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Vic Firth Slim Pad

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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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    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Pad

By Matthew

from Missouri

About Me Experienced

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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.

      (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!

      (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)

       
      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

      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

      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

      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!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Realistic Pad (Beware Loudness)

      By Timmy-teKY6

      from IL

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

      This pad is very well built, it is very lightweight and feels just like contemporary snare drums (especially with the laminate available for it). But beware this is a loud pad, if you are looking for a quiet one get the vic firth single sided pad.

      (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

      Great Pad! Good for marching!

      By I <3drumline

      from Orlando, FL

      Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

      This pad is pretty good. Its kinda loud, but it is thin and lightweight. The laminate has a better feel, but is very loud. Its louder then the hard side of a HQ pad! It really depends on if yiu want a queit pracice. If you want good rebound, then get the laminate. I took mine off because it was so loud. Just dont hit the purple wood too hard- it will crack! Overall a good pad and the perfect size and weight.

       
      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.

           
          5.0

          great

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This product is great. I own a few pads and they have a hard side and a softer bouncier side. This is perfect it is right in the middle. The sound is very nice not to high piched that it hurts to listen to. It resembles a marching snare very well I have not seen a pad that could do that before. I think they are durrable and well worth the money. Vic Firth makes great and here is another one!

           
          5.0

          Best Drum pad (personal opinion)

          By The Drummer Boi

          from Connecticut

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This is the best drum pad i have ever used...and i have used a couple different pads... i am in the Drumline for a High School and this pad provides just as much bounce as my marching drum. I have yet to find one better.

           
          5.0

          AMAZING!

          By Jacqueline C.

          from PBG, FL

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This is an awesome pad. Best pad I've ever owned. I bought it without playing it, and I was soo amazed by how amazing it sound and felt. Just like a marching snare pad, and its pretty quiet to me. But it is a little louder than other pads..not too much..only if you hit extremly hard. NIce and bouncy feel.Definately Recomend!!and yes VERY PORTABLE...i bring it to school everyday to practice rudiments @ lunch!

           
          5.0

          Excellent Drum Pad!

          By thelittleman

          from Portland, OR

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This is an excellent drum pad. I purchased this drumpad to practice marching snare and it has not dissapointed me at all. It is great quality, and an excellent value. With the laminate (Vic Firth HHSNL), it feels very close to a Kevlar marching snare drum head. However, before buying this product, keep in mind that it is much louder than any other practice pad.Great product, highly recommended.

           
          5.0

          THSdrummer

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This is a great overall pad its durable gives me great rebound and the best feel for articulation when you swicth from the drum to the pad especially with the laminate you can get. Thank you vic firth and Bill Bachman for making a great pad every drummer on our line has a heavy hitter pad.

           
          5.0

          SWEETNESS!

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          This pad rocks!it feels just like a marching snare kevlar head!I totally recomend this for anyone who loves to play marching band/ drum corps!

           
          5.0

          Excellent Practice.

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          THANK YOU VIC FIRTH!This is a very very nice practice pad. I get the feel of my Yamaha SfZ snare whenever i play it. I would recommend this pad to any high school or college drumline member. This pad is portable and has a great feel.

           
          5.0

          Overall, great.

          By FroogleDoop

          from Annapolis, MD

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Vic Firth Slim Pad:

          Although the pad is loud (I personally like the sound), with the laminate on the pad, it feels very similar to an actual marching snare. The newer ones, I have noticed, have been made with a cheaper wood on them, it's less durable. So long as you take care of it, it should be fine.

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