They do what they are supposed to do, which is to almost completely mute your drums. They aren't meant to reduce the volume while retaining tone. They are meant to reduce the volume by killing the tone. They are fairly effective, but your drums will still produce a minimal thumping sound.
Ergo, how can I make my drum kit quieter?
Use an Electronic Drum Kit.
Invest in some Low Volume Cymbals.
Fit mesh drum heads on to your acoustic kit.
Replace your sticks with brushes or hotrods.
Dampen or Muffle your bass drum using everyday household objects.
Use a set of practice pads on your acoustic kit.
Avoid the myths of soundproofing.
By the way, what is a drum mute? SoundOff by Evans standard-sized drum mutes allows players to quietly practice on their drum sets without drastically altering feel. ... The mutes provide a significant volume reduction to keep practice noise to a minimum. SoundOff drum mutes feature a durable construction that can withstand frequent practicing.
That, how do you mute a bass drum?
How do you make drum mutes?
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SoundOff by Evans Drum Mute Pak (4pc) â€“ Provides 95% Volume Reduction Without Drastically Altering Drumsâ€™ Feel â€“ Quietly Practice Directly on Drum Sets â€“ For Standard-Sized Kits 12, 13, 14 (Snare), 16
PRACTICE ANYTIME, QUIETLY – SoundOff by Evans Drum Mute Pak provides a 95% volume reduction, so drummers can practice on their normal drum sets in the comfort of their own homes, without making noise.
DURABLE – The textured drum mutes sit directly on top of the drum head and do not drastically alter the drum’s feel. Constructed from durable rubber, these drum mutes can stand up to frequent practicing.
FOR STANDARD-SIZED KITS – The standard-sized pack of four drum mutes includes sizes to fit a drum configuration of 12-13-16-inch toms with a 14-inch snare.
PERFECT FOR ALL DRUMMERS - From the beginner starting out in her bedroom after school to the seasoned drummer practicing in his basement studio late into the night, SoundOff drum mutes allow players to practice without having to worry about volume control.
MADE IN THE USA - For over 60 years, Evans has been a pioneer in drum head manufacturing and design. All SoundOff by Evans drum mutes are proudly designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA to the most stringent quality controls in the industry.
Outfit your kit with mutes for volume control while practicing.
Includes: 10'', 12'', two 14'', 22'', hi-hat and 2 cymbal mutes
Non-slip pure rubber
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Abicial 10pcs Bass Snare Drum Sound Off Mute Silencer Drumming Rubber Practice Pad Set
✿ Color: black
✿ Material:rubber foam
✿ Like using drum skin smooth striking surface, more professional
✿ High flexibility, impact resistance, playing not bad, aging, life expectancy up to 10 years
✿ High hardness and high elastic foam rubber foam material, the hardness of 60 degrees thick solid
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Moongel Resonance Pads
Highly acclaimed resonance control device
The self-adhesive gel sticks to the surface of drums, cymbals, and most percussion instruments
Made from a soft non-toxic gel, and is packaged in a durable plastic container
Repositionable to attain desired sound
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48 Pieces Drum Dampeners Gel Pads Silicone Drum Silencers Soft Drum Dampening Gel Pads 4 Colors Drum Mute Pads for Drums Tone Control
What you get: you will receive a total of 48 pieces of drum dampeners gel pads in transparent, brown, blue and black, 12 pieces for each color, rich in quantity and color to cater for your daily use and replacement
Quality material: made of soft and elastic silicone gel, the drum dampeners are non-toxic and safe, self-adhesive to avoid falling off, easy to remove without any residue; You can make advantage of drum mute pads to eliminate the overtones
Size information: the silicone dampeners gel pads are oval gel mats with a length of 3.2 cm and a width of 2.5 cm; Every 6 drum dampeners are collected on a plastic cards, which is convenient to use and store
Nice accessories for drums: these drums dampeners gel pads can effectively reduce the vibration of drum surface and change the frequency of vibration; You can determine the position and quantity of gel pads on demand for an ideal sound
Reusable and washable: drums silencers are reusable after cleaned by water or soap and air drying; When completely dried, the drum gel pads will turn sticky again and allow to put into use, bring convenience to you
The drums don't have a volume knob! The harder the drummer plays, the louder they get. A lot of times the drummer plays pretty soft during sound check and the sound guy mixes them very well into the overall sound. ... The harder the drummer plays, the louder they get.
The first and foremost way to control the volume of your cymbals is you. Cymbals do not make a sound until you hit them, so if the only cymbals you or your church own are thick and heavy, then you just need to hit them lighter. It comes with discipline in the way you play and practice.
Made from a non-slip rubber material, drum mutes are placed directly over the drum head to greatly reduce the sound. They are widely available, easy to set up and affordable. Here is a list of top drum and cymbal mutes that we tried to help you make a wise decision.
Reduce Drum Volume Tip #1: Mesh Drumheads Replacing regular drumheads with mesh heads will dramatically reduce the volume of drums. This is the top solution if you need to make acoustic drums quieter, and one of the best choices for quietly playing drums in an apartment.