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Alesis RealHead Kick Pad  

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        A real head for a real feel.

        The high-quality Alesis RealHead Kick Pad serves as a trigger pad when attached to any model of single or double-bass-drum pedal (pedal sold separately). The Alesis RealHead kick pad also boasts a tunable, 8" Mylar playing surface.

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        AlesisRealHead Kick Pad
         
        4.0

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Ehh...

        Comments about Alesis RealHead Kick Pad:

        While it is a good bass drum pedal, there are much better products out there. If you play double-bass intensive music, this is not the product for you.
        Overall it is a responsive kick pedal capable of handling any double-bass drum pedal. However, it feels NOTHING like a real bass drum. There is no "kick back" to speak of, and essentially feels like hitting a block of wood. For someone like me who plays mostly metal/hardcore with lots of bass drum rolls, this is a problem...
        The head cracked a couple months after purchasing it, it's loud as heck, and it feels nothing like a bass drum. For the money it's not bad, but you can do much better.
        Pretty expensive for a fairly low-quality product...

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very good buy for the most part

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        Comments about Alesis RealHead Kick Pad:

        I think the quality of this pad is very good for the price. (remember to price match though!). I like the way it feels and it responds fine as long as you tweak it a little which isn't hard to do. BUT there is one problem. It's super loud. I live in an apartment and my neighbors below always bang at their ceiling with a broom or something whenever i use the set with the kit pad. But like WTFrickJustin said (thanks for writing that by the way) just put a mesh head on it and look it up on youtube and do a little research and apparently its more quite that way. Putting like karate mat material or foam and or a think carpet (or all 3) down underneath the set will reduce the banging it outputs. Hope this helps.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A small tip....Please read this before buying

        Comments about Alesis RealHead Kick Pad:

        Im writing the review on this item because I bought the DM10 Studio kit. I believe it is not that great of a kick pad because of ONE reason...It is extremely loud. Along with the loudness, It really doesnt feel like a bass drum head BECAUSE of the hard foam and the metal plate thats right under the mylar head (I took the liberty of taking ou the mylar head to find out why it was so loud). BUT if you do plan on buying this, I really suggest you to go find a video on the internet of how to do a MESH HEAD upgrade on your ALESIS REALHEAD KICK PAD. I promise this will definatly quite down the kick pad. (Just put "alesis mesh head upgrade" on the search engine and it give you several videos. The videos I've seen only shows how to upgrade the alesis drum pad, BUT the alesis realhead kickpad is no diffrent.) Overall if you did upgrade into a mesh head, this would would be an excellent buy.

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