Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

          I debated whether or not to buy these for a long time. After using "studio rings" for years, I wanted something that would offer more control. By changing the position on the drumhead, different levels of dampening can be achieved.
          This couldn't be easier to use. It's a tacky gel pad, about an inch by an inch and a quarter. It sticks to the drumhead and stays put. There is an advantage to using the Gel Pads over "studio ring" type dampening, because you can adjust the effect depending on how close to the edge you place them, whereas "studio rings" are either "on or off".
          The instructions say to just rinse the Pads with mild soap and water, and let them "air dry", and they'll last indefinitely.
          There are four pads in a small pill box type container. Enough for an average kit.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          An Epic and Afforable device that will be around for years!

          By Dusty Spears

          from Southeast US

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          Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

          I've used this product religiously since the first time I tried it. A lot of people say that people use them to hide not being able to tune drums. This is total hogwash. The moon gels really only dampen over tones if the drums are tuned to a pitch. If you want to hide your inability to tune, buy the rings.

          I like low, popping toms, so I tune my toms as low as I can get them with the batter head just slightly above resonating tension, and then I stick one of these on, and achieve my dream sound.
          I use one on each tom, and two on my snare drum.

          So if you like punchy drums with a lot of attack, this product is definately for you. It gives your drums fast attack, a lot of pop, and lets them retain their full volume. I really can't give these enough credit.
          They're very easily cared for. Wash them every few weeks if you leave them on the drums. If not, just put them back in their case after each use. I've used them for going on six months, and they're in just as good of shape as the day I took them out of the case.
          Very long lasting and worth the money. They never get in your way, and don't create much of an eyesore on your drums.
          Actually worth more than you pay for them. I think they're like 7 bucks on musicians friends, but I have to wait on them to ship. When I need them in a hurry, I have to run to a local music store. Here they cost about 10 dollars a pack. I don't mind paying the little extra, because they last so long.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing product!!

          By Trevor

          from Thunder Bay, Ontario

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

            I love them. They control the ring but keep a slight ring so it's not just a dry drum. Amazing quality and I love using them for gigs and practicing. Only thing that is bad is the way they are packaged, they clump together but if your carful not to rip them then is fine.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This stuff worked GREAT!

            By Reviewer

            from Chi-town

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Leaves no goo on the skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                Does what it's supposed to do ...

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would by this product again.

                By WORKSHOP PRODUCTIONS LLC

                from New Llano Lousiana

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                    For every drum head

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good product

                    By Sabo

                    from Nevada

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                      I do agree tat they glob together. But if you're not incompetent, you CAN separate them without destroying them. I read the reviews on here and it just seems like people are just to much in a hurry to use them instead of taking the time to pull them apart properly. They make my drums sound dang sweet.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Wish I'd invented these!

                      By Chuck

                      from Florida

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Fun To Play With
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Endless possibilities

                        Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                        As a first time user I'm still experimenting with these little gooey gems. So far, so good.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        This little trick makes a BIG difference

                        By TIO MAYO

                        from TIJUANA

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • wish they made larger one

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                        IMPROVE THE SOUND A LOT DAMPENNED THE RSONANCE

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Lifesaver

                        By Steve

                        from Long Island, NY

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                        Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                        Reliable stuff

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Works !

                        By slo-blu

                        from VA

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                          Works great. Buy lots of them!

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          fpv

                          By papa

                          from Chatfiel, tx

                          About Me Novice

                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                              Very useful will be ordering agian-- moongel for fpv camera vibrtions.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good when you need it.

                              By GCH

                              from Washington, DC

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional

                              Cons

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                                  Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                                  A good dampening option. Drums are tuned for a room, and what works great in your practice space may ring a bit much in a place you actually play. These can help. Will also dry up a washy ride. I don't love these things, but if you need them, I haven't found anything else that works better.

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  love this stuff!

                                  By Fleur

                                  from Sonoma County, CA

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                                      I've been playing drumset for about a year and a half (started learning at 42, so progress has been kinda slow) and it's been a case of not knowing what I didn't know. Right now I'm learning about tuning and getting different sounds out of different parts of the kit. I bought the moongel to play around with dampening the sound of my steel snare ... but I'm having most fun using it on a Zildjian 15" ride that I bought used and has as much sustain as a Tibetan bell. Sometimes I don't want it to ring for five minutes (slight exaggeration) ... the gel both greatly shortens the duration of the note and I can get different sounds depending on where I place the piece(s) of gel.

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Amazing and versitile product

                                      By Sal

                                      from Tulsa, OK

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Concerts
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about RTOM Moongel Percussion Dampening Gels:

                                        I haven't played on an acoustic kit in 10+ years (was using a high-end Roland electronic kit). Decided I wanted my daughter to learn on a real drum set. Doing some other product research, read about moongels and decided to take a shot. Amazing product that I had never heard of before. Very versitile damping based upon where you place the moongel. Doesn't excuse you from tuning your drums, of course.

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