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Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:29 pm



Has anyone checked out the new Ahead snare pads? Also the Ahead tenor pad? Any thoughts or comments?


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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:10 am



drums4drums wrote:Has anyone checked out the new Ahead snare pads? Also the Ahead tenor pad? Any thoughts or comments?
it almost looks like that old scojo ******* pad from like '06 with the met and everything but just strapped to your leg
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:14 pm



I just bought an Ahead snare pad and I think it cost $65. So far I love it. Nice sound, really responsive. Well just have to see how it holds up over time. Great quality.
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:26 pm



UPDATE:

I've had the pad for about a week and a half and the head has already cracked severely. This is just with normal use and not sitting there banging the crap out of it. I put probably about 30 hours of play time on it before the head was ruined completely.

I would stay away from this brand if I were you. Get a ******* or something similar instead.
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:44 pm



I thought Ahead had a bad rep over things like this haha..
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:42 pm



I went to sam ash today and they had a pad with the snare beads for a little under $40. I think they are great and affordable for beginners or a good alternatives to those who dont want to drop a Bergman on a ******* pad


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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:38 pm



I was at my local drum shop a couple weeks ago and the staff had an Ahead snare pad sitting on the counter that they'd been playing around with. I asked about them and they said they got 3 in and had already sold the other 2. They offered to give me the one they'd been playing on for $30 since it was slightly used so I snatched it up. It's an ok pad in terms of feel and responsiveness, but it's HEAVY AS HELL and has some kind of metal or ceramic rim that just eats my sticks alive. It mostly sits around while I use my VF heavy hitter pad with a laminate which I think sounds and feels better. I'm glad I didn't pay full price and can't really say that I recommend you do either.
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:47 pm



flyingfuzz11 wrote:I was at my local drum shop a couple weeks ago and the staff had an Ahead snare pad sitting on the counter that they'd been playing around with. I asked about them and they said they got 3 in and had already sold the other 2. They offered to give me the one they'd been playing on for $30 since it was slightly used so I snatched it up. It's an ok pad in terms of feel and responsiveness, but it's HEAVY AS HELL and has some kind of metal or ceramic rim that just eats my sticks alive. It mostly sits around while I use my VF heavy hitter pad with a laminate which I think sounds and feels better. I'm glad I didn't pay full price and can't really say that I recommend you do either.
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:54 pm



Gravedig, much?


On topic: I have never played the Ahead practice pad.
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:11 am



Playing on this pad is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike playing on a real drum.
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:10 am



Just get a V3 and be done with it. These things would survive a nuclear holocaust
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:45 pm



VoteLobster wrote:Just get a V3 and be done with it. These things would survive a nuclear holocaust
So true. Though the darkmatter surface could dry out and generate small cracks without proper care. The heads on the Ahead pad are replaceable, while the V3's surface isn't. Still a great pad, though.
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:21 pm



If you're referring to the Ahead pads with the snare sound, they have very crappy durability. I was disappointed that the pad's components were plastic, and the carbon fiber laminate breaks really easily. The Invader is bulletproof if you polish it, but you could get a ******* pad if you don't like maintenance, but the downside can be the turnaround time.


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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:41 pm



They seem just like chepaer versions of ******* pads. Im not sure how good of a copy they are as ive never played on one, but ******* makes some pretty incredible pads.
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:44 am



I think I might know the answer but what is a ***** pad, and what is the significance of calling it a ***** pad?


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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:54 am



I do own a couple V3's. It is a decent pad with enough rebound to make you think the stick will end up stuck in the ceiling if you don't hang on to it. The articulation is okay, too. However, they don't sound very good in the videos I see posted to YouTube. I wouldn't recommend it for practicing concert rolls. It is way too hard for that, and the surface is a little sticky. You would have to press too hard to get any buzz out of it. To practice a lighter touch I still like the ancient Remo pad with the real head on it.


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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:55 pm



Flam Tap Zydeco wrote:I think I might know the answer but what is a ***** pad, and what is the significance of calling it a ***** pad?
oh woops sorry i typed ******* but apparently thats a curse word?
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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:48 pm



mattmattduck wrote:
Flam Tap Zydeco wrote:I think I might know the answer but what is a ***** pad, and what is the significance of calling it a ***** pad?
oh woops sorry i typed ******* but apparently thats a curse word?

IDK? I am the noob. It was a serious question and not a complaint. ******* is a forbidden curse word here? Or is there some inside joke like a Maxi reference? lol


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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:53 pm



Flam Tap Zydeco wrote:
mattmattduck wrote:
Flam Tap Zydeco wrote:I think I might know the answer but what is a ***** pad, and what is the significance of calling it a ***** pad?
oh woops sorry i typed ******* but apparently thats a curse word?

IDK? I am the noob. It was a serious question and not a complaint. ******* is a forbidden curse word here? Or is there some inside joke like a Maxi reference? lol

Okay, it doesn't take an old noob long. Type ******* with a "X" and it gets auto moderated so I tried a "Z" this time.


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Re: Ahead practice pads?

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:13 pm



Okay, it doesn't take an old noob long. Type ******* with a "X" and it gets auto moderated so I tried a "Z" this time.[/quote]

okay what the heck, it keeps on filtering it... i meant to type ******* okay if that still gets moderated here is a link to their site so you know what im talking about.
https://www.xymoxpercussion.com/product ... -pads.html
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