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    Hey guys,
    been playing drums with my brother on bass, apparently I'm too loud. I saw Sound Percussion mutes on MF, anyone try them? I heard the Vic Firth ones and they sound awful, so none of those for me.

    Edit: Whoops, I think I may have posted this in the wrong section.
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    I have both. The Vic Firth mutes, as horrible as they sound, are of significantly better quality. Mutes in general will sound bad, so may as well get the ones that aren't going to leave black flakes all over your set. Go with Vic Firth.
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    I have SP mutes and they are pretty much the consistency of a computer mouse pad.

    If you're planning on jamming with them, don't. They pretty much are for silencing your drums so you can practice without disturbing anyone. They completely change the sound to a very deep, low, quiet tone that won't be heard over much of anything.

    Work on playing softer, or turn the bass up. Other than that my mutes haven't fallen apart, nor do they leave black flakes anywhere. You playin' with a mace DLDante?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timactionfigures View Post
    Work on playing softer, or turn the bass up. Other than that my mutes haven't fallen apart, nor do they leave black flakes anywhere. You playin' with a mace DLDante?
    I don't know, maybe I got a faulty set? But the SP mutes I have are pure trash.
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    Oh, well then maybe I'll just save the money or spend it on something else. I guess replacement heads would be better than mutes at this point. What's really funny is that my drums are actually quieter than most people I've heard, I tend to play sorta softly. I suppose I could always hook the bass up to our massive downstairs movie surround sound...

    *Blows out eardrums with one note*
    Yeah, maybe not.

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    Have you ever experimented with different types of sticks like the Regal Tip Blasticks. They're made to play like using regular sticks, but cut down on the sound. I've never used them myself, but have seen a couple of guys use something similar. They used them because of the small venue that they were playing and were afraid of being too loud. So, they would play with this type of stick. They claim that you can play just as hard as one normally would, but the drums wouldn't cut through. Just a suggestion.

    I personally use the drum mutes as you described. Just as TimActionFigures stated, they are for silencing your drums.

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    The blasticks? Are those the smaller sticks/rods bundled into a handle to make a stick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aximiliguru View Post
    The blasticks? Are those the smaller sticks/rods bundled into a handle to make a stick?
    It kinda looks like a brush, but made of wood...


    Here's what Regal Tip says about their own product:
    "Regal Tip Blasticks come with either thermoplastic dowels or wooden handles. They are softer than sticks, harder than brushes. They play like sticks but produce a soft and full sound. They are great for gigs when you want to play hard but not blow through the band. Adjustable "sound rings" allow you to slide the rings up and down the plastic bristles to produce different sound punctuations depending on your playing situation."

    This might not be a bad option...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DLDante View Post
    I don't know, maybe I got a faulty set? But the SP mutes I have are pure trash.
    If you happend to purchase a set that sat in the store for sometime it is possiable that the rubber was old and therefore falling apart. Rubber has a tendency to do that overtime. think of how a rubber band acts overtime, it will deteriate as it ages and fall apart. I have a set of the SP mutes that I have had about five years and I have not experienced any problems with flacking or falling apart yet, I have to think that you got an old or faulty set somehow.

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    I say save your money for something that you could really use, no need to spend money for mutes.........plain and simple, just dont wail the heck out of your drums.

    You can play softer and still get sound from your set. This may take a bit of practice but eventually it will happen. Typically when people play softer they tend to slow down with the tempo but like I said it may take a bit with newer drummers......just invest somme time, not your cash.

    Good luck.
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    I use the Evans ones and like them. Plus they dont cost a lot

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    ProMark Rocket Rods are another option, they are the bundled sticks. I use those at times. They don't feel exactly like regular sticks but cut volume a lot.



    I did find they didn't last tremendously long compared to the older model, Hot Rods.
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    I used them before the EQ silencers and found they work okay on all drums except the snare of which you here the snare wires rattle louder than the rest of the kit and because of this I could'nt stand the sound anymore. Tuning the snare off was the best thing to do so I could at least practice drum solos without waking the neighbourhood up.

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