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    And yet another question from me.

    I had this great urge to play my drums last night. I didn't because I would have woken up the whole neighborhood and made my wife very angry. I was able to find some nylon drum patches f to place over the drum heads and that helped to significantly reduce the drum sound. The problem is the cymbals. DO they make something similar for the cymbals? If not any suggestions on how to reduce the sound so I can play without bothering others?
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    1. Buy an e-kit
    2. Buy headphones
    3. Play until your hearts content


    That's my only suggestion, sorry, I can't help with the acoustic stuff......

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    Or try these


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    I used to use some old, worn-out towels at times to dampen my cymbals. Just drape them completely over the cymbals and play on the surface of the towel.
    Completely changes the feel, but that's OK; it's kinda like warming up on pillows, then you can tear it up when you actually play drums that rebound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drum_chick View Post
    Or try these

    This is what I was looking for, but someone mentioned towels below and since that would be a cheaper option, maybe that's the route to go. I'm going to give the towels a try and see if that helps. The problem with an e-set is space. I don't have the space in room I'm in to house two drums sets. I would love to have an e-set but the room I'm using houses the acoustic drums et, two computers, two keyboards, a mixer, recorder, monitors ect.

    BTW - Thanks for the replies!
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    You could always quit work , this way you got all day to play the drums with no one around to hollar at you..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonefishin View Post
    You could always quit work , this way you got all day to play the drums with no one around to hollar at you..............
    Yeah, then you can get a month or two of intense woodshed practice sessions in...
    ...before you get evicted.

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    I have a set at home... HQ Sound drum pads, I think. They also come with damper pads for crash cymbal, ride cymbal and hi-hat as well. I'll double check the name when I get home tonight. My set comes with 14' snare pad, 12", 13" and 16' to pads and a 20" for my bass drum. I'll report back the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiacovaz View Post
    I have a set at home... HQ Sound drum pads, I think. They also come with damper pads for crash cymbal, ride cymbal and hi-hat as well. I'll double check the name when I get home tonight. My set comes with 14' snare pad, 12", 13" and 16' to pads and a 20" for my bass drum. I'll report back the name.
    Thanks I'd appreciate the name as I may want to go this route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonefishin View Post
    You could always quit work , this way you got all day to play the drums with no one around to hollar at you..............

    On planet Silver Dragon Sound, this is the solution.
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    I have Sound Off silencers. They work real well, but the bass drum is a little flimsy and wants to fall down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverdragonsound View Post
    On planet Silver Dragon Sound, this is the solution.
    Im only kiddin , I built my house in the middle of the woods on a couple acres , have no neighbors and Mrs GF is making me build a room in the basement with carpet on the floor and walls so I dont quit work .

    You have some good advise on products out there people are telling you about . They all sound pretty good for what you are looking for . Good luck .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonefishin View Post
    You could always quit work , this way you got all day to play the drums with no one around to hollar at you..............
    I work from home... It's the best. I can just whack em whenever I feel the urge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holycow77 View Post
    I work from home... It's the best. I can just whack em whenever I feel the urge.
    Sounds like a good job to me. I would sleep in for starters. Getting up at 5am is not the best way to start the day.

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    Originally Posted by fiacovaz
    I have a set at home... HQ Sound drum pads, I think. They also come with damper pads for crash cymbal, ride cymbal and hi-hat as well. I'll double check the name when I get home tonight. My set comes with 14' snare pad, 12", 13" and 16' to pads and a 20" for my bass drum. I'll report back the name.

    Thanks I'd appreciate the name as I may want to go this route.


    They are HQ Soundoff...should work for what you have in mind.

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    Thanks for posting that fiacovaz. I'm looking into this possibility.
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    Hey guys, newbie to the forum here, but not to drumming. Actually, I'm an old fart.

    But I also use HQ Sound Off pads cuz I live in a condo, and they're great! and inexpensive too....for my 6pc kit I think I paid around $50 including two cymbal pads and the hi hat set.

    If I've figured this out right, here's a couple pics of my practice kit.
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    Beautiful kit! (nice TV... nice tree... nice carpet! )
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    Thanks drummer! M Birch kit - old tv, carpet, fake tree....

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    You should see his other kit.
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