10 Best Practice Pads & Devices

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Practice Pads & Devices in 2020


Aquarian Drumheads Drum Set, inch (QBP6)

Aquarian Drumheads Drum Set, inch (QBP6)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Quik-Bounce Practice Pad
  • 6-Inch diameter
  • Accurate feel and response
  • 8mm thread for cymbal mount

Meinl Cymbals MKPM Knee Mount for All Common Threaded Practice Pads

Meinl Cymbals MKPM Knee Mount for All Common Threaded Practice Pads
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • This mount is designed to fit any common threaded (8mm) practice pad
  • Great for on-the-go practicing or warm ups before a Show
  • No need for a stand, the mount allows you to attach your practice pad to your Knee
  • The strap is fully adjustable to find your comfort zone

Gretsch Drums Practice Pad (GREPAD12O)

Gretsch Drums Practice Pad (GREPAD12O)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Gretsch
  • Round Badge
  • Silica gel surface

DW DWCPPADSTDBG Practice Pad

DW DWCPPADSTDBG Practice Pad
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Includes a carrying bag
  • Includes pad and stand
  • Great for Practice

DW DWSMPADMS Multi-Surface Pad

DW DWSMPADMS Multi-Surface Pad
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Made by Drum Workshop
  • Multi-Surface Pad
  • Model # DWSMPADMS

Vic Firth 6" Double Sided Practice Pad

Vic Firth 6
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Offers 2 surfaces that allow you to concentrate on different aspects of your technique
  • An important accessory to your drumming journey
  • One side has soft rubber for quiet practice while the other has hard rubber for intensifying the workout and hearing each stroke
  • A dense wooden base provides authentic feel

Vic Firth 12" Double sided Practice Pad

Vic Firth 12
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Model PAD12D
  • Available with soft rubber for quiet practice and with hard rubber for intensifying the workout and hearing each stroke
  • Features a dense wooden base for an authentic feel

Offworld Percussion Invader V3 Practice Pad

Offworld Percussion Invader V3 Practice Pad
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Tromme Drum Practice Pad & Carrying Case - 12 Inches - Silicone - Wooden Base with Real Drum Feel - Practice Quietly - Sticks and Stand NOT INCLUDED (Gray)

Tromme Drum Practice Pad & Carrying Case - 12 Inches - Silicone - Wooden Base with Real Drum Feel - Practice Quietly - Sticks and Stand NOT INCLUDED (Gray)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Stagg LPPS-25/R Single Practice Pad Stand with 7/32-Inch US Thread Diameter

Stagg LPPS-25/R Single Practice Pad Stand with 7/32-Inch US Thread Diameter
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Suitable for Remo & Billy Hyde Practice Pads
  • Height Adjustable
  • Solid Steel Construction

Guitar Hero World Tour: Previewing the Game Series' Fourth Installment

One of the big pieces of news to hit is certainly its expansion into the world of drums and vocals. Guitar Hero has one-upped Rock Band with 3 drum pads (red, blue and green), one bass pedal and two cymbal pads (yellow and orange).

One of the big pieces of news to hit is certainly its expansion into the world of drums and vocals. After the mass success of Rock Band, which already included these features, it came as no surprise that Guitar Hero would make such a move. A company needs to make its money, though, which means (unfortunately for us gamers) that Rock Band's drum pad won't be compatible with Guitar HeroWorld Tour. Whereas Rock Band uses 4 drum pads and one bass pedal, Guitar Hero has one-upped them with 3 drum pads (red, blue and green), one bass pedal and two cymbal pads (yellow and orange).

Topping that announcement is the debut of the new "Music Studio" that allows you to create your own music and share it with the world. It wasn't specified if you create songs for scratch or are actually able to upload your own music and set beats to it, but either way, it's definitely a welcome addition to the rhythm-music genre.

Taking another cue from Rock Band and other popular music games, Guitar Hero World Tour will let you create and customize your own character, band and album, right down to a logo and album covers. With this band you can play both offline and online using any of the multiplayer options introduced in the previous Guitar Hero game, as well as a new "Battle of the Bands" play style for 8 players online.

On top of these, there were also a number of other morsels of information released:

- All controllers will be wireless for all next-gen systems

- First game in the Guitar Hero franchise to offer downloadable content to the Wii

- Will feature the largest song list in the entire rhythm-music genre.

- Has songs by bands such as Linkin Park, Sublime, The Eagles, Van Halen and more.

All of this sounds great, but what about the price? Guitar Hero World Tour will retail at $189.99 for all next-gen bundles (which are said to include the game, drum pad, guitar and microphone). The PS2 version is a bit cheaper, sitting at $179.99, while still being $10 more expensive than the Rock Band bundle. If you're just interested in the Guitar and game, you'll be set back $99.99, and just the game will go for the normal $49.99/$59.99 respectively. Guitar Hero World Tour goes on sale in Fall of 2020.