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Beetle Percussion

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:48 pm
by The_Drumline_Life
Does anyone have any opinions on Beetle Percussion? Not regarding price just quality and dependency... How durable is it, does it feel compared to gum rubber, laminated gum rubber, etc.

Re: Beetle Percussion

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:36 pm
by Snare Playa
I've never heard of them until now, but it seems like a cool concept and it sounds pretty nice. I don't know how much they are, and didn't look as I'm satisfied with my current practice pads, but if it's cheap enough, go for it. If it's relatively pricey, I'd suggest sticking with the tried and true Invader V3 or Slimpad. If you spend money on the Beetle and don't like it, you'll just go to it.




Also, this forum is for the PracticePad feature of this site, not for the discussion of actual practice pads. Put that in the drum product review or general thread, please.

Re: Beetle Percussion

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:57 pm
by AQHinds53
I recently got added to their artist roster (recently as of last night haha) I love their products and everything the company is about. Their pads are sturdy and durable and the gum rubber is one of the closest things, in my opinion, to simulating a real drum head. Each pad is hand made which ensures top quality and no 2 pads will ever look the same. Plus I really dig the wood grain look to my pad. Definitely my top pick for drum pads and percussion related items.

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Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:23 am
by skywalker77799
I just ordered a double sided marching pad from them (their newest addition) today since it was free shipping and I thought "hey, 15$ off and a lot of good reviews." It's got 3/16" recycled car tire rubber on the top with a rim also made of tire, a 1/4" bottom side, and a wooden fiber core for tone. It should come within 2 weeks or so and when it does I'll update on how it feels.

Re: Re:

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:07 am
by The_Drumline_Life
skywalker77799 wrote:I just ordered a double sided marching pad from them (their newest addition) today since it was free shipping and I thought "hey, 15$ off and a lot of good reviews." It's got 3/16" recycled car tire rubber on the top with a rim also made of tire, a 1/4" bottom side, and a wooden fiber core for tone. It should come within 2 weeks or so and when it does I'll update on how it feels.
Yeah bdl has a back order right now, it should ship in 2 weeks... It is worth the wait, I love my pad! My ******* is basically a paper weight now because I don't like it at all compared to my Beetle pad!

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Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:42 pm
by skywalker77799
Hahaha yeah honestly any wait period is nothing compared to (X), so 2 weeks should fly by fast!

Re: Beetle Percussion

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:27 am
by Spirit Snare 80
Looks like they will be very durable, especially the corps pad that has no exposed wood.
Please report back and let us know how you like the pad. I'm always looking for new pads to add to my arsenal. As a side note, I bounced my Offworld off the floor yesterday in a local band room and not a scratch on it. I keep coming back to that pad even though I have the
"X" pad also. There's just something about the sticky surface that I like. Anyway, let us know more about the Beetle Pads.

Re: Beetle Percussion

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:17 am
by The_Drumline_Life
Spirit Snare 80 wrote:Looks like they will be very durable, especially the corps pad that has no exposed wood.
Please report back and let us know how you like the pad. I'm always looking for new pads to add to my arsenal. As a side note, I bounced my Offworld off the floor yesterday in a local band room and not a scratch on it. I keep coming back to that pad even though I have the
"X" pad also. There's just something about the sticky surface that I like. Anyway, let us know more about the Beetle Pads.
The new model of bdl pads are wicked durable, I don't mind the wear and tear look to stuff like on my bdl travel pad. The new model is completely surrounded in recycled rubber so it is basically a tire! It is really articulate but since it is double sided and surrounded with rubber, the resonation is shorter than a regular beetle percussion pad. Of course the best part of the new model is how ecofriendly they are! The way the new model is selling, crazy amounts of tires will be kept out of landfills! The traction on the surface is great for immediate response if you are slicing at all, and the rebound is awesome! I have an "X" pad and only use it to hold my travel pad in place, total waste of money! I wish I found bdl sooner and save myself 60+ and just gotten a beetle percussion pad! The new marching model has a 1/4 inch recycled rubber bottom so you can practice orchestral or drumset along with the 3/16 inch top for more rebound and articulation and a rim for marching practice. Honestly, BDL is the way to go!

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Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:32 am
by skywalker77799
Oh dude no way! I've seen you're post on Instagram! Haha with your X pad under the bdl, yeah.

Re: Beetle Percussion

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:44 pm
by Always Improving
Does anyone know how thick the rubber is on the one sided pad? Also would you recommend the marching pad or the one sided pad?

Re: Beetle Percussion

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:38 pm
by The_Drumline_Life
Always Improving wrote:Does anyone know how thick the rubber is on the one sided pad? Also would you recommend the marching pad or the one sided pad?
Depends on what you want, for orchestral or drumset you can choose the 1/4 inch option in checkout at beetlepercussion.com , and for marching 3/16 inch is available, the new marching pads are great because of the rim and the top surface is 3/16 and the bottom is 1/4 inch so it is the best all around option... I like the wood look for my travel pad but a travel size marching pad is being released as well! If you do get one tell them "mcastrello" sent you, he will hook you up!

Re: Re:

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:42 pm
by The_Drumline_Life
skywalker77799 wrote:Oh dude no way! I've seen you're post on Instagram! Haha with your X pad under the bdl, yeah.
8) :D

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Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:04 pm
by crussell
Does anyone know a reliable company or website to buy 1/4" recycled tire rubber material? I want to build a practice table for multiple snare drummers.

Thanks

Re: Re:

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:17 am
by The_Drumline_Life
crussell wrote:Does anyone know a reliable company or website to buy 1/4" recycled tire rubber material? I want to build a practice table for multiple snare drummers.

Thanks
I had a similar idea and the only place I could find was Elephant Bark from rubbercal.com ... good luck with it!

Re: Beetle Percussion

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:09 pm
by Sillo.Snare
I recently ordered mine on the 29th, how long does it usually ship?

Re: Beetle Percussion

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:28 pm
by The_Drumline_Life
Sillo.Snare wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:09 pm
I recently ordered mine on the 29th, how long does it usually ship?
It depends on the time of year and which pad is in production at the time, give it a week or two, if you keep up with the ig you can sometimes see which pads are being made, but when it ships for me it takes about 3 days to arrive.