Practice pads are a drummer’s best friend, but their tapping can still be annoying for family members, that’s why I was excited to get my hands on the Drumeo QuietPad and put it through its paces.
Drumeo sent me this pad at the same time they sent me their P4 practice pad, which really gave me the opportunity to compare them in-depth.
I’m really enjoying practicing on the Drumeo Quiet Pad (way more than I thought I would), and I’ve been spending most of my time using the quieter black side. It’s quickly becoming one of my favourite practice pads to use.
If you’d like to see the pad in action, check out my video review for a closer look:
This two-sided pad offers a traditional surface and a quiet surface, making it an ideal choice for drummers who want to practice without disturbing those around them.
Although the quiet surface requires slightly more strength due to its reduced rebound, I found myself using it more often than the traditional side. The build quality of the Drumeo QuietPad is impressive, and it seems like it’s made to last.
Although it might not be as versatile as the P4 practice pad, I actually find myself reaching for this pad a bit more often due to its lower volume.
Value for Money9.5/10
I really love this practice pad (a lot more than I expected I would), and I have spent most of my time using the black quiet site. It’s becoming one of my main go-to practice pads. The Drumeo QuietPad is a game-changer, featuring two surfaces: a traditional one and a super quiet one for discreet practice. Ideal for drummers of all levels, it stands out in noise-sensitive situations. While slightly larger than some alternatives, it's still easily transportable for impromptu jam sessions. It’s an impressive and versatile option that will help drummers improve their skills without making a racket.
- Extremely quiet surface for discreet practice
- Traditional blue surface offers a familiar practice pad feel
- Durable and well-made
- Portable enough for on-the-go practice
- Great value for the price
- The quiet surface may not last as long as the blue side
- Not as versatile as pads with multiple surfaces
The Drumeo QuietPad offers two distinct playing surfaces. The traditional blue surface is similar to what you’d find on a standard practice pad like the Evans Real Feel pad. It’s well-made and feels great to play on, with the expected rebound and volume you’d expect from a practice pad.
On the other hand, the quiet surface is really what sets this pad apart. This pad is the quietest I’ve ever played on, making it perfect for late-night practice sessions or when you need to keep noise levels down. I found myself using the quiet surface more often than the traditional side. It requires a bit more strength due to the slightly reduced rebound but that helps you add strength to your strokes.
While I’ve only been practicing on the Drumeo QuietPad for a few weeks, I can already tell that it’s built to last. The traditional blue surface seems like it would hold up for many years, just as you’d expect from a regular practice pad. The quiet surface also seems durable, but I suspect it might not last quite as long as the blue side. Only time will tell, but overall, I’m impressed with the build quality.
The Drumeo QuietPad is a bit wider than the Evans Real Feel pad, but it’s still portable enough to fit in a bag easily. If you’re looking for absolute portability, a smaller six-inch practice pad might be a better fit, but I like having the QuietPad near my desk for impromptu practice sessions.
Comparing to the Drumeo P4 Practice Pad
When comparing the QuietPad to the Drumeo P4 practice pad, I noticed some similarities and differences. The P4 pad is larger and offers four different playing surfaces, making it more versatile. However, the QuietPad stands out with its ultra-quiet surface, which is perfect for noise-sensitive situations.
The Drumeo QuietPad is a fantastic practice pad, featuring two surfaces: a traditional one and a super quiet one for discreet practice. It’s ideal for drummers of all levels. While slightly larger than some alternatives, it’s still easily transportable. It’s an impressive and versatile option that will help drummers improve their skills without making a racket.
Overall, the Drumeo QuietPad has become an indispensable practice tool for me. Its unique quiet surface and solid build quality make it an excellent choice for drummers of all skill levels who need a discreet practice solution. I’d recommend that you give it a try, and you might just find it to be the practice pad you’ve been searching for!