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Heavyhitterpads Quadropad
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6 17534 1/16/2007
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100% of reviewers $95.00 9.3
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Description: This product has been discontinued and production of new models have been taken over by Vic Firth. Please rate only the Original (purple) version here. The Vic Firth versions can be found here:
Large Set
Small Set


Without a decent tenor pad on the market, Bill Bachman, author of Quad Logic and Rudimental Logic, has designed a legitimate tenor practice pad. The Quadropad feels just like the real thing so you can now practice what you will perform! You can switch from the Quadropad to the drums and back again without changing your technique.


By eliminating the different tones of the drums using the Quadropad, you can focus on accurate stick heights since they are now clearly audible (and are therefore easier to refine). Also, the Quadropad is uniquely set up for the drum's playing areas, both standard and scrape.


Here are the features for the HHP Quadropad:
  • available in two sizes, small for tenors with an 8" one drum, and large for tenors with a 10" one drum
  • options for 1 or 2 spock drums on the large size
  • pads are laid out accurately and cut for playing areas (both standard and scrape)
  • spacing is to scale with 1/4" rim to rim drums--pads are spaced from the playable part of each drumhead just inside of the bearing edge
  • pads have a replaceable drumhead-esque laminate to eliminate the side to side drag of rubber and allow for a slick realistic feel (especially when scraping)
  • spock drum pad(s) are made with thinner gum rubber than the four main quad drums allowing for a realistically different feel
  • foam on the bottom that'll insure a smooth ride and won't scratch the dining room table or other surface that the pad is resting on
  • high quality gum rubber
  • purple finish
Keywords: Tenors squint quint pads
 
Posts: 41
Registered: August 2002
Location: Stateboro



Author
goobs22xx



Registered: August 2002
Location: Stateboro
Review Date: 5/23/2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $40.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Feels like the real thing.
Cons: None, unless you don't like purple.

The Quadropad can be placed on a table, a bed, a trap table, a basket style snare stand, or any other flat surface. The pad has four holes than can be used to hang your mallets in when not in use. It's also purple.


The Quadropad feels and reacts exactly as if they were tuned heads on a set of tenors. The layout is setup simply and accurately, and enables practice using many different styles of playing, and many different playing zone selections.


I bought a used set of the small Quadropad to match the equipment that the group I teach has. A new set would run between $70-$85 depending on the size of the set and number of spocks.


This is the most realistic feeling tenor pad I have ever played on. The Quadropad definitely delivers.

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[color:"purple"]01-02 Calvary High - Bass
02-03 Calvary High- Drumline Captain/Snare
03-04 Calvary High - Drumline Captain/Snare[/color]
[color:"maroon"]04-05 South Effingham High - Snare[/color]
[color:"blue"]05-06 Georgia Southern University Front Ensemble[/color]
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jmacdrums


Registered: March 2001
Location: Tampa, Florida
Review Date: 12/17/2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $90.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): great price, great feel
Cons: hard to pack around

I've owned 3 tenor practice pads and this is BY FAR the greatest one I've purchased! Not only that, it was for a great price! It matches the actual size of the drums, great pads get a good rebound...awesome pad.


2 thumbs up!

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Instructor/Arranger Alonso HS,Tampa, FL 2001-present

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Review Date: 12/26/2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $125.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great spacing and rebounds
Cons: Bottom rubber comes off easily, high price

The quadropad is awesome, this is definitely the tenor pad to purchase. The spacing is perfect and it feels great. However, when I pulled mine out of the box yesterday the bottom rubber had already come off and the laminates I payed for weren't included. When you order one make it very clear you want laminates. If you don't have them, Scrapes feel very awkward (try doing a pretend scrape on a realfeel pad and you'll see what I'm talking about). The bottom rubber can be glued back on very easily, though. I've played on one with laminates and I couldn't tell a difference between the drums and the pad. You can't hear the tones of the drums so you're able to watch things such as stick heights and playing areas much more easily. A great pad overall.
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Review Date: 4/23/2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $100.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): everything
Cons: nothing

it doesnt get better than bill bachamns ingenuity with vic firths quality. ive had mine for four months now and have seen massive improvements in my playing. this pad works best with dynasty tenors, ive found very little difference between these two.


all in all a must have essential best buy for all tenor players of all levels
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izzy


Registered: July 2009
Location: FL
Review Date: 10/17/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): good rebound, feels real
Cons: pricy, hard to transport, laminates aren't included

This is a really good tenor pad...Provided you get the laminates. Without the laminates scrapes become difficult if not impossible to do. So if you buy the pad, buy the laminates. The other downside to this pad is it's a little hard to transport, you can't exactly throw it in your bookbag. But this pad does feel like a real set of tenors if you use it on a stable surface.
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drumforjme



Registered: August 2009
Location: Georgia
Review Date: 1/16/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $120.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Positive aspects of the product (pros): Excellent Spacing, Good Rebound
Cons: You have to install the spock drum pads yourself, therefore are easily able to screw up the spacing

Very nice, Very easy to practice with, make sure you get the laminates to promote better scraping technique
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