The Ahead AHSHPB practice pad from Ahead has 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.Â
The 14â€ AHSHPB â€œS-Hoop Marching Padâ€ is a full-size practice pad features a hard carbon-fiberÂ surface and aÂ snare effect for a sound and feelÂ similar toÂ thatÂ of a tightly tuned head on a marching snare drum.
The AHSHPB also includes an S-Hoop counterhoop for real rimshots and cross-sticks and a paddedÂ bottom so that it can be placed on top of a standard 14â€ drum during indoor or outdoor drills.
FEATURESâ€¢ ATTENTION: The carbon fiber surface will wear quickly when using Wood Tip Drumsticks. Nylon Tip Drumsticks are highly recommended in extending the life of the carbon fiber surfaceâ€¢ Replaceable, black carbon fiber surface.â€¢ AÂ Black powder-coated, steel S-Hoop that won't crackâ€¢ Snare sound, licensed under Patent # 6239340â€¢ Soft, rubber, slip-resistant undersideâ€¢ Realistic feel, rimshots, and cross-stickingâ€¢ Improves technique without ear damaging volume