Vic Firth Single Sided 12" Drum Practice Pad


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Vic Firth Single Sided 12" Drum Practice Pad

Gearank Recommendation

The Vic Firth Single Sided appeared on our recommended list for Drum Practice Pads from November 2017 until November 2020.


Vic Firth’s Single Sided 12" Drum Practice Pad is the 12" version of the Vic Firth’s 6" pad, with the only notable difference between the two being their size. Though the materials and design are very similar, the size of the pad you use can have a huge impact on your practice.

Larger pads are great if you’re looking to translate general movement back to your drum. This makes them a great choice for percussionists who are just starting out, because consistency is key when you’re developing the muscle memory necessary to play an instrument.

Another key factor with the soft rubber is that it doesn’t rebound to the point that harder gum rubber does (Lonestar Percussion is again the source used), which helps to develop stamina. It’s also generally quieter than harder rubber, which is a huge plus if volume is a prime concern.


  • Size: 12"
  • Material: Gum Rubber
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available in our guide to The Best Drum Practice Pads.