Great idea !
Very good idea to control sound. very happy!
Very good idea to control sound. very happy!
It's always great to control how much the ring of each drum.
Moonglow is the best product for eliminating ring and overtone problems. You can cut it pull it off put it somewhere else it's always stays perfect for recording.
I've been using these for almost 20 yrs now and I think they are one of the best percussion inventions ever. I got so tired of using cocktail napkins and duct tape to damper my drums. Who knew a material that was once used to make wall walker toys for breakfast food cereal would be so innovative to the percussion industry. Very worth the money if you have a lot of ring in your drums or just want a fatter sound!
I recently purchased moongel from Sweetwater,hoping that it would work at least half as well as it was reviewed.Much to my surprise this product greatly out performed my expectations.My snare now sounds like it did in the 60s!!!!!
I never liked the ring from drums ,I tried duct tape,and every other trick to try to get the ring out.Some worked pretty decent but looked pretty bad.These Moon gels made the ring go away and don`t take up much space on the drum head.Worth every penny ,and do what they claim.
This stuff really does work! It also won't fall off like those rings or be ugly like duct tape on your drums can be. They don't leave any residue either. On my white snare head there is a little blueish tint where the moongel is but it's not sticky and that was only from about a year of use. These also make it much easier to record drums and get the best sound possible out of a kit and that heads. Unlike another comment said that you need to replace these, you don't unless they literally fall apart (which would take a very long time). You can wash them with soap and water and they will be sticky again. And yes, it really does work, I thought it was crazy at first but it's true.
Buy one of these for ever shell you have, even the snare and kick. It makes things so much easier to record. Honestly controlling the drum set is half the battle. If you can do that well, everything else just seems to fall into place. These little guys are a small price to pay to win that battle. You will have to replace them every once in a while because they start to collect dirt and lose their stickiness, but if you treat them well they should last certainly long enough to get your moneys worth. Same stuff that those little stretchy hands you get in the quarter machines are made out of. I have yet to come across something that is as effective as these are. No rings, wallets, tape, sand bags, etc.
All you drummers out there, this is what will make your drums sound amazing. All that nasty ring u hate is gone, and in a much better way and sound then u get from Duct Tape. Used by Lester Estelle, and other world class drummers, and yours truely, it really does make the difference for that big dampened but not dead tom sound. Experiment with where u put them on the head, or how many of them, I tend to put one on the rack tom, one on the underneath of the floor tom, and sometimes half of one on the snare depending on what I'm tracking. If you put it right on the edge of the rim, it'll kill the bad ring; if u put it about 1/2 - 1" out from the rim, it'll kill the ring and dampen the head as well. Nuff said, get these, and you wont be sorry.
Subtracting half a star for taste--I think the bright blue looks odd on my snare. However, that might not bother some people. And truth be told, it doesn't bother me THAT much, especially when you consider that this stuff works perfectly. I spent a lot of time tuning my kit, but still was irritated by some snare ringing. One piece of this completely dampened the ring while leaving the tone of my snare intact. You can vary how much it dampens the sound by moving it around or cutting it, and because it comes off easily and leaves no residue, it's easy to experiment until you get the sound you want. I'm very happy with it, but I probably should have gotten the clear.
Great addition to gig bag goes anywhere works great.
I'm using this on my snare for a short sustain and one of my cheap cymbals to take off some of the shillness. Works great for taking off some overtones on toms (good tuning is a better fix, but if you don't have the time, i guess it's an ok quick fix). It also dramatically cuts the overall tone and sustain on the toms pretty quick, so be carful. Tried it on the reso head of my kick to see if it would work and it didn't make any difference (maybe its just my set up).
Overall, i'd say its a good tool to have and way quicker than tape (not to mention safer and cheaper in the long run)
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