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Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler  

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The Evans EQ Pad attaches to your kick drumhead with Velcro strips to muffle resonance and volume. Great for studio work or close drum miking....Read More

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Keeps your head from vibrating.

The Evans EQ Pad attaches to your kick drumhead with Velcro strips to muffle resonance and volume. Great for studio work or close drum miking.


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EvansEQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Functional (6)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    EQ muffler

    This thing is great.I use this with an EQ3 (22") and a Retro screen, and it's the best bass sound I've ever had.It has a lot of attack, it's powerful,...Read complete review

    This thing is great.I use this with an EQ3 (22") and a Retro screen, and it's the best bass sound I've ever had.It has a lot of attack, it's powerful, and the muffler allows it to boom a little, but not so much where double bass work will be muddy sounding.It's nice to be done with blankets and pillows in my bass drum. With this, you can load and unload and never have to re adjust all of your muffling.It makes you look more professional, it's cheap, and it makes you sound better.The Resonant Gate System is also nice because it muffles the front head a little, even better for double bass playing.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great idea, needs better execution

    I really love the idea of this product, a kick pillow that won't flop around during transport, and it's adjustable with in the kick to customize your muffling. Perfect. Well, maybe not....Read complete review

    I really love the idea of this product, a kick pillow that won't flop around during transport, and it's adjustable with in the kick to customize your muffling. Perfect. Well, maybe not. I play a 22" kick, nothing out of the norm, and I simply cannot get this thing to muffle enough of the head, I have it pressed almost completely flush with the head, and it's not enough (keep in mind, I typically prefer a rather compressed kick tone)but I mean still it's not enough muffling, and also I wish it were longer to muffle the reso head a little too. Anyways, to solve my problem, I got some gibralter felt straps (old school method but does wonders in combination with the EQ pad)and played it at a gig the same night and it sounded like a cannon, even got a compliment from the sound guy. I think this may be better suited for 16-18-20 inch drums. If it works for you, great, I might try some other options later after playing with it some more. I wish they made a lager size or perhaps a "fluffier" version for more compresion.

    Just so you know where I'm coming from my specs are pdp x7 22x18 kick (maple) coated emperor (batter) fiberskyn2 (reso) with a kickport, gibralter felts and the eq pad.

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    5.0

    Adios Pillows and Bedclothes!

    By AstraLizard

    from Southeast Idaho

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

      The Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler was just what I needed to fine tune the sound in my 22" Tama Starclassic Performer B/B kick. Coupled with an Evans EQ resonant head and a Kickport, the drum produces the incredibly deep, resonant tone I have been searching for. The pad fits perfectly in the drum as advertised, and looks so much better that a pillow or sheet. The pad is easily installed or removed via the resonant hole or Kickport. Nice job Evans!

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      5.0

      It really works

      By hzgrac

      from Missoula, Montana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

          I have always used various "homemade" mufflers to get the sound I wanted with reasonable success. But I came across this one,decided to give it a try and am really pleased with the results. I have a Gretsch Maple kick and love the resonance but could never quite "nail" the exact sound I wanted from it. This did it! Plus it gives a lot of possible variations. I have a 5" port in mine and installed it easily through there. A very helpful accessory.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product!

          By AZbadfish

          from Sierra Vista, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

            This pad was really easy to install, and it works a lot better than I expected it to. Definitely recommend!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Really gave me the sound I want.

            By Drummer 66

            from Rio Rico, Az.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Good For All Types Of Gen
              • Practicing
              • Works On All Drums

              Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

              Nice item, really gives my Bass Drum the sound
              I want. Highly Recommend this muffler pad.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Great idea, needs better execution

              By Deagan

              from Thibodaux, Louisiana

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Made Well
              • Made Well Velcro
              • Nice Materials

              Cons

              • Doesn't Muffle Enough

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

              I really love the idea of this product, a kick pillow that won't flop around during transport, and it's adjustable with in the kick to customize your muffling. Perfect. Well, maybe not. I play a 22" kick, nothing out of the norm, and I simply cannot get this thing to muffle enough of the head, I have it pressed almost completely flush with the head, and it's not enough (keep in mind, I typically prefer a rather compressed kick tone)but I mean still it's not enough muffling, and also I wish it were longer to muffle the reso head a little too. Anyways, to solve my problem, I got some gibralter felt straps (old school method but does wonders in combination with the EQ pad)and played it at a gig the same night and it sounded like a cannon, even got a compliment from the sound guy. I think this may be better suited for 16-18-20 inch drums. If it works for you, great, I might try some other options later after playing with it some more. I wish they made a lager size or perhaps a "fluffier" version for more compresion.

              Just so you know where I'm coming from my specs are pdp x7 22x18 kick (maple) coated emperor (batter) fiberskyn2 (reso) with a kickport, gibralter felts and the eq pad.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Versatile Addition

              By Flow9:38

              from East Coast

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

                  A versatile bass drum muffler. I don't like "bed linens" in my vintage and custom drum-sets. I can set this muffler with just the right amount of contact on either the front or batter head. The velcro keeps it in place and allows for fine tuning adjustments. Very clean look with clear heads.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Evans Bass Drum Muffler

                  By Big Dave

                  from Marion IA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

                  Creates the perfect sound of a larger Bass drum.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  EQ Pad is awesome!

                  By GregO

                  from Arizona

                  Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

                  I use an EMAD clear batter with a EQ3 black resonant front. The evens EQ pads on each side of my kick, add so much life to my bass drum sound. Way to go Evans, consider me a die hard customer forever!
                  Got 2 of them. One on batter, and one on resonant side. My bass drum sound has improved 100%. I seed a DW pillow, and got ris of it because it made my kick sound EXTREMELY dead.
                  Outstanding quality doesn't kill the kick drums tone.
                  A bit pricey but worth it.

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                  (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good but theres better for cheaper

                  By Ironman42

                  from gadsden

                  Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

                  These will get the job done cuz my drum teacher has one in his extremely nice set. But i have found a way if you have a cheap set like mine that if you take one long pillow and one short pillow (these are just sleaping pillows) you can put the long one on bottom and fold it over to wear the side is on your batter head and the other tip/edge would be on your resonant...then lay the short pillow on top in the same manner so that you will have the tips of both pillows resting on the resonant with the resonant really lose and the batter really tight and it gives off this amazing thumpy yet loud tone that is just unbelievable for rock and classic rock sounds

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                  (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  Comments about Evans EQ Pad Bass Drum Muffler:

                  I bought this after being personally suggested to by Matt Greiner. I must say I'm not at all dissapointed. With a small blanket, my bass drum sounded so good. A thud with some pop in it. Easy to install and very cheap. I would strongly suggest it. I must say that other comments made me feel uneasy but afer getting it I can personally say that they are amazing.

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