Vic Firth Single Sided 6" Drum Practice Pad


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Vic Firth Single Sided 6" Drum Practice Pad

Playing smaller pads forces you to play more accurately and hit your strokes dead center.

The Vic Firth Single Sided 6" Drum Practice Pad is an affordable small practice pad that lets you work on your control.

The soft rubber playing surface offers less rebound than other materials. This encourages drawing out more power in your stroke which can be a challenge given the small size of the pad.


  • Size: 6"
  • Material: Gum Rubber
  • Extras: N/A


Many users note that the feel is very good given the softer nature of gum rubber. Some specifically note the sound to be similar to a rim shot. The rubber base also gets some appreciation as it prevents the pad from moving around when placed on a surface such as a table.


A user mentioned that after a few uses, the gum rubber began to get dirty. Another noted that the rubber started coming off and had to be re-glued, but this particular comment seems to be an isolated case.


Offering a great middle ground between high and low levels of rebound in a small pad for precision training, the Vic Firth Single Sided 6" Drum Practice Pad is a great budget option for those looking to improve both their accuracy and stroke.

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.