Vic Firth Double Sided 12" Drum Practice Pad


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Vic Firth Double Sided 12" Drum Practice Pad

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Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 500+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Vic Firth Double Sided 12” Drum Practice Pad has two surfaces with differing density and rebound.

The gray side is more silent and offers a lot of rebound and is reminiscent of a high tuned rock snare while the black side has a noticeable "clack" and gives the feel of a tight kevlar marching snare.

Mistakes are more evident when practicing with the black side due to the sound which makes it great for perfecting the timing of your flams.

The bigger 12" size makes it more comfortable for use on your lap compared to a 6" pad which may tilt or fall off your leg.


  • Size: 12"
  • Material: Soft and Hard Rubber
  • Extras: Double Sided


Many note that the size and construction of the drum pad makes it convenient to use on a snare stand, desk or their lap. The pad itself feels solid and stable according to several reviews. Some note that the volume of both sides helps them perceive hit accuracy better than completely silent pads. A user liked the bouncy and lively response.


While some see it as a plus, having a noisy drum pad was also seen as a negative for other drummers as they preferred to practice in silence. They would not recommend the Vic Firth Double Sided 12" Drum Practice Pad for people looking for the least amount of noise. Others note the bounce to be excessive particularly when using heavier sticks. This may be a detriment for people looking to work on their stamina.


The Vic Firth Double Sided 12" Drum Practice Pad is a great option for those accustomed to tightly tuned shells due to the response. The volume level of the black side will either be a positive or negative point depending on whether you want more note perception or silence.

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.