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The Vic Firth Slim Pad is built with very thin rubber mounted on a sturdy wooden base that gives the percussion pad the feel of a contemporary marchi...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Vic Firth Slim Pad is built with very thin rubber mounted on a sturdy wooden base that gives the percussion pad the feel of a contemporary marching snare drum.


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Vic FirthSlim Pad
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

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Excellent Pad

This is an incredible practice pad. I bought it this year to practice memorization on my marching music at my house without bothering my parents. It has a very similar bounce to a marching...Read complete review

This is an incredible practice pad. I bought it this year to practice memorization on my marching music at my house without bothering my parents. It has a very similar bounce to a marching snare.

Pros:
Similar bounce to a actual marching snare.
Fairly quiet.
Very Durable.
Fits on any old snare drum stand.

Cons:
It would be very helpful if it had a rim to practice with.

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Poor Quality

I have been a drumming for 30 years and have been a patron of Vic Virth since day one. Now, the 2nd generation of drum players in my family, my children, are using...Read complete review

I have been a drumming for 30 years and have been a patron of Vic Virth since day one. Now, the 2nd generation of drum players in my family, my children, are using your products as well. Since I owned a couple of slim pads, I wanted to get my children the same product. I ordered two from musicians friend. Upon unboxing the slimpads, I quickly noticed the poor quality in workmanship and manufacturing. I compared both the new slim pads with my old ones and noticed many differences. The new pad was not cut perfectly. There is bubbling on certain spots on the pad as well as the edges being frayed. I have taken pictures. Your company has always made an outstanding product. I know there was a merger last year or so. I hope this does not mark any changes in quality control of your products. I will request an RMA from musicians friend and look for another pad for my kids.

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1.0

Poor Quality

By Mark

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

I have been a drumming for 30 years and have been a patron of Vic Virth since day one. Now, the 2nd generation of drum players in my family, my children, are using your products as well. Since I owned a couple of slim pads, I wanted to get my children the same product. I ordered two from musicians friend. Upon unboxing the slimpads, I quickly noticed the poor quality in workmanship and manufacturing. I compared both the new slim pads with my old ones and noticed many differences. The new pad was not cut perfectly. There is bubbling on certain spots on the pad as well as the edges being frayed. I have taken pictures. Your company has always made an outstanding product. I know there was a merger last year or so. I hope this does not mark any changes in quality control of your products. I will request an RMA from musicians friend and look for another pad for my kids.

 
1.0

No longer same quality

By Mark

from woburn, massachusetts

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

      These pads are no longer made the same. I own two of these from 4 years past. I bought two more for my kids. When I opened the box, I was surprised how much the quality has diminished. The rubber laminate on the wood was poorly cut and bubbling in some places. The picture on the website is not even an accurate representation of the actual item. The new pad''s logo is in all white. What is going on with Vic Virth with this pad? I am disappointed and returning these pads. If you check, all the positive reviews were from 2012.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Pad

      By Matthew

      from Missouri

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This is an incredible practice pad. I bought it this year to practice memorization on my marching music at my house without bothering my parents. It has a very similar bounce to a marching snare.

          Pros:
          Similar bounce to a actual marching snare.
          Fairly quiet.
          Very Durable.
          Fits on any old snare drum stand.

          Cons:
          It would be very helpful if it had a rim to practice with.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Pad

          By Bass1guy

          from Suwanee, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          Feels like a real snare

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Vic Firth Slim Pad

          By griffinclaw11

          from Georgia

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This pad is great and I would give it a 10 everywhere but i don't give 10 often just for the fact that there is always room for improvement. The pad doesn't make much noise and it holds up well. It is also a good size and fits in a backpack easily so it is definately good quality and worth the money. It feels just like a marching snare(or as clase as a practice pad can get to an actual high-tension drum) which makes it a huge asset for snare players. Enjoy!
          Pad has a great gum rubber surface that feels almost exactly like a marching snare. The wood base is sturdy.The foam on the bottom helps reduce noise and add lap comfort. The only thing it could use is a rim to practice on but it is great for rudiments and rythems and such.
          The quality is great it holds up great the wooden part barely chips at all and only if u hit it with the sticks. Also the rubber doesnt show marks after you hit it so it always looks clean which is great
          The price could have been better but it was average for a pad of this caliber especially since the product backs up the price. You definately get what you paid for.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good pad

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This is a great pad, and helps with the "pad hand" issues but since i bought it the rubber side has been peeling off. should i just glue i back on, or will that ruin it? Or should i get the laminent? beside the peeling its a great pad.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By B53ag-yz4

          from New Hampshire

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This practice pad is hands down the best one i own. I used this to help me learn marching snare drum and it worked very well. The rebound closely resembles that of a marching snare drum.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect for anyone who plays marching snare

          By CoolCat7

          from Marquette, Michigan

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          Excellant pad, it has great feel and response, as well as a very realistic high tension marching snare feel when you apply the laminate cover. Loudest practice pad I've ever heard but compared to the real drum it's not bad.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Pad!

          By Taylor-C7L0h

          from Athens, GA

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          I have played and owned a few pads in my marching journey. This one is by far the best. It is indeed a loud one. However, unlike the other pads, this pad, especially with the laminate, has a very articulate sound to it. This exposes mistakes that are hidden by most gum rubber pads. It also feels more like a marching snare! This pad is DEFINITELY worth your money!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Deal

          By david89797

          from North Carolina

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This is absolutely the best pad for the money. It has a pretty realistic feal and great quality. This practice pad is definitly worth the money. Great Buy!

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