There’s no better way to make sure all your hardware is secure and not going anywhere than setting up on top of a proper drum mat. Nothing takes the fun out of playing quicker than bass drum creep that see’s you chasing your bass drum across a stage. Most of the time, this is caused by the drums being on an unsuitable playing surface. So how to make sure you always have the correct playing surface? Well bring it with you of course!
Both the Meinl and Protection Racket drum rugs are rubber backed and unlikely to slide once they are down but apart from that they vary hugely. The Meinl rug features an eye catching oriental design which is very cool but won’t fit with every kit finish. The Protection Racket is more minimalist and professional in design. Where the mats really differ is in weight. The Protection Racket drum mat is heavy and gives you a real feeling of quality and confidence when you roll it up. On the other hand, the Meinl drum rug is much lighter which makes it much easier to lift and transport.