View Full Version : Mutes for Roadshow kit

01-19-2019, 10:56 AM
I am a beginner and just bought Roadshow Pearl RS505C-C707 Roadshow drum kit Bronze Metallic. I would appreciate view on the best way to reduce the noise as I live near others. I think it is just the snare and the cymbals i need to quieten I can use a towel on the toms

Has anyone used the SoundsOff pads https://www.gear4music.ie/Drums/Silencing-Pads/EVANS

Also is it Ok if the room the kit is kept in is heated to normal temps around 70 F?. I have read of people saying extreme heat would be bad buy they seemed to be talking about playing out in very hot sun

01-19-2019, 04:50 PM
Sound Off pads are very good - I used to sell loads of them and never had a complaint. Made well, nice fit.

70F (21C) will be fine, it's more about keeping a good humidity level more than anything.

01-20-2019, 10:39 AM
I used to use the Sound Percussion mutes before switching over to Remo mesh heads and Sabian QuietTone cymbals. They (SP Mutes) cost a little less than the Soundoffs by Evans. Tom pads didn't feel bad (not natural, but not bad) but my two biggest issues were with the kick muffling system and with the cymbal mutes. They (cymbal mutes) started to discolor the cymbals if you didn't clean and rotate them every few weeks. The kick muffling is very spongy, so if you are hoping to practice high bpms on the kick(s), you'll probably not like their design.

But, if you buy them and you don't like them, at least they still make decent mouse pads for your computer.

Oh, and welcome to the PDF.

01-21-2019, 04:24 AM
If you're prepared to change the head then Remo Silent Strokes are good, its what I'm using, together with Zildjian L80 low volume cymbals. If you don't want to change the head, take a look at the RTOM BlackHole mesh heads.

All the above is not cheap, so if your wallet is tight then other options as above are what you'll probably be looking at.