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Ahead New Practice Pads

Two new practice pads from Ahead have been specially developed to recreate the unique performance characteristics of marching snare drums so that marching band, Winter Guard and drum corps drummers can improve their technique without the potentially damaging volume, sonic frequencies and muscle fatigue often associated with high-tension drums.

The 14" AHSHP “S-Hoop Marching Pad” is a full-size practice pad features a hard, carbon-fiber surface and a snare effect for a sound and feel similar to that of a tightly tuned head on a marching snare drum. The AHSHP also includes an S-Hoop counterhoop for real rimshots and cross-sticks and a padded bottom so that it can be placed on top of a standard 14” drum during indoor or outdoor drills.

Ahead’s 10" AHPKZ “Marching Pad” features a white, hard rubber playing surface and built-in snare effect to emulate the sound of feel of high-tension marching drums in a more compact and portable form.

Recommended for all drummers, the AHSHP ands AHPKZ expand the already extensive selection of popular, high-quality Ahead practice pads and carry suggested retails of $89.95 and $54.95, respectively. For more information see your local drum dealer or contact Big Bang at 800-547-6401, www.BigBangDist.com.

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