So I was quite excited to to be in recipt of the new BS mini pad for review.
Bill Sanders pads should need no introduction. Bill has been at the forefront of producing some of the best silent practice kits and stand alone practice pads on the market since 1972.
The new model is a 7" mini pad and is constructed in exactly the same way as the other pads and kits in the BS range.
Black rubber atop a wood base with a raised metal rim attached by three small screws, and a non slip surface on the bottom, I tried pretty hard to get the pad moving around on the table and belive me once you put it down it's going nowhere!
For those of you dubious about smaller sized pads I can assure you that this model has exactly the same 'famous' feel as all other BS pads and Is simply a delight to play with just the the right amount of rebound as to accurately recreate the feel of a drumhead without allowing you to 'cheat' as some of the markets mesh based pads do.
The real advantage of the mini Though is its portability at 7" it should easily fit in your stick bag or music case making it ideal for both students and gigging professionals warming up backstage.
With a RRP of £23.00 the BS mini pad represents good value for money in my opinion,and should be a hit with parents of budding drummers and percussionists.
Having the legendary BS feel in such a portable format is a delight!
Mine my very well never leave my side again!
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