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A product that simply cannot be beat,
This review is from: Drum Pads for Rock Band - Large (Black) (Video Game)
Installation was quite easy. One need only peel off the back and try not to act like a spaz when applying them. The fit is very tight, almost too tight for the red and green drums which resulted in a very small bit of wrinklage at the edges, although this didn't affect anything (and is practically impossible to see). The instructions state that the things can be removed without damaging your drum heads later on, but strongly hints that the actual Drumshhh pads probably won't survive the process. It's not a permanent mod, but it is a one-shot deal.
As for how they work... the difference can be summed up thusly: stock Rock Band drums make a capital-T Thwack when you hit them. After installing the Drumshhh I would classify the sound as a small-t thwock. This might not sound like much, but it makes a big difference. Overall volume is probably half of what it was, but more importantly the character of the sound is changed quite drastically to a lower-pitched effect that is much less irritating overall. You'll have a much easier time hearing the game's soundtrack over your own hits with these things in place.
Stick rebound is affected slightly as well. The felt obviously dampens a bit of the "springiness" of the stock drum heads, but the EVA foam underneath the felt itself restores much of that rebound, so the net result is pretty much a toss-up. I found that I needed to hit the drum heads very slightly harder than before, but this was an improvement to my playing, since I was no longer holding back my hits. If you like to play a bit on the heavier side then these are a huge improvement.